Snetterton revs up for its busiest year

Lewis BealesSnetterton's busiest racing season yet roars off this weekend with the locally based 750 Motor Club celebrating its 70th year with a 20-race, action-packed programme.Lewis Beales

Snetterton's busiest racing season yet roars off this weekend with the locally based 750 Motor Club celebrating its 70th year with a 20-race, action-packed programme.

Local interest is high in the Stock Hatch Championship with the returning Wisbech racer, Maurice Hayden, out to reclaim his crown from Jeff Humphries in what promises to be a thrilling encounter.

Hayden will also have to fend off near neighbour Terry Roughton, Craig Bell from Blo Norton and Blofield's Martin Ward, who will be pushing for a podium finish on his home track.

The Formula Vee Championship looks wide open this season but on past form, Martin Farmer and former Locost triple champion Declan McDonald should be near the top of the table come the end of the season.


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Carbrook's Peter Struder campaigns one of the oldest cars in the series but is more than capable of finishing in the leading group.

The Formula Four single seaters will be the fastest machinery on display with Van Diemen-built cars to the fore.

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Watch out for Suffolk's Martin Byford, a former champion of Snetterton, making his debut in the series.

Jay Wheals, from King's Lynn, and Bungay's Richard Gilmore race in the allcomers event while Derek Jones will be reunited with a Fisher Fury in the RGB race.

At the end of last season the 750 Formula racers put on an awesome display of committed driving with Dave Robson taking victory and the title after 30 years of trying. He will be keen to start off his defence with maximum points.

In the SR and GT events, local racer John Dickson and Cheng Lim will tear up the tarmac with their mighty V8 powered Cobras.

Events for Toyota MR2s and the Saxmax series complete the busy programme which gets under way at 1pm on Saturday and 11.20am on Sunday.

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