FUN BESIDE THE ANGLE-SEY SIDE


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Two 3-hour races await the Fun Cup – both in the day and night – Photo: Andy Leivers

It’s time for us takes another trip to the Welsh coast this weekend, but not necessarily for a short holiday. There's action from single seaters, sportscars, touring cars and endurance racing all rolled into two action packed days at the beautiful and picturesque Anglesey Circuit.

Headlining the weekend will be the Fun Cup Championship with two 3 hour races for their Beetle-esque silhouette race cars – one in mid-afternoon during daylight hours and the second running at night to give the drivers a contrast in driving conditions. Team Racelogic are the team to beat with the points lead so far, while 2nd place is being hotly contested by Eco Racing, Holden Hawthorns Racing and Scuderia XCat all of which are separated by 7 points. It’s a series which certainly lives up to its name and often sees large grids and finishes going right down to the wire, making it a firm fan favourite.

The weekend will also see the conclusion to the Avon Tyres Formula Ford 1600 National Championship. The Post ’89 class will see Ireland’s Jonny McMullan go head to head with Canada’s Patrick Dussault for the title, while the Pre ‘90s pits Matthew Cowley against Jamie Jardine for top honours. Formula Ford is still considered by many as a key stepping stone in the world of motorsport, helping drivers gain a crucial understanding in just how to handle a racing car on mechanical grip alone.

There’s more representation for the Blue Oval as the XR Challenge also rolls into town. Michael Heath was unstoppable last time out at Silverstone, claiming a clean sweep of that weekend’s triple header of races. Expect him to be the favourite with competition from Alistair May, Robert Clapton and Lee Shropshire in Class A, while Michael Taylor looks set to claim Class B against Ryan and Lee Bowron.

Finally, the weekend is also populated by racing from our friends in the CNC Heads Sports & Saloon Championship. With an overall championship for grabs as well as individual class titles, the cars to keep an eye on will be Steven Hibbert’s Class E Lotus Sport Elise, Joe Spencer’s Class C “Stuart Taylor Locosaki” and Stuart Pearson in his Class E Ginetta G20. One thing that is certain is that the entry will be diverse and varied, with a fantastic range of makes, models and specifications.

Day or night, rain or shine, the racing on arguably the country’s most picturesque circuit is sure to entertain. Speaking of which, the weather looks as though it’ll stay dry for the entire weekend with a high of 16 degrees. Not too bad then, as it happens! A full detailed look at this forecast can be found at ANGLESEY WEATHER.

In addition, the provisional timetable, final instructions and entry list is found at ANGLESEY RACE WEEKEND.

Scott Woodwiss