Category: 2015

2016 Championship Contenders

Graham Smith has just romped to his third consecutive title, the most emphatic title winner in Graduates history, in any class. Out of fifteen races, he won fourteen and finished second in the remainder. But now he is retiring, leaving a gaggle of protagonists in his wake. There are likely to be several first-time Classic winners, and more than likely…

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Awards Dinner and Dance Gossip

I have to say I have some excellent gossip, thanks to some rather drunken committee members, but they are still happy for me to publish. Or at least so they said whilst still drunk. Which is fine, as I was drunk whilst typing this report. But first, the round up. Chris Dawes was the compère for the night and did an…

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Alternative Classic Championship

Please don’t take this article seriously. It is nothing more than a light-hearted look at the championship from the view of pots won, points averaged over the number of races started, and points averaged over the number of races finished. It will show that, no matter how we look at it, our Mr Smith will come out on top. Pots…

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Thruxton – Progress and a Pot

Friday No testing for Thruxton meant setting off from my Derby lodgings on Friday morning rather than the usual Thursday evening, so I was in for a more relaxing journey. Aside, of course, from the two hour detour to GRS to collect my Caterham after the engine work carried out by Rockey Racing. Peter Godfrey had done all he could,…

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Castle Combe – Oil Be Darned

There was no test day booked for this event, as I was not sure if my car would be ready in time. So Friday morning was a rather leisurely affair. I got up not long after 7am, drove to work, parked up in the visitor’s car park and sauntered in to the canteen where I breakfasted with a colleague. Strange,…

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Battle for the Championship

There are only two rounds and four races left, with Graham Smith currently dominating with nine wins and one second place. But with each position, from first downwards, separated by just one point, there are only 18 points thwarting the attempts of Steve McMaster, winner last time out, from lifting the title. But it is not as easy as that,…

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