Olson powers to victory in Esprit at Snetterton

Nick Olson's defence of his Future Classics title started with a thrilling victory at Snetterton in his Lotus Esprit after early leader Martyn Adams broke the propshaft on his potent Triumph TR7 V8.

Nick Olson's defence of his Future Classics title started with a thrilling victory at Snetterton in his Lotus Esprit after early leader Martyn Adams broke the propshaft on his potent Triumph TR7 V8.

Hingham racer Neil Chilleystone and co-driver Andy Schulz's had a steady run to fifth place while Robert Hollyman, from East Ruston, never made the grid after qualifying problems with his Porsche 944.

King's Lynn's Peter Everingham was unable to stand on the Ferrari Classic podium as James Cartwright blasted past on both occasions. David Tomlin won race one while Ben Cartwright was victorious in the second. Mechanical problems stopped the Norwich pair of Joshua and Keith Files from challenging for honours in the first Swinging Sixties race, won by Andrew Yates/Adrian Mossop.

In the second race Alan Tice/Chris Conoley were never headed in their rapid Marcos 1800. The pair also won the Classic K race in which North Walsham's Suzanne Sears took fourth in class with her MGB.


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The returning Keith Ahlers dominated the Morgan race with Great Yarmouth born Tony Lees just losing out in his battle for second place with Andrew Thompson.

Ahlers was victorious again in the first Sports v Saloon race while Jamie Stanley dominated both Ferrari Open races with his very rapid 430 GT2. Having fought race long with Nigel Bent for victory in the Magnificent Sevens, Peter Ratcliff tried to hand victory back to his rival by stopping on the finishing line. He was subsequently disqualified for safety reasons. North Walsham's Andrew O'Connell only made it to half distance when his Caterham expired and Bent went on to win the second Sport v Saloon encounter.

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A quick exchange between Simon Taylor/John Hammersley saw them secure victory in the Tin Top race while Lawrence Coppock won both Jaguar races.

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