CHASE FOR THE GOLD
The drivers of the V8 stock cars tour ventured to Ringwood raceway for the last round of the 2021 season. And as is becoming custom on the v8 tour the final round is where the Championships are decided. The first race of the day was the BLYTHEWOOD PLANT HIRE “Chase for the Gold” Championship.
The drivers of the V8 stock cars tour ventured to Ringwood raceway for the last round of the 2021 season. And as is becoming custom on the v8 tour the final round is where the Championships are decided.
The first race of the day was the “Chase for the Gold” Championship. A race where the drivers are gridded as per their results from each of the final races at each of the previous 14 rounds.
Anthony Filby was the driver with the most points in said qualifying races and was to start the race from pole position.
Chase for the GOLD championship final.
The drivers were welcomed onto the circuit one at a time with Craig Robinson giving each driver an introduction to the crowd. 356 Filby led the field to the green flag and in doing so confired that he was the 2021 V8 stock cars tour series point champion. But it was 15 Brad Moss who made his way to the lead before the end of the first lap from row 2.
98 Peter Scott, 85 Colin Moss and 227 defending Champion Sam Wainwright all battled with each other and Filby as they gave chase to 15 Moss. Scott moved to third and began to chase down Filby in second as Moss stretched his lead further. 258 James Griggs the Outlaw Hotrod driver making his debut in the other car owned by Colin Moss was starting to get some speed after a slow start but at the same time was beginning to drop some fluid onto the racing surface. The fluid caught a few drivers unaware. One being the race leader. Sam Chambers, Chris Snell and Jimmy Rispin were in a race long battle with Jeff Johnson which led to many over taking situations and great racing throughout the field.
At half distance as 15 Moss made his way into turns 3 and 4 he lost control of his car on the fluid Ontrack and entered into a spin. Allowing both Filby and Scott past. With 98 Peter Scott now in the lead FIlby made his move into turn 1 taking the lead for the second time of the race. This lead was however shortly lived as he also found himself a victim of the track surface also spinning out of the lead, Anthony Filby gathered it all up back into 3rd place. Moss saw an opportunity and dived up the inside of Scott and into the lead. On the very next lap the yellow flags came out for outgoing champion Sam Wainwright as he also spun and collected 258 Griggs.
From the restart 15 Brad Moss jumped out to another lead, this time a cautious effort was made to keep the car pointing in the right direction as he raced to the win unopposed. 98 Peter Scott found himself with brake issues before the end of the race and Filby moved back into 2nd with Colin Moss moving Scott off the racing line on the last lap to round out the top three. In what could be described as the best race seen on Tour since its inception. The race can be watched in all its glory here
1st15 Brad Moss, 2nd 356 Anthony Filby, 3rd Colin Moss, 155 Jimmy Rispin, 227 Sam Wainwright, 536, 168, 98, 406, 258
Another action packed v8 stock cars tour race with everything you’d want to see. The race had an early leader in Jeff Johnson on the Green 536 car. 168 Sam Chambers was chasing down the leader as the other drivers battled it out further down the field. Peter Scott made his way to 3rd place as 15 Brad Moss started his first race from the back of the field made his way to 4th place.
The race long battle between 356 Anthony Filby and 85 Colin Moss was like a passing of the sword as the outgoing silver roof and the new point champion raced side by side nearly all race long. It really should be seen https://youtu.be/ZISrfEFzZfU .
Peter Scott 98 made his way into the lead closely followed by 15 Moss, But Scott looked to be struggling with brakes again and as 155 Rispin span on turns 3 and 4 Moss made his move for the lead. Once to the front Moss again drove well to victory. Colin Moss eventually got the better of Filby for third.
1st 15 Brad Moss, 98, 85, 356, 227, 536, 406, 168, 155
406 Chris Snell led the field to the green flag. Closely followed by 168 and 536. The chasing pack were once again headed by 98 Peter Scott with 15 Brad Moss and 85 Colin Moss battling for the race. 258 James Griggs was back out in this race and was making his way through the field from the rear firstly moving 227 before having a great race with 356. Action from the front bumper of Colin Moss was the highlight of the race as he gave 15 Brad Moss a hard hitting race.
This is how the race wound down as no one was able to catch the run away lead in 406 Chris Snell as he added to previous winnig brace earlier in the year.
