The story of this championship season has to be the GT class, with a new entrant to RC Racing in Callum Lawes winning this class convincingly. Callum certainly has the talent and has proved that he has learnt the techniques required with the driving and keeping his car consistent. Admittedly his pit crew (or Dad, Jon or Nobby as he’s also known) has helped him along. A great team effort and a well deserved win and due to his consistent performances Callum will now be promoted to the GT12 class for next season. Well done Callum, you won’t miss having reverse!
The Hot Hatch class is now very popular with some making the move to it from GT and others proving that the simplicity and even playing field that the chassis provides makes it very competitive. Some drivers of note include Ben Short who has improved in this class immensely and Riley Montague who has put in some great performances, although I’m a little confused by his appearance changing weekly from small boy to big bloke!
In the GT12 class, Shane Sr Montague has taken the trophy with some very fast drives, just the small mistakes to eliminate now. Congratulations Shane. A complete contrast in fortunes for James Lye this season, but I think we’ve established what the problems are now, having steering arms that don’t fall off and remembering to attach the transmitter aerial should see James competing for the trophy next season. I’m also expecting Ben to be in the mix with the rest of us next season once he gets the hang of the Atom CC.
I’m looking forward to the next championship in GT12, with the introduction of Callum to the class and with all cars now running quickly and reliably there will be some close and fun racing to come. I shall have to concentrate more to stay ahead! The new Atom 2 has proved to be excellent straight out of the box, being equal to my Atom CC which originally took months to get set up right for me and our track. The Atom 2 has loads more potential in it and I think I shall have to exploit its potential as GT12 gets more competitive.
We’ve no idea what the next championship track will have in store for us, but give it a few weeks and we’ll be breaking lap records again hopefully.
The club generally has grown and strengthened over the past year with a committed membership and everyone putting in the effort to make it a great place to be on a Friday night. I’d also like to mention Gary and the team at the Gryphon for all their hard work and providing us with such a great venue.
Thank you all, let’s make 2020/Q2 even better!