15/05/2011 - Oulton Park hosted MSVR's 'Blast
in the Park' meeting last Saturday (14 May) and, with heavy clouds
looming, it was to turn into a rather mixed up day.
In the opening race from the GT Trophy, Alex Martin threw away the
chance of victory when he lost control of his Porsche 997 GT3 at
Shell Oils corner. Danny Winstanley, who had started back in 6th
place was then gifted glory in his TVR Sagaris, taking overall
honours. That was the last time anyone would see Martin, whos car
couldnt be repaired in time for the second race.
Race two was a little simpler as, now front row man, Andy Ruhan
driving a Porsche 997 GT3 led from the start - despite being held
up by a short Safety Car period. Danny Winstanley shone yet again,
climbing from 10th to finish 2nd, within one and a half seconds of
Elsewhere there were two wins for Manhal Allos in the SR8 class of
the Radical UK Cup. SR3 was taken by Mark Smithson/Stuart Moseley
and David Thorburn/Rob Wheldon, the latter clinching outright
In the Lotus Elise Trophy, Luigi Valentino Mazza took a double with
two fairly comfortable wins.
Mini Challenge victory went the way of Luke Caudle in a Cooper S
and Antony Worton-Eales in the Cooper class. Race two turned into a
washout with some cars caught out on slicks, the wins going to Lee
Allen and a first for Dean Raymond.
In the Radical Clubman's Cup, Tony Wells took overall honours in
race 1 followed closely - 0.731secs - by James Abbott. Race two saw
Abbott split the front row on the run to Old Hall, and take a
comfortable win in very wet conditions.
To download the full event classification please CLICK HERE.