1st 406 Chris Snell, 98, 15, 85 , 258, 277, 168, 536
After what can only be described as a Dominant season what more would you expect than a dominant performance in heat 1 ? And that is exactly what we got when Anthony Filby 356 continued where he left off here last time. Anthony sped to an early lead with Sam Wainwright the only other driver who looked to be getting to grips with the track conditions.
1st– 356 Anthony Filby, 227, 15, 168, 85
The drivers were joined by the late arrival of 155 Jimmy Rispin. Jimmy making his 1st appearance of the year intime to try and score some points to move up the Chase for the Gold grid later in the day. Another fast-paced race with Filby getting to the lead. Wainwright and 15 Brad Moss made Filby work harder for this win as they both closed the gap on the leader as the lap boards came out. But Filby had enough to stay at the front of the field.
1st- 356 Anthony Filby, 227, 15, 168, 85, 155
Feature final time.
DOMINANCE! Anthony Filby raced to another Brampton raceway win, making this 7 (SEVEN) race wins in a row at the venue. Unfortunately, 85 Colin Moss retired to the idle after a handful of laps. The real battle was between Wainwright and Moss in the closing stages with Moss this time coming home 2nd as the hit into 3 and 4 from Wainwright wasn’t enough to change the positions as they both dragged it out to the line.
1st 356 Anthony Filby, 15, 227, 168, 155, 85
Chase for the gold qualifier.
The last chance to score points for the grid for next months Chase for the Gold championship race. Filby and Moss dived into turns 1 and 2 and contact was made. Both cars spun to the inside slowing both down. The race became between 168 Sam Chambers and the defending Chase for the Gold champion 227 Sam Wainwright . As the laps ran down Wainwright hit the front and cruised to victory. 356 managed to get back to 3rd. 1st 227 Sam Wainwright, 168, 356, 155, 15
Saturday 28thAugust 2021
Heat 1- Early race leader 168 Sam Chambers was continuing his form from last time he raced, the battle in the field of cars behind. Peter Scott 98 moved past both Brad Moss and Anthony Filby to be the first driver to take up the lead from Chambers, Colin Moss #85 was also on a charge in the closing stages made his move past the “flying Scott”. Peter Scott tried in vain to retake the lead, but Moss had just about enough to hold of field.
1st- 85 Colin Moss, 98, 34, 356, 15, 168, 31, 227
Heat 2- Again it was Chambers who lead the race in the early stages. As the laps wound down it was 15 Brad Moss who came through to take the lead. Once to the front Moss didn’t look like he was going to be caught. Robert Harris had front wheel issues that ended his race and his meeting. At the same time Anthony Filby and Colin Moss battled for runners up spot.
1st– 15 Brad Moss, 85, 356, 168, 34, 227, 31,
Feature Final time, Sam Chambers off the front was determined to make Hay whilst the sun was no longer shining. His drive in the final was faultless and although the rest of the field were closing in on him, a battle broke out between 356 Anthony Filby, heat 2 winner Brad Moss and 34 Dennis Harris. Filby held on for 2nd and Moss had to use his bumper to move Harris over for third place, but 168 Sam Chambers went flag to flag to victory for his 2nd feature final win on Tour.
Feature Final – 168 Sam Chambers, 356, 15, 34, 85, 227.
Sunday 29thAugust 2021
Heat 1- After the previous night’s success Sam Chambers drove another flag-to-flag victory, 356 Anthony Filby and 15 Brad Moss ran side by side for the first few laps as did 227 Sam Wainwright and 85 Colin Moss. A close finish with all the main runners crossing the line in close order but the finishing positions were.
1st168 Sam Chambers, 15, 356, 227, 85
Heat 2 – the chasing pack in this race were smarter in this heat working together rather than against each other, Chambers was caught with 4 laps to go and this time 356 Anthony Filby was through into the lead, 15 Brad Moss challenged Filby with 2 laps to go but couldn’t get past Filby who was the class of the field in this race.
