Cadwell Park Preview

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Cadwell Park Race Preview - 13th May 2012

Rain, rain and yet more rain was the order of the weekend at Snetterton at the last round of the LOGSON GROUP PORSCHE CHAMPIONSHIP, so all the drivers will be looking forward to hopefully brighter conditions at Cadwell Park this weekend for rounds 6&7 of the Championship!

Looking at the grid of cars in the 'full fat' Boxster class, it will be difficult to predict a winner. Do not expect Richard Sykes to get it all his own way in the newer and more powerful 987 variant Boxster around this tricky and twisty Cadwell Park track. Snapping at his heels will be the two Taylors Foundry 'Boxster Boys' in the shape of Rick Styrin and Gerry Taylor. Styrin is desperate for a win after a difficult first two meetings of the season. The Bearman brothers, John and David, had a meeting to forget here last year, but on current form a podium is well on the cards today. Dark horses? Newcomer Tom Andrew is settling into the Boxster class well and has not been far from the podium on more than one occasion this year. Arjo Ghosh is another driver on the move as is Steve Boyles in his new 987 model. Previous 924 frontrunner Adam Croft will be more than pleased to put Snetterton behind him and get back towards the front of the grid as we arrive at Cadwell Park, as will Mike Sellar, who was beset with vision problems in the terrible weather at the last meeting.  Ian Loggie will also be back in action today - the LOGSON GROUP MD was wisely in sunnier climes for the Snetterton meeting!

Anyone who was worried that the 924s were on the decline should sit up and take notice that they are still very much a force to be reckoned after three different winners took the spoils at Snetterton; long time 924 front runner Alistair Kirkham shared victory with first time winners Rebecca Jackson and James Atherton, who along with an on-form Sean Siddal have to be good bets for more podiums at Cadwell.  Two new 924 drivers will be making their debut at Cadwell Park - Lynda Warren and Philip Waters; we wish them both the best of luck and we should soon be back into double figure entries for this long standing formula!

Steve Brown and Steve Potts continue to champion the cause in the fledgling Production Boxster class with both drivers mixing it with, and finishing ahead of, some of the 'full fat' cars. There were at least three new potential drivers for the production class at Snetterton , two already with cars so watch this space! With Steve Brown unable to attend this meeting, West Malling’s Steve Potts will be flying the flag for the Production Class.

For any potential new drivers amongst you, one of the new Production Class cars can be put on the track race ready for between £10-£12,000, including the price of the car. If you are prepared to do the whole thing yourself the costs reduce considerable! All this including the price of the 3.2 litre donor car - what a way to go racing!

The 2012 is already shaping up to be a classic......what will Cadwell throw up next??

DON’T FORGET - you can catch up with all the action from the Porsche Championship on MOTORS TV (the Snetterton meeting will be broadcast at 17.50 on Friday 18th May).

 

Preview written by John Clark – Championship Co-ordinator

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