Thanks to all who said "hi" after the last issue - always good to know people have at least had a look at this posting. I was very encouraged with the viewing statistics of the first blog newsletter.
Very sad news to open this one - Toni Scheepens has passed away. Toni won the 1996 Midget World Championship at Peterborough in his Fireball mk3 copy. Our sincere condolences to Toni's family and many friends.
2017 Points Championship
Congratulations to all drivers who took part in this year's championship and to the champion Jonathan Pooley who takes the title ahead of Dave Bonser and Steve Sutch. Well done to this year's top newcomer Pete Gillett who was 8th overall. The full table is here.
|Matt Hyde's new car|
The Ipswich meeting on August Bank Holiday Monday provided a few news stories. The entry list originally included former World Champion Klaus Kilianski but some late problems meant that he was unable to come. We were however delighted to welcome Dutch driver Francois Damen who was racing one of the Pooley team's rear engine Scorpians. Francois became the first overseas driver to win here in the UK for many years. Michael Sutch was also back on track, this time along with his brother Steve plus the welcome return of Peter Dorrell too.
From the archives...
We'd not connected Alan to the number 77 before - all the Spedeworth programme entries for car 77 that I have seen only show the number and no name so it was good to fill in a blank in the records. The good news is that I gather that Alan is still around - he was one of several people whom I used to send printed copies of the newsletter to but unfortunately I never heard back from him.
The car in the photo looks like an early Arrow. Perhaps if anyone reading this knows then they could let us know.
Going back to number 77 it was of course also used by Norbert Dietsch at around the same time in MARC circles and then later on by Graham Sinclair and nowadays of course by Neil Clarke.
Our next update should include details of the 2018 season. If you have any news then please let us know.
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