Snetterton 300 Circuit welcomes racing of the absolute highest quality this coming weekend, 19th/20th September, when the stars of the Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres make their annual trip to Norfolk for rounds five and six of the campaign.
Organisers are expecting a terrific grid of 24 cars for the sextet of Snetterton races, with three new faces joining the grid – Legends Cars debutants James Newbery (Burgess Hill), Chris Dewey (Wisbech) and Matt Isherwood.
In other fantastic news, it has been confirmed both days of the race meeting will again be filmed by 247.tv and streamed live online on YouTube, the 247.tv Facebook page, Legends Cars’ Facebook page and here on the official championship website.
With 12 races complete, and 18 still to go, it’s all-tied at the top of the driver standings with five-time champion John Mickel (Horsham) and returning Legends Cars racer Daniel Clark (Darras Hall) equal on 1880 points.
Both have enjoyed a very consistent beginning to the rescheduled season, which got underway in July at Croft, and Mickel is, of course, no stranger to the title fight. Clark’s start, his first full season in Legends since 2006, has been nothing short of outstanding. Taking his first race victory last time out at Donington Park, he is very much on the front-foot going into Snetterton.
Only 65 points behind the joint leaders is Will Gibson (Camberley), one of Legends Cars’ most consistent performers and a driver with genuine ambitions of battling for the championship. With two wins under his belt from the previous event at Donington, his 2020 bid has certainly begun very impressively indeed.
The man they’re all trying to wrest the championship from is 2019 victor Miles Rudman (Sutton Coldfield) and he is a very healthy fourth in the title fight coming into next weekend’s action. So far, the champion of the prestigious 25th Anniversary Legends Cars season has one win from Croft.
Connor Mills (Upminster), who grabbed the headlines at Donington with a marvellous hat-trick of victories, is fifth in the standings ahead of double 2020 winner Jack Parker (Wolverhampton) and multiple Masters Cup Champion Paul Simmons (Lingfield).
Completing the top 10 are 2018 Vice-Champion Steve Whitelegg (Bury), back after a year on the sidelines, Croft triple race-winner Sy Harraway (Weston-super-Mare) and the always improving Mike Schlup (Cuckfield).
The talent doesn’t end there either, with Nick Bridgeman (Baldock), Neil Shenton (Middlewich), Scottish star Steve McGill (Bo’ness), young hot-shot James Hall-Morton (Cleckheaton) and former champion Robin Fountain (Boston) all ready to challenge for big results.
As ever, the Legends Cars will be providing the ultimate in wheel-to-wheel and bumper-to-bumper race action at Snetterton with a packed grid of potent 5/8 scale Dodges, Fords and Chevys – all powered by identical 1250cc Yamaha motorcycle engines – guaranteed to star.
Looking ahead to the third race meeting of the season, Legends Cars National Championship owner Phil Cooper said: “Snetterton is always a popular track on our calendar, especially with the fantastic bump-drafting promoted by the two very long straights. Add in the technical infield section, and the challenge of corners like the Bomb Hole and Coram, and you have all the ingredients for top racing.
“It really couldn’t be closer at the top of the championship, which is exactly what we like, and to see a driver like Daniel Clark so competitive already – in his first full season back in Legends for many a year – is fantastic. It underlines the level-playing field we have. There are more than a dozen drivers capable of winning at Snetterton, it should be another outstanding weekend of Legends action.”
Day one qualifying for the Legends Cars at Snetterton will get underway at 09.00 on Saturday, 19th September, with Heat One beginning at 11.15, Heat Two at 14.55 and the round five Final at 17.30.
On Sunday, 20th September, qualifying starts the day’s track action at 09.00 with Heat One set to begin at 11.35, Heat Two at 14.45 and the round six Final at 17.50. Live streaming of all of the race action will be carried both days on YouTube, the 247.tv Facebook page, Legends Cars’ Facebook and here on the Legends Cars website.
Provisional Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres Standings:
=1st John Mickel & Daniel Clark, 1880pts; 3rd Will Gibson, 1815pts; 4th Miles Rudman, 1740pts; 5th Connor Mills, 1700pts; 6th Jack Parker, 1625pts