This week Mini Sport received an update from Stephen Irvine on his bank holiday racing weekend. He competes in the Cockshoot Cup and regularly visits Mini Sport to see our fully qualified and experienced Rover technician. This championship has been running for many years and has a great set of friendly yet competitive drivers. A whole range of MGs race together although they are split into the following categories:
Class A – for standard cars using road legal tyres
Class B – for road-modified cars still using road legal tyres but with greater engine and transmission modifications
Class C – for fully-modified cars using racing tyres and with major body, engine and transmission modifications allowed
Class F – for road-going modified MGF and MGTF.
Here is the report:
A good grid of cars assembled at Donington Park to race for the first points of the 2012 season. The Championship shared the grid with the cars from the BCV8 Championship.
Mike Peters in his Midget and David Coulthard in the ZR 190 fought hard through the whole race, with David just coming out on top at the flag, the two of them beating all but one of the BCV8 cars. This gave the two drivers maximum points in Class C and Class B. Ashley Woodward was very quick in the big ZS taking third in the race and second in Class C. Behind Ashley was David Morrison in his red Midget winning second in Class B. Next up was a great dice for third in Class B with Steve McKie in his MGB V8 holding off Frazer Graham in his rebuilt Midget, Steve Atkinson driving another MGB V8 and Stephen Irvine in the first of the ZR160 cars.
The standard cars were running on stickier tyres for the first time. Ian Wright held the class lead at the start of the race, but was closed down and passed by Colin Offley mid-race although Ian managed to fight back and take the class win from Colin and Jeremy Toes.
Class F had two runners with Mike Rouse taking victory after Volker Eickmeyer buried his car in a gravel trap.
So, after race one, David Coulthard, Mike Peters and Ian Wright are joint Championship leaders. You can see the complete current championship scores here.
You can find more information at http://www.mgcc.co.uk/cockshoot-cup-about.html