Buxton 6th July 2014

Buxton 6th July 2014

James Bowles Photography

Sunday 6th July saw 21 V8’s journey into the hills with a surprise entrant in the form of Ryan Harrison (197) adding spice to the mix; it was a great days of action packed Stock Car racing.

Simon Sykes (64) carved his way through the field to take the opening heat ahead of Ben Kearton (517) who finished second in his second meeting. Kevin Stuchbury (131) taking heat 2 after a last bend tussle with long time leader Karl Hawkins (175).

19  cars took to the track for the final with James Cobley (309) starting pole; at the drop of the green Ryan Harrison (197) took a lunge at Tom Spencer (298), the yellow graders soon caught Steph Seddon (151) who was thundered into turn 1. The Red graders also created a train into turn 1 clattering the fence. Ryan Harrison (197) was making progress through the field as he shunted Gary Jackson (423) out wide; just as Karl Hawkins (175) snookered Spencer and Steve Bowman (314) into turn 1. Spencer tried to retaliate into turn 3; but ended in a spin after carrying too much speed. Ben Kearton (517) was your early leader followed closely by Hayley Williams (26) in second and James Cobley (309) in third. Williams made her move on Kearton sending the 517 car to the fence in turn 1. Adam Joyce (157) had been making steady progress up the field and was now into second hot on the wheels of Williams. Joyce struck Williams into turn 3 moving her aside to take the lead just after halfway. Kevin Stuchbury (131) and Harrison now had settled into second and third; Harrison attacked the back of Stuchbury into turn 1 to take second, Stuchbury returned the compliment in the next corner where Williams also joined in to strike the back of Stuchbury. Further down the order Kearton bumpered Nick Blach (160) into turn 3; just before Spencer joined the scene and snookered Blach and Kearton into turn 1; Kearton catching the worst of it and went around into a spin. As the laps wound down into the final stages; Stuchbury was catching leader Joyce, but need another lap or two to be able to make an attack. Joyce taking the win ahead of Stuchbury in second and Harrison in third.

Harrison rounded off the day with a great drive in the Grand National to take the win after a mid race battle with Stuchbury and Hawkins.

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James Bowles Photography