Category: Gossip

2017 Classic Driver’s Summary

This article was written prior to Pembrey, for the CGRC newsletter. It is included on this web site to allow for easy access to the full spreadsheet that is discussed. Try this for a set of names: Jamie Ellwood, Nick Haryett, Graeme Smith, Andrew Outterside, Michaele Apostolides, Peter Tattersall, Kim Rayment, Keith Pennington, Bob Wilson and Pete Cannard. All these…

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Donington Park Track Day Report

For the latest newsletter I had asked Hazel Ford for photographs of 2016 incidents as a light-hearted reminder to take it easy at the start of the season. If you look very closely at the photograph below, you may wrongly conclude that I failed to heed that advice! It was a wet start to the day, so I decided to…

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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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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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