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Adrenaline Highs and Lows for Mickel Motorsport at Anglesey

Mickel Motorsport headed to Anglesey in Wales for rounds 3 and 4 of the UK MRF Legends Cars National Championship last weekend with John Mickel leading the championship by a small margin.

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Adrenaline Highs and Lows for Mickel Motorsport at Anglesey

Saturday 22nd April 2017 - Round 3

Race 1

With reasonable weather and a dry track, the drivers were looking forward to taking to the cliff top track with its beautiful view across the ocean.

The first race of the day went well for all drivers with John finishing 2nd, Paul Simmons 4th and Mike Schlup in 12th place.

Results

John Mickel 2nd

Paul Simmons 4th

Mike Schlup 12th

Round 3 – Race 2

Race 2 was also a cliff hanger with John making moves on the race lead through out, bringing the K-Seal car home safely in 2nd place and Paul Simmons bagging another 4th and Mike Schlup improving on his first race finish to take 10th place.

Results

John Mickel 2nd

Paul Simmons 4th

Mike Schlup 10th

Round 3 – Final

As one of the highest points earners on the day so far, John started from the rear of the grid and worked so hard in his usual Mickel rocket fashion to make contact with the leaders when his engine failed him and left him with a D.N.F.

Paul Simmons suffered axle trouble and did well to limp home in 13th place.

Mike Schlup did the honours for Mickel Motorsport making the top ten for a second time at Anglesey finishing in 10th place.

Results

Mike Schlup 10th

Paul Simmons 13th

John Mickel D.N.F.

Sunday 23rd April 2017 - Round 4

Race 1

The team worked very hard overnight fixing one sick engine problem and one problematic axle. Spirits remained high with the sight of a new day ahead.

Despite a good run in practice, John’s engine gremlins returned leaving John to battle for every inch of racetrack and to cross the line with as many points as he could muster, finishing 9th. Paul Simmons lead the Mickel Motorsport team to finish 7th with Mike Schlup finishing 13th

Results

Paul Simmons 7th

John Mickel 9th

Mike Schlup 13th 

Round 4 - Race 2

They say patience is a virtue. John’s patience with engine troubles paid off with a fantastic race win in the second race of round 4. Paul Simmons raced in the same vein with a great 3rd place finish in his Baileigh Machine. Mike Schlup stayed strong finishing 12th.

Results

John Mickel 1st

Paul Simmons 3rd

Mike Schlup 12th 

Round 4 – Final

The day continued well for John Mickel in the Final of round 4, finishing 3rd and Paul Simmons collected more valuable points finishing 7th. Mike Schlup found himself wrapped up in a race incident leaving him unable to finish.

Results

John Mickel 3rd

Paul Simmons 7th

Mike Schlup D.N.F.

John Mickel collected the 1st place trophy on Sunday, winning Round 4 with Paul Simmons collecting Master of the day on both rounds for his amalgamation of points each day.. 

John said “For a disastrous weekend we have done well really. I came to Anglesey leading the Championship by a small margin and I leave Anglesey in 2nd place but with only a very small gap of 30 points behind the Championship leader. I had one DNF and one very slow race so the points could have been looking so much worse. It is still very early days and there is still a lot more racing to do in my K-Seal Legend. This only makes things more interesting”.

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You can also read the full Legends UK race report online.

Round 5 & 6 are at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire on 13th and 14th May 2017

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