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The Alfashop Alfa Romeo Championship has a double-header at Cadwell Park tomorrow. Photo: www.dennisg-photography.co.uk

Tomorrow, the BRSCC Northern Centre runs the first of their two meetings this season at Cadwell Park, the charismatic circuit in Lincolnshire.

The circuit, dubbed ‘the mini Nürburgring’, is popular with drivers due to its striking mix of twists, cambers and gradients throughout it’s 2.175 miles.

Seven races make up Saturday’s schedule including a double header for the Alfashop Alfa Romeo Championship. The opening two rounds have produced two different overall winners in Roger Evans (supercharged GTV 3.8) and Anthony George (turbocharged 156) but it is the 2010 Champion Mel Healey who leads the way again in the points table, having taken a win and a second place in class E with her 156. She is being pursued by Steve Dymoke who is really getting to terms with his ex Neil Smith Class A2 156 with the 147 GTA of Sarah Heels in third place.

The triumvirate of Sports 2000 championships will dominate the afternoon with a 30 minute race for the March Academy Duratecs and 25 minure race each for the Pintos & Historics. Robert Oldershaw is the man leading the Duratec table but Mike Jenvey and Harry Chapman are very much in close pursuit.

In the Pintos, Championship leader David Pittard will miss several rounds this season, including Cadwell, so the race is a real opportunity for Mike Fry, Peter Needham and Colin Feyerabend to put down a marker. This is the first round for the Historics and Mike Johns will be out to go one better than championship runner-up in 2010.

The meeting concludes with the second of two half hour Caterham Trophy races. These are non-championship races so they give Caterham competitors who don’t normally race at Cadwell the chance to let their hair down and enjoy the circuit. After some near misses in Roadsport B, Aaron Head will be determined to record his first race victory.