Smeatharpe Stadium - Monday 5th April 2010

The busy Easter period drew to an exciting conclusion at Smeatharpe, where there was no shortage of action and excitement amidst a fourteen race programme.

BriSCA F2

A hectic weekend of racing over Easter had again taken its toll on numbers in the F2s, yet there were still 30 drivers on track to contest the second Smeatharpe fixture of the year.  Heat wins went to 676 Neil Hooper and 522 Chris Mikulla, and 76 Chris Rowe took the honours in the consolation.  A terrific battle brewed in the meeting final, with yellow graders 990 Paul Rice and 286 Todd Jones setting a fast pace out front.  The star men chased, but could not get on terms, and so Rice ran out the winner, to mark a successful second outing for his brand new car.  Mikulla completed the top three.  A thrilling GN completed the day, which saw cars spin and tangle, and a series of incidents around the circuit.  At times, the exit of turn four was like a slalom course, but that only added to the fun, and through it all came Hooper, to win from 315 Justin Fisher.

Saloon Stock Cars

There was a highly successful westcountry raid by 305 Nigel Parker, as the East Anglian swept impressively to a hat-trick of wins.  Parker used his yellow grade start to its full advantage, by charging to a trio of faultless victories.  30 Barry Hollett, 834 Dan Climo and 618 Stuart Shevill Jnr each took turns to be runner-up to Parker, yet none of them could quite get on terms to challenge him.

Bangers

In the season's second meeting for the Bangers, there was a second white top final winner of the season, as 333 Craig Partridge celebrated wildly at the end of the Easter Hop Trophy final.  Partridge showed the rest a clean pair of heels, when he carved a clear route through backmarkers and spun cars to take a fine victory.  He was followed home by 246 Ryan Sparks, who kept up his good early season form, and last year's Easter Hop winner, 113 Chris Jeanes.  There was further good news for Jeanes, when he and 156 Kev Gooding won a mesmerising Chained Pairs race for the Bangers.  Gooding and Jeanes took the lead when 910 Katie Dawe and 607 Gary Sillifant spun.  60 Andy Bulled and 172 Nick Crocker came to challenge Gooding and Jeanes in the late stages, but their pairing became separated and that forced their retirement.

BriSCA F2 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 676 286 877 677 306 830 990 189 first 8 to final
Heat 2 522 464 497 605 992 116 254 909 first 8 to final
Consolation 76 935 467 700 505 954 797 544 14 389
Final 990 286 522 676 677 467 700 605 992 189
Grand National 676 315 467 522 189 992 497 538 990 254
Grade Awards W 992 Y 286 B 467
Saloon Stock Cars 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 305 30 618 834 199 176 360 2 964 240
Heat 2 305 834 240 618 360 30 199 103 2 96
Final 305 618 834 199 2 240 96 nof
Bangers 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 607 121 113 282 153 778 245 675 183 117
Heat 2 910 382 114 515 622 60 929 22 820 441
Heat 3 246 28 708 458 451 42 333 475 130 56
Consolation 53 525 156 415 556 first 5 to final
Easter Hop Trophy 333 246 113 121 42 515 929 60 156 117
Chained Pairs 156 & 113
Best Presented 451 113 42
Grade Awards W 333, 121 515 Y 246, 929, 708 B 42, 60, 458 R 113, 156, 382
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