CNC Heads Triple Header on Anglesey this weekend 19 Apr 17

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With another 40 plus entry gathering at Anglesey this weekend, for the first triple header in the CNC Heads Sports Saloons Championship, it can proudly boast to be one of the most popular Championships on the calendar.

Paul Rose’s Saker heads the line-up, looking to repeat his success in the opening round at Oulton. But after missing out due to testing problems, Steve Harris will be making his seasonal debut too in his bright green Saker. Also looking for points in class A with the two Saker’s are James Aukland’s Ford Capri and Graham Saul, hoping to debut his Porsche 928 GTS.

Class B is headed by Oulton winner Roddie Paterson, bringing his Caterham down from Scotland again, but will have Luke Armiger out for the first this year in his Vauxhall Tigra up against him. Tim Foxlow will be hoping for a better outcome to his weekend, having lost a class podium at Oulton when his Escort’s bonnet came adrift. Matt Spark is back with his Caterham, while it’s Eric’s turn to race the family Bamber Ginetta G20. Colin Robinson’s Escort ran well at Oulton and having debuted in the opening round, Karl Mason is having his first trip to Anglesey with his Ginetta G20.

Joe Spencer led for a while at the Oulton opener, but couldn’t match Rose’s pace. His Stuart Taylor Locosaki might have more luck at Anglesey, where once again team mate David Harvey will be as close to him as he possibly can for the class C spoils. Father and son Dave and Alastair Chilton continue their rival in their matching MK’s. while team mate Danny Bird will be hoping his Pell Genesis gets further than qualifying, after the engine broke at Oulton. Les Kirk will be looking to improve on his fifth place last time out with his Fisher Fury, Peter Davies too after his Spire GTR was an early casualty.

With the opening round featuring a split grid, Garry Wardle tasted overall victory and will be looking for a top finish again with his Porsche 997. His main class D rival will be Oliver Thomas, whose Subaru Impreza is beginning show its true potential. Alistair Stenhouse is out again with his BMW M3 after a podium at Oulton, while first round debutants Ian Burrows (Toyota Celica) and Stephen Doran (Seat Leon) are expected to challenge again. Michael Houlbooke’s Seat retired at Oulton, but is up against Mike Hurst, making his seasonal debut in his Seat too. While Ralph Underwood’s TR7 V8 joins in also.

Former Champion Steven Hibbert heads the class E entry with his Lotus Sport Elise. Steve Rowles finally had some luck that was good at Oulton and was second in class with his Honda Integra Type R. While Jamie Cryer’s Ginetta G20 is expected to be in the class mix, Steven Parker wil be out to impress on his first outing this year with his BMW Compact. David Jones’ Ford Focus, Graeme Laslett’s Elise, Tony Harman’s Ginetta G20, John Seery’s Astra, Nick Bartlett’s BMW M3 and the repaired Vectra of Richard Roundell complete the class line-up.

Three Honda’s, three Ford’s and a kit car make-up class F. Oulton winner Simon Sheridan’s Civic is joined by Geoff Morton and David Bird, while defending class Champion is out for the first time this year in his Puma, up against the Fiesta’s of Helen and Brian Allen and the Raw Striker of Iain Gorrie.

There is also a reserve list comprising of Ric Wood’s BMW M3 GTR, Piers Grange’s Escort, Russell Hunter’s MGB, Mike Hurst’s Seat Leon and Garry Watson’s Westfield.

Published by Peter Scherer for BARC North West, April 19th 2017