Circuit revs up for a sprint classic
A MAJOR sprint meeting will take place at the Anglesey Circuit this weekend.
In total eight different championships reach their conclusions with a round on each of the two days and with points awarded in their relevant series.
The Lotus Club, MG Car Club, Westfield Sports CC, Nottingham SCC , Liverpool MC and the NW Association of Car Clubs, will all be competing alongside the organising Longton and District Motor Club’s two series, plus the highlight of the weekend, the final rounds of the SBD Motorsport British Sprint Championship.
The SBD Motorsport series with its big single seater race cars is led by Heather Calder (Gould V8 3500cc) on 111 points, closely chased by her husband, last year’s champion, Colin in the same car on 105 points – a reversal of their standings at the same point last year.
The couple travel down from their home near John O’Groats to defend a challenge from John Graham, a farmer from Windermere, driving a similar Gould 55B, currently on 93 points, with several other competitors not far behind.
The two Longton DMC championships are also hotly contested. The overall series is led by Nigel Fox (Caterham 7) closely followed by Stephen Norton (MG ZS TD), Eve Whitehead (RBS8), Andy Larton (Peugeot 016) and Steve Wilson (Lotus Elise S).
The club’s sprint series is the tightest, with Gary Bunn (Westfield SEI Type R) only 0.95 points ahead of Derek Hodder (Westfield Type R-SC). Dom Wilson (Renault Clio 182 Cup) and Thomas Bourn (Renault Clio) will also be pushing hard to clinch the title.
With such a wide variety of championships and classes of cars the paddock alone will be worth seeing and the track action will be full of intense competition.
Mark Smith in high-speed cornering action and (inset below) and Steve Miles makes the sparks fly
Colin Calder in action at Anglesey Circuit.