Against All Odds
On occasions speed hill climbing rips up the form book and produces results that nobody expects and today's Loton Park club meeting was just one of those occasions.
The odds on favourites to dual for 1100cc class honours would have been Simon Andrews and Darren Gumbley. They would also have been expected to feature in the Fastest Time of Day results judging by their form all season. But when the British weather deals its hand one can usually expect surprises and today was no exception.
Midway through the timed class runs rain began to fall, leaving drivers to make the best of the changing track conditions. Felix Summers seized the moment by producing a class winning time of 51.99 seconds in the Summers' family 1100cc OMS CF. He nudged Bernard Kevill into 2nd place in the OMS 2000M on 52.02, Bernard’s co-driver Simon Andrews into 3rd on 52.36 seconds and with Darren Gumbley having a failed run, the class win went to Felix.
With deteriorating track conditions nobody else was able to match the pace that had been set by the 1100cc racing cars, resulting in Felix Summers taking his first Fastest Time of Day.
Date: 8/09/2013 | Author: L.Owen