Full Results

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1/32   Nationals   2023

Betta & Classic 2023 Saloon Championship

There were 39 drivers in Saturday’s saloon class racing.    In this class there’s a free choice of chassis, motors are restricted to group 12. This class usualy has the widest variety of bodies, this year the Betta Mustang proved the most popular.


Best Presented - Mick Metcalfe

Betta Ford Mustang



Motor (group 12)






James Cleave

Cleave Tech 2023

ProSlot can and arm

6:40 72p

Won O Won Klingon

Betta Ford Mustang

79.8 gm


Gavin Wills

Cleave Tech 2023

ProSlot can and arm

6:40 72p


Betta Ford Mustang

79.6 gm


Ross Grogan


Koford can  ProSlot  arm

6:40 72p


Betta Ford Mustang

84.4 gm

Practice started after the INTRO 32 championship at half past eleven, this was followed by best presented body judging and 1 minute qualifying runs.

James Cleave was top qualifier with a new record for this class, the full results are on the results page. The 39 entries were seeded into 5 heats, 4 with 8 drivers and a 7 man top group.

Main Grade Final
The top 3 qualifiers fror the Main Grade Final were Aston Offer in 13th overall on 208 laps, Graham Woodward and Michael Ovens.   Aston hit car trouble early in the race leaving Woody leading from a closely matched bunch of Michael , Mark Witham and James Noake.  Shortly after half distance James was in the pits, leaving Woody, Michael and Mark in the top 3.  Graham extended his lead to a winning margin of 9 laps from Michael with Mark a further 6 laps back in 3rd and Ben Tapp another 6 laps behind in 4th.

James Noake   Graham Woodward   Mark Witham    Aston Offer  Bob Budge   Ben Tapp    Michael Ovens  Pete Clarkson

 The Overall Final   

The top 3 qualifiers for the Overall Final were James Cleave on a record 227 laps followed by Ross Grogan and Gavin Wills.  James led from the start followed by Ross and Gavin,  by quarter distance James had 3 lap lead with Gavin and Ross frequently swapping second place. Greg Harwood was 4th until passed by Martin Ellis just after half way.  James retained his National title by a 7 lap margin from Gavin with a nearly identical car.   Ross came home in third ahead of Martin, Greg and Josh Bryant in 6th.

The top 6 cars

      James                     Gavin                      Ross                     Martin                   Greg                      Josh

A top view of the winning Cleave Tech chassis