CSCC to race into the dark in 2017

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The Clas­sic Sports Car Club has un­veiled its 2017 sea­son cal­en­dar, which in­cludes a night race meet­ing at Brands Hatch.

The club will end its sched­ule at the Kent cir­cuit for the sec­ond time in three sea­sons next year, hav­ing also run a day-night meet­ing in 2015 be­fore thick fog forced the can­cel­la­tion of much of the sec­ond day. The CSCC is yet to firm up which se­ries will con­test the night races on Novem­ber 11/12.

It will kick its sea­son off with a visit to Snet­ter­ton – tak­ing place on the April 1/2 week­end – be­fore re­turn­ing for a sec­ond year to Thrux­ton, the club hav­ing vis­ited the Hamp­shire cir­cuit for the first time in its his­tory in 2016.

The CSCC will also use the In­ter­na­tional Cir­cuit con­fig­u­ra­tion at Sil­ver­stone for the first time, and makes its re­turn to Croft af­ter a 10-year ab­sence.

Club di­rec­tor Hugo Holder said: “The night races at Brands are a chance for peo­ple to have a go at un­fin­ished busi­ness. We ran a night race event over two days in 2015 but the sec­ond day was fogged off; it came rolling in and we couldn’t use the cir­cuit.

“I think it’s ar­guably one of our best cal­en­dars yet.”

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