The third unsealed surface (USS) meeting of the IOWCC 2013 campaign was expected to be a dusty one with the weather being blistering hot all week as the competitors returned to Knighton on 21st July.
With little wind to clear the dust, it left the potential of driving into your own dust making vision at times limited, but this was not to put off the hardy competitors of the Isle of Wight Car Club.
First to set the pace was Darren Taylor in his Mazda 323 (known in the club as the king of Knighton) but hard on his heals was Neil Glasbey and then John Dutch ,Terry Steel , Steve Brett , and then Ryan Munt.
As the day moved on Darren Taylor was setting better and better times, not to be left out Neil Glasbey , Dan Morgan , Ryan Munt were also coming on strong. John Dutch was doing his best to hang onto the leaders. After the first three runs It looked like Darren Taylor was on for another win at Knighton but Ryan Munt had his own plan and put in a stunning time of 78:34 seconds, closely followed by Dan Morgan on a 78:41 seconds . Then on the 6th and final run Dan Morgan set a time of 77:38 seconds , which pushed Darren Taylor into second place with his time of 77:39 seconds , with Ryan Munt on a 78:34 seconds having to settle for 3rd place overall this time. He was followed by Neil Glasbey on a 79:43 seconds and then John Dutch on a 79:74 seconds ..
Not only was Dan Morgan and Darren Taylor one 100th of a second apart but a full second ahead of Ryan Munt in 3rdplace .
1st Dan Morgan on 77:38 sec
2nd Darren Taylor on 77:39 sec
3rd Ryan Munt on 78:34 sec
4th Neil Glasbey on 79:43 sec
5th John Dutch on 79:74 sec
6th Brian Robbins on 81:15 sec
Next meeting: Charity Day at NORTHWOOD SHOW GROUND on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of August