A warm sunny day greeted the competitors at Demon Tweeks in Wrexham for the 6th round of the BTRDA Autotest Championship supported by Demon Tweeks, organised by Knutsford and District Motor Club. Three tests were laid out, each to be attempted five times during the day, and they would provide a stern test. Richard Pinkney (Caterham Seven 1600) took an immediate 2 second lead over John Moffatt (Westfield 1800), with Malcolm Livingston (Lindsay Special 1600) and Dave Mosey (Mini Special 1430) a further 2 seconds back.
The lunchtime scoreboard saw several changes at the top. Whilst Richard Pinkney was now 10 seconds ahead of John Moffatt, Malcolm Livingston was just 1 second behind, with Dave Evans (Blitz Special 2000) a further 3 seconds back, Dave Mosey having incurred two 5 second penalties with brake problems. Chris Chapman (RAW Striker 1700) was now in 5th place just 1 second behind Evans. Warren Gillespie (Nova 1600) was leading the saloon car class from Mark Thornton (Nova 1600), early leader Tom Coverdale (Nova 1800) having collected a maximum penalty on an earlier test.
The 6 afternoon tests saw Warren Gillespie consolidate his lead over Mark Thornton when Thornton collected 2 penalties. The sports car class changed dramatically when Moffatt’s Westfield suffered ignition failure in round 4, and Richard Pinkney’s Caterham broke a steering arm on the very last test, both resulting in maximum penalties. Pinkney retained the class win, but Chris Chapman just took second place by 2 seconds from Moffatt. The specials class also changed when Mosey collected another penalty, and the usually immaculate Livingston collected a penalty on the last test, leaving Dave Evans to take the class win and outright victory in the event.
Results for the 6th Round of the BTRDA Autotest Championship can now be downloaded.