Gurston Washout

After a dryish morning practice at Gurston Down’s ASWMC Championship round, competitors were faced with heavy showers and a very wet track after lunch.

Andrew Forsyth’s unbroken run of Gurston success at club level was finally ended. With 2nd gear repaired after last Sundays British Sprint round at Pembrey, Cornishman Terry Graves charged through Hollow Bend in a ball of spray on his only timed run of the day to pip Andrew to FTD by 2/100s.

Like Graves, Tony Wiltshire sat out the first runs to see what the weather would do later, unwilling to risk his newly acquired Gould GR55. With no sign of conditions improving, he switched to wets and got stuck in later on. On only his 3rd run in the car, he overcame traction control problems off of the line and a safe run netted 3rd overall.

Wilt prepares his Gould for it's first run

Another Gurston regular shaking down a new toy was former Pilbeam & Gould driver Kelvin Jouhar. Kelvin has acquired the ex. Jonathan Gates Westfield-Vauxhall to use at Gurston events and scored a class win on his debut.

Kelvin Jouhar in his Westfield-Vauxhall

Hopefully tomorrow will see better conditions for the Gurston Championship round.

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