The Daytona DMAX Championships made their first ever visit to Shenington Circuit in Oxfordshire for round 5 of the 2017 Series – and the 1000m circuit was perfectly suited to Daytona’s high performance two stroke championship fleet and the 145 drivers who enjoyed amazingly close racing.
Across the three endurance races, the top 22 drivers in each class were within 1.2 seconds of each other on lap times and, uniquely, the gap between first and last place in each of the one hour long endurance races was just three laps – approximately 150 seconds.
In the Heats, the drivers enjoyed close racing too with all classes seeing all drivers split by just 30 seconds or less after 10 laps of the circuit. In most heats, the top 20 drivers’ best lap times were all within one second. The close racing did not deter Tomek Zaustowicz who was unbeaten throughout the entire day – with race wins in Heavy Endurance, all three Heavy Heats and the Heavy Final. Tomek scoring a maximum 125 points in the heats and 51 points in the endurance – only just missing out on the point for Pole Position that went to Paul Manton.
We congratulate the Class winners for R5:
Light Heats: Dante Dillon
Inter Heats: Mike Coppin
Heavy Heats: Tomek Zaustowicz
Light Endurance: Axel Slijepovic
Inter Endurance: Tor Ryan
Heavy Endurance: Tomek Zaustowicz
The full race reports will be uploaded today (Tuesday 13th June) along with the current championship standings and highlights videos will be published next week.
The next round is at Whilton Mill on Sunday 16th July – make sure you don’t miss out on Round 6 as it is expected to sell out.