The latest grading period has ended following the August Birmingham meeting and has seen a reshuffle with a number of drivers going up the grades and a couple dropping a grade. The regrade has been conducted with only active drivers for this amended season and drivers who haven't raced will be holding their last grade when they return to racing.
The regrade has brought a number of first time achievements in reaching grades. Dave Brawn (377) has continued his good form from 2019 including a Taunton final win meaning he rises to superstar for the first time. Paul Heath (343) rises to superstar again after a season in the reds. The reds see Dan Billington sporting a red roof again since the beginning of last season Jason Scattergood (37) will be starting in the reds after dropping from Superstar grade. Two drivers hold red grade for the first time - Alex Langdell (19) repaints his roof after his last bend Birmingham Final win and Dave Kilby (63) moves up following consistent meetings in the first grading period.
In the other grades, Johnny Hall (326) moves back into the blue grade for the first time since his move into Modstox, replacing Marcus Worth who moves forward into the yellow grade. After a good points haul on debut at Birmingham, Billy Higgins moves backwards to the blue grade - although that will be no handicap for the ex F2/Stoxkart racer.
After an impressive Taunton meeting at the end of June, the Modstox have been invited back for a double header over Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. Early signs for the booking list show a number of first time drivers to Taunton - eight out of the 15 booked so far - although current points leader and Silver roof holder Jonathon Clare (294) is only racing on the Saturday night. We hope that a few more drivers will make the trip south especially with it being a double weekender meeting.