Maurice boosts his chances to win title
PUBLISHED: 12:44 05 July 2007 | UPDATED: 20:04 01 June 2010
By Mark Berry REIGNING champion Maurice Hayden, from Wisbech, boosted his chances of regaining the 750 Motor Club s Stock Hatch Class A title with two superb wins at Cadwell Park. Hayden was third fastest in Saturday s qualifying session behind King s Lyn
By Mark Berry
REIGNING champion Maurice Hayden, from Wisbech, boosted his chances of regaining the 750 Motor Club's Stock Hatch Class A title with two superb wins at Cadwell Park.
Hayden was third fastest in Saturday's qualifying session behind King's Lynn's Ryan Bensley and fellow Wisbech driver Terry Roughton.
But a spectacular crash for Bensley on lap four of Saturday's final left the door open for Hayden and he took advantage to win the race in his Citroen Saxo VTR.
Roughton finished fourth and Robbie Boon, also from Wisbech, finished eighth from fifth on the grid.
In very wet conditions, Hayden made it a double win on Sunday when he recovered from a slow start to overtake Bensley on the final lap and take the chequered flag by 1.17 seconds.
Roughton produced another good drive to set the fastest lap time and move up to third. Boon finished 10th in his Peugeot 106 XSi.
The previous week, Roughton was cruelly robbed of a double win in rounds eight and nine at Pembrey.
Roughton was in superb form throughout the weekend and dominated the first round on Saturday.
His qualifying time of 1:11.92 booked his place on pole position for the day's final, edging out Peter Morgan by just five hundredths of a second.
Boon was also enjoying his time at Pembrey and lapped just two tenths slower than Roughton to secure fourth on the grid.
Hayden set a time of 1:12.29 in his Citroen Saxo VTR to finish 12th fastest.
Roughton didn't look back in the final as he held first place, set the fastest lap of the race and took the chequered flag 0.93 seconds ahead of Morgan.
Boon dropped two places on the first lap but rallied and moved up to finish fifth.
Hayden produced a fine drive to make constant progress through the field and finish seventh.
Pole-sitter Roughton looked to be heading for another win in Sunday's final and he led the race until three laps from the end when a mechanical failure forced him to pull out of the race.
Hayden, sixth on the grid for Sunday's race began well but dropped to ninth.
Boon produced the best performance of the day when he carved his way through the field and moved from 12th on the grid to finish sixth.
THE motor racing stars of the future were in action in the SaxMax double-header at Pembrey and Wisbech's Andrew Tibbs produced another encouraging performance.
Sam Schofield, driving for Liam McMillan's Wisbech-based Maxtreme team, lapped 1:13.70 in Saturday's qualifying session to finish 0.36 seconds behind pole-sitter Jake Farndon.
Tibbs qualified in 11th with a lap of 1:14.14, just ahead of Maxtreme driver Tommy Davison in 12th with 1:14.26.
Schofield was unable to start Saturday's race but Tibbs was in sensational form to move up the field to finish a superb third.
Davison kept his place to finish 12th in the race won by Chrissy Palmer.
Schofield was seventh fastest in Sunday's qualifying session with Tibbs 9th and Davison 10th.
Tibbs held his place in the championship's sixth round race but Schofield dropped to 11th and Davison was forced to retire on lap two.