CSCC founder eyes start­ing new rac­ing club

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A new rac­ing ini­tia­tive is set to pro­vide a home for cur­rent se­ries and fresh ideas from next sea­son.

Clas­sic Sports Car Club founder Richard Cul­ver­house plans to or­gan­ise cheap events that can sus­tain smaller grids than is the case with most cur­rent clubs.

“At the be­gin­ning of the year there were groups of peo­ple who ap­proached me to put on some race meet­ings or get them on to events,” said Cul­ver­house, who has yet to name his new or­gan­i­sa­tion.

“Fer­rari Clas­sic, for ex­am­ple, don’t have a home [it is not at­tached to any one club]. It’s the same with some MGS and North­ern Sa­loon and Sports Cars, which strug­gle to get races at cir­cuits like Cad­well Park, Don­ing­ton and Mal­lory.

“This is about try­ing to get an as­so­ci­a­tion of peo­ple – se­ries, cham­pi­onships or new ideas – that have nowhere to go. We’re look­ing for com­mit­ment from peo­ple and it doesn’t have to be clas­sics.”

Cul­ver­house be­lieves he can keep costs down with a num­ber of mea­sures, which should mean that fledg­ling se­ries will have a chance to grow.

“There are things I have done in the past to re­duce costs, like merge qual­i­fy­ing,” he said. “If you have two grids in the mid-teens and can qual­ify them to­gether – they still get their sep­a­rate races – you save time and can run an­other race on the pro­gramme.

“There are lots of cars out there with nowhere to race and many or­gan­is­ers won’t take 12-car grids. We won’t be steal­ing com­peti­tors from any­where else.”

Cul­ver­house is plan­ning to meet with the Mo­tor Sports As­so­ci­a­tion this month and fur­ther de­tails will be re­leased be­fore the end of the year.

Se­ries like the Fer­rari Clas­sic could be part of new club


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