SNETTERTON JULY 24/25 PREVIEW – BRSCC FIESTA CHAMPIONSHIP
We’re two meetings into this year’s BRSCC Fiesta Championship and so far it’s proving to be a pretty entertaining season with plenty of close, clean racing and drivers new, regular and returning gracing the grid so far, there’s a real buzz around the paddock as the championship continues to grow and develop once more. Now we move to our first triple header of the season on the long straight and technical corners of the Snetterton 300 circuit in Norfolk.
Luke Pinder is in the lead of the overall standings as well as being top of the ST240 class contenders after he looked strong and settled in the new car at Oulton Park, capturing a brace of wins to help him leap to the head of the table. Chasing him down is Rob Smith, who is currently 17 points back but has shown some great consistency with a 2nd place each from Croft and Oulton Park and will be looking to once again keep his nose out of trouble. Spencer Stevenson is another who has silently racked up decent results and has managed to rise to 3rd at this stage with the hope of closing in further.
David Nye and Simon Horrobin, two stalwarts of the championship, are currently tied for 4th place, however it’s Nye that sits higher thanks to his having two 5th places as his best results off the podium compared to a 7th place for Simon. Both are experienced enough to know how to get the best out of these new cars and will want to be amongst the front runners again from the outset. Hopefully up there with them will also be Jamie Going, currently sat in 6th with identical ambitions to make up some ground. Double winner at Croft Jon Cooper had a more torrid time with retirement in the first Oulton Park race, so 7th in points is his current situation and has ground to make up this weekend.
Marco Ricci and Zachary Lucas are next to ensure the first nine drivers in the standings are all from the ST240 class, with 10th overall held by current ST150 leader Ethan Rogers who has been consistently showing the rest of his competitors the way. He’s going to lock horns once again with Matt Chambers and Briannie Davis, although William Kellett was also able to show handy pace and will wish to emulate his father Alastair, who is also back again in his ST240 along with Oulton Park returnee Stuart Robbins and Dominic Bush.
New names on the grid joining us for their first 2021 meeting are Gary Miller, making a step up into an ST240 for the first time after previously racing an ST150 with us, while said ST150s are boosted by former Ginetta and Hyundai Coupe Cup racer Nick Moore, plus rookie Marlo Cordell making his first ever appearance with JamSport.