Tony Pearman wins 2016 Title

Posted by admin 20/10/2016 0 Comment(s)
As happened last year we got to enjoy a new track in the rain for the final round as the series visited Snetterton to run on the 300 circuit for the first time. The damp start meant things were very chaotic for the first few runs as drivers struggled to stay on the track let alone set a competitive time which meant it almost the entire event came down to the one dry run after lunch before the rain came back to visit us again. The pressure was on to set a good time as championship positions were at stake and with such a small window to set a competitive time it meant an end of season upset was entirely possible if it all went wrong.
 
Overall we had Dave Wheal in the Jedi come out of absolutely nowhere to snatch the win on the event having spent more time getting off the line in the wet than others took to get to the first corner. Gary Hayward in the Mitsubishi Evo made the most of the dry run to get into 2nd and Jeff Wiltshire in the Sylva Phoenix took advantage of his running on the 100 circuit the day before to jump into the final podium position.
 
The wet weather wasn't enough to stop Tony Pearman though and he came through in 10th overall to comfortably take the 2016 Javelin Trackdays Sprint Series title having put in some truly giant killing performances in the Lotus Elise over the season. Simon Marsh in the Toyota MR2 took 2nd in the championship despite almost destroying the timing gear on the first round, the constant threats for that transgression proving to be a good motivator for the remaining rounds apparently. Third overall was taken by Richard Hough in the MK Locost who has been a good competitor all year despite me mispronouncing his surname at every opportunity.
 
We'd like to thank everyone who came along to join us and all the winners, we hope to see everyone back in 2017. This year was very much a building year for us where we wanted to see how the series faired when standing on its own and I think we can categorically say that it’s surpassed all our expectations with how popular it has been having sold out on 4 of the 6 rounds so lets hope for more of the same next year. As we go into the off season we'll be working on new dates and tweaking the class/regs for next year but don't expect for anything to be announced until closer to Christmas if not next year. In the mean time you can keep up to date with what everyone is up to over the winter in the official facebook group which you can find HERE
 
Results from the weekend and for the year are available via the 2016 results page on the main menu which you can also access HERE
 
Darren from Pistonbroke Photography is taking the photographs for the series this year and as you will see is sharing some of them via the facebook group so if you wish to purchase some high resolution shots of your vehicle on the day you can contact him via raptor8291@aol.com where it is £20 for approximately 50 shots of your vehicle via Dropbox or £23 for a disk to be posted out.