Jez Clark claimed he couldn’t challenge the Morgan of Kevin Kivlochan, then when the lights went out ran side by side with the Morgan until snatching the lead, although Kevin was back in the lead by the end of lap two and looking comfortable until loosing a wheel putting Jez back on the top step of the podium.
Although Jez Clark put up a spirited chase initially race one was dominated by Kevin Kivlochan and his Morgan Plus 8 but there was plenty of entertaining inter-marque action in the mid grid pack between the MGB, Alfa Romeo, Alfa Spider and Porsche 924 of Peter Bowyer, Jon Wagstaff, Antony Ross and Brian Jarvis, further back the Alfas of Simon Holmesmith, Dave Erwin and Justin Wilson tripped over themselves in an equally entertaining battle with the Datsun 240Z of Tom Owen.
The Historic Sports Car Club’s first race meeting at the spectacular Anglesey track in North Wales on 13-14 July is set to be a great weekend by the sea. With a full programme of 20 races, a total entry of more than 170 cars, the weekend will be a very special tribute to the life of Welsh racing driver Tom Pryce
The 70s Road Sports Championship races are likely to be close between the current champion Jeremy Clark, Lotus Elan and the Datsun 240Z of Charles Barter. Jim Dean will be hoping to repeat his form from Brands Hatch, whilst any slip from the leading trio will see the Lotus Elan of Mark Leverett, Adam Bagnall’s Jaguar E-Type and Kevin Kivlochan’s Morgan Plus 8 move into contention.
Class D have really embraced the spirit of this event which includes four Bertone styled Alfa Romeo 2000 GTVs a Lancia Beta and the British Racing Green Triumph GT6 of Martin Dyson.
A race dominated by the Lotus’s. Jim Dean lead the first seven laps until forced to retire with broken suspension allowing Jeremy Clark to move to the front with Will Leverett maintaining pressure until the end. In the chase for the Championship crown it’s beginning to look as if Adam Bagnall and Jez Clark are building an early breakaway from the main peloton.
70s will be returning to the magnificent Brands Hatch Superprix for the first time since 2017 the 30 minute race will be a wonderful challenge for competitors taking place towards the end of a full weekend of historic motorsport organised by the HSCC.
Sunday qualifying for 70s begins at 10.25 for 15 minutes Round 5 – Sunday: Starts at 16.50 for 30 minutes
Over a weekend of bright sunshine and heavy rain showers Charles Barter and Jeremy Clark were rewarded with a victory apiece at Cadwell Park. Kevin Kivlochan, Neil Brown and David Tomkinson took class victories on both days. Image: Paul Lawrence
After a week of biblical rain 70s enjoyed a dry but cloudy early morning qualifying session. Charles Barter and Jez Clark had a race long battle never separated by more a second. Kevin Kivlochan held onto third with competitors back to ninth covered by the proverbial pocket handkerchief. The Lotus Eclat of Class D winner Neil Brown was harried all the way by the Porsche 924 of Will Morton and David Tomkinson’s heroically driven Triumph Spitfire. Image: Paul Woodford
The first double-header weekend of the 70s Road Sport season on the twists and turns on the wonderful and picturesque Cadwell Park circuit in Lincolnshire. A full grid, plus the exciting prospect of John Hillon in his freshly prepared VW Scirocco GTi.
Saturday qualifying for 70s begins at 09.00 for 15 minutes.
Race one – Saturday: Starts at 13.10 for 20 minutes.
A good result for Charles Barter to start his season in a winning way, whilst Adam Bagnall’s Jaguar E-Type and Jon Wagstaff’s Alfa Romeo both took their second class wins of the season: Download full results
Regulation C3.1.1: Cars 10, 26, 35, 50 and 96 were disqualified following post race scrutineering for a technical infringement relating to an ‘ineligible vehicle or component’.