No many,maybe 2,but the club upset the drivers.A lot of driver leave the club. To mutch Politics in the club, some drivers say. The club manager in the 70/80/90 years are better than now.
Seems rather silly then for such a small club to stage a championship with such an important title. It would seem that over a season most members of the club win a big title - that probably keeps everyone happy.
Post by youtubefiend on Sept 24, 2009 21:17:28 GMT 1
There's a lot of excitement surrounding the GP Midget Car World Championship scheduled for this weekend. We don't even know the line-up and just 72 hours to go...a real mega event by the look of things!
As I always like to be helpful! I've taken the liberty to cut and paste this information from the mentioned site and hope that it is of some use regarding this weekend's GP Midget Car World Championship race at Foxhall Heath in Ipswich. The information follows on now ---
Turning first to the Grand Prix Midgets, one of the original oval classes these open wheeled specially built cars are in fact considered to be the fastest racers on the UK oval raceways, at one time the midgets drew large grids and had the large crowds of the 1960’s and 70’s on their feet with their close wheel to wheel racing. As the years went on many of the Midgets supporters turned to the Hot Rod classes as they related these to the cars which they had in their driveways. The Midgets live on however with a loyal band of drivers from all over the UK, still a competitive formula and still enjoying visits to Ipswich where they will put on a great show on the wide open expanses of the Foxhall tarmac as they compete for the top honour in the formula, the World Championship. Defending his title he won at Foxhall last year is Jonathan Pooley, not quite the dominant force he was in 2008 but still one of the men to beat, and one who will be keen to hold on to his title and salvage something from 2009. Worth keeping an eye on is Coventry star Steve Young, a former British Champion and a quick driver on the bigger tracks, as is Philip Retchless with his very fast “Cheetah” car. Cliff Bunn could well have a say in things in the big race, runner up last year in both the World race and the national points chart he feels he has a point to prove and will be looking for the top slot in both championships this year.
Post by tobyhalter on Sept 25, 2009 18:20:14 GMT 1
A very convenient method of qualifying for British drivers. Any other formula would decide starting grid positions on the day of the race by time trials. That would give foreign drivers a chance to get a good grid position. No wonder this event is known as the "British GP Midget Car World Championship" in some quarters. It's not really worth a lot in midget car racing circles IMO - it's really just a club race wearing a BIG HAT!
Post by haflinger121 on Sept 27, 2009 2:31:28 GMT 1
You may be interested to know that the big race tonight (OK, yesterday night now) was won by the man I take to be our member who calls himself just 93, Klaus Kilianski. He needed a little bit of luck to do it but, what's more, he got home first in a front engined car. Respect!
Post by rodpashley on Sept 27, 2009 23:36:03 GMT 1
Klaus is a very watchable driver, always quich, and never to be discounted while his Midget is on track.....our "93" member appears to be Klaus' brother Josef. The rule relating grid position to appearances during the season is an attempt to ensure fuller grids during the rest of the season....
Post by administrator on Oct 1, 2009 13:26:49 GMT 1
Here is a short report from the Spedeworth International Ipswich site in regard to the GP Midget Car World Championship at Ipswich, Saturday, September 26 2009::: ::::::::::
Feature race for the visiting Grand Prix Midgets was their World Championship shoot-out and whilst only featuring a modest sixteen cars the smell of Castrol R was an experience in itself.
Points scored prior to the evening dictated the grid with an all- Pooley family front row in the shape of Daniel and Jonathan. Once again the red flag came in to play after another Pooley (Gordon) hit the fence. Jonathan was even more unlucky though for with just one lap to go he had the title in his pocket only for a broken camshaft to shatter his dreams and hand the title to German visitor Klaus Kilianski.
Their two races following the main event were relatively trouble-free with both Jonathan and Daniel gaining some consolation by taking a race win each
Classsified result (first 10 finishers):
1 - Klaus Kilianski (Germany) 2 - Phillip Retchless 3 - Neil Clarke 4 - Stephen Young 5 - Cliff Bunn 6 - Alan Herbert 7 - Toni Scheepens (Holland) 8 - Alan Buckland 9 - Peter Dorrell 10-Steve Dawson