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.
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.
The sun shone on some great racing at Donington Park, a few of the 70s competitors had a challenging day but with a 27 car grid the early signs are that we are in for a fabulous season: Download full results
The Austin Healey & MG Cup will be a sub-class within the small-engined Class E category of the overall championship. Cup competitors will also be eligible for Class E of the 70s Road Sports Championship and for the overall 70s Road Sports Championship.
Both 1275cc and 1493cc cars are eligible.No Cup rounds will require higher than a National B status licence. In the event of any 70s Road Sports Championship rounds requiring higher than this, they will not count towards the Cup. However, this does not stop Cup competitors entering any higher status events if they have the correct licence.
The HSCC is very grateful to Ted O’Day for drafting the Regulations and Peter May Engineering for its support of this initiative.