BriSCA F2 Stock-Cars 2012 DK Technology Race Series Finale
Cripper in Cruise Control
This was the third and final round of the DK Race Technology Series for the F2 Stock Cars and the points scored in the two heat races would be added to those already compiled in the opening 2 rounds to decide the grid for the grand finale. Christopher Kincaid extended his lead at to the top of the chart with a very stylish victory in the opener, the Antrim racer making light of the difficult conditions. Heat two developed into a great tussle between Conor Hughes and Craig McConnell and it looked like Kincaid could get in on the act again too until a quick spin at Fisherwick bend cost him a lot of time. It was a straight shootout then between McConnell and Hughes and it was McConnell who edged ahead on the very last lap to grab the honours. The two heat winners shared the front row for the final, with William Murray and Irish Champion Graham Fegan, who had struggled with engine problems during the heats races, on row two. Fegan tried his best to dislodge Kincaid at the first corner, but the pole sitter survived that scare and quickly set about building up a handy advantage. McConnell, Hughes and Murray all lost a lot of time in the opening stages as Kincaid stretched his lead out front. Fegan’s car was going much better in this one, but Kincaid was still able to hold his pursuer of with ease and the Antrim lad actually extended his advantage as the race progressed to earn himself the DK Series title after a totally dominant display on the sodden track. Fegan followed the winner home, with Hughes recovering strongly from that opening lap spill to claim third ahead of McConnell, Greg Hyndman and Kyle Beattie.
Maiden Win for McCully
Teenager Ben McCully won his first ever final at Raceway and dashed the hat-trick hopes of Stephen McCready in the process. McCready had been on top form in the heat races, splashing through the puddles to win the first at a canter. Lee Johnston offered an encouraging performance in his new mount to finish second, with Thomas Morrison in third. Heat two was interrupted when Jonny Cardwell rolled his Vauxhall Nova on the exit of Fisherwick bend. The race resumed with wet weather expert Alastair Bolton at the head of the pack, but even Bolton could not fend off the hard-charging McCready who stormed through for his second win of the evening. That brace of victories meant Speedy was automatically upgraded to the red roof section for the final and that extra handicap proved decisive in the trophy race. McCully, another one of the young drivers who are making such an impression at Raceway this season, started out at the front of the grid and immediately set about building up a handy lead. By the time McCready had battled his way through from the back of the pack there was no time left to catch McCully who confidently reeled off the remaining laps to score a well deserved maiden final win at Raceway. McCready was forced to settle for second this time, while British Champion Raymond Harper enjoyed his best run for a while to grab third ahead of Micky McFall, Bolton and Morrison.
Mark is Top Dog
Mark ‘ Mad Dog’ Dewar proved he was the top dog at Raceway on Friday evening! Dewar returned to the Saloon ranks this season and Friday’s meeting was his most impressive showing to date. Dewar’s evening started with a third place finish in the opening heat behind Matthew Stirling and Ryan Wright, but the yellow top stepped up his pace to take the honours in heat two ahead of Kieran McIvor and Stirling. The final was a repeat performance for Dewar who was never headed on his way to a dominant flag to flag victory. McIvor followed the winner home once more, with Wright and Stirling the only other finishers.
Jason Clyde continued his race winning form from the previous week by nipping ahead of long time leader Brian Alexander on the very last lap to snatch victory in the opening heat. Heat two proved to be a stop start affair with caution periods required when first Rodney Stewart and then Noel Hazlett were tagged on the unforgiving Raceway wall. Brian Edgar kept his cool through all the mayhem to record a well taken win in his Vauxhall Astra with Kenny Greer in second. Edgar led the final for a while as well but the man on the move was Freddie Fleck. The Broughshane man made light of both the conditions and the opposition to power home for a comprehensive victory in the Broughshane Car Dismantlers Vauxhall Astra. Edgar showed up well again as runner-up, with Alexander in third.
Photo's thanks to John Wolsey of Racemart