Sunny Snetterton Hosts 750MC Racing

Due to the forced cancellation of the Anglesey race meeting, the 750 Motor Club had to quickly work to replace it with a one-day event at Snetterton, which featured six categories. 

The MR2 Championship starred with two exciting races. Aaron Cooke quickly demoted fast-starting Nick Williamson to win the opening race by six seconds. After holding second for so long, Williamson lost out on lap five and ended up finishing fifth. Paul Cook came through to second ahead of returning 2012 champion Paul Hinson. Ben Rowe finished fourth. Adam Lockwood headed the Roadsters in sixth, with double overall Silverstone winner and 4-time champion Shaun Traynor down in ninth.

Race two was certainly frantic with multiple place changes for the lead and up to eight cars battling for the lead. The final lap ended up behind a battle between Cooke and Hinson. Hinson placed his car well to get the better exit to Murrays and beat Cooke in a race to line, where he won by 0.06 seconds. Traynor had a much better run and completed the podium – beating Alastair Topley and Cook by the smallest of margins. Again, Williamson was unable to most of a fast start and finished sixth.

Andy Hiley took two more victories in the Sports Specials Championship aboard his Chronos HR1S. Race two was more difficult after a spin at Palmer on the opening lap but he wasted no time to race back to lead by lap three. Paul Collingwood’s Eclipse SM1 finished second twice, inheriting the position in the afternoon from Rob Johnston, who had to retire his Cyana Mk2. Johnston finished third in race one ahead of Stuart Thompson (MK Indy) and Stewart Mutch (MEV MX150R). John Saunders (Caterham 7) completed the podium in race two ahead of Thompson and Mutch.

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Colin Benham (CB Fury) and Steve Wells (SEWC SubZero) shared the class B victories. Benham was able to pass Wells in race one but in the afternoon, Wells pulled out to large of a margin for Benham to close. Martyn Hayward (Sylva Phoenix) and Christopher Kirby (Caterham Supersport) completed the podium.

Tom Coller and Ben Powney shared the Ma7da Series victories. After an initial battle Coller pulled out a four-second margin over Powney, with Daniel Sibbons beating David Winter to third. Powney won race two by five seconds from Jonathan Lissetter, with early leader Coller slowing to third.

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The only Modified class starter in the Alfa Romeo Championship, Graham Seager unsurprisingly won both races in his GTV. Tom Hill was only two seconds behind in race one and led until lap. He won the Power Trophy in both races from Dave Messenger (156) and George Osborne (75). Andrew Bourke dominated both Twin Spark races. Simon Cresswell and Gethin Llewellyn took a second place each, with Richard Ford third both times. All were driving 156’s.

James Harridge dominated both Formula Vee races, taking his Maverick to six victories in as many races. Danny Hands (AHS Dominator) took second twice. Ian Buxton (GAC Daghorn) went off in race one but fought back to third. He battled Hands in race two until a smoky car brought him into the pits. That allowed Colin Gregory to take his maiden podium in his Sheane. He beat Peter Studer’s TCR Challenger in both races. Ben Cressey starred in race two, to take fifth in his Storm.

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Anthony Seddon and Alan Corfield won the 34-lap 116 Trophy race by 28 seconds. Rob Carvell beat his brother Ian to second. Ian Carvell was promoted to third when the Edward Raprager / Jez Banks / Lochlan Bearman car was penalised for exceeding track limits. Ben Salmon / Matt Maxted and Andrew Woodbine / Sam Carrington-Yates completed the top six but both lost out as they didn’t pit during the Safety Car period.

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