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LONG-AWAITED RETURN FOR ATHERFIELD ROUND

IOWCC AtherfieldThe Isle of Wight Car Club returned to a long-awaited venue for many with the opportunity for a large open track layout once again proving to be popular.

The weather forecast was cloudy with possible heavy showers for the Atherfield-based event, but thankfully the showers stayed away until the day had finished.

First to set the pace in Run 1 was Darren Taylor posting a time of 1:02:16, closely followed by John Dutch on a 1:02:33 then Wayne Hole on a 1:06:07, Kevin Richardson on a 1:07:30 and Dan Morgan on a 1:07:31.

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Run 2 saw everyone improving their time as the track was giving more grip with the grass coming off the surface of the field. First to set this new pace was John Dutch on a 58.34 seconds followed by Dan Morgan on a 1:00:04 then Darren Taylor on a 1:00:06 then Terry Steele on a 1:00:76 then Wayne Hole on a 1:01:76 then Toby Allen on a 1:02:17 and finally Kevin Richardson on a 1:02:49.

During run 5, Ryan Munt in his 4WD Subaru came from nowhere to put in a stunning time of 56.27 seconds, pushing John Dutch into second place overall. By the final run of the day, everyone was gunning to get their fastest time in and knock Ryan off the top of the leader board, but no one could improve their times apart from Andy Williams with a 57.14 moving him into 3rd place overall and Darren Taylor with a time 57.96 seconds.

All a bit too close for Ryan but his RUN 5 time of 56.27 seconds was enough to push John Dutch off the top of the leader board by only 0.22 of a second and give him his fourth win of the 2013 season and with only two USS rounds to go, it looks like John (the 2012 champion) will be handing over the USS Title to Ryan at the end of the year.

Round 10 (USS)

1st Ryan Munt
2nd John Dutch
3rd Andy Williams
4th Dan Morgan
5th Terry Steele
6th Darren Taylor

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