Meeting Report - Monday 4th September 2006

The Anglo American Cup
England V USA
Monday 4th September
Ashworth promotions at Reddish

A very special meeting and one that I had been looking forward to since Jamie said he was going visit.
I must admit the meeting was a cracker, and the whole night buzzed, with a mixture of great racing and plenty of social chit chat.

This isn’t going to be a the longest and most detailed meeting report, I must admit I didn’t stop all night and I was busy running round sorting things and ensuring the meeting went smoothly. So I will try my best with this report!!

Firstly I want to say a few thank you's. Without these people this meeting wouldn’t have got off the ground.

My mum and dad, they supplied the garage, house, parking, trophy’s etc and the fantastic food and drinks that were laid on, top stuff. My mum was helped by Rach and Jan – Jan is Jamie’s wife (who most of you met) - massive thanks to the whole catering team.
Dunc – He was round straight after work helping move the track, set it up and fix the lights etc.
Richard – For painting Jamie’s loan car. A credit sir!
Jamie USA 99 – Got well in to the spirit of the racing (won the consolation too!) and he did the fantastic art work (on the home page) for the meeting.
All racers – Thanks for appreciating my parent’s neighbours and also being ready to race asap. We got through a busy programme in a pretty good time.

Son and Father Racing.
Just like Wimbledon behind glass viewing.

I think that’s it!!! I hope I haven’t missed anybody out!

Slight format change – we actually got 17 racers, so I decided to get Jamie to race in each heat, so everybody got to race with him and to also give him some track time. So each of the 4 heats had 5 racers in it.

Heat 1 - Gary, Cath and Dunc were drawn in this one, they had some great battles. Dunc and Cath were especially fun to watch, with plenty of bumper involved! Gary was flying, he hadn’t raced on the Denton track for a while, but was right back in to it! Clarky was having fun and got involved when he could. Jamie was also starting to find his feet and took a few good race wins. In to end it was Gary that took the win followed by Cath. Just the 1 through in each heat.

Heat 2 - Pat, Richard, Nige and Y Jon took to the track along with Jamie for a good race. Nige was really quick, but was using the bumper to good effect. Him and Y Jon had a cracking battle through the race, with some lively (fun) banter going on. Pat was struggling a bit, his car (like mine) seems to suit Staly a bit more. Richard was using a Pete spare, he did well, and as usual was in the thick of the action. Good to see you back Richard! Jamie was also getting better, he took a good strong 2nd place in this one. Young Jon took the win.

Heat 3 - Big J, Hil, Budge and Stew were in this one, they gave Jamie a good run for his money, however Jamie was improving and this was a good race for him. Jamie and Big J were nip and tuck all the way through it. Budge, Stew and Hil were a little off the pace, but they were getting involved when they could. In the end it was a tie for the win between Jamie and Big J. Big J snook it with more 2nds!!! That was close!!!!

Heat 4 - Team Ashworth, Jane and Pete were in action in this one. Myself and Pete were drawn next to each other, great!!! We drew our own!!! So we didn’t do too well!!! Dave was flying in this and took a fine win. Jane was struggling a bit, but used the bumper when she could. Jamie was also struggling, Team Ashworth didn’t do him any favours!! I caught Jamie a few times, I was a bit embarrassed!

The BriSCA Race
Open to past and PRESENT BriSCA drivers (sorry Nige, could resist the bold text!!) I admit I didn’t see any of this, as I was sorting out the consolation. I heard quite a lot of laughs from the garage, and heard it was a fun race. Special mention to Rob 265, who was racing a fine replica of one his self built stockcars. Young Jon had made a cracking job of the car and the paint work. In the end it was Nige that took the win.
Drivers from R-L = Richard, Budge, Jane, Big N, Jamie and Rob.

Consi time - A big grid of 13 cars set out for this one. With just 2 places in the final up for grabs. This was a good race, with plenty of great racing and bumper work on display. I'm sure Chris Clarke’s badger died in this race too!!! Don’t ask! A good old fashioned slot race was undertaken – I really enjoyed this one!!!
In the end it was Jamie who took the well deserved win, followed by Chris, his badger may have just been poorly!!! Well done guys.

Final time - Well the bumpers were flying in this one. Both Jon's looked sharp, and Big J especially was taking no prisoners, he was using the bumper to good effect. Gary was also flying, but kept getting caught up in the action and didn’t have too much luck. Chris and Dave were really in the mix, both getting stuck in, but both not really scoring. For Jamie it was a bit tougher, he was getting caught a little quicker than normal, and was being shoved around a bit more, however he kept going and got a high overall placing. In the end, Big J's speed and experience shone through and he took the wonderful final winners trophy, Chris was 2nd, followed by Jamie in a very strong 3rd position.
A great race for a great night!!!

Caravans - Quick change of plan, we were doing ok for time, also myself Dunc and Hil dropped out so we could run a 14 car caravan race. I scored while Dunc sorted the vans and format. A cracking race this one, some massive hits went in, especially when Cath nearly put Richard over the fence.
Budge took a well deserved win in this one. A really good end to a really good nights racing.

We ended with a trophy presentation, with Jamie kindly doing the honours.

Again thanks to everybody involved, I went home buzzing and had a really good night.

Keep smiling and enjoy your racing.

JON 92

Meeting Results
Heat - 1
Heat - 2
Heat - 3
Heat 4
Gary - 53
Jon - 91
Big J - 64
Dave - 93
Cath - 38
Jamie - USA99
Jamie - USA99
Jane - 33
Dunc - 6
Richard - 7
Stewart - 70
Jon - 92
Jamie - USA99
Big N - 10
Hil - 73
Pete - 88
Chris - 24
Pat - 77
Steve - 389
Jamie - USA99
BriSCA Race
Con
Final
Caravan
Big N - 10
Jamie - USA99
Big J - 64
Steve - 389
Jane - 33
Chris - 24
Chris - 24
53,64,91
Jamie - USA99
Pete - 88
Jamie - USA99
33,USA99,10
Steve - 389
Pat - 77
Gary - 53
7,24,70,88
Richard - 7
Big N - 10
Dave - 93
Pat,77
Rob - 265
Stewart - 70
Jon - 91
38,93
 
Dunc - 6
   
 
Cath - 38
   
 
Jane - 33
   
 
Steve - 389
   
 
Hil - 73
   
 
Richard - 7
   
 
Jon - 92