Smeatharpe Stadium - Sunday 2nd May 2010

The second day of the season's first Speedweekend at Smeatharpe, was illuminated by a stunning last lap finish to the English Championship for Saloon Stock Cars.

Saloon Stock Cars

In one of the most sensational finishes of all time, for a Saloon Stock Car Championship event, 156 Darren Goudy just pipped 641 Willie Skoyles to the English title.  From grid three, Goudy took up the running in the title race at an early stage, and proceeded to carve out a useful lead for himself.  However, as the race neared its final third, Skoyles began to devour Goudy's lead, and when Goudy was delayed by backmarkers, Skoyles pounced.  Through the last two laps, Skoyles hassled Goudy, and then went in for a telling last bend lunge.  Goudy was sent wide, Skoyles grabbed the lead on the inside line, but in the drag to the flag, Goudy just got enough traction out by the fence to seal victory and clinch the title by five one hundredths of a second.  428 Lee Sampson completed an all-East Anglian, all-blue grade top three, with 402 Shaun Webster in fourth.
Sampson went on to win the next two races for the Saloon Stock Cars, but the feature final saw 103 Chris Horwell take the chequered flag for the first time this season, as he led home 120 Shane Brown and 149 Jamie Sampson to conclude a magnificent weekend of racing from the Saloon Stock Cars.

BriSCA F2 Stock Cars

The weekend's second F2 final again brought about a non-star grade winner.  700 Adam Ruberry was the latest driver to land a feature race win at Smeatharpe, as he proved uncatchable from the yellow grade.
Veteran star 167 Bill Batten surprised everyone, including himself, when he won the first heat in the rain - not usually the conditions in which he excels.  Heat two went to 886 Chris Bradbury, who led home 286 Todd Jones.  A late charge by 105 Ross Rowe saw him pip 116 Ashley Rundle for the consolation.
The Beeches Holiday Park sponsored final saw Ruberry get out in front early on.  He was chased by fellow yellow top 374 Gary Stephens, and they survived plentiful race suspensions to still be clear late on.  By the time the flag fell, 676 Neil Hooper had grabbed second from Stephens, but it was Ruberry who punched the air in celebration at winning the final.
Another pacy yellow top, 783 James Rygor, took the Grand National.

Stock Rods

The season's second outing at Smeatharpe for the Stock Rods brought the first two race wins of his career for 545 Nick Lane, as he showed the rest of the grid a clean pair of heels in the opening heat and the Grand National.
However, it was 49 Kev Lock who took the main honours in the feature race.  Lock won the final from 657 Tony Lattka and 221 James Southall, which helped him maintain his early season lead in the Points Championship. 

Bangers

A fine showing of 74 Bangers, made for the best car count for the formula so far this season.
There were heat wins for 117 Ollie Starr, 438 Dan Rice and 607 Gary Sillifant, whilst a consolation victory for 333 Craig Partridge kept up the low grade successes.  However, in the Devon Championship, 677 Glenn Nash made it to the front from the star grade.  Newcomer 250 Adam Fisher had led much of the race, but when he got entangled with some stray cars on the back straight, 556 Pete Hollis inherited the lead.  He and Starr held on at the front for a short time when the race restarted after a late caution period, but Nash pounced to grab the lead, and regain the title he last won in 2007.  Starr finished as the runner-up, with Sillifant third.
A manic Allcomers race brought a win for Points Championship leader 246 Ryan Sparks.

BriSCA F2 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 167 464 511 783 700 990 676 954 15 992
Heat 2 886 286 315 24 909 544 605 374 115 768
Consolation 105 116 189 522 538 571 935 14 830 797
Final 700 676 374 167 105 286 315 538 783 605
Grand National 783 886 374 167 286 676 315 990 538 522
Grade Awards W 544 Y 700 B 286
Saloon Stock Cars 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
English 156 641 428 402 115 120 219 30 360 401
Heat 1 428 490 641 120 156 65 30 127 199 402
Heat 2 428 402 490 499 103 2 641 149 912 219
Final 103 120 149 402 428 912 499 156 305 115
Stock Rods 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 545 647 555 37 657 730 193 49 642 221
Final 49 657 221 42 647 193 40 37 730 370
Grand National 545 647 42 37 34 730 193 40 49 151
Bangers 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 117 556 941 113 677 91 451 778 182 282
Heat 2 438 929 303 838 369 172 175 441 131 22
Heat 3 607 331 28 242 475 511 321 734 675 143
Consolation 333 121 862 250 first 4 to final
Devon Championship 677 117 607 941 734 675 172 929 131 182
Allcomers 246 74 104 183 458 708 154 60 75 78
Best Presented 8 236 866
Grade Awards W 607, 438 333 Y 117, 929 172 B 734, 458 708 R 677, 941 675
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