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.