1st 356 Anthony Filby, 15, 85, 168, 227
Feature Final time
Chambers headed the race as Anthony Filby and Brad Moss chased the front man early on with Sam Wainwright chasing down the leaders until Wainwright span on the oil and out of contention. Yellow flags were required to move the stranded 227 car and eroded the lead of Chambers. As the green flag dropped Moss dived for the lead taking Filby with him. As the race progressed Chambers found the slipper surface difficult and as the leads came round with 3 to go and lap the previous nights winner Filby pushed Moss wide and used the 168 car as a blocker to take the lead in a very intelligent move. Moss was then unable to get back to the 356 car and Filby drove very well to another race win on tour in 2021.
1st 356 Anthony Filby, 15, 85, 168, 227
SUNDAY 15TH AUGUST 2021
The V8 stock cars tour ventured to Smallfield raceway, A dirt track in Kent just up the road from Gatwick airport. The V8 tour teams were greeted by possibly the biggest crowd of the year to date and were asked to start the show.
A dusty race that was led away by 356 Anthony Filby. With 98 Peter Scott and 15 Brad Moss in close contention in the early stages until Filby stamped his authority on the race. Taking the race win and in the process breaking the all time lap record at the venue with the first ever lap sub-19 second lap.
1st – 356 Anthony Filby, 227, 15, 98, 85
This race was a completely different race, the track had been watered to keep the dust down and the clay racing surface became a challenge for all the drivers. Early race leader was 227 Sam Wainwright. A spirited race ensued behind with Brad Moss becoming a victim and spinning out of contention. Wainwright was the class of the field and used all of his experience on the loose surfaces to drive impeccably to victory.
1st- 227 Sam Wainwright, 356, 98, 85, 15
Final time and the racing surface was a happy medium between the two previous races. However, the dirt track had taken a lot of abuse throughout the day and was showing some battle scars. Early leader 98 Peter Scott was challenged by 15 Brad Moss. Moss hit the front as heat 2 winner uncharacteristically spun on turns 3 and 4. Moss was not going to be caught and looked in control as the laps dwindled down. Late race action saw 85 Colin Moss get by 356 Anthony Filby in the closing stages.
1st- 15 Brad Moss, 98 Peter Scott, 85 Colin Moss, 356, 227
Saturday 7th August
The race was led off by 168 Sam Chambers. 15 Brad Moss was the first to get by Chambers. Going into the closing stages it was 98 Peter Scott who mounted the biggest challenge to Moss. And with 4 laps to go the Ahern waste management car of Pater Scott took the lead. Moss valiantly tried to regain the lead on the next bend by the 98 car was the class of the field and raced off the race win.
98 PETER SCOTT, 15, 85,168, 536
This race started much the same way as the one before. Chambers started off the front and led the field off. Moss was the first to break away again but this time was not going to be caught. 85 Colin Moss battled with 98 Peter Scott for 2ndbut the challenge faded in the closing stages leaving 15 Brad Moss to take a commanding victory.
15BRAD MOSS, 98, 85, 168, 536
Feature final time.
356 Anthony Filby was a late arrival and was able to join for the feature race. This was the closest and hardest fought race of the evening and under the lights of Ringwood raceway. Scott made his way to the lead very closely followed by 85 Colin Moss. Anthony Filby and Brad Moss were closely following. The 4 cars were racing around the oval lap after lap bumper to bumper. Then with 4 laps to go 15 Brad Moss made his move at the turnstile end. Making contact with the 85 car sending it to the armco, then on the following lap made the same move on the race leader to take the lead. Once to the front. Once there the 15 car was not going to be caught and 15 Brad Moss was victorious for the 2nd time in the evening.
15 BRAD MOSS, 98, 356, 168, 536, 85
Unlike the night before the drivers were greeted with changeable weather and a downpour of rain before the race. The track was beginning to dry before the race but as the race progressed showers made the going tricky for everyone. #98 Peter Scott handled the conditions better than the rest and drove to the front to claim another victory.
98 PETER SCOTT, 15, 85, 356, 168
Today was the day, 168 Sam Chambers took the green flag and stayed the course all the way to the chequered flag. A smooth drive was what was needed as the chasing pack battled amongst themselves.
168 SAM CHAMBERS, 98, 85, 15, 356
After his victory in the previous race 168 Sam Chambers looked to have found confidence and extra speed. He had a couple moments in the closing stages but was not to be caught by the fast chasing 98 Peter Scott. Chamber crossed the line first followed by Scott with third place decided on the last lap as both 356 Filby and 15 Moss swapped positions all the way to the line.
