The Classic Touring Car Racing Club continued its full-throttle 2023 season last weekend (June 10/11) as it took centre stage at Castle Combe for the venue’s annual Summer Spectacular race meeting.
On what proved to be a sun-kissed weekend at the Wiltshire circuit, a trio of British Automobile Racing Club categories turned up the heat on-track as they delivered a feast of edge-of-the-seat thrills and spills for the bumper crowd in attendance.
Hot on the heels of producing captivating events at Silverstone and Brands Hatch, iconic tin tops from the Classic Touring Car Racing Club were back in action with a total of eight blockbuster encounters.
In the amalgamated Poultec Pre-66 Touring Cars and Orange Aero Pre-83 Group 1 Touring Cars bouts, spoils were shared between William Davison and Stephen Primett, who each claimed a win apiece.
Elsewhere, Stuart Waite and Mike Manning reigned supreme in the combined Laser Tools Pre-93 Touring Cars, Burty Haulage Pre-03 Touring Cars and Burton Power Blue Oval Saloon Series races whilst Guy Connew and Tom Lenthall triumphed in the Berkshire Jag Component Jaguar Challenge.
Concluding the CTCRC action were a pair of races from the Edmunson Electrical Classic Thunder Saloons, both of which were won by Jason West in his BMW M3 E46 – albeit by slender margins.
That wasn’t to be the only success that West enjoyed either as he added a further two wins to his weekend tally in the Kumho BMW Championship.
The Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship also continued its 2023 season with two entertaining races and reigning champion Steve McDermid stamping his authority on proceedings by charging to a brace of victories.
At the wheel of his MG ZR, McDermid led home Mark Willis and Lee Sullivan in both encounters whilst his main title protagonist Scott Bugner endured a weekend to forget as he recorded two non-finishes.
To view the full classification of results from all sessions at Castle Combe, CLICK HERE.