Sunday 12th August, Posterholt,
Bill Boarer Memorial
Peter Scheepens Memorial

Hospitable Holland Report by Anne Sayell compiled from information supplied by Linda Sheldrick & Geoff Bunn respectively.

Ten UK drivers made the trip to Posterholt in Holland on 11th & 12th August and were joined by Toni Scheepens from Tilburg. The hospitality in Holland was a good as ever with promoter and spectators as well as the Scheepens team together with the best weather of the summer, making the UK drivers very welcome.

The format was 3 races on the Saturday with points from the day being used to form the grid for the Bill Boarer event the following day. Alan Buckland Jonathan Pooley and Jason Carnwell took a win each on Saturday. Jason Carnwell took runner up places in each of the other heats with Alan Buckland and Jonathan Pooley taking a third place each. Steve Brattan had his best result to date with a second place in heat 3 followed by Geoff Bunn making his long trip worthwhile.

Points from the previous day saw Jason Carnwell joined by Alan Buckland for the front row of the grid for the Bill Boarer memorial trophy. Few were surprised to see Carnwell take the win, Jonathan Pooley came through for second with Buckland hanging on for third. Drama came when Steve Brattan's engine let go in a dramatic way with various parts flying all over the track from the two large holes blown in his engine block. The race was drawn to an early close as a result giving Jason Carnwell a relatively easy victory. The same race saw Toni Scheepens retire with a blown diff.

The Peter Scheepens memorial race saw trophies and prize money donated by Toni his brother and yet more drama. Sadly Toni was unable to take part and this left a reduced grid with Steve Brattan also sideined. Neil Clarke took the early lead but drifted wide allowing Geoff Bunn up the inside. With 2 separate collisions in a short space of time taking out 4 more cars by half distance, leaving just 5 cars running, the race was brought to an early close by the promoter with Geoff Bunn declared the winner from second placed Clarke with British Champion, Steve Young third.

With Alan Buckland's car badly damaged and Jason Carnwell reportedly already on the way to the ferry, the third race was almost a formality for Jonathan Pooley. Neil Clarke took another runner up place making it his best weekend for a long time. Steve Brattan made the last race of the day after a lot of hard work in the pits and was rewarded with a third place.

The promoter gave trophies for the top 5 highest points scorers overall. Collisions plus a mix of mechanical failures perhaps accounting for a fairly unpredictable result : Neil Clarke taking top points followed by Steve Young, Jonathan Pooley, Geoff Bunn and Andrew Bilby.