2019 CURBOROUGH SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP, supported by PJS Sports Cars and Paul Green Jewellers .
The 2019 Curborough Sprint Championship, supported by PJS Sports Cars Ltd and Paul Green Jewellers for the second year, will commence with the usual S&HMC event on April 28th. This year the Championship reverts back to it’s original 9 round format, with the inclusion of the August 11th MCMRC which last season was used to replace the initial cancelled round. The regulations and registration form are on the website, and regular competitors will see that the Classes have remained as per last year, with the addition of an over 2.2L road going Lotus Class, ( 2Lb), to accommodate the latest range of Lotus cars, without affecting the existing older Elise dominated Class, ( 2La).
Hoping to follow on from last year’s really competitive Championship, which attracted an entry of 65 competitors with most classes well supported, it will be the 21st year it has run, and will, as usual these days, use a combination of all 3 Circuit formats.
Curborough Sprint Championship 2019
Supported by PJS Sports Cars and Paul Green Jewellers
NOTE: Last years entrants will receive Regulations and Registration form in the post.
2019 Regs and Entry Form now CONFIRMED and PDF format documents can be obtained by clicking the links on this page.
Championship Permit Number is CH2019/SO12.
Calendar of Rounds 2019 (Provisional)
|April 28th||Nat B||Sheffield & Hallamshire MC|
|May 11th||Nat B||BMMC|
|May 26th||Nat B||Shenstone & District Car Club|
|June 9th||Nat A/B||Owen MC|
|June 16th||Nat B||Sheffield & Hallamshire MC|
|July 14th||Nat B||Shenstone & District Car Club|
|August 11th||Nat B||Mid Cheshire MRC|
|August 24th||Nat B||BMMC|
|Sept 8th||Nat B||Shenstone & District Car Club|
The annual SDCC single lap final round had its’ usual large entry of around 90 competitors, 50 of whom were Curborough Championship contenders. Although overcast all day, the runs were dry, and carrying over from the “Classic” event on the Saturday, there were some lovely historic cars in the paddock as well.
Class Sa looked like an MGZR challenge event, and proved a close call, with Steve Wood just pipping Sara Holland by 0.32sec, with his clutch calling “enough” on the second timed run! Making it a ZR, 1,2,3, third was Tim Burrill from Bob Smith’s Panda sport in fourth.
In Class Sb, the shared Fiesta “dual” went to Tim Griffin from Ryan Evans.
Sc produced another win for Paul Glendenning from the similar Clio Sport mounted Mark Williams. As usual the class was really close, with Neal Bateman’s Fiesta snatching 3rd from Craig Tock’s Civic by 0.07 sec!
The large capacity std cars class, Sd, went to Simon Parkin in his Cayman R, from the 718 Boxster of David Tilley. Third was the BMW M3 of David Paisley pushing the Porsches hard with a PB, with SDCC Chairman, John Williams, fourth in a rare outing in his 350Z.
The all year long close battle in 1a saw the final win go to Keith Waters Metro from Julian Fishwick’s Mini.
Martin Roberts took the win in a Road Going Lotus Class, Elise 1,2,3, from David Whiteley in second and John Healy third.
Oliver Swadkin returned, obviously refreshed, from taking a few rounds off to storm to a win in the Westfield in the 2B kit car class from John Caldicott’s Caterham R300, and Terry Dutton’s HPC Caterham!
With Laurence Bond dusting 9 years of cobwebs off the Nova to take the win in 3a Mod Prod, Graham Harvey had to settle for second in his Mini, with Stuart Ballinger 3rd, and Stuart Gadd 4th, both also in Mini’s.
The large capacity Mod Prod class, 3b, produced another 1,2 for the shared Metro of Owen Cule, and Dean Radcliffe, with Dean again producing a P.B. to get within 0.75sec of Owen. Tom Harding claimed 3rd in the family Golf GTI from Dad , Andy, in 4th.
4B Mod Kit Car class saw the regular outing of the Williams family Westfield Megabusa, go to Mark, although, the day before, at the Classic event, Dad Phil had reversed the order and taken the win!
The 2 wheel drive Rally car class went to the Mk11 Escort of Bill Rushden, from the 1.4 Fiesta of Matt Walk.
David Large took the Radical PR6 to a good win in the upto 1700 libre class.
A good entry upto 1000cc single seater racing car class went to Stuart Bickley in his Jedi TDF with Richard Arrowsmith a close second in his Force.
A great Period defined Road Going Class, included the 1952 Jaguar C type, of Adam Sykes, and the 1964 Ford Mustang of James Mcwilliam. The only Championship entry, Rowland Turners’ Escort mk1 Mexico, took 4th place.
FTD went to the Pilbeam MP43 of Ray Rowan.
Yet again, the Championship has produced a close finish with 1st and 2nd overall tied on points and being decided on countback of class wins and then number of class records broken. Third was only 0.5 of a point off the lead !
Many class positions are also very close, with at least one going to countback and best third event finish!
Highest point scoring Novice Award goes, deservedly to Jack Twomey with 111.5 points, having broken the Sb class record at all 6 events he entered.
The Ladies Award goes, again very deservedly to Sara Holland, during her novice season.
Final Top Five Overall.
- Steve Wood ( 121.5) MGZR [ 6 class wins, 3 class records, 7th event class win ]
- Owen Cule (121.5) Rover Metro [ 6 class wins]
- Paul Glendenning (121) Clio Sport
- Simon Parkin ( 119.5)
- John Caldicott (119) Caterham R300
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