14 August 1994 - Buxton, Simon Pashley Memorial
Report by Anne Sayell

High Edge raceway always throws up very close competitive racing and this often results in a number of different winners. This particular meeting was no exception.

Heat one eventually went to Simon Hilles. I say eventually but in fairness, the Wednesbury Warrior had the race licked almost front the off, but the following places were undecided right to the flag with positions swapping to and fro as the laps rolled by. In the long run it was Pop Haynes who was runner up with Nic Grindrod & Sonic Sayell in close attention in 3rd and 4th respectively.

Heat two belonged to the blue graders with Steve Piggins taking the flag and very successfully resisting Nobby Clarke and Tony Haynes grimly to the end. The places again swapping at a rate of knots sufficient to make any lap scorer's heart flutter somehate and little headway was made by, the back runners with Dick Loseby, Simon Hiles, Weston and such a fierce battle raging between young Nic and Sonic for seventh and eighth places they didn't realise the race had ended!

The final was stopped on the first lap with Pop Haynes and Gary Bonner colliding and collecting Nic in the bargain. This relieved the hitherto congestion at the back of the grid (a regular feature in a very competitive season) giving the red grade drivers still going a chance to come through. So it was that Wiley Weston made it to the front in record time and even though Sonic joined him in the closing. stages and smoked his tyres on many occasions, lie was just not able to demote the Wiley one. Dick Loseby, in close quarter to the flag was content to carry out a watching brief convinced the two would end up in a heap so close was the battle, but in the end John came through to win the first presentation of the Simon Pashley Memorial.

It was particularly nice to see victory go to someone who truly appreciated what the trophy meant and someone who knew Simon. The silver cup was a particularly nice gesture as it had previously been won by Ginger Pashley, Simon's grandfather, when racing Midgets in the 1950's.

 
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
Heat 1
26
9
22
1
27
38
55
3
12
28
Heat 2
11
77
9
38
26
55
22
1
3
12
Final
55
1
38
77
26
11
3
12
28
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