• Alex Birley

First Round Pre-Race Report - Snetterton

Updated: Jul 29, 2019

Legendary single - seater series, the BRSCC’s Avon Tyres National Formula Ford 1600 Championship gets underway this weekend at Snetterton Race Circuit.

Fans can look forward to tight, exciting racing from these #singleseaters, with 21 drivers heading to the Norfolk circuit.

B-M Racing fields two cars with rookie, Nicole Woods, looking to build on her experience with a different kind of horsepower. The 22-year old competed in various horse riding disciplines but comes from a #motorsport family and has experience in karts and bikes.

Rory Smith arrives off the back of a successful opening round of the Northern Championship at Oulton Park last weekend. Smith looked impressive and is clearly a contender for the National and Northern championship crowns.

B-M Racing and Smith are unlikely to have it all their own way, with reigning champions Team Dolan bringing a five-car squad to get their National campaign underway. Look out for Jamie Sharp, Morgan Quinn, Adam Quartermaine, Max Marzorati and Ross Martin.

Martin also made an impressive start at Oulton Park last weekend in the Northern Championship. The young driver is the reigning Scottish Formula Ford champion and has stepped into the 2018 Championship winning car.

B-M Racing and Team Dolan have enjoyed some 2019 race action, but in the National Championship watch out for Cliff Dempsey Racing, Kevin Mills Racing and Oldfield Motorsports joining the fray.

James Clark is looking forward to a full season with Cliff Dempsey Racing after just doing a few races last season. Jonathan Browne stays with the team and is aiming to beat his 10th place in the 2018 championship. The final driver signing is Spike Kohlbecker, an American racer who arrives off the back of a successful run in the New Zealand Formula Ford National Championship.

Kevin Mills Racing are fielding three cars at Snetterton. They include two young Scottish drivers Michael Macpherson who makes his Formula Ford debut and Neil MacLennan, along with gamer Brendon Leigh, the first Formula 1 Esports Series World Champion and current Professional Esports driver for Mercedes F1 esports team.

Oldfield Motorsport’s drivers, former F3 driver Henry Chart in a Van Diemen MS13, young American, Aaron Jeansonne, Essex racer, Scott Huntley will get their seasons underway. Huntley joins the team on the back of five years racing in karts.

There is an international feel to the line-up with Belgian team, John’s Racing Team running two cars for John Svensson (competing in a Van Diemen JL12K) and Swiss racer Pascal Monbaron in a Van Diemen RF99.

Completing the line-up are Sam Street and privateer Thomas Craincort.

The #BRSCC Snetterton Race Weekend takes place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April. Qualifying begins at 10.55 on the Saturday, with race one due to start at 13.45. The first race on the Sunday is at 10.05.

As well as the Avon Tyres National Formula Ford 1600 Championship, the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 SuperCup, BRSCC Alfa Romeo Championship, Toyo Tires Porsche Championship and Civic Cup are also in action.


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