2020 KAlendar

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  • 2020 KAlendar

2020 KAlendar

Race Report

Club Racing UK prevails in front of a star studded grid, to take the first win of the season, at the 12 Heures du Norfolk. Despite qualifying fourth on the grid the Club Racing UK team didn’t stake their claim on the lead until the tenth hour, having eyed the top spot following the retirement of early pace setters from pole IP racing. Frugal Racing however had other ideas, after claiming a front row position in qualifying and leading a large part of the race they fought hard until their premature exit from the race from second place in the last hour.

The victory was far from easy however, as S&N Racing from twenty-fourth on the grid, had been consistently strong on track, and with a good pit strategy took a commanding hold on the podium from hour nine. Climbing up to second on the road following the Frugal racing demise, the S&N car had the leaders firmly in their sights, and were closing in on the lead. Club Racing did enough though and managed the gap on the road to take a hard fought victory, in a race where seven different cars had held the lead.

TCR star Lewis Kent brought his Peak Performance Reviews KA home in thirteenth, following a good early stint that saw them lead the race in the early stages. 1992 BTCC Champion Tim Harvey saw his LDR Performance KA come home sixteenth in a drive shared with son Jamie, and David Tann, just one place behind the Al-Most Racers team that saw series returnee and ex McLaren / Lotus F1 Team Manager Eric Boullier take fifteenth alongside Graham Hoare, Mike Dobby, Mark Mathitson, Bradley Gravett and Sacha Kakad.

The 2019 12 Heures du Norfolk winners team KAR, unfortunately did not have a repeat of their podium success at the second asking, and were eventually classified in twenty eighth position, following a late retirement.

Classification:
1. Club Racing UK - Matthew Hibberd, Nick Holmes, Stefan Marsh
2. S&N Racing - Nathan Dew, Reece Jones, Scott Kirwan
3. Barwell Autosport - Ryan Brimstead, Kester Cook, Vic Hope, Bradley Lane

Dagenham Dustbin (for best presented KA):
S&N Racing - Nathan Dew, Scott Kirwan, Reece Jones

Fastest Lap:
LDR Performance Tuning - Lawrence Davey, Jamie Harvey, Tim Harvey, David Tann - 1:42.716

Race Report

Team Darkside Developments won at Oulton Park at the weekend after a five hour battle around the Cheshire venue’s International circuit.

Once the qualifying session underway a total of 34 cars hit the track with hopes to line up on the front row. Club Racing UK shone early in the session performing a brace of fastest laps, however AI Most Racers went faster yet just three minutes later. Next was the turn of the #30 IP Racing car who set a lap of 2:20.932s at the session’s halfway point, a lap which would go unbeaten and secure pole position for the afternoon’s endurance epic.

A rolling start got the five hour contest underway as Team Darkside Developments began their race winning charge towards the front. Within four laps the #13 KA had gone from fourteenth to sixth, with further attacks happening up and down the grid. Meanwhile, IP Racing continued to lead the race with Burton Power Racing also picking their way through the pack.

In the end a total of eleven different cars would enjoy race leading duties with the #30 IP Racing car of Adam Blair, Stratton Mackay and Kieran Macdonald taking the chequered flag. Unfortunately the trio would go on to be disqualified after failing the post-race weighing, promoting Team Darkside Developments (Pete Keen, Ryan Parkin, Scott Parkin and Stefan Parkin) to first. Just fifteen seconds would split the top-three finishers with Burton Power Racing (Andy Burton, Kyle Sagar and Tom Valentine) finishing in second, and Club Racing UK (Matthew Hibberd and Stefan Marsh) enjoyed the third and final step of the podium.

TTL Racing (Lee Hemmings, Tom Shipperlee and Tobi Spooner-Green) and M&D Racing (Daniel Martin, Tony Perfect, Matthew Rowling, Alex Martin) completed the top five.

Classification:
1. Team Darkside Developments - Pete Keen, Ryan Parkin, Scott Parkin, Stefan Parkin
2. Burton Power - Andy Burton, Kyle Sagar, Tom Valentine
3. Club Racing UK - Matthew Hibberd, Stefan Marsh

Dagenham Dustbin (for best presented KA):
Tango & Crash - Gary Buckingham, Jack Buckingham, Chris Keys, Jon Senior

Fastest Lap:
LDR Performance Tuning - Ben Barry, Andy Grear-Hardy, Ben O'Hare - 2:21.316

Race Report

Race 1

Octane Junkies Adam Smith won race one, following penalties for both the IP Racing cars of Adam Blair and Stratton Mackay. Smith having qualified fourth, held off the charging CHR Motorsport by just three tenths of a second to take eventual victory. Brother Martyn in the sister Octane Junkies car took the last podium place, with Adam Blair’s IP Racing KA finally finishing fourth following a time penalty for a flag infringement.  Burton Powers Tom Valentine was able to climb up to fifth from tenth on the grid, with Peak Performance Reviews replicating the achievement, albeit further down the grid climbing from fifteenth to tenth. Frugal Racing fell from third on the grid, just staying in the top twenty when the flag came down.

