Hatch of the day

PUBLISHED: 12:09 24 April 2008 | UPDATED: 08:25 02 June 2010

Marin Boon suffers engine problems

Marin Boon suffers engine problems

WISBECH drivers Joe McMillan and Andrew Tibbs shone in 750 Motor Club race meetings at Brands Hatch at the weekend. A first place in a re-started heat 16 earned McMillan a spot in the final of the second Stock Hatch Championships meeting of the season. H

Joe McMillan in action at Brands Hatch

WISBECH drivers Joe McMillan and Andrew Tibbs shone in 750 Motor Club race meetings at Brands Hatch at the weekend.

A first place in a re-started heat 16 earned McMillan a spot in the final of the second Stock Hatch Championships meeting of the season.

He started at the back of the grid and gained 12 places to finish 18th.

He finished the 14-lap race in 14:41.87, 24.85 behind fellow Citreon Saxo VTR driver and race winner Graham Mulholland.

Andrew Tibbs fends off the atttentions of fellow Wisbech driver Aaron Williamson

McMillan, 18, who is competing in his first full season of Stock Hatch racing, said: "The heat I won was stopped after eight laps. It was very frustrating because I had moved up from third to first and established a good lead but luckily I managed to keep it together and win from the re-start.

"And I didn't expect to gain so many positions in the final. I had struggled to find any space in qualifying."

Four other Fenland drivers were involved in the final.

Terry Roughton recorded 14:37.21 to finish 12th, Robbie Boon came 20th with 14:45.13, Wayne Harris finished 24th with 14:48.23 and Martin Boon failed to finish after suffering engine problems in the third lap.

Meanwhile, in the SAXMAX Championships, Tibbs recorded two sixth places.

In a restarted race five the 16-year-old recorded 2:16:85, 4.99 behind race winner Joe Ferguson and in the 14-lap race 17 he recorded 14:36.25.

Father Paul Tibbs said: "Andrew's in his last season of junior racing and we believe he has a good chance of winning the championship.

"He did started the races in 12th and then eighth places so he did well to progress through the grid, but he'll be looking for some podium finishes."

Aaron Williamson, from Wisbech, competed in both races, finishing ninth and seventh respectively.


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