Santastic action on the beach

Sandocross.

Sandocross. - Credit: Archant

Forty-two competitors took part in Weston Motor Club’s unique Sandocross event on Weston beach.

FORTY-TWO competitors took part in Weston Motor Club’s unique Sandocross event on Weston beach.

Twelve of the competitors were Weston members, with awards going to Tony Miller in his 1800cc Fiesta and Kieren Simmons in his 1600 Rover 216. Tim Cattle of Weston MC was in a Renault Megane on his first-ever event as a driver and he took home the award for the best newcomer.

This year the event was blessed with a dry day and with a very low tide, this ensured conditions for some fast times.

Fastest time of the day went to a regular winner Colin Anderson in his 2.5 litre Special, but he had some serious competition from Ian Byrne, who had travelled over from County Kildare, Northern Ireland.


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Ian brought his family to cheer him on his way in a rapid Special with a two-litre turbocharged engine, but unfortunately Colin was just too fast for him. Ian last came to Weston in 2004 when on that occasion he went home with the overall fastest time of day trophy.

Weston Motor Club’s next speed event will be the annual grass autocross event on July 14. The venue is to be confirmed, but it is hoped that it will be on some of the remaining grass on the old airfield.

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