The CSCC Special Saloons + Modsports series
Back for round 2 : John Cockerton in the ex-Mark Ticehurst driven Porsche 935 replica and David Beatty in one of his two ex-Gerry Marshall driven Aston Martin V8s were this close throughout race one at Oulton Park. The Aston just shaded it and the two cars are entered again for this weekend's Mondello Park round.
CLASS A :
55 - David Beatty - Aston Martin DBS V8 Marsh Plant 7000cc ( ex-Gerry Marshall )
100 - John Cockerton - Porsche 935 (T) 3300 ( ex-Hudson ,Griffiths/Ticehurst )
CLASS B :
17 - Ian Hall - Darrian Wildcat T98 GTR 5995
175 - Andy Southcott - MG Midget 2300
CLASS C :
27 - Martin Reynolds - Ford Escort Mk1 1998
31 - Thomas Carey - Honda CRX 2000cc ( ex-Gary Streat )
84 - Colin Claxton - Triumph Dolomite Sprint 2000
CLASS D :
66 - Neil Duke - Ford Anglia 105E 2000
82 - Tim Cairns - Midget 1460
90 - David Smith - MG Midget 1476
( Late entries to be added )
PREVIEW BY DAVID SMITHERAM OF THE CSCC :
A small but select group have made it across the Irish Sea, together with one or two of our Irish mainland drivers, who can at last attend a race without crossing water. David Beatty drives the historically important Marsh Plant Aston Martin, this car having seen success in the hands of Gerry Marshall. David will be well supported here with his family and friends, the club would like to thank him for his help and generosity in helping to make arrangements for the drivers. Joining him in class A is the awesome, flame spitting Porsche 935, driven by John Cockerton. A car that is new to John’s stable, he will get faster through the meeting as he gets to grips with it. Class B is most likely where the overall winners may come from, with Andy Southcott perhaps favourite, his MG having tremendous power to weight, with the cars built and maintained in Ireland. Ian Hall is a regular winner in the series in his Darrian Wildcat; Ian has raced successfully for more than 50 years, but this is his first time racing at Mondello Park, can an old dog learn new tricks? Tom Carey (class C) has also taken outright wins in the series and was instrumental in persuading the club to bring cars to this superb venue. Martin Reynolds has brought his Escort along, expect both a fast pace and some sideways action from car 27. Colin Claxton makes his debut with the club, in his great looking Triumph Dolomite. Some of the very closest racing has traditionally come from class D, where Neil Duke (Anglia) and Tim Cairns (Midget aka ‘The Steamroller’ due to its tyre width) regularly change places. David Smith has raced with the CSCC for more than ten years in a variety of machinery, just last month racing an MG Lenham with us at Spa Francorchamps, with Mondello seeing the debut of this MG Midget to the series.
At the time of writing there is still time for late comers to join in the fun. We hope our drivers enjoy the craic.
The CSCC Special Saloons + Modsports are delighted to make their first trip overseas to Ireland for a tripple header this weekend at Mondello Park. Ireland's premier circuit has a strong history of special saloon racing dating back to the golden era of the 1970s. The circuit has doubled in length since then and now its high standard is legacy of the late Martin Birrane's passion and investment into the project.
MONDELLO PARK ENTRY LIST :
Ian Hall is back with his mighty Darrian T98 Wildcat
Pre-race favourite is probably last years all conquering combination of Andy Southcott and his Ireland-built MG Lenham Midget
One of the driving forces behind the event is Thomas Carey and he`ll be in his lovely Honda CRX Silhouette ,originally raced by Gary and Nick Streat in the 1990's
MONDELLO PARK KEY TIMES :
Qual @ 11-20 am
Race 1 @ 14-25 pm
Race 2 @ 10-10 am ( moved from 12-20 pm )
Race 3 @ 14-20 pm
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