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Class C Racer in the MG Cup - Carrying the touch for the MGZS V6

What a season the points are in…. and Mr Buckley will be buying the first round #champion #mgcup

After a great seasons racing we have a new champion Richard Buckley in his Rover Tomcat, join us to celebrate a great season at Wroxton Hall on the 23rd November.

So if you think you have what it takes to join the MG Cup registrations will open in November, as we will continue to build our grids and over some of the best club racing in the UK. Our drivers make our championship what it is close clean competitive racing the home of MG Rover Motorsport #fillthegrid2020

Final Showdown Championship and Classes will be decided – Pre race report Snetterton 5th October 2019

MG Cup Rounds 9 &10 Snetterton – Pre Race Report

The MG Cup rolls into Snetterton for its season’s finale with classes and championship to be decided, the climax of the MG Car Clubs most action-packed championship with its great mix of MG & Rover cars for two rounds of close competitive racing.  

With 2 races left who will be crowned Champion and who will win its 4 classes…..  with drop scores playing a part, calculators will be at the ready in the paddock after the final race of the season…

Big grids, close classes and a great paddock atmosphere there is no better championship to race in #fillthegrid

In class A (road going) Dale Reet leads the fight for class honours followed by John Gill and then Carl Robinson. 

In class B (Modified) Chris Boulton leads Ian Boulton and then Iain Dowler whos engine failure at Oulton means he is hungry for a win so we expect to see some hard thought racing to separate the front runners this weekend.

In class C (Race) Richard Buckley leads championship and the class followed by Peter Burchill and then Mike Williams.

In class I we see Stuart Tranter leading and this weekend he will face Matt Simpson in his new Rover 216 Gti challenge car and Julia Penfold in her MGZR170

Championship Standings overall

1st           Richard Buckley Rover Tomcat Turbo     

2nd          Chris Boulton MGZR170

3rd           Peter Burchill MGZS180

Championship Scores

Class A

1st           Dale Reet                             MGZR160                            84 points

2nd          John Gill                               MGZR160                            80 points

3rd           Carl Robinson                    MGZR160                            71 points

Class B

1st           Chris Boulton                     MGZR170                            100 points

2nd          Ian Boulton                         MGZR170                            83 points

3rd           Iain Dowler                         MGZR170                            81 points

Class C

1st           Richard Buckley                Rover Tomcat Turbo       117 points

2nd          Peter Burchill                     MGZS 180                          96 Points

3rd           Mike Willams                     Rover Metro GTi 1.8        84 points

Class I

1st           Stuart Tranter                    Rover Tomcat Turbo       55 points

2nd          Ed Davies                             MG ZR170                        30 points

If you think you have what it takes to join the MG Cup please see our website for details

The championship would like to thank the support of Peter Best Insurance and all the Marshalls and volunteers that give their time to allow us to race. #fillthegrid #leadandnotfollow #clubracingatitsbest

AGM for the MG Cup is on 23 November 2019 at 2pm all drivers and prospective drivers are welcome #fillthegrid

The AGM will start at about 2pm and is open to all registered drivers. Potential drivers for 2020 are welcome.  I am sure a some of us will be arriving earlier for some lunch, for those staying at the venue we can check in from 2pm.

Agenda Items

  • Summary of 2019 season
  • Accounts update
  • Plans for 2020
  • Incorporation of 216GTi into regs
  • Championship Scrutineer
  • Autosport 2020 volunteers
  • Committee members we will need to elect the following

Chairman / Social Secretary /Secretary / Treasurer / Co-Ordinator

  • Class representatives we will need to elect/volunteers

       Class A / B / C reps who can offer guidance and assist new drivers to championship

Rover 216 Gti Challange car breaks cover for Snetterton debut #retrogti #mgcup #fillthegrid #mgroverracing

216 gti brakes cover for Snetterton debut, the ex one make challenge car owned by Matt Simpson will have its first run since being recommissioned.  Matt long term Tomcat racer added the car to his collection in the last 10 days and is looking forward to trying this classic retro gti.

The MG Cup welcomes MG /Rover cars and will be adding the 216 Gti to regulations for 2020.