Racing returns

John Indri at the wheel of his Mitsubishi Mirage
John Indri at the wheel of his Mitsubishi Mirage

Enfield motor enthusiast Robert Taylor reports from North Weald Airfield in Essex, where racing returned this summer

Local motorsport roared back into action recently with the TAMS Packaging Summer North Weald Sprint, co-organised by Oakwood-based Green Belt Motor Club.

Edmonton’s Chris Deal, who is Green Belt’s completions secretary, helped organise the meeting for this, the club’s most important event of the year. His many tasks included complying with a raft of new Covid-19 regulations and procedures designed to minimise any effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

On top of this, Chris had to organise the results of the times for a record entry of 74 cars. In all, he was involved in sending more than 1,200 emails in the weeks leading up to this event!

Green Belt Motor Club members did well in several of the 15 classes that were held. In fourth place overall was our own John Indri, in his Harkness-sponsored canary yellow Mitsubishi Mirage. His best time, one minute and 15 seconds, gained him victory in the hotly-contested class for 2000cc-plus modified road cars.

The special trophy for the highest-finishing Green Belt member went to club president Richard Warne. He drove his Car Spares Cheshunt and Comer Oils-sponsored Ford Escort Mk2 to fourth place in the class for 1400cc to 2000cc rally cars.

Former Palmers Green resident and Green Belt member Geoff Foot brought his Jedi single-seater racing car out of retirement and finished first in his poorly-supported class, and in 23rd place overall.

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