Stock hatch spectacular
MOTOR racing fans at Lyddon Hill were treated to some spectacular and exciting action in the latest round of the 750 Motor Club stock hatch season at the weekend. Wisbech s Maurice Hayden was looking to continue his run of good results but he was pushed a
MOTOR racing fans at Lyddon Hill were treated to some spectacular and exciting action in the latest round of the 750 Motor Club stock hatch season at the weekend.
Wisbech's Maurice Hayden was looking to continue his run of good results but he was pushed all the way by the rest of the field.
The double-header weekend began on Saturday morning and Hayden showed his class by setting the fastest qualifying time of 51.43 seconds.
Other Fenland drivers, Terry Roughton (11th) and Martin Boon (12th) qualified just outside the top 10 while Robbie Boon set the 18th fastest time. Pole-sitter Hayden lost the lead from the start to Hilary Howlett but battled back to regain the lead on lap six and eventually finish the race 2.41s clear.
Terry Roughton moved up a place from the grid to finish in fifth place.
Martin Boon drove superbly in heat two to move up to finish fourth from sixth on the grid, but Robbie Boon was forced to retire on lap nine.
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Saturday's final proved to be disappointing for Hayden who dropped to second from pole position on lap one. Simon Hunt stormed from fourth place on the grid to take the lead and he held on to first place and pipped Hayden to the chequered flag by just 0.5s.
Once again,Martin Boon produced a storming drive in his Rover GTi to move up from eighth and finish a fine fifth.
Terry Roughton slipped from ninth on the grid to cross the line in 18th.
Starting from pole for Sunday's first heat, Hayden dropped behind Hilary Howlett, who was later penalised for a jump start, but regained the lead on lap four and eventually took the chequered flag comfortably ahead of second placed Jeff Humphries.
It was not a good day for the other Wisbech drivers as Robbie Boon and Terry
Roughton failed to finish heat one and Martin Boon retired from heat two.
Fittingly, Sunday's final produced the closest finish of the weekend.Hayden, once again in pole, lost the lead on the first lap to fast-starting Pete Morgan.
Hayden was never more than 0.53s behind the leader but Morgan held on to take the win by just 0.36s.