Wrigley shows 70s style

Mike Wrigley had an eventful time in the Stars of the 70s race before taking victory at Snetterton on Sunday. The Escort Mk1 racer fluffed the start, after selecting the wrong gear, and then having fought back to second place had a high speed spin at the Esses on dropped oil.

Mike Wrigley had an eventful time in the Stars of the 70s race before taking victory at Snetterton on Sunday.

The Escort Mk1 racer fluffed the start, after selecting the wrong gear, and then having fought back to second place had a high speed spin at the Esses on dropped oil.

Resuming his chase of the leading Cologne Capri paid off as a gear selection problem hindered Vince Woodman, who also lost second place at the final corner to John Young's BMW CSL.

North Walsham's Mike Bell was making good progress until he retired his Escort Mk1 at one-third distance.


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The indecently quick Austin A40 of Mark Daniell tried to unseat the Jaguar Mk1 of Nigel Webb in the first Oldies but Goldies race only to be out powered on the long Snetterton straights.

A broken half shaft curtailed Daniell's second race but only after he had slipped past the Jaguar going into the Russell Chicane.

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Harry Wyndham won the Top Hat race which saw actor Rowan Atkinson run inside the top six until his Ford Falcon retired just after he handed over to Mark Gibbon.

Results

Stars of the 70s with Touring 70s: 1 Mike Wrigley (Ford Escort Mk1); 2 John Young/Phillip Perryman (BMW CSL); 3 Vince Woodman/Dan Cox (Ford Cologne Capri).

Oldies but Goldies - Race One: 1 Nigel Webb (Jaguar Mk1); 2 Mark Daniell (Austin A40); 3 Malcolm Harrison (Volvo Amazon).

Race Two: 1 Neil Cunningham (Jaguar Mk1); 2 Paul Taft (Volvo Amazon); 3 Matthew Moore (Austin A40).

Top Hat - V8s and Europeans: 1 Harry Wyndham (Ford Falcon); 2 Mike Wrigley (Ford Mustang); 3 Ben Shuckburgh/Ludovic Lindsay (Ford Falcon).

Cloth Cap with XK Challenge: 1 Mark Wright/Mike Wilkinson (Jaguar E Type); 2 Peter Thompson (Marcos 1800 GT); 3 Steve Seaman/Adam Bagnall (Lotus Elan 26R).

Mini Series: 1 Andrew Schryver/Simon Hadfield (Cooper S); 2 Joe Twyman/Ron Maydon (Cooper S); 3 Russell Earnshaw/Marc Earnshaw (Cooper S).

Britcar PS1: 1 Peter Moulsdale/Steve Kent (BMW M3 E46); 2 Keith Gent/Steve Clark (BMW M3 E46); 3 Gino Ussi (BMW M3 E46).

Britcar GT: 1 Witt Gamski/Keith Robinson (Ferrari F430 GTC) 2 Matt Bell/Richard Dean (Ginetta G50); 3 Javier Morcillo/Manuel Cintrano (Porsche 996 GT3).

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