A ‘classic’ weekend of racing is in prospect at the Castle Combe circuit’s ‘West Country Cracker’ meeting on 12 and 13 August.
Eight of the Classic Sports Car Club own series are intermingled with the Chippenham circuit’s home favourites, with the ‘Jaguar Enthusiasts’ club also in action.
One of the most popular offerings from the CSCC is its ‘Swinging Sixties’, catering for a wonderful mix of sports, saloon and GT cars from the 1950’s and 1960’s. Split into two separate groups for smaller and larger engined cars, they both run for 40 minutes, with a compulsory pit stop.
From the 1970s and ‘80s are the ‘Future Classics’, inhabited by Sierra Cosworths, 911s, TVRs, Escorts, Sunbeam Lotus, Quattro and other cars which were the childhood dream of many.
A little newer are the various production saloon, hatchback and sports cars produced prior to 1999, in the ‘Modern Classics’ race, and the circuit’s own ‘Saloon Car’ championship is running on Sunday.
The ‘Magnificent Sevens’ race on Sunday is for various types of ‘7’, such as Lotus and Caterham and include 2011 Combe GT class C champion.
The circuit’s own hugely popular championships are split between the two days with the Formula Fords kicking off on Saturday.
Andrew Higginbottom from Llantwit Major is making class C his own in his Wayne Poole Racing Van Diemen,
There can be very few championships where a pair of MG Midgets can race competitively with such super cars as a Lamborghini Gallardo. But this is what spectators can experience in the circuit’s GT championship race where almost anything goes!
At the top of the circuit leader board is Cowbridge’s Bradley John in his Mitsubishi Evo, hotly pursued by multiple Combe FF1600 champion, Bob Higgins, in the family Ginetta G55.
Saturday starts with qualifying at 08:30, with the first race at 13:00. Sunday’s action starts at 08.30 with qualifying, racing getting under way from 12:35.