With just the two final rounds at Silverstone National on 16/17 October to go, the podium positions in the 2010 Mono Championship are yet to be fully decided, so if you haven’t already done so get your Silverstone Finale entry in as soon as possible.
After Jeremy Timms run of bad luck, and a brilliant win by Tristan Cliffe in the second race at Croft, Tristan now has the lead for the first time. However if Jeremy can win both rounds at Silverstone with fastest lap he will just take the title on greatest number of wins, even if Tristan comes second in each, although they will be equal on points. Whatever – it does look like this is going right to the wire.
Third place on the podium could go to current third place man Richard Purcell, or Malcolm Scott if he can shake off his unfortunate Croft injury, or one of the Croft-duelling pair of Graham Read and Tony Cotton.
Mono Classic 2000
Jeremy Goodman is home and dry for the hotly contested Classic 2000 title after a very competitive season. He cannot be bested even if Russ Giles had two fast wins at Silverstone and Jeremy has a disaster. The other podium spots are completely up for grabs, between Russ, Francis Phillips, Terry Clark and Geoff Fern.
Similarly Peter Bragg has his hands on the Mono 1800 Class Championship Trophy after excellent runs at both Oulton and Croft against top-line opponents. He can’t be beaten by current second place Michael Dale, due to dropped scores, but Jim Timms could just equal his score from third, loosing the title on number of wins. These guys could be joined on the Championship podium by Jock Sergison, Rupert Reader or Phil Nicholson – all of whom have been scrapping at just about every race this year.
Both first and second Championship places are decided in this one; the title going to Nigel Davers, after a fast and consistent campaign in his first season of racing; with Dave Parkinson second. Third could go the way of Richard Evans, Eddie Guest or Henry Fryer.
Geoff Fern’s dogged persistence has paid off here and the title is his. Gary Hill could just take second away from Peter Whitmore at Silverstone, but it will be a stretch.
After a season as Mr Consistency, Len Turner leads with Arty Cameron coming up fast after his double Croft victory. However the points are so tight that any one of Turner, Cameron, Chris Woodhouse or Geoffrey Cowell are in with a shout, and they could well be joined on the Championship podium by the resurgent Stephen Brooks.
For the points table click here.