The CSCC season got underway this weekend, in cold but dry conditions. 340 entries took part, across eight CSCC series, plus the Morgan Challenge and GB4 single-seaters.
It's the British way to talk about the weather, but given the conditions we've all experienced at Snetterton in recent years, to have a dry track throughout, was such a relief. Both Saturday and Sunday mornings started with the scraping of ice, but with clear skies the sun did eventually provide a little warmth, if you could shelter from the breeze.
In a number of post-race prize-givings, the CSCC team passed on thanks from the Motorsport UK Clerks, for the high driving standards and awareness many drivers demonstrated. Whilst there were inevitably spins and trips to the scenery, we didn't have a single safety car, or Code 60 during a CSCC qualifying session or race. Both the Co-ordSport Tin Tops and Speedpanel A2 Modern Classics races however, featured heart-in-mouth first corner spins near the front of the pack, well done to all who avoided them. Very cold tyres and first race enthusiasm both perhaps factors?
Our Videographer, Marc Peters was present on both days, enjoy two days condensed into 7 minutes:
With the opening of entries to Spa tomorrow and our Liqui Moly Slicks race at Donington and Brands Hatch meeting following soon, there is no time for a written race report, instead, sit back and relive the 'live' races, with commentary from Mark Werrell and Chris Buxton.
Saturday, modern car paddock walk-about:
Saturday's modern races can be enjoyed here, racing's highs and lows best summed up by the stunning Warburton Golf Mk1, in the Co-ordSport Tin Tops:
Sunday's Classic paddock walk-about is here:
Sundays Classic CSCC series, plus the Morgan Challenge races are below, the to and fro battle between the Ginetta and Cortina in the Mintex Classic K was entertaining and gentlemanly:
Official CSCC photographer, David Stallard emerged from his winter hibernation with a new camera. Check out his photographic results here, with photos from every session in time order, available to purchase. He offers a multi-photo discount to members, please contact him first for details.
Full results are available from the TSL event page, including detailed breakdowns of pit-stops and more, by clicking 'view pdf book' underneath the series description.
Thank you to our volunteers and officials for working so hard to fit the full timetable in, plus the warm welcome from the Snetterton circuit team and volunteer Marshals. Many will not be aware, but with local illness and staff shortage the Snetterton management team mucked in, to help with different roles, including scanning your tickets on entry and even working in the restaurant!
We move to Thruxton next, on 23rd/24th April, where, at the time of writing, we have limited space remaining in all but our Adams & Page Swinging Sixties race. Don't miss out on this Thriller. https://www.classicsportscarclub.co.uk/thruxton-2022