The HISTORIC SPORTS CAR CLUB
at Donington Park, April 2001.
The first HSCC meeting of the year
brought absolutely atrocious weather with it. Before lunch for
practice and qualifying it was OK, after lunch the order of the
day was torrential rain that didn't let up all afternoon. Great.
|Still, this didn't deter anyone, if anything the
racing was even closer. As per usual, an HSCC meeting
brought out a brilliant mixture of cars, from the humble
Riley 1.5 to things like Lotus Elites and this ex-Andrea
de Adamich F2 Brabham BT40.
The Formula Fords did us proud, as there was enough
entries for two races on the day, they even had to have
two qualifying sessions. The first race finished up with
a win for Chris Lillingston-Price in his Merlyn after
starting with a 10 second penalty because the car couldn't
be readied in time for qualifying. This didn't stop him
slicing through the field with gusto in this ten-lapper!
Fantastic stuff! The second FFord race ended up with
James Murray winning in another Merlyn (obviously the
thing to have!) in front of Paul Smith and Kevin Stanzl.
|The Historic Racing Saloons provided good value for
money before the rain really set in. Simon Garrad winning
out over Richard Evans in his Alfa GTA and Graeme Dodd in
his Mk1 Jaguar.
Hallford in the Mustang chased by Les Goble in the Lotus
|Mustang anyone ?
|The Classic Formula 3 race was won by last years'
champion Peter Williams in his Argo JM6 in front of Neil
Dunkel in another Argo, this time a JM3.
I didn't see this Surtees on the track at all.
|Best race of the day must go to the Classic Racing
Cars crowd though. Geoff Farmer ran out the winner after
a frantic dice with Steve Worrad. Both driving Brabhams,
Worrad in the newer BT28, Farmer in a BT18B. Across the
finish line, Worrad finished up in the wall and Farmer
got through right at the very end.
Great entertainment and a decent crowd too!
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