It’s a never-ending season of racing for the VF-Racing guys, but it’s definitely working with the Japspeed-sponsored Impreza sitting 4th overall and regularly coming 1st in class race after race. On September 3rd the guys headed over to Cadwell Park.
For round 11 of the BARC’s “Classic Thunder” Championship, Vaughan Fletcher and the “VF-Racing” returned to a long term favourite circuit, in the shape of Cadwell Park. By missing the second race at the last event at Thruxton, meant the driver and his “ScoobyClinic” prepared Subaru Impreza has slipped to joint 4th in the overall championship standings, but was still comfortably in the lead of the 4WD class.
From a grid of 21 cars, Fletcher piloted the Subaru skilfully around the narrow and twisting 2.18 mile circuit, which is located in the glorious Lincolnshire countryside to achieve a grid position f 4th place. After a clean start and the subsequent first few laps, Fletcher pulled away from the chasing pack to comfortably hold 4th place. With no answer to the leading trio’s power advantage, there was nothing more for Vaughan to do but to keep his concentration in order to bring the car home.
Spilt oil from a fellow racer’s blown engine caused some excitement towards the end of the race, as the lead cars came across the incident before the marshals had realised what had happened.
Thankfully, with the spillage under control, Vaughan continued the race unhindered to finish 4th overall and 1st in class, setting a new class lap record in the process.
The points achieved from Cadwell have cemented 1st place overall in the four wheel driver class of the 2012 “Classic Thunder” Championship, with one event still to go and have moved the pair up to 3rd overall.
The seasons last race takes place on the 2nd October, with the last round of the “Classic Thunder” Championship at “Rockingham”.
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