CSCC Halloween Racing - Donington Park
Photographs by Craig Boon & Karen Smalley - Octanephotos
ON a cold and
misty Halloween at Donington Park Race track in Leicershire the
Classic Sports Car club held its final meeting of the year. Amongst
the huge turnout were several drivers from the Northwest competing
in 4 of the 5 different classes on track. The action started at
09:15 and in an epic days racing continued on into the night with 2
dark races for the Jaguars and the the season finale Inter-Serie
Local drivers were Stuart Trantor of Warrington wearing door badges
from the following local motor clubs - Chester and Liverpool Motor
Clubs Speed Championship, Lancashire and Cheshire Car Club and the
Association of North Western Cars Clubs. He competed in his number
66 Rover Tomcat in the "Future Classics" class.
Local drivers James Sharrock (Heskin)
and Jonathan Ransey (Chorley) shared the driving in their number 33
Caterham Superlight R300.
The "Tin Tops" class saw locals David Hill
(Merseyside) and Neil Philpotts (Wallasey) take their number 8 Honda
Civic Type R to the track complete with the door badge of the
Wallasey Motor Club proudly displayed.
The local Derby match up (poor pun - the local city to the track is
Derby) was in the "Swing Sixties" class seeing the
number 9 MGB GT of Simon Skentelbery (Sale) and Mike Entwhistle
(Manchester) take on the very striking purple number 74 Triumph
Herald of Ian Percival (Stockport).
The racing was hard fought all day and held to very professional
levels by all the grids, which certainly impressed this reporter...
A huge thank you to the Classic Sports
Car Club (classicsportscarclub.co.uk),
Donington Park race track (donington-park.co.uk)
and as always the hard working volunteer marshals without whom there
would be no racing.