2014-2015 Season Wrap

Better late than never, as they say!!

This wrap-up has been sitting in the draft pile on the website for a week or ten too long, so apologies to everyone for not getting my A into G and hitting the “publish” button.

So without any further delay…drum roll please….

This seasons victors and recipients of a F1 test with Manor F1 (OK, maybe that last bit is a little bit untrue), are Ron Wilkin and Gavin Aleksich in Class 1 and 2 respectively.

Whilst not taking away a victory this season, Ron has plugged away at the top, or near the top from start to finish this past season and was able to amass a decent haul of points to see him better long time racer Phil Foulkes by 14 points, even with Phil phoning a friend in the last race to try and overcome the points gap.  A happy third was first season veteran Keith Mainland.

Class 2 was headed this season by first season veteran Gavin Aleksich taking his Mondiale into the top weekend points on several occasions.  The ever fast Tony Graham was second, and Lindsay Porter took home third place laurels.

Congrats to everyone that raced this season!!

2014-2015 Avon Tyres Championship Points Tables

Class One Championship Points Table

Class Champ – Ron Wilkin!!


Ron crests turn 3 at Hampton Downs


Place Driver Points
1 Ron Wilkin 798
2 Phil Foulkes 784
3 Keith Mainland 757
4 Martin Lucas 638
5 Chris Fraser 632
6 Tony Cross 585
7 Gerald Duncan 582
8 Keith Jones 498
9 Bruce McCoy 444
10 Dave Silverton 410
11 Paul Dold 399
12 Bernie Hines 394
13 Graeme Cameron 368
14 Peter Boel 364
15 Geoff Bogue 360
16 Don Hopkins 343
17 Michael Clark 292
18 David Banks 223
19 Mike Creswell 193
20 Craig Munro 100

Class Two Championship Points Table

Class Two Champ – Gavin Aleksich!!


Gavin (#55) trailing Lindsay Porter (#644)

Place Driver Points
1 Gavin Aleksich 647
2 Tony Graham 420
3 Lindsay Porter 386
4 Frank van Lingen 255
5 John Pickford 254

Safety in Motorsport

In the past week, the motorsport world has faced the deaths of two of it’s own.  Dan Wheldon died whilst racing from the back for a $US5-million bonus purse at Las Vegas, whilst Marco Simoncelli was killed whilst contesting the Malaysian MotoGP at Sepang when he was hit by two following riders.

Of course this highlights that, even at the higher echelon’s of motorsport where safety levels are FAR SUPERIOR to our own cars, danger is ever present and the resultant penalty from a crash in motorsport can be that you pay the ultimate price.

It should also serve as a reminder, that although we will never drive at 220MPH on a tightly banked short oval, that we must treat our fellow competitor and driver with the utmost respect, and ensure that we do not put them into a position that could lead to them being seriously maimed, or at the very worst, killed.

Motorsport is inherently dangerous, and every competitor must put their trust in each and every other driver out there, that they will not put them in the catch fence or armco.

Have fun, drive safe.