Endurance roundup, round 5, Glan-y-Gors


Eddie Hall
Premier Endurance Championship 2018, Rd.5,

Changeable weather in North Wales provides more classy racing in Club100’s top endurance series.

Introduction

It’s a shame we only visit Glan-y-Gors every two years because it is a great track. Unfortunately the sheep complain about noise. Of course, being North Wales, most of the visits here are wet and this race was no exception. Periodic showers and a moderately strong wind saw very changeable conditions throughout.

Premier

JAM Racing claimed pole position in the premier class. G3Pro were an impressive second. Another great performance came from Auditing Armageddon who lined up fourth in class just behind Tanked Up Racing. Ministry could only manage fifth. However, Ministry had great race pace and soon got themselves into contention. Overdraft Racing made great progress after starting at the back of the grid but it was Ministry who were on form, lapping consistently better than their rivals to win by almost a lap. JAM racing set the fastest lap of the race on their way to second, holding off a charge from Birel of Laughs, who came home third. It was a bad day for G3Pro whose excellent qualifying performance came undone and they finished down in sixteenth.

Clubman

Title rivals SoundFP and Racecraft lined up first and second in class ahead of an impressive performance by veterans Lucid Initiatives. The top two teams sped away from the rest of the clubman teams. SoundFP easily had the edge and pulled a sizeable gap to Racecraft, ultimately winning by almost a lap. It was still a good result for racecraft as these two go head to head for the championship. Clunge Racing took the final spot on the podium ahead of G3Pro. I give it a few years before every team on the Club100 grid is called G3Pro…

Inters

Wildcard Racing stormed to a convincing pole in the Inters class, lining up third overall. They were a long way ahead of G3Pro in second, DDMM Barnstormers in third, and the rest of the Inters teams. Wildcard maintained the lead for a number of laps but it was the charging Conman Racing who came up from near the back of the grid to provide them with a challenge. They ultimately found a way past but were kept honest. At the end of the race Conman managed to hold onto victory but just over two seconds from Wildcard. DDMM Barnstormers were third but over a lap behind.