Search

Attleborough racer moves up to second in historic 70s Roadsports series

PUBLISHED: 10:55 25 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:55 25 July 2018

Jeremy Clark pushing hard in his Lotus Elan at Cadwell Park Picture: Paul Lawrence.

Jeremy Clark pushing hard in his Lotus Elan at Cadwell Park Picture: Paul Lawrence.

Archant

Jeremy Clark has followed up his two impressive 70s Roadsports victories at Snetterton earlier in the season with a string of strong results, which has put him in second place in the series.

The Attleborough resident, new to historic racing this season, proved unbeatable in his Lotus Elan on his home circuit and then moved on to the tight and twisty Cadwell Park which favoured the fine handling of the Norfolk-built Elan.

In the opening encounter Clark tried every avenue to find a way past reigning champion Charles Barter and his potent Datsun 240Z which ended when he spun in the middle of Hall Bends.

“I was relieved when I got going again as it’s scary having cars racing towards you when you are broadside across the track,” said Clark.

The local racer set off once more and climbed back to ninth overall and sixth in Class C while race winner Barter, who races in Class B, collected maximum points.

Clark started the next day’s race from eighth on the grid with a superb start elevating the red and white Elan up to fourth by the end of the first lap before passing Jim Dean’s Lotus Europa and then ousting Mark Leverett’s similar Elan from second, although the leading Europa was by this time out of sight.

The action resumed at Mallory Park with Clark qualifying his Elan in seventh with three other Class C Lotuses ahead of him and rival Barter on the all-important pole. Barter made an awful start, gaining Clark a position, while Cadwell race two winner Will Leverett spun his Lotus Europa on lap two, leaving Clark in fifth.

As the race raged on Barter recovered and steamed by all his rivals while Clark couldn’t find a way past John Williams’ Porsche 911 and had to settle for second in class and fourth overall.

Race two was just as frenetic with Clark again in the thick of the action, but this time he stood on the podium in third place, and first of the Class C runners, but the pesky Porsche remained tantalising ahead once more.

The series moved on to a non-championship race at last weekend’s prestigious Silverstone Classic historic meeting with the local racer chasing Barter home with the pair resuming their title battle at Croft Circuit in two weeks time.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other sport

Friday, August 3, 2018

A youngster from Bunwell, near Attleborough, is hoping to continue his run of form after bouncing back from a 40mph head-on collision in his first BKC Karting Championship.

Attleborough Amateur Boxing Club celebrated its 10th anniversary in style at a packed Connaught Hall.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Jeremy Clark has followed up his two impressive 70s Roadsports victories at Snetterton earlier in the season with a string of strong results, which has put him in second place in the series.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Saturday league footballers are being asked to share their thoughts on a proposed new single pyramid structure at county and district levels.

Most Read

Friday, August 3, 2018

Ben Willis put his local knowledge to good use as he came out on top at The Norfolk Boys’ Championships at Swaffham Golf Club.

Read more
Monday, October 2, 2017

Paul Pearce, hero of Thetford Golf Club’s Norfolk County Golf Union Scratch Trophy triumph, kept up his good form to win the first of the winter medals.

Read more
Norfolk County

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 17°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy