CNC Heads back in action at Croft this weekend 04 Aug 22

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CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship – Croft Rounds 6 & 7 – Preview

After a few weeks gap the CNC Heads Sports Saloons Championship is back in action this weekend, with a double header at Croft.

Two of our three 2022 winners will be battling for the top step of the podium, with triple winner Jon Woolfitt’s Spire taking on the challenge from first round winner Andrew Southcott’s MG Midget Lenham. They are both from Class B which provides most of the entries this weekend, as Mark Primett’s Banks Europa and Tim Foxlow’s Escort RSR will be in contention too, the latter having missed the last round at Oulton.

Both Rob Wakelin’s Peugeot 205 and David Green’s Honda Civic make a welcome return, but the increasingly quick Connor Modro is out too in his Ginetta G40. Richard Hall brings his Caterham and Richard Armiger is due out in the Vauxhall Tigra, normally associated with Grandson Luke, while Richard Rudd’s Escort completes the class.

In Class A it’s a straight duel between Simon Allaway’s Lotus Esprit V8 and Guy Carter’s TVR Tuscan. Allaway has only made one CNC appearance since his lengthy rebuild, but had a successful run in the Gold Cup meeting at Oulton last weekend.

As is now customary there are no takers in Class C and in Class D Oliver Thomas’ Subaru Impreza has just the two challengers, Ralph Underwood’s TR7 V8 and Bob Claxton’s VW Golf. Ian Bamber’s Ginetta G20 is going solo in Class E and in Class D Graeme Smith’s Mazda MX5’s faces the Allen’s, with Helen’s Fiesta Zetec S and Brian’s Puma.

Notable absentees this weekend are defending Champion Jamie Cryer’s Ginetta G20, Jamie is having a delayed honeymoon, and multiple Campion Paul Dobson’s Locost Mazda.

There is qualifying for 20 minutes on Saturday morning at 10.25, with races at 14.38 on Saturday and 13.15 on Sunday, both for 20 minutes plus one lap.

Published by Peter Scherer for BARC North West, August 2nd 2022