JEC Racing – Snetterton – 14th April 2013

Chris Boon
JEC Racing – Jaguar Classic Parts Saloon & GT Championship

Snetterton – 14th April 2013

Report by Terry Dye and Roger Gage.

Pictures by Chris, Nick and Roger Gage

Chris Pizzala led class A
In stark contrast to Saturday’s wet race, Sunday was dry, breezy and bright, and as this race was on the shorter 200 circuit, another qualification was required.

Cliff Ryan took pole from Palmer and Ramm with Howard an unaccustomed fifth. Gail Hill headed class B from an impressive Matt Jeffery, whilst Chris Pizzala led class A from new entry James Crook.

Cliff Ryan took 3rd!
A non-starting Coppock (blown head gasket) left a gap on the grid for Frost to exploit, pulling almost up to second before the power of the other cars told and he finished a worthy fifth. David Howard’s XJ12 clawed his way through the front runners to challenge Chris Palmer (XJS) and they had a great dice for several laps until the pass on lap eleven and a run to the flag. Cliff Ryan took third from James Ramm.

A battle behind Tom Barclay!
There was another battle behind birthday girl Gail Hill between Derek Pearce (MKII), Tom Barclay (XJ6 Coupe) and Matt Jeffery (XJ40 Lister), with Barclay nudging it. The unlucky Tom Butterfield retired on lap 5 with a fluid leak.

Olson spins, Crook avoids!
James Crook, in his first race, took class A from Chris Pizzala, and a well earned ‘Drive of the Day’ award, whilst Richard Dorlin stormed through from twelfth to eighth. Again Jay Olsen, our American driver was most impressive (if rather wild at times) despite limited race experience in the UK.


Results First Second Third
Overall David Howard Chris Palmer Cliff Ryan
Class A James Crook Chris Pizzala Philip Comer
Class B Gail Hill Tom Barclay Derek Pearce
Class C Chris Palmer James Ramm Rodney Frost
Class D David Howard Cliff Ryan Richard Dorlin


All information correct at time of publishing.


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