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News from the Historic Sports Car Club
Tuesday 15 September 2020
HSCC racers head for Cadwell Park Wolds Trophy
The Historic Sports Car Club switches focus to Cadwell Park this weekend (19/20 September) for the annual Wolds Trophy at the glorious Lincolnshire parkland track.
A very full 20-race programme has a distinct Formula Ford flavour with half of the weekend’s races dedicated to Formula Ford 1600s and Formula Ford 2000s. With a fabulous 35-car field, the Historic Formula Ford 2000 Championship takes centre stage and the aggregate winner will claim the Wolds Trophy.
Such is the size of the FF2000 entry that the field will be split into two groups for qualifying, with the fastest 10 going straight through into the first championship race and the remaining cars going into a heat to sort out the rest of the field. Then, the first 10 finishers in the opening championship race will go straight through to the second championship race while the remaining cars will go into the second heat.
It was Peter Drennan who scooped a fine double win when the championship season opened at Brands Hatch in July and following the cancellation of two races at Anglesey in August, he heads the entry to Cadwell Park. However, the opposition this weekend is tough as drivers like Benn Simms, Callum Grant and Ian Pearson re-join the fray.
Local racer Cam Jackson from Lincoln will contest six races and will be aiming for several wins to add to his tally of eight so far this season. In the Classic Formula Ford 1600 Championship he will aim to maintain his unbeaten run with his Van Diemen RF80 in the two regular championship rounds as well as the third race, the Old Hall Trophy, which is a re-run of the race lost to two red flags at Oulton Park. Up against Jackson in the Classics will be Mike Gardner, who ran him very close at Oulton Park, and the evergreen Rick Morris.
In Historic Formula Ford 1600, teenager Pierre Livingston will try and add to his superb double win at Oulton Park and he goes to Cadwell heading Jackson by a single point. In the Historic races Jackson will campaign the rare March 709 and they will have Linton Stutley (Royale RP3) right in the thick of the lead contest. The Historic Formula Fords also have three races as the Kentagon Cup replaces the race lost to the circuit curfew at Brands Hatch in July.
Away from the single-seaters, another tremendous field of cars will contest a double-header for the Historic Road Sports Championship where the pacesetter is current champion Kevin Kivlochan in his stunning AC Cobra. The mighty Cobra is quite a handful in the tight confines of Cadwell and he will have a battle on his hands from the best of the Morgans and Lotus Elans, including the cars of Will Plant, Peter Garland, Paul Tooms and Jonathan Rose.
A bumper grid will also line up for two rounds of the 70s Road Sports Championship, another of the HSCC’s core championships. Kivlochan is back out chasing two more wins in his Morgan Plus 8 but will face another stern challenge from early championship leader Jeremy Clark. By driving his Lotus Elan to the circuit for each event, Clark is adding bonus points that could prove vital at the end of the season.
More single-seaters from the 1970s and early 1980s will contest two races for the HSCC Classic Formula 3 Championship and URS Classic Formula Ford 2000 Series, with the addition of several cars from the HSCC’s new Geoff Lees Trophy for 1980s single-seaters.
Topping the F3 entry will be young Benn Tilley (March 743) from Bourne and he should tighten his grip on the title contest in the car raced 46 years ago by Rupert Keegan. Heading the URS FF2000 pack is another young ace, Ben Stiles in his Van Diemen RF82, who will surely fly even though this is his first experience of Cadwell Park. Among the Geoff Lees runners will be 16-year-olfd former karter Samuel Harrison in a Dallara F389 which he will campaign alongside his Classic Formula Ford Royale.
The Historic Touring Car Championship shares a grid with cars in the new 80s Production Car Challenge and it is Yorkshireman Peter Smith who currently heads the touring car standings in his Lotus Cortina. He was in superb form last time out at Oulton Park and has already scored two podium finishes here at Cadwell this season. Major rivals include fellow Yorkshireman Roger Stanford in his Lotus Cortina, while defending champion Bob Bullen is a recent convert to the Cortina pack. Tom Owen’s Audi Quattro is the top 80s entry.
Incredibly rapid front-engined sports-racing cars will tackle two races for the Classic Clubmans Championship, where Mark Charteris will set a searing pace in his Mallock Mk20/21. Adrian Holey (Mallock Mk20B) will head the chase of the multiple champion.
On Saturday, the first of eight races is at 1.55pm after qualifying form 9am
On Sunday, the first of 12 races is at 9am
Spectator admission is by advance ticket only and full details are at: www.msv.com
Full event results will be available here: www.tsl-timing.com/event/203856
Live commentary on HSCC Website.