A very cold and wet Frankley greeted many of the UK's top rallycross
drivers for the 3rd round of this hotly contested series.
This series is seen as one of the premier winter series and with it's
testing track layout can really sort the wheat from the chaff.
HB drivers Graham Alsop and Tony Truman were in attendance as well as
Richard Greenough and Ian Barnard, making there first runs out with the
HB D8 buggy. Lee Bunker was also in attendance piloting the Maverick
With 3 drivers (2 x HB and 1 x Maverick), the Mirage Racing team was well
represented. Graham's day went from bad to worse at the start with an early
error dropping him down to 11th on lap 1. Meanwhile, Tony and Lee both went up
the order. Graham started his fight-back and was soon back to 6th however Lee
was soon to start struggling with electrical issues, which would soon end his
excellent day. Tony was running 7th and Graham had pushed towards the front and
was sat in 2nd behind TQ man Darren Bloomfield. A close race ensued until Darren
was forced out with mechanical trouble allowing Graham to take the lead. With
Graham and his D8 in cruise control he was able to take the win by just over 8
seconds from Simon Willets and a bumped up Craig Drescher.
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