Swift Rallycross Championships

Swift Rallycross Championships

Winning Weekend for Mullen at Mayhem

Spectators did not have to wait long for the action to start in the Swift Rallycross Championships at Lydden Hill over the Bank Holiday Weekend.  

Global Rallycross Star David Binks enthusiastic to get back out on British gravel whilst on a visit to the UK grabbed the attention of the crowds in a first heats on Sunday when Wigan Driver Tony Lynch faultered under the pressure of Binks in his mirrors whilst battling for second place behind Chris Mullen.  Lynch went out wide on the gravel into paddock bend, Binks sights of the line were short lived though as Lynch then made contact turning the guest driver 180 degrees and carrying him across the line backwards. 

Autopoint owner Graham Rodemark picked up the win for the second heats 

 Local man Darren Scott did not have a good opening heat when despite a good start making it to second position into the first corner from the back row of the grid, impact from behind sent Scott into the barrier.  Canterbury driver Tristan Ovenden looked strong from the off on his home circuit and took the win for his grid.  The second grid of

Global Rallycross Star David Binks in the Peter Gwynne Motorsport Swift    

 when impact from behind sent him With first heats which were held on the Sunday afternoon seeing local man Darren Scott take Proving all action racing in this one make championship     


The New S1600 Swift of Nick Priddy made an impressive entry into British Rallycross.  The Somerset driver's debut appearance was primarily about setting the car and getting a feel for this potent little machine however it did not take long,  heading straight out to win the first heat Priddy made his presence known to the rest of the field.  A late pass by Andy Knowles in the Citroen C2 saw the swift take second in heat two however this caused a driveline failure for Knowles ending his day.  Priddy went on to win Heat 3 and a comfortable cruise round the final to take the win by 17 seconds.


With a different winner at all five previous rounds of the Sport Championship, the win is there for the taking at Lydden Hill.  Snigwig driver Johny Bean currently lies top of the table, 7 points clear of the 2011 runner-up Tony Lynch, having delivered consistant results despite a roll at Nutts Corner during round 4.  Leeds lad and winner of round 3 Chris Mullen  has worked his way to 3rd followed by James Knight-Coney for whom Lydden is his home circuit.

Local drivers Tristan Ovenden and Darren Scott will also be looking to take their turn on that top step of the podium. Canterbury Driver Ovenden has qualified front row for the A final at several rounds previously and Scott a winner here in 2011, both will be looking for that win in front of their home crowd.

Belgian Driver Kris Fruru makes the trip across to rejoin the Swifts, again piloting the Yellow 99 Swift of Peter Gwynne Motorsport.  Fruru made his debut in a Swift at the previous round here at the start of the season.  

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