168 SAM CHAMBERS, 98, 15, 356, 85
Brampton and Trent have both provided fantastic venues for the first
MUD SUMMER CLASSIC
Colin Moss ended the month on dirt with the most consistent results and because of his consistancy ended the month the top point scorer and the winner of the first #Mudsummerclassic2021
Sunday 11th July, the day the country was hopeful that football was coming home.
It didn’t, But for one driver who has waited for an extended period claimed his first official v8 stock cars tour victory.
406 Chris Snell lead each and every lap of the first heat at Trent raceway, Trent raceway is a rollercoaster venue where the track is the biggest challenge for the competitors. Sam Chambers finished heat 1 in 2nd place as he raced with Brad Moss to the line.
1st406 Chris Snell, 168 Sam Wainwright, 15 Brad Moss, 227 Sam Wainwright, 85 Colin Moss
Heat 2 –
Again it was Snell who got out to an early lead but this time Sam Chambers was able to keep with the heat 1 winner. With 5 laps to go Chambers made his move for the lead with some well-timed bumper work. This lead was to be short lived as the 406 car regained the lead. As the last lap board came out it was the fast-chasing Sam Wainwright who took the lead and raced home to the flag.
1st 227 Sam Wainwright, 406 Chris Snell, 168 Sam Wainwright, 85 Colin Moss
Again this race seemed a carbon copy of the previous race only it was a great day for 406 Chris Snell as not only did he keep his lead all the way to the chequered flag he drove with maturity beyond his previous experience to claim his first feature final win on the V8 stock cars tour.
1st 406 Chris Snell, 2nd 227 Sam Wainwright, 3rd 85 Colin Moss, 168 Sam Wainwright.
Mid week, A phone call was made to the V8 tour office.“Looking at the weather we may have to cancel Sunday 4th July, I will let you know Saturday 3rd at midday by the latest”Well, the good news is the weather stayed good on the lead up to the meeting at Brampton raceway and the event went ahead as planned on the 4th of July. We were joined by new driver on the Tour, 406 Chris Snell who was debuting his O’Conner Diamond chassis designed car.
MUD SUMMER CLASSIC ROUND 1 IN ASSOCIATION WITH GUARD ENGINEERING.
With 356 Anthony Filby jumping to an early lead only to get caught up with a slower vehicle. The third-place driver 15 Brad Moss capitalised and moved passed both the leaders and into the lead. As the laps wound down towards the end of the race #227 Sam Wainwright made his move on the leader. Moving the 15 cars with a timely hit on the rear bumper and into a lead he would not concede.
Was lead in the early stages by 168 Sam Chambers. At the midpoint of the race Anthony Filby passed the leader around the outside going down the back stretch. Filby closely followed by Sam Wainwright then stretched their lead over the rest of the field making a 2-car race for the victory. A victory that was claimed by the 356 car and Anthony Filby.
WET,WET,WET- the heavens opened. The track was difficult . 406 Snell set off the front and lead into the first bend, That however is where the fairytale story ended. In tricky conditions it was easy to get caught out and locking up the breaks on a wet dirt track is a problem. Filby picked up the running by lap 2 and was followed by Chambers and Wainwright. As the Thunder and Lighting came ever closer so did Wainwright to the front and showed experience is the key in a tough race like this and once at the front Sam Wainwright didn’t put a wheel wrong on his way to the chequered flag.
SATURDAY NIGHT –
Heat 1 Early race leader Sam Wainwright and Brad Moss had a coming together spinning the #227 car of Wainwright. The race continued and was won by “the Flying Scott” 98 Peter Scott. Carrying on his Angmering form from round 1.
Heat 2 was again won by #98 Peter Scott but this time he did not have it all his own way as a mid race challenge came from both 356 Anthony Filby and 15 Brad Moss.
Feature final time and the best race of the day with Scott, Filby, Wainwright and Brad Moss 15, the drivers were swapping positions and battled for the whole race with #98 Peter Scott taking the win. Claiming a maximum points score for the first time this year.
