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The CSCC Special Saloons

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the 2012 season 

Baby Bertha of Joe Ward fittingly won round 2 after so many years in retirement

An exciting new era in the history of UK modified car racing dawned with the first

ever round of the CSCC Special Saloons in May 2012. The club using the term in broad terms as it also included modsports / special GTs. Four double-header rounds of 15 minute races making 8 races in total as part of the CSCC package.

Classes were A ( over 6000 cc ) , B ( 2101 to 6000 cc ) , C ( 1501 to 2100 cc ) ,

D ( 1041 to 1500 cc ) , E ( up to 1040 cc ) plus an Invitation class. To equalise performance cars with either a space-frame chassis or sequential gearbox were moved up a class on each respect. 2012 was not a Championship as such but a series of races.

Round 5 : MALLORY PARK   - 26-08-2012

19 starters - 15 classified finishers

1st -  JOSS RONCHETTI  - B - SUNBEAM LOTUS 2.7

2nd-  PETER STEVENS    - A - VAUXHALL CARLTON 6.0

3rd -  JOE WARD              - B -  VAUXHALL BABY BERTHA 5.7

4th -  ADRIAN BEER         - B -  MGB GT V8 4.2  

5th -  STACY VICKERS     - A  - MAZDA RX-7

6th -  PAUL SIBLEY          - C -  LOTUS ELAN 1.6

14th- MARTIN BAKER       - D - STILETTO IMP 1.0

15th- ROBERT KNOX       - E - STILETTO IMP 1.0

Fastest lap : Peter Stevens

1st -  JOSS RONCHETTI  - B - SUNBEAM LOTUS 2.7

2nd-  PETER STEVENS    - A - VAUXHALL CARLTON 6.0

3rd -  JOE WARD              - B -  VAUXHALL BABY BERTHA 5.7

4th -  ADRIAN BEER         - B -  MGB GT V8 4.2  

5th -  PAT THOMAS          - B  - LOTUS ELAN 2.4

6th -  PAUL SIBLEY         - C -  LOTUS ELAN 1.6

Fastest lap : Joss Ronchetti

Round 6 : MALLORY PARK - 27-08-2012

16 starters - 11 classified finishers

At the well supported Mallory Park rounds it was Joss Ronchetti`s turn to taste the victors champagne

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Round 7 : DONINGTON PARK NATIONAL - 16-09-2012

12 starters - 6 classified finishers

1st -  PETER STEVENS    - A - VAUXHALL CARLTON 6.0

2nd-  RON HARPER          - C - TRIUMPH SPITFIRE 2.0

3rd -  NEIL CLAXTON        - I -  SUZUKI SC100 1.3

4th -  PHIL GALE               - C -  DARRIAN T9 2.1  

5th -  MARTIN BAKER       - D  - STILETTO IMP 1.0

6th -  DAVID BEATTY       - A -  HONDA PRELUDE 2.0

Fastest lap : Peter Stevens

3rd -  PETER STEVENS    - A - VAUXHALL CARLTON 6.0

5th -  RON HARPER          - C - TRIUMPH SPITFIRE 2.0

6th -  NEIL CLAXTON         - I -  SUZUKI SC100 1.3

8th -  MARTIN BAKER       - D  - STILETTO IMP 1.0

10th -DAVID BEATTY       - A -  HONDA PRELUDE 2.0

Fastest lap ( special saloons ) : Peter Stevens

Round 8 : DONINGTON PARK NATIONAL - 17-09-2012

7 starters plus 8 V8 HVRA cars - 6 special saloons finished

No such spoils for the Donington winner Peter Stevens who declined the usual rewards after the gripping 3-car battle for the lead ended in disaster when Baby Bertha and Joss Ronchetti`s Sunbeam collided near the end damaging both cars.

The final round ,the following day, was combined with the HVRA V8 series round in light of the lack of cars able to start. That race won by the Cochrane / Fidles Sunbeam Tiger.

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May 26 - SILVERSTONE National ( 2 races )

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Jul 21/22 - CASTLE COMBE ( 2 races )

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