Well its here - Finally the Summer Series even though the weather wasn't as warm as we were hoping how ever 21 drivers made the trip to us for the first round of our summer series.
At 9am the track opened for 30 minutes of open practice before we started 4 rounds of qualifying.
We had 9 Nitro Buggys and 12 Electric Buggys, Some faces we see all the time and some new faces which was fantastic. We hope to see you all back racing with us again very soon.
The first round of qualifying started at around 9:45. In normal Deerdale fashion the computer with the scoreboard ran the meeting in automatic mode. We had 8 minutes between each heat and an extra 5 minutes between each round the meeting the meeting progressed at a steady pace.
First out on the track was the nitro buggy heat. Some very good drivers setting some good times throughout the day. Second heat out was the E-Buggy class which contained two fairly new drivers to the Electric Buggy scene. Richard Smith and Clive Maland.
During the day we saw the pace getting better and racing becoming closer.
After the qualifying process was finished we saw;
Mark Milward take TQ with his Nitro Buggy
Lee Maggs qualified second overall
Ian Flemming qualified third overall - who was new to Nitro Buggy coming from the electric side.
In Electric Buggy
Old face returning to us Steven Bond took TQ with his Tekno
Regular to Deerdale Graham Stocks took second overall
Another regular Adam Smith took third overall.
After a short break we started the two finals
Nitro Buggy was up first, A 20 minute race. Some battles going on.
After the 20 minutes race we saw
Mark Milward took the win, Track Manager Jonathan Weldon took second place. and Ian Flemming took third place.
I have to mention someone who has been a club member at Deerdale for years however doesn't compete very often but drover really really well and finished forth so well done to Ben Hagen!
The E-Buggy final was next. This race was an 18 minute race. Some amazing battles and some very close racing. In the end Steven Bondy Bond took the win. Lewis Marshal took second place with his Tekno buggy. Graham Stocks finished in third place.
I would like to say thank you to everyone who turned up for the meeting and making is easy to run. I hope you all had a good time and i will see you all soon. The next round of the series is on the 12th May. All the results are on now available on the website.
Booking in is open for the next round also on the website
See you all soon!
All the best
Chris Jeffery - Deerdale Chairman