Louth racer Colin Stubbs hopes for home glory at Cadwell Park

Louth racer Colin Stubbs is hoping for victory on home soil this weekend.
Louth racer Colin Stubbs is hoping for victory on home soil this weekend.

LOUTH racer Colin Stubbs is hoping to make the most of his home advantage at Cadwell Park this weekend.

Colin will line up to race in the Project Eight Racing Saloons event, a series for production cars produced before 1994.

Stubbs, who is a popular member of the Project Eight paddock, will be putting his Rover 216 through its paces in a bid to stave off the fierce competition to claim a win on home soil.

Champions will be also crowned and other title races will gather momentum this weekend (September 1 and 2) when MSVR’s championships and series tackle the ‘mini Nurburgring’ that is Cadwell Park.

This weekend the St Cross Electronics Monoposto Championship will crown its 2012 champions and the Marangoni Tyres Production BMW Championship is set to embark upon its penultimate round of the season with the title still up for grabs. An intriguing battle is set to intensify in the Radical Clubman’s Cup whilst the race for the MK2 Golf GTI Championship is by no means won either.

The eclectic mix of tin tops from the Project Eight Racing Saloons will also entertain with thrilling close racing around the 2.18 mile circuit.

Joining MSVR this weekend are two series featuring some of Japan’s finest exports with the Fuchs Titan Oils MR2 Racing Series for Toyota MR2s and the Nippon Challenge, which caters for all Japanese sportscars.

All eyes will be on the two grids provided by the St Cross Electronics Monoposto Championship which caters for a vast array of single-seaters from F3 cars to Formula Fords. Cadwell Park will play host to the final round of the season with four classes still to be decided.

The Moto Mono Class sees Adrian Wright hold a 16 point lead from Jason Timms, while 24 points separate Jim Blockley and Jim Timms at the top of the Monoposto Classic Class. It’s even closer in the 1800 Class standings with Ewen Sergison and Paul Britten tied on 110 points at the top. Just three points split the top three Nigel Davers, Mat Jordan and David Parkinson in the 1600 Class, which should provide arguably the battle of the weekend.

The destiny of the 2012 Marangoni Tyres Production BMW Championship will become clearer following its only visit to Lincolnshire. Former Renault Clio Cup champion Ben Winrow leads the standings by 16 points from Bristol’s Mike Tovey after a double win at Brands Hatch GP two weeks ago. However, with 60 points up for grabs this weekend, the championship is far from decided. There will be thrilling battles up and down the grid with more than 20 cars tackling the Mountain.

‘Flavour of Le Mans’

A flavour of Le Mans will be provided by the high speed sportscars of the Radical Clubman’s Cup. These sleek machines have posted one of the fastest ever laps recorded around Cadwell Park and a field of 20 entries should make for two thoroughly entertaining races. Bradley Smith is the man in-form after two wins at Oulton Park, but Smith and early season favourite Matt Bell will be aiming to reel in championship leader Mark Abbott.

Former British and World touring car driver Harry Vaulkhard will be hoping to make his mark on the MK2 Golf GTI Championship and end the streak of runaway standings leader Jamie Martin, who has won all six of the races so far this season. Martin has been the dominant force but it will be interesting to see if he can continue his run after coming face-to-face with the unique challenges of Cadwell Park.

Louth resident Colin Stubbs will be hoping to make the most of his home advantage in the Project Eight Racing Saloons, a series for production cars produced before 1994. Stubbs, who is a popular member of the Project Eight paddock, will be putting his Rover 216 through its paces in a bid to stave off the fierce competition to claim a win on home soil.