CLASH Round 1 Report: Scott Sovik Takes The Early Lead

Scott Sovik leads the CLASH championship after finishing 1st and 2nd in the opening two races of the CLASH championship at Autopolis, with his victory in the double-points Feature race giving him a two point margin over Kyran Parkin.

The Norwegian driver took pole but lost the lead on the opening lap of the 40 minute race off the start. However, he never let Parkin get away and was able to take advantage of a mistake mid-race. The victory was assured as Parkin’s tyres started to fall off towards the end of the race. Campbell Wallis took 3rd after overtaking Niall Larner then Mark Singleton by half-distance but survived a brief off-track moment with three laps to go.

Josh Anderson took 6th ahead of the race-long battle between Matthew Wheeler and Craig Woollard, who scored points in both races on his return to Realish Racing competition. Chris Williamson just missed out, while newcomers Ryan Eastham and Martin Fernandez both reached the chequered flag on their racing debuts. Rob Covey, another returnee, failed to finish after technical problems which also put him out for the Sprint race.

With the top eight cars reversed on the grid for the 20 minute Sprint race, it was Kyran Parkin who seized the initiative, carving his way through the field to take the lead by the end of lap 2, benefitting from incidents behind in a chaotic opening few laps. Scott Sovik eventually found his way to 2nd, ahead of Mark Singleton.

The battle for 4th raged for most of the race, with Campbell Wallis eventually coming out on top ahead of Niall Larner and Alex Odell, with Chris Williamson and Craig Woollard rounding out the points. Martin Fernandez was the only driver not to make the finish, retiring after 10 laps.

Round 2 of the CLASH championship takes place on Sunday, 15th September 2019 at the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia. You can still sign up for the season via our Forum.

Race 1 Result

Pos Up Driver Nat Team Time/Retired Qual Time Fastest lap
1 ►0 Scott Sovik NOR Fury Racing 40:32.58 01:39.28 01:39.62
2 ►0 Kyran Parkin GBR UPA 00:06.29 01:39.70 01:40.23
3 ▲1 Campbell Wallis SCO Kaibutsu Racing 00:18.93 01:39.95 01:40.98
4 ▼1 Mark Singleton GBR Bad Pun Racing 00:21.99 01:39.74 01:40.94
5 ►0 Niall Larner GBR Cosmo 00:26.91 01:40.51 01:41.09
6 ►0 Joshua Anderson GBR Cosmo 01:04.83 01:41.71 01:42.26
7 ▲5 Matthew Wheeler AUS Random Racing 01:24.39 01:43.32 01:42.45
8 ▲3 Craig Woollard GBR ByCraig Racing 01:26.42 01:42.80 01:42.46
9 ▼1 Chris Williamson GBR Random Racing +1 lap 01:41.87 01:41.59
10 ▲3 Ryan Eastham GBR Argosport +2 laps 01:44.04 01:44.60
11 ▲3 Martin Fernandez ARG Realish NDP +7 laps 01:47.52 01:47.26
12 ▼5 Robert Covey CAN Howler Racing DNF 01:41.78 01:41.98
13 ▼3 Will Fry GBR Bad Pun Racing Engine 01:42.26 01:42.46
14 ▼5 Alex Odell GBR POWA Suspension 01:41.88 01:42.10

Race 2 Result

Pos Up Driver Nat Team Time/Retired Fastest lap
1 ▲6 Kyran Parkin GBR UPA 20:24.78 01:40.65
2 ▲6 Scott Sovik NOR Fury Racing
00:00.64 01:40.25
3 ▲2 Mark Singleton GBR Bad Pun Racing 00:06.30 01:41.12
4 ▲2 Campbell Wallis SCO Kaibutsu Racing
00:11.92 01:41.24
5 ▼1 Niall Larner GBR Cosmo 00:15.08 01:41.40
6 ▲7 Alex Odell GBR POWA 00:16.11 01:41.41
7 ▲2 Chris Williamson GBR Random Racing 00:23.61 01:42.12
8 ▼7 Craig Woollard GBR ByCraig Racing 00:27.44 01:42.18
9 ▼6 Joshua Anderson GBR Cosmo 00:34.83 01:42.02
10 ▲2 will_fry GBR Bad Pun Racing 00:53.37 01:42.80
11 ▼9 Matthew Wheeler AUS Random Racing 01:30.43 01:43.53
12 ▼2 Ryan Eastham GBR Argosport 01:35.43 01:45.90
13 ▼2 Martin Fernandez ARG Realish NDP DNF 01:49.78

Full championship standings are available here