MSVR championships visited Cadwell Park for this first time this
year last weekend (Saturday 28 June), with a superb line-up of
saloons and sportscars tackling the tricky Lincolnshire track.
Jake Hill enjoyed a successful second guest appearance in Atom
Cup, adding two more wins to the two he collected at Rockingham in
May on his first visit to Cadwell. The BRDC Rising Star held off
strong pressure from Andrew Smith in race one after passing the
pole-sitting Smith on the Park straight, and in the reverse-grid
race two Hill caught and passed his student Martin James to take
the win. James lost out to Smith on lap eight, holding on for
second third-place of the weekend.
In the Dunlop Mk2 Golf GTi Championship, James Bark and Jamie
Martin shared the wins. Bark led every lap of the weekend, except
for the all-important last, when Jamie Martin to profited from his
retirement to win. Tingle, who took third behind Martin in race
one, was promoted to second and Tom Witts moved up to third.
Alex Nuttall picked up a brace of wins in the 8v class ahead of
joint championship leader Simon Tomlinson to move to the top of the
standings. Tim Cox completed the race one podium before Adrian Ward
took delight in stepping onto the podium for the first time in race
There was drama in the Dunlop VAG Trophy when Paul Taylor,
Stewart Lines and Tony Absolom came together at the start of race
one. Former World Touring Car Championship driver Harry Vaulkhard
came through to take his maiden VAG victory and doubled his tally
in race two.
Ken Lark enjoyed better fortunes than the fiery finish he
suffered at Cadwell Park in 2013 by taking a second and a third.
Richard Morgan joined him on the podium, first in second and later
in third. Class B leader Mike Smith stretched his points margin
with two wins, comfortably beating Chris Adams and Nick Penfold in
race one. Rob Allum chased Smith down in race two but settled for
second ahead of Smith's championship rival Darren Bedford.
In the Toyo Tires Production BMW Championship, Matt Smith took
his first wins of the year. James Foard and Gary Feakins took turns
in second place and Feakins followed up his second place with third
in race two. Jack Gabriel took third in race one, leaving Harry
Goodman with a podium-less weekend for the first time in 2014.
Karl Catliff's Toyo Tires Racing Saloons win tally doubled in
one weekend, when he picked up his third and fourth wins of the
year. Richard Evans and Darren Stamp claimed second and third
respectively in both races.
Race five of the MSVT Trackday Trophy yielded the fifth
different winner of 2014 as David Scarborough and Antony Sharpe
prevailed sharing a Lotus Elise. Paul Roddison in a Mazda MX-5
snatched second place from Andrew Stacey and James Bird's MINI two
laps from the end, though the latter secured the Class B
The Aero Morgan Challenge joined the MSVR championships, with
Morgan specialist and championship leader Keith Ahlers beating
Philip Goddard following a titanic 30-minute battle. Roger
Whiteside, third in the standings behind Ahlers and Goddard,
completed the podium.
The Oulton Park Mini Festival is next for MSVR on
Saturday 12 July. Find out more at oultonpark.mini-festival.co.uk.
Photo credit Darren Hurrell