TWO ALFA DEBUTANTS FOR SNETT


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Bryony Snowdon, daughter of regular Alfa competitor Chris, will be the youngest driver the championship has ever had. Photo: Michael Lindsay

The BRSCC East Anglian Centre return to their ancestral home of Snetterton this weekend for a Britcar meeting. Eight races are scheduled over the two days and in addition to the Britcar championships they will feature Alfashop Alfa Romeo Championship, the Caterham Academy, the Porsche Club and Porsche GT3 Cup.

The Alfa Championship is always pleased to welcome new competitors and Snetterton will see two drivers making their competition debuts. Bryony Snowdon, daughter of 1994 and 1995 champion and regular Alfa competitor Chris, will be the youngest driver the championship has ever had and she will be taking on the challenge of a powerful 75 3 litre. However, she has tested the car at Brands Hatch and Goodwood and is looking forward to her first race although Chris says "it will be a little odd to have her with me on the grid". The second newcomer is Ipswich Alfa specialist Mario Lavergata who is racing a 33 8v, a car that has previously been seen in the hands of John Norrington and Jonathan Walter.

After Round 8 at Rockingham last weekend, the Overall Championship lead has changed for the first time since round 2, Andy Inman taking over top spot from the absent Chris Healey while Chris, Sarah Heels and Mel Healey stay in the next three positions. The Rockingham race produced the first 1-2 for the NJS Racing 156s in the hands of Neil Smith and Steve Dymoke and Snetterton could well see a repeat at Snetterton. A highlight, though, should be a battle in Class C between Sara Heels' 147GTA and a horde of 3 litre GTVs driven by Chris Healey, Shaun Hazlewood, Barry McMahon and Ron Davidson.

The drivers in the Pistonheads.com Caterham Academy head to Norfolk having enjoyed their first ever circuit race at Rockingham at the beginning of the month. Jon Mortimer was the man who triumphed in Group 1, although championship leader Mike Hart will be confident having won the sprint at Snett back in May.

Martin Pass was the Group 2 winner at Rockingham holding off a strong challenge from Kurt Brady and Spencer Horgan. All will be in contention this weekend as will point’s leader Tim Abbott.