Fun Cup set for return to Snetterton

The Fun Cup completed last season's series at Snetterton and returns this Saturday for the start of their new campaign, this time racing over four hours.

The Fun Cup completed last season's series at Snetterton and returns this Saturday for the start of their new campaign, this time racing over four hours.

At the finish of last year's race three teams were still on the lead lap, Jason Porter/Max Hunter followed by the Suffolk pair of Richard Ince/Nick Padmore, with Neil Plimmer/Geoff Fawcett in third place so another close encounter is expected.

Hopefully Neil Smith can get his newly acquired ex Gabriele Tarquini S2000 Touring Car fixed in time to take part in the Alfa race sponsored by Norwich-based Alfashop.

Shaun Hazlewood led home the first race in the series chased by Nev Simpson after early leader Andy Page had retired.


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Tom Roche, Jonathan Greensmith and Paul Sheard have all been past champions and should once more be at the head of the field.

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The Sports 2000's always provide intriguing racing with reigning champion Mike Jenvey determined to defeat the Van Diemen mounted Richard Johnson on the car's home circuit.

Also Van Diemen mounted is Rupert Russell, while Lincolnshire's Robert Oldershaw always goes well at the Norfolk venue.

In the historic section, Oil Stirling took the title last year by the narrowest of margins, winning more races than his rival David Houghton who will be out for revenge with his Van Diemen RFSC02.

Mark Tilbury journeys to Snetterton with two Ford Fiesta victories under his belt and he would like to repeat the feat while Rory Bryant and Dave Abbott will make it difficult.

Completing the 15-race programme will be three Caterham races with Saturday's events getting under way at noon with racing from 11am on Sunday.

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