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Cadwell Race Report

The penultimate meeting of the main season for the 750 Motor Club took place at Cadwell Park.‚  A packed 25 race programme saw some of the best racing that the tight and twisty circuit will see all season.

K-Tec Racing Clio 182 Series : Race 1

Jeff Humphries returned to winning ways in the first K-Tec Racing Clio 182 Series race which was initially red flagged when Stuart Place went off at Hall Bends.‚  Matt Digby went off at Charlies and Matt Fincham had a broken throttle linkage.‚  Therefore, Patrick Fletcher and Mark Hammersley finished on the podium.

K-Tec Racing Clio 182 Series : Race 2

Humphries made a slow start in the second battle which helped Fletcher and Martin Ward to beat him.

Written by Josh Barrett ¢â‚¬â€œ original content from 750 Motor Club and available from here.

Anglesey Race Report

21 exhilarating races hit Anglesey as the 750 Motor Club returned to the Welsh circuit.‚  Superb racing was the order of the weekend.

K-Tec Racing Clio 182 Series : Race 1

Patrick Fletcher and Matt Fincham beat 2014 debutee Trevor Gregory off of the line in the opening K-Tec Racing Clio 182 Series battle.‚  Fletcher held off attacks from Fincham, Gregory and Mark Hammersley to win in his heavy Clio.‚  When Fincham missed a gear, it allowed Gregory to take second.‚  However, he flat-spotted his front left tyre which forced him into retirement.‚  This left Hammersley to chase Fletcher with Fincham beating Martin Ward to third. Trevor¢â‚¬â„¢s Father Bill ran in a strong fifth before car issues gifted the position to Matt Holtom who claimed his best car racing finish.

K-Tec Racing Clio 182 Series : Race 2

Trevor Gregory took a convincing lights-to-flag victory in race two when ABS was refitted to his car. Bill Gregory made a good start and drove magnificently to run in second until the final lap when Hammersley challenged him. Gregory ran out wide which allowed Hammersley, Fincham and Fletcher to squeeze through.

Written by Josh Barrett ¢â‚¬â€œ original content from 750 Motor Club and available from here.

Rockingham Race Report

The 750 Motor Club returned to the Rockingham Motor Speedway for what is now becoming an annual visit to the Northamptonshire venue. A busy 24 race programme provided plenty of entertainment across the two days, with the occasional shower only adding to the spectacle.

K-Tec Racing Clio 182 Series

Patrick Fletcher earned a double win in the K-Tec Racing Clio 182 Series, despite Matt Fincham taking both fastest laps. Both Fincham and Jeff Humphries shared a second and third place finish. The combat for fourth was more fiercely fought in both encounters. The first race saw Mathew Pewsley take the position ahead of Martin Bentley with Martin Ward seuring that spot on Sunday with Pewsey, Matt Digby and Bentley in close proximity.

Written by Josh Barrett ¢â‚¬â€œ original content from 750 Motor Club and available from here.

Snetterton Race Report

Race 1

The K-Tec Racing Clio 182 Series once again provided a couple of thrilling races with ex-Stock Hatch racers to the fore. ‚ In the first race Jeff Humphries took a convincing lead from his pole position. ‚ Local man Martin Ward, who had a disastrous weekend at Silverstone, was able to hold off Matt Fincham despite several challenges throughout the course of the race.‚  Ben Seybold moved ahead of Patrick Fletcher in the opening stages of the race for fourth position and was always in touching distance of the podium positions but was never able to make it into the top three.‚  Fletcher also fell behind Mark Hammersley on the seventh lap of the race and therefore only managed to finish in sixth position.

Race 2

The second race saw an equally close race.‚  Fletcher took the lead off the line ahead of Fincham and had to‚ defend hard as Fincham tried to move ahead of him whenever possible.‚  The red flags flew on the sixth lap of the race as George Williams had an engine failure and Matt Holtom and Seybold had a coming together on the exit of Nelson. ‚ A short four lap restart was in store and Fincham beat Fletcher away and was able to stay ahead of him to take his first victory of the season; making it three different winners in four races this season.

Fletcher and Ward completed the podium and both finished within a second of the winner.‚  Hammersley came home with another strong result in fourth ahead of series debutant Matt Digby.‚  Tony Hobson completed the top six with his best result ahead of Daniel Spencer and Martin Bentley.

Written by Josh Barrett ¢â‚¬â€œ original content from 750 Motor Club and available from here.

Silverstone Race Report

Race 1

The inaugural round of the new for 2014 K-Tec Racing Clio 182 Series provided the two of the best races of the day with ex-Stock Hatch champions Patrick Fletcher and Jeff Humphries fighting hard to take the first victories.

Mark Armstrong, who put his Clio on pole position for both races, was unable to compete in either race due to an engine failure in qualifying which meant that Caterham graduate Dan Livingstone was on a lonely front row.

A storming start from the outside of the second row put 2011 Stock Hatch champion, Patrick Fletcher into the lead at Copse. ‚ He pulled clear of the pack by a full second on the first lap ahead of Mark Hammersley and Livingstone. ‚ However, it was Jeff Humphries who started in sixth that would work his way up into second place by lap three as he prepared to hunt down Fletcher. ‚ Humphries, who won the Stock Hatch title in 2009, whittled down a two second gap to challenge Fletcher but was unable to find a way ahead of him.

Meanwhile, behind the leading pair, Benny Seybold had moved into third before Matt Fincham passed him at Becketts to stand on the third step of the podium with Livingstone and Hammersley following him through.

The first race of the season saw the top six separated by less than three seconds proving that the series is set for a competitive year.

Race 2


After a stunning first race of the day, it was unlikely that the second race would be able to deliver anything more ¢â‚¬â€œ nevertheless the Clio boys were out to deliver. ‚ Once again it was Fletcher that powered his way into the lead from the second row of the grid, as front-row man Livingstone had an off at Copse which dropped him to the rear of the field.

Humphries followed Fletcher to move into second position but once again had to close down a second gap. ‚ Fincham, who started in tenth, only took two laps to move into third. ‚ The pair pushed hard to close the gap to Fletcher to make a three car battle for the lead. ‚ Using the slipstream around the fast Silverstone National Circuit both Humphries and Fincham challenged for the lead.

On the eighth lap the trio went three abreast heading into Copse corner and Humphries used the outside line into the corner to cut back to move ahead of his rivals to lead the race. ‚ Fletcher didn¢â‚¬â„¢t waste any time to move back to the front as he dived up on the inside of Humphries at Becketts to move back into the lead.

After sitting behind Fletcher for the next few laps Humphries made a challenge into Copse on the final lap and took the lead, which became the victory, ahead of both Fletcher and Fincham.

Meanwhile, Hammersley got the better of Seybold and Daniel Spencer in the battle for fourth.

Written by Josh Barrett – original content from 750 Motor Club and available from here.