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Neil's 2008 Season

3 Oct 2008

Pembrey Report Published

Two Wins for Steve Primett clinches the Post Historic Championship for Steve Primett. Neil retired with engine problems in the Fiesta which makes Jim McLoughlin odds on to take the Group 1 Championship at Silverstone.

16 Sep 2008

Pembrey Report started. Click Here

29 Aug 2008

Click here for Brands Report

Red Flags, Safety Cars, problems with the Results. The Group 1 race had it all. Neil managed to stay clear of all the drama to pick up a well deserved class win after having to change the Fiesta' gearbox overnight. David Howard won overall with Jim McLoughlin coming second, doing his championship chances no harm at all.

23 Aug 2008

Unofficial Points Position Before Brands (4 races to go)

The first figure is the total points, the second (in brackets) is after the two lowest scores are deducted.


Steve Primett 69 (54)

Neil Bray 69 (51)

David Howard 50 (41)

Phil Waller 44 (39)

Group 1

Jim McLoughlin 61 (53)

Neil Bray 66 (50)

David Hickton 55 (49)

Brian Goodwin 47 (47)

Mark Fowler 56 (43)

David Howard 46 (40)

5 Aug 2008

"My Mum told me never to give up"

Click Here for the Donington Report

It was an excellent Donington meeting, with exciting, good, clean, racing, despite small grids. Steve Primett had a straightforward win in Post Historic when Neil slipped down the field after his first lap lead and David Howard retired with gearbox problem. Jim McLoughlin won the Group 1 race after a race long door handle to door handle with Roger Stanford. This was a really exciting race with battles all the way through the field.

4 Aug 2008

Click Here for Draft Donington Stuff

24 Jul 2008

Click Here for the Croft Report

When the rain came down just before the Group 1 race Neil and the team were hoping for a laurel wreath as an extra birthday present! It wasn't to be. Neil did hold the lead during the middle of the race but a mistake at the complex dropped him back to third behind Jim McLoughlin and Mark Fowler and thats how it finished. Both Jim and Post Historic winner Steve Primett drove inch perfect while most around them went spinning on the slippery surface.

Unofficial Championship Positions:-


Neil Bray 60

Steve Primett 57

David Howard 48

Group 1

Neil Bray 54

Jim McLoughlin 51

Mark Fowler 49

David Hickton** 49

Brain Goodwin 48

** David Hickton missed Croft as he was on holiday. Taking into account that at the end of the season two scores are dropped David effectively leads Group 1.

21 Jul 2008

Croft Report is Under Construction - Click Here to see where we are so far

26 Jun 2008

Click here for the Oulton Park Report.
Neil overcomes adversity and bad conditions to win Group 1 after starting from the back of the grid.

23 Jun 2008

Oulton Stuff being worked on. Click here for Progress so Far

21 May 2008

Neil pictured here by Marc Lawrence drifting wide at the hairpin.

Click here for the Mallory Report

Neil had an excellent Post Historic race, climbing from his eighth place on the grid to third overall and a class win. Steve Primett won with Tim Fish second in a Chevrolet Camaro. The challenge from the mighty Jaguar XJ12's faded after they came together again to the detriment of the bodywork of both cars. In Group 1 Neil had a steady race, maintaining his eighth place starting position to the flag.

29 Apr 2008

Neil using his Autocross experience at Snetterton on Sunday.

Click Here for the the Snetterton Report

Pole sitter Brian Stevens had a narrow win in a  closely fought PHTC race, coming over the line just in front of Nigel Garrett. David Howard had dominated the early stages of the race, despite a poor start. However, Brian slowly closed the gap until they had a coming together at the chicane, resulting in David spinning off.  Neil finished seventh, dropping back a couple of places after he to spun at the chicane.

Brian Stevens won a rain influenced Group 1 race from Roger Stanford’s BMW after challengers Jim McLouglin, Mark Fowler and David Howard fell out or fell back. Neil was the only starter in his class, finishing seventh overall after overtaking faster cars when the rain came down.

14 Apr 2008

Lydden Report finished

13 Apr 2008

Lydden report started - An excellent meeting, organised  by Rod Birley (usually seen behind the wheel of a WRC Escort) under the auspices of BARC South East. The CTCRC had five of the seven races on this wonderful clubmans day. Neil did well, finishing 5th in Post Historic but an excursion onto the grass and a blown exhaust gasket took away his chances in Group 1.

28 Mar 2008

Castle Combe Report finished







27 Mar 2008

Castle Combe Report started - Neil had a great day. The Fiesta really flew with its new engine and the work on tuning the Capri's chassis over the winter paid off and Neil was able to challenge for an overall win for the first time. The meeting saw great new cars début in the hands of Brian Stevens and David Scriven. Shame that both of the Camaro's blew their engines in qualifying. And as too the weather!

2 Jan 2008

2008 Calendar

24 March - Castle Coombe

12 April - Lydden Hill

26 & 27 April - Snetterton

18 May - Mallory Park

21 June - Oulton Park

19 & 20 July - Croft

2 & 3 August - Donnington Park

24 & 25 August - Brands Hatch

13 & 14 Sept - Pembrey

4 & 5 October - Silverstone

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