Classification:
1. Octane Junkies - Martyn Smith, Adam Smith
2. CHR Motorsport - David Mayer, Paul Robson
3. Octane Junkies - Martyn Smith, Adam Smith

Fastest Lap:
CHR Motorsport - David Mayer, Paul Robson - 1:04.183 

Race 2

Adam Blair was able to redeem himself claiming the victory in the second race of the weekend. Blair bested race one podium finisher, Martyn Smith by just under a second to take the win. Race one winner Adam Smith had to settle for third this time just behind the sister Octane Junkies car of Martyn. Club Racing UK came fourth with CHR Motorsport in fifth, just ahead of Burton Power, PistonHeads and Peak Performance reviews who crossed the line together. Shine Automotive climbed from twenty third to sixteenth.

Classification:
1. IP Racing - Adam Blair
2. Octane Junkies - Martyn Smith, Adam Smith
3. Octane Junkies - Adam Smith, Martyn Smith

Fastest Lap:
IP Racing - Adam Blair 1:04.476 

Race 3

Blair takes the win again, this time ahead of CHR Motorsport following a great start from fifth on the grid. Valentine in the Burton Power KA crept onto the podium for the first time of weekend, to take third ahead of the two Octane Junkies cars in fourth and fifth. Club Racing UK dropped from fourth to seventh, just ahead of a stellar performance from series newcomers Team Deranged in eighth overall.

Classification:
1. IP Racing - Adam Blair
2. CHR Motorsport - David Mayer, Paul Robson
3. Burton Power Racing - Tom Valentine

Fastest Lap:
IP Racing - Adam Blair 1:04.258
 

Race 4

Adam Blair and IP racing completed the Sunday hatrick and took a third win of the weekend. Second went to Valentine in the Burton Power KA, despite being under constant pressure from the two Octane Junkies cars with Martyn in third, and Adam in fourth. Fifth went to a recovering Frugal Racing, despite being a pit lane starter in race three. Team PistonHeads had another strong and consistent race to finish sixth, this time just ahead of CHR Motorsport in seventh. 107 Racing rounded out the top ten, having climbed from fourteenth on the grid.

Classification:
1. IP Racing - Adam Blair
2. Burton Power Racing - Tom Valentine
3. Octane Junkies - Martyn Smith, Adam Smith

Fastest Lap:
IP Racing - Adam Blair 1:03.914

Race Report

The Octane Junkies trio of Adam Smith, Martyn Smith and Bazza Ward proved to be on top form at Brands Hatch during the traditional end of season IndyKA 500 event, completing a total of 388 laps after eight hours of racing.

Qualifying brought a total of 48 cars to the track with a number of teams exchanging fastest laps throughout, including Octane Junkies, Frugal Racing and IP Racing. However, TLA Motorsport’s Lee Degan set the quickest time around the circuit on his final lap with a time of 1:07.276s. Octane Junkies secured second on the grid just 0.175s behind, with the top nine positions separated by less than one second.

Once racing got underway it was the original pole position starters of TLA Motorsport who led the field, although Octane Junkies were piling the pressure on in their rear view mirror. Octane Junkies would prove to be on top form though, managing to perform the race-leading move on lap four and take the chequered flag after 8 hours and 14 minutes of racing.

PistonHeads finished the race in second, just 11.713s behind, narrowly edging out StuBurn Motorsport by a mere 0.121s. IP Racing secured fourth and Burton Power Racing completed the top five.

Of course race honors weren’t the only thing up for grabs with the return of the Dagenham Dustbin, an award presented to team with the best presented Ford KA. The Tango & Crash team picked up the daytime trophy whilst the night time edition was awarded to Shine Automotive.

Classification:
1. Octane Junkies - Adam Smith, Martyn Smith, Bazza Ward
2. PistonHeads - Matt Dell, Charles Rainford, Oliver Lewis, Ben Lowden
3. StuBurn Motorsport - David Stubbs, Andrew Burns, Jake Burns

Dagenham Dustbin (for best presented KA):
Daytime - Tango & Crash - Gary Buckingham, Jack Buckingham, Chris Keys, Jon Senior
Night time - Shine Automotive - Justin Roberts, Matt Eldridge, Wayne Clelland, Colin French

Fastest Lap:
IP Racing - Adam Blair, Oliver Wilmot, Matt Rivett 1:04.123

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