Light rain greeted the competitors at Demon Tweeks’ premises for the 7th round of the Demon Tweeks BTRDA Championship. The slippery conditions saw championship leaders Malcolm Livingston (Lindsay Special) and Chris Chapman (RAW Striker) challenged by Willie Keaning (Nova) and Dave Mosey (Mini) on the first round of three tests. With the rain continuing, Mosey took the lead by 2 seconds after six tests, with Livingston, Chapman, and Keaning collecting a 5 second penalty each.
The lunchtime scoreboard, after nine tests, showed Mosey with a 6 second lead over Livingston, with Keaning a further 4 seconds back. The sports cars of Chapman and former champion Richard Pinkney (Caterham 7) were a further 6 seconds down, but beginning to show their pace.
The weather changed for the six afternoon tests, and the drying conditions saw Keaning collect a 5 second penalty, falling back towards Chapman and Pinkney, whilst Mosey eased further ahead of Livingston. The final round saw Mosey collect a 5 second penalty, whilst both Livingston and Chapman remained penalty free. Keaning also collected a 5 second penalty, but Pinkney had a disastrous round, collecting a 20 second maximum penalty, leaving him 5th, well behind a deserving Keaning.
1st Dave Mosey Mini 1430 765.9 secs
2nd Malcolm Livingston Lindsay Special 1600 770.6
3rd Chris Chapman RAW Striker 1800 782.2
4th Willie Keaning Nova 1600 783.5
5th Richard Pinkney Caterham 7 1600 811.2
Demon Tweeks BTRDA Championship Scores;-
1st Malcolm Livingston Lindsay Special 130 pts
2nd Chris Chapman RAW Striker 1800 129
3rd Dave Evans Blitz Special 2000 112
4th Dave Mosey Mini 1430 97
5th Warren Gillespie Nova 1600 91