A return to Birmingham Wheels Raceway for the Modstox last Sunday (27th Sept) for a pleasant sunshine afternoon drive with 13 drivers in attendance. Alex Langdell (19) was going for 4 consecutive meeting final victories having taken both finals at the Taunton Truck Show weekend and the previous Birmingham whilst the meeting also heralded the last meeting in the second grading period meaning the last chance for gaining points to go up the grades or prevent sliding down them.
Heat 1 saw Chris Clare make the break from the blue grade and headed to the front not to be closed down. Marcus Worth pulled off at the drop of the green flag with suspected rear axle issues. Paul Higgins (31), making his first appearance of the season, came across the line in second with James Faultless (47), Alex Langdell (19) and Jason Scattergood (37) completing the top 5. Other notable performances were white tops Ian Wood (24) and Pete Walford (205) finishing in 9th and 10th with Wood scoring his first points in 5 years. 6th to 8th were blue top Adam Perkins (6), sole superstar Brawn (377) and red Dave Kilby (63).
Heat 2 saw a repaired Marcus Worth dispatch the arguing white tops on lap 1 turn1 and disappear into the distance to show what could have been in heat 1 if not for his mechanical woes. Chris Clare came through to finish second with the trio of Faultless, Langdell and Scattergood again filling the 3rd to 5th places. Higgins finished 6th with the second trio of Perkins, Kilby and Brawn taking 7th to 9th with Walford again rounding out the top 10.
The final showed that the whites thought 3 could go into 1 in turn1, lap 1 with Wood the filling in then sandwich between Sam Tennant (300) on the outside and Walford trying the inside run. Tennant ended up being broadside across the others and finishing inside the rumble strips for the remainder of the race. Worth and Clare took full advantage of the squabbling white tops and broke clear with Clare recording his second victory of the day and in the process only dropping 1 point all afternoon - a great advert for the car was for sale (unsurprisingly it was sold that day or the next!). Alex Langdell chased Chris Clare home with Marcus Worth completing the podium. Paul Higgins rounded off a solid days results with fourth and Dave Kilby beat Dave Brawn to 5th. Scattergood was ahead of Johnny Hall (326) who had a torrid day in the heats with engine trouble. 9th and 10th went to the 2 committee members, Perkins and Walford respectively.
Next up, Birmingham Wheels again on Saturday 10th October - start time 2pm. Please see the Registered Drivers page or Modstox Racing Club page for details on how to book in.