UK: SBD MBSC round one Croft preview

RECORD SPRINT ENTRY HEADS FOR CROFT The opening round of the 2005 SBD Motorsport British Sprint Championship makes its annual visit to the high speed and demanding Croft Circuit on Easter Monday, and with the largest single entry assembled...

RECORD SPRINT ENTRY HEADS FOR CROFT

The opening round of the 2005 SBD Motorsport British Sprint Championship makes its annual visit to the high speed and demanding Croft Circuit on Easter Monday, and with the largest single entry assembled for a British Championship round in over fifteen years set to converge on the popular North Yorkshire circuit, the competition is expected to be fierce.

As well as competitors travelling from all over the country, there is a healthy local contingent who will be looking for glory at the first of the thirteen round series which also incorporates rounds of the Northern Speed, Redline Midland, Michelin Porsche, Westfield Speed and Yorkshire Car Speed Championships.

Yarm's Rob Wilson will be at the wheel of his 1800cc Reynard with Northallerton driver Stuart Clough competing in an Alpine Renault A110. Darlington is well represented with the likes of Mark Leybourne (Westfield SE), Colin Middleton (Westfield Megabusa) and Terry Stockwell's Van Dieman all expected to figure well.

Dave Pearson from Guisborough will be in action driving his unique Formula 27 as will Richmond driver Rhys Palmer in his Rover 114 and other local competitors to look out for include Swainby's Colin Stewart (Austin Healey), Masham driver Mark Anderson (MK Indy) and the Topcliffe pairing of Paul Taylor and Tony Jameson-Allen who share a Renault 5 GT Turbo Coupe.

Unlike conventional circuit racing, each competitor will instead have two practice runs and then up to a further three attempts to better their times with the top twelve heading for a run-off to determine just who takes home the spoils.

The multi-discipline Darlington & District Motor Club is in charge of proceedings with Practice commencing at 9.30 am and the first runs following on straight afterwards.

Admission is just £7.00 for adults with accompanied children 15 years and under admitted FREE.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Mark Anderson