SIBLING RIVALRY AT SNETTERTON


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First on the timetable for last weekend’s East Anglian Centre two day meeting was the Snetterton Sprint which was mainly comprised of entries from the PistonHeads Caterham Academy. The Radical SR4 of Aaron Bailey took FTD in the wet conditions.

The first regular race of the day was for the BRSCC Porsche Championship which saw David Clark’s Boxster first over the line followed by Richard Sykes and Jayson Flegg in his 924. Jayson also was awarded the Barn Ruche Trophy for the first 924 home. This award was originally donated by the late Teddy Savory from nearby Watton who raced Special Saloons and later formed Modus Racing.

The first of two Tin Tops and Tiger races was won by Paul Dudley in his Wisbech manufactured Tiger RS6, with Gary Chappell’s Toyota Celica the first Tin Top over the line. The second race again saw results replicated.

The Motorlawyers Fiat Racing Challenge raced on both days, the winner on Saturday being Arthur McMahon in his Punto followed by his brother Roger. The brothers made the trip over from County Donegal and were joined at Snett by their Hemel Hempstead based brother Barry. The first lap of Sunday’s dry race was going well for leader Roger McMahon until he slid wide at the Esses and then came back onto the track, touched his teammate & sibling Arthur and rolled twice resulting in a red flag, from which the big man emerged shaken not stirred. Paul Copeland from County Meath took the flag after the restart.

Saturdays BRSCC F3 Series race was red flagged and chequered at the same time, with last year’s champion Chris Needham taking the spoils in his Dallara F302 followed home by Mark Terry and Alex Craven. Chris also collected the Henry Rilett Trophy which was commissioned by the late Henry when he was the East Anglian Centre Chief Scrutineer. Sunday’s race saw an identical result even though Craven suffered a 10 second penalty for a starting infringement.

The first Itchy Feet BRSCC OSS Championship race on Saturday was won by Tony Sinclair in his Jade 3, followed home by Jim Hutchinson. They both finished Sunday’s race in the same positions. Eamon Matheson and Graham Cole took third on Saturday & Sunday respectively.

Sunday’s Porsche Championship race was red flagged after an incident at Russell and the restarted race saw Sean Cooper’s Boxster first over the line. He also was awarded the Trevor Bishop Trophy in memory of Trevor who used to marshal at Snetterton and was a Porsche fan. There was also a non-championship race for the Porsches which was won by David Clark in his Boxster.

An excellent full grid of Toyota MR2’s got as far as Riches before the red flag came out to clear errant cars up. The restart was red flagged again at Riches before the race finally got going. Arron Pullan finishing just ahead of Adam Lockwood and Alex Gassman. The second close fought race was a duplicate result for the first three, with many battles through the field.

Both Dunlop TVR Challenge & Quaife Intermarque League races were won by Steve Hall in his Audi TT Intermarque closely followed by Keith White in race one and Chris Brickhurst in race two. The first TVR over the line in the first race was Hugh Marshall in his Tuscan and in the second Dean Cook similarly mounted.

Vaughan Fletcher’s Subaru Impreza won by 25 seconds in the first Nippon Challenge race followed at a distance by Steve Burke’s Nissan 350Z. The second wet race was red flagged and the restart was won again by Fletcher, this time followed by Stewart Hutchinson’s Honda Integra.

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John Marshall