Saturday the 11th of November saw one of the largest gatherings of Castle Combe racing drivers, team members and associates gather in a brand new venue for the 2017 awards. Taking over the whole of the 6th Floor at Future Inns, Central Bristol, there were almost 200 people with many taking home a stash of well-deserved prizes.
Hosted by Chris Dawes, the night kicked off in true fashion with the coveted awards for the GT Championship sponsored by Simonstone Motor Group. Group Sales Director of Simonstone, Ian Jones, presented the trophies for each of the GT class wins, with overall Championship winner Ilsa Cox taking home the winner's trophy.
Moving swiftly on, it was over to National Windscreens very own George Douglas to present the fiercely contested Saloon Car Championship awards with Gary Prebble and Mike Good claiming their well-earned trophies. But it all boiled down to the man who had steamed ahead and taken the year by storm: Mr Simon Thornton-Norris. Simon had a fantastic year and was delighted with his 8 point overall lead.
Images from Left to Right: GT Champion - Ilsa Cox, Saloon Champion - Simon Thornton-Norris, Formula Ford Champion - Josh Fisher. Images courtesy of TRACKSIDE IMAGES
After dishing out these prizes it was time to thank the hard driving and sheer determination of the Pro Alloys Hot Hatch Challenge Drivers. Awards were given in the form of recognition for the challenge, presented by the glamorous Jo Lewkowicz.
After a fraught season it was all smiles for the Formula Ford Championship sponsored by Wiltshire College. Unfortunately, Michael Moyers was unable to attend to collect his 3rd place trophy but his team principal, Kevin Mills, was on-hand to accept this in his place. No stranger to collecting trophies at Castle Combe award nights was Roger Orgee who came in as runner up. Finally it was a rather emotional and excitable Josh Fisher who claimed the 2017 Champion trophy as well as Class A winner.
All in all it was a fantastic evening with Jo Lewkowicz doing a sterling job organising the night, with a fantastic turn out and the whole 6th floor firmly decked out with Castle Combe goodies!
There was also a whole host of other associated awards from the night and full images and information regarding the winners can be seen on the Racing Club’s facebook page.
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