You Wait For Months And Two Come Along!
Text and photos by Steve Weston
The month of May at Shakespeare County has seen the season kick in to high gear with regular two weekly fixtures on the weekends of May 1st/2nd/3rd, May 15th/16th and the upcoming May 28th/29th.
Having waited several months through a wet and cold winter it was great to see both the Outlaw Anglia’s and Wild Bunch make two visits on the first two weekends, contesting both the Motor Sport Association and their own individual points series.
Once again the weatherman had his part to play in the first event, which saw heavy intermittent showers result in a frustrating day for all concerned with the Shakespeare County track crew working overtime to dry the strip only to see minutes later another downpour wrecking all of the hard work.
Sunday and Monday provided better conditions, and with a number of debutants and returning cars to both series a lively sessions were witnessed.
At the end of the day, Cliff Griffin was in top spot in Outlaw Anglia and will once again be the man to beat in 2016, although just maybe the competition is getting a little closer!
(L) Series points leader Cliff Griffin – (R) Second spot Phil ‘Ginner’ Middleton
Third placed ‘Cooper Brothers
Was good to see returning driver Paul Hensher in the fluorescent yellow (does that play havoc with your light meter!) ‘Gas Attack’ Pop, not seen for a couple of years and newly licensed Scott Crookston under the watchful eye of stateside visitor last fall Colin Miller in the ‘Flying Fyfer’ car.
(L) Series returnee Paul Hensher – (R) Scott Crookston with the ‘classy’ back up girl
Two weeks later and a number of Outlaws gathered for a non-points session including long distance Southern Irish traveller in the black and gold pin striped Barn Stormer and contender for burn out of the day Dave Sidaway in the ‘Time Bomb’ panel van, did those slicks ever work hard!
(L) Boiling the Goodyear’s - Dave Sidaway – (R) Distance traveller - Barnaby Levy
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