Lackford Engineering Midget & Sprite Challenge Donington July 2018
Some photo's from last weekend's event at Donington Park courtesy of Dickon Siddall.
Championship leader Steve Collier won the opening Lackford Engineering Midget/Sprite Challenge race in his Midget. He prevailed over David Morrison after a tough battle. The pair swapped the lead several times in the opening laps then at half distance Driver of the Race Collier made the decisive break by passing Morrison on the inside of Redgate and then the chasing Stephen Watkins was able to get by Morrison at McLeans a few corners later. Morrison reclaimed second before the lap was out but by that time Collier had a decisive advantage. He beat Morrison by four seconds with Watkins third.
Paul Campfield took the race one Class E win in his Sprite, helped by woes for his chief rival Pippa Cow. She fell to the back at the start and although she climbed back to second in class albeit nearly half a minute off Campfield she then stopped in the pits with technical problems. Ed Easton beat Mark Witherspoon to the Class D race one win.
Morrison and Collier again fought over the win in race two, and this one was resolved when Collier slowed and pitted on lap four – his car was only offering intermittent power which he thought was a fuel or electrical problem, though he later discovered his Midget was leaking oil. Collier got the compensation of being awarded Driver of the Day for Saturday. Watkins also dropped out with technical woe.
Morrison won by 40 seconds from Richard Bridge who was struggling with his brakes from an early stage and Nick Day, who had to fix a crack in the sump between races after race one kerb-hopping, a further seven seconds back in third.
Ed Easton was awarded race two’s Driver of the Race, which he described as “probably the best race that I’ve had” after prevailing in a multi-car battle which also got him his second Class D win. Campfield helped himself to a comfortable Class E with Cow not taking part.