This weekend at VW Action was a truly great show, night racing rules!
First off we'd like to congratulate VW Pro champion James Hodson on his second place in the VW Action 'Quick 8' on Saturday night.
Secondly, congratulations to Sam and Olly Young for their trophy for Black Current III in the Concourse Show 'n' Shine, show as well as go guys, well done!
Finally, it's not often we're lost for words here at the VWDRC but this one is something really special.
At the prize giving on Sunday the VWDRC was enacted into the VW Action 'Hall of Fame' for services to the VW Scene!
It's a great honor to receive this award and there's far too many of you to thank individually but we'd like to extend our thanks to everyone who's been part of the VWDRC over the years for making it what it is.
2010 VWDRC Chairman Chris Bray accepts our Action Oscar from Volksworld Editor Ivan McCutcheon
Well done to everyone who headed over to Shakespeare County Raceway for the Open Sports Nationals this weekend, it was a great weekend with only one
small big rainstorm to dampen enthusiasm, we managed a full round of racing finishing by 4pm on Monday afternoon!
Special congratulations to Russ Weir for his Sportsman victory, he's unstoppable! Rookie Matt Bennet-Sime did a good job of trying in his Derby but it wasn't to be as he ended up runner-up.
It's so tight at the top of Pro now, with championship leader James Hodson going out early on the fight was on between Dave Bridge and Matt Attwood to take the provisional top spot, as it panned out a breakout (and PB) for Dave handed the event victory to Matt's V8 powered Fastback. There's now only a handful of points in it going into the National Finals, we hope to see you there!
Here's Matt picking up his RNJ Motorsport 'Car of the Event' trophy.
Still provisional for the moment, if anyone notices any problems just let us know.
Well we're all back from a weekend of world class racing at Bug Jam 24 and I'm certainly in need of a rest!
What a weekend!
Congratulations to rookie Sam Young in 'Black Current III' car not only for his electrifying (see what I did there) victory over Matt Attwood's V8 powered 'Blacklisted' in VW Pro but for his excellent silent burnout right out to the 60ft mark in qualifying. Anything petrol can do, electric can do too eh guys?!
This is the first time an electric vehicle has ever taken the honors in a UK championship class and the Hungerford VW Club guys really are knocking on the doors of re-setting their own European Record as well as taking a world record off the Americans and we wish them all the luck for the future.
Russ Weir continued his progression towards upgrading from Runner Up in last years championship to Winner for 2010 defeating another Rookie Rhonda Calloway in a super close final. Unfortunately Russ's excellent looking Ghia isn't quite finished so he was in his sister Lou's Mk2 Golf GTi, but such a fantastic performance really shows just how great a racer Russ is, it seems he can win in anything!
With all that action over the weekend there's a couple of special mentions too, in no particular order.
Russ Fellows. 10.1 with 'chute out from the 60ft mark first pass out and closing the show with the lowest ET for an aircooled all weekend of 9.21 at 151mph. An awesome performance from a regularly driven street car I'm sure everyone can agree.
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Wayne Allman. What can we say? Awesome? Amazing? Insane? Probably. Intergalactic? Certainly.
If you didn't see it over the weekend 'Mental Breakdown' is Wayne's latest inspired creation, sporting a Methanol-burning supercharged Keith Black V8 burning five gallons of Methanol per run and capable of over seventeen hundred horsepower Mental Breakdown is truly something special and Wayne has pushed the envelope of not just VW race cars, but race cars worldwide with this creation.
Only on licensing passes this weekend, but he's certainly not holding back!
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Thanks to everyone that made Bug Jam 24 one of the best ever, I certainly had one of the best weekends ever.
So it’s June and half way through the season already!
We’ve just completed the Summer Nationals at Santa Pod Raceway. Where both Pro and Sportman ran. We are happy to report that the weather was on our side all weekend and some fantastic racing was had.
Winner - James Hodson
Runner up - Ian Huggan
Winner - Abi Tether
Runner up - Bruce Collins
RNJ Motorsport Car of the meeting was awarded to Bruce Collins
Third round of the 2010 championships and the first round of the year at Shakespeare County Raceway
An UNBELIEVABLE 6 rounds of qualifying over the first two days when the weather was on our side saw Abi Tether take the No.1 spot. Russ Weir shone throughout eliminations even if the sun didn't and took the win.
Winner - Russ Weir
Runner up - Holly Baldwin
RNJ Motorsport Car of the Meeting was awared to Matt Attwood
Presented at Summer Nationals
What a fantastic weekend, (mostly) great weather and great racing. Massive
congratulations to the Winners and Runners-up, to anyone that ran PB's a
massive 'pat on the back'. A Special mention (once again) for Sam Young and the
Black Current team for winning the 'Alternative Energy' day on Friday, and
beating the Tesla handsomely in the process! and by running an 11.2.
Winner: Dave Bridge
Runner-Up: James Hodson
Winner: Russ Wier
Runner-Up: Matthew Bennett-Sime
RNJ Motorsport Car of the Meeting was awared to Dave Bridge
A great way to get the season started. OK, so the weather did it's best to
dampen our enthusiasm, but such is life!
Congratulations too go to Dave Bridge - a seasoned veteran in Sportsman
recorded a debut victory in the Pro Class
Dennis Cox also put in a stout performance to record his maiden victory in
Sportsman, with Matt Bennett-Sime doing sterling work in his debut event!
Winner - David Bridge
Runner up - Sam Young
Winner - Dennis Cox
Runner up - Matthew Bennett-Sime
RNJ Motorsport Car of the meeting was awarded to Sam Young.