The CSCC Special Saloons + Modsports series
After an exciting Silverstone opener the series moves to Brands Hatch for what could prove to be the closest 2 races the series has seen yet. The nature of the Kent track tends to negate the class A cars` outright speed and this can be a leveller enabling the nimble Modsport cars to challenge for outright victory. A mouthwatering 24 cars are entered and most famous of them is the ex-Gerry Marshall Baby Bertha Vauxhall Firenza . This is a must see race for those able to travel to Brands on sunday for another great value for money motorsport experience.
Flashback to Silverstone - This might look like a pace lap but I can assure that these 4 were full on racing when this photo was taken ! Wayne Crabtree ( Escort ) , Ricky Morris ( Peugeot ) , eventual winner Steven Moss ( Anglia ) and class C hard charger Chris Southcott ( Midget ) duelled in the opening laps under a second apart. Expect a similar battle with even more cars this sunday.
5 - Wayne Crabtree- Ford Escort BDT (T) 1800
16 - Craig Percy - Morris Minor 6200
36 - Terry Nicholls - Toyota Supra MK4 (T) 3000
46 - Phil Price - Porsche 930 Turbo RS (T) 3200
71 - Steven Moss -Ford Anglia Spaceframe (T) 2000-
87 - Tony Ellis - Mazda RX7 fb MkI (T) 1300-
309 - Danny Morris + Ricky Parker-Morris - Peugeot 309 GTi (T) 2000 -
2 - Graham Woskett -Triumph TR7 V8 4600
17 - Ian Hall - Darrian Wildcat T98 GTR 5995
35 - Daniel Brown - Ford Escort Mk2 RS 2497
61 - Joe Ward - Vauxhall Baby Bertha 5700
85 - Robert Brown - Ford Escort Mk1 RS 2497 1975
21 - Chris Southcott - MG Midget 1900
31 - Thomas Carey - Honda CRX 2000
77 - Paul Sibley - Lotus Elan Modsports 2000
10 - Jeremy Burgoyne - Ford Escort Mk 1 1988
57 - Tony Paxman - Ford Escort Mk 1 2000
66 - Neil Duke - Ford Anglia 1700
82 - Tim Cairns - MG Hexagon Midget 1460
93 - Gary Cole - Citroen BX 1905 1987
171 - Nick Proudlock - Ford Escort MK1 2018
22 - Kevin Cooper - Hillman Imp DavrianSolo Stiletto 1040
Class T ( Taster class )
19 - Peter Winstone - Ford Escort MkI 1975
70 - Jezz Francis - Vauxhall Nova 1598
LOCATION : BRANDS HATCH RACE CIRCUIT , FAWKHAM , LONGFIELD , KENT
DATE : SUNDAY JUNE 5th 2016 ( day 2 of the CSCC weekend )
ENTRY FEE : £15 adult entry on the gate
KEY TIMES for Special Saloons+Modsports :
QUALIFYING : 10-40 AM ( 20 minutes )
RACE 1 : 14-45 PM ( 15 mins ) actually race 2 on the day
RACE 2 : 17-30 PM ( 15 mins ) actually race 6 on the day
( times may very on the day slightly as CSCC like to run ahead of time if there have been no stoppages )
ALSO RACING ON THE DAY :
`New Millenium` Race : 13-55 PM ( 40 mins )
Jaguar Saloons Race : 15-15 PM ( 20 mins )
`Magnificant Sevens` Race : 15-45 PM ( 40 mins )
`Modern Classics` Race : 16-40 PM ( 40 mins )
`Open series` Race : 18-00 PM ( 30 mins )
It`s an iconic car built for an iconic driver. The unique Vauxhall Firenza known as`Baby Bertha`arrived in 1975 built specially for Gerry Marshall to win the 1975 and 1976 Super Saloon championships.
Now owned and raced hard by Joe Ward it`s still a crowd pleaser and an intimidating on track opponent for the other cars.
The man who put the Anglia into East Anglia ! Steven Moss has won the last 3 series races and probably starts as pre-race favourite in the form he`s in. The car is running great and Moss has shown he can handle intense pressure to pull out a win. Expect the likes of Wayne Crabtree and the Morris brothers to be out to end his run of wins.
Class C for 2-litre cars has two very fast and nimble Modsport cars that showed their pace at Silverstone. The revised MG Midget of Chris Southcott is a real challenger to class king Paul Sibley ( Elan ) and on this circuit either could pull off an outright win .
There can`t many more series in the UK with such variety of machinery.
Craig Percy enjoyed his series debut in the ex-Chris Isaac Morris Minor that packs a Chevy V8 engine !
This car epitomises the very best of the whole special saloon genre.
Brands sees the first professional race driver to participate in the series in the form of GT man Daniel Brown. Daniel and his brother Robert are both making their series debuts in a pair of Ford Escorts in class B entered by `Brown + Geeson`, vehicle accessory suppliers / manufacturers since 1963. The boys` father Sean Brown raced in Touring Cars and Daniel ( 24 ) has already established himself as a top GT driver, racing for Rollcentre , AF Corse , Triple8 and Gulf Racing so far. Both add further quality to the series.
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