The Daytona DMAX Championships returned to Clay Pigeon this weekend after a break of two years and the drivers enjoyed super close racing across all six championships classes.

With 121 race entries, Round 8 saw bumper grids across all three endurance weight classes and all three heats weight classes – and qualifying for the endurance races was even closer than at Round 7! On the dry circuit, the top 17 drivers in Lights, Inters and Heavies Qualifying sessions were all within one second of the pole position lap time and, in the closest finish of the day, the O’Neill brothers finished first and second in the Light Endurance Race split by just 0.032 seconds after an hour’s racing.

Chris Alcock scored double wins in the Inters Endurance and Heats races – taking the championship lead from Bobby Trundley – and Lee Witney scored his first ever DMAX Round win in Heavy Endurance. The O’Neill’s split the honours in the lights class with Jack winning Endurance and Andy winning Heats.

We are delighted to congratulate Bobby Trundley and Tomek Zaustowicz who have secured 2017 Championships after just 8 of the 10 rounds! Trundley has won the Inter Endurance Championship – his 359 points means that his lead cannot be caught (although Tor Ryan could score 352 with perfect scores in the last two rounds) and Zaustowicz has won the Heavy heats Championship with 888 points – his closest challenger Rob Bennet can only improve to 861 with perfect scores in the last two rounds.

Full race reports are online and you can see some of the superb photos taken on the day here. The highlights videos will be published in the next week.

The next round is at Daytona Tamworth over the weekend of 14/15th October – call Mark on 03303327870 if you want to join us for Round 9 of the UK’s fastest Arrive&Drive Championship.