Contributed by: ACT Staff
Dutchman Dave Schaap came home a distant second to record the best ever finish for an overseas competitor in the event.
American drivers Jean-Paul Cyr and Phil Scott had a mixed event. Despite having mechanical troubles during practice which limited his track time, Cyr showed his true ability in time trials recording the third fastest time and only 0.363 seconds behind quickest qualifier and track record holder, Schaap.
Cyr’s race was not to last long as a driveline broke on the pace lap preventing him from completing a single lap of competition.
Scott qualified eighth quickest out of the 11 overseas entrants. During the race The Vermont State Senator picked his way through the heavy traffic early in the event and brought the car home in 20th place out of the 36-car field.
“The cars have a lot of power for the size of the track” Said Scott. “ I didn’t get to much contact, but I enjoyed the experience.”
Result: 1) Frankie Wainman, Jr; 2) Dave Schaap (NL); 3) Andy Smith; 4) Craig Finnikin; 5) Ivan Pritchard; 6) Ray Witts; 7) Lee Robinson; 8) Peter Falding; 9) Axel Nijs (NL); 10) Mark Gilbank.
UK unless stated.
information provided by Colin Casserley