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BTCC Halifax - Grainger Wins  06/05/2014
 

The awesome track up at Halifax was the venue for the second round of the Schumacher BTCC.

Many drivers turned up on Saturday to be greeted by lovely dry conditions, the track was looking fantastic and the drivers set up their race kit on the now covered pitting areas to get themselves ready for the weekend ahead.
Since we were last up here there has been some great improvements done to the facility, now making this venue one of the best around from many comments heard during the event by several racers.
There were several quick drivers on Saturday, and the day stayed dry throughout so lots of good running was had by many people.

We arrived down at the track on Sunday morning and the clouds had moved in and it was looking overcast. Due to this and the threat of rain we had seen a little earlier on the weather forecast, we decided on round by round qualifying for the format.

Due to a lower turnout than what we usually have in the Series, we decided to give everyone plenty of track time and racing action so they could all make the most of it. At drivers briefing it was announced that we would do 4 rounds of qualifying with the best 2 to count and then follow this with 3 leg finals for everyone.

After all 3 legs, the 17.5 A Final result was as follows:
1 Michael Ball
2 Kris Kennedy
3 Gary Jones
4 Steve Ellis
5 Bradley Coaker
6 Warren Fox

Onto 13.5 and after all 3 legs, the A Final result was:
1 Zak Finlay
2 Lee Price
3 Darren Lee
4 Tony Broad
5 James Baker
6 Mark Wallace
7 Ben Putt
8 Chris Gunter
9 Jamie Hickin
10 Peter Craig

After all 3 legs, the Modified A Final result was:
1 Chris Grainger
2 James Hart
3 Andy Murray
4 Colin Price
5 John Pape
6 Matthew White
7 Brian Eldridge
8 Chris Kerswell
9 Adam Catchpole
10 David Hall

The trophy presentation and the traditional Schumacher raffle was all that was left to do after the finals had finished.

Another lucky entrant walks away with a superb prize - A Hobbywing speedo!

A special mention has to go to the one and only Andrew Hall. Many of you will know Andrew as you may have seen him trackside as he loves to watch the racing and has great laughs and banter with many racers.
He had the biggest cheer throughout the weekend when his good friend James Hart went to collect his trophy, Andrew decided to get a piece of the action and joined in on the photo - Great to see!

A huge thanks must go to all the crew at Halifax, a massive amount of work goes in to make these events happen.
Nothing was too much trouble, whatever we asked for or needed it was done, thanks to John and Muriel and their team.
Thanks also to Bev for doing a great job at running race control along with Muzzy, everything went perfect and all racers left with a huge smile on their face, also a huge thanks to Mr Kris Kennedy who once again provided some fantastic commentary for the finals.

The next round of the Series is round 3 at the Stafford track on Sunday 8th June, get yourself booked in as spaces are still available here.

Full results from Halifax can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you at Stafford.

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