The drivers tonight put on a great show, racing side by side, lap after lap for a lot of the races
Sunday 6th June 2021
Heat 1 The action in heat 1 continued where the final finished the night before, But this time 98 Peter Scott was not going to have it all his own way. 356 Filby looked to be heading to a race win at his home raceway until 2 laps to go. #98 Peter Scott moved into the lead. Scott slowed on the last lap allowing both 85 Colin Moss and race winner #227 Sam Wainwright through.
Heat 2 #15 Brad Moss dominated this race to the flag, As Filby put up a huge challenge in the early stages. But by the end it was Moss who claimed the win.
Feature final time #227 Sam Wainwright claimed his 2nd win of the weekend after overcoming Scott in the later stages of the race. Anthony Filby returned to 3rd. Another fantastic race with the bumpers flying in and side by side racing throughout the race.
Sunday 30th May 2020, originally planned to be at Warton raceway. But after discussions during the week a mutual decision was made to delay the debut of the tour in the northwest to give the series the best opportunity to provide the fans at warton with the best show possible. Colin at Brampton stepped in at the 11th hour and offered us the date as we were scheduled to visit him the next day so a dirt weekender was on.
Sunday – Heat 1 was won by “the Beast from the East” Anthony Filby 356. Carrying on his Brampton form from 2019.
Heat 2 was action packed, Colin Moss 85 stormed to the front in his newly acquired machine only to fall foul of the unforgiving tyre wall fence and rolled causing extensive damage to his new car. Sam Wainwright 227 took up the lead and crossed the line first, claiming another victory.
Feature final time and the best race of the day with Filby, Wainwright and Brad Moss 15, the three drivers were swapping positions and battled for the whole race with Brad Moss 15 taking the win.
We are fortunate that at Brampton we do get the 4th race at the meetings, and the
Chase for the Gold qualifier race. This race carried on where the Final finished and this time it was Anthony Filby 356 who was the class of the field.
After working on the track all night Colin at Brampton gave us another spectacular racing surface to race on. Colin and his team and the track really are the best kept secret in British oval racing. The laid back FUN approach to racing is refreshing and makes every visit a joy.
Monday 31st May 2021
Heat 1 turned out to be a tricky one for all the drivers as a dowsing of water after the outlaw f2’s made the early going tricky. Brad Moss 15, was the quickest to find the best line and drove to victory.
Heat 2 Was very similar to the first but this time Brad Moss didn’t have an easy run to the flag, As both Wainwright and Filby put up a huge challenge. But by the end it was Moss who claimed his 2nd win of the day.
Feature final time Anthony Filby claimed his 3rd win of the weekend after overcoming Wainwright in the later stages of the race. Brad Moss returned to 3rd after an early spin followed closely by Colin Moss 85 and Sam Chambers 168.
Chase for the Gold qualifier – Again it was the three amigo show as Wainwright, Filby and B Moss all battling. At around the mid point of the race Filby span on the exit of turn 2, leaving B moss to chase down leader Wainwright. As the last lap board came out Moss made his move on the leader. Both cars headed up the back straight side by side into turn 3 for the last time Wainwright returned the favour to Moss and it was a drag race to the line. Sam Wainwright 227 crossed the line first by half a car taking his 2nd win of the weekend.
The weekends top three
For the first time, in a long time the V8 stock cars tour was back in action. Travelling down to the south coast to the concrete fast banked turns of Angmering.
Heat 1 saw early leader Colin Moss jump out to a good lead only for the flying Scott #98 Peter Scott to take up the running in the later stages. Peter was not to be caught as he was the first to see the chequers in 2021!
Heat 2 looked to be following a similar trend to the first until the #98 car picked up a puncture with 4 laps to go. #227 Sam Wainwright was the man on the spot to gain the most from this as he sped into the lead. #15 Brad Moss was unable to catch the 2019 Chase for the Gold winner and was left in a close 2nd place.
Feature final time and #98 Peter Scott was not to be denied as he cruised to victory. Making it a heat and final double and securing his lead in the drivers’ standings early on. Wainwright was 2nd and Brad Moss finished the day in third followed home by an ever improving #217 Carl Mustchin.
Everyone here at the V8 stock cars tour would like to thak the team at Angmering for their warm welcome and compliment them on the speed of the event. With over 35 races on the card for the day, but the meeting was ran very quickly and efficiently.