RACE REPORT OULTON PARK

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With MG Cup championship leader Richard Buckley absent with his Ferrari work commitments, Class B cars stepped to the fore at Oulton Park. Fergus Campbell in his brightly painted MG ZR 170 (pictured above) won the opening race after leading all the way from pole. He formed a close frontrunning trio throughout with title protagonists and fellow ZR 170 runners Ian Boulton and Iain Dowler, and they completed the podium with Boulton ahead. Campbell got Driver of the Day too.

Dave Nixon in his Rover 220 Tomcat Turbo was next home and first of the Class C runners, beating Daniel Boman in his MG ZS 180.

Campbell then made it a double win in race two, and this time he was more dominant as he beat Boulton by 13.5 seconds. Boman was third home and therefore won the Class C contest, and he got Driver of the Race. Neither Dowler nor Nixon made the finish due to technical problems, Dowler having throttle woe and Nixon suffering overheating.

CHAMPION & CLASS WINNERS WILL BE DECIDED 24TH SEPTEMBER AT SNETTERTON

With all 3 classes represented in the top six places it is all to play for. Tomcat Turbos, MGZR170’s, MGZR160’s & 216Gti showcasing the diversity of the MG Cup. The home of MG Rover motorsport.

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Oulton Park – Live tomorrow

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Qualifying 09.15

Race 1 14.00

Race 2 17.30

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MG CUP AGM & AWARDS 26TH NOVEMBER 2022

Saturday 26th November 2022 it will be held at the Best Western Buckingham Hotel, Buckingham MK18 1RY.

AGM Details

The AGM will start at about 2pm and is open to all registered drivers. Potential drivers for 2023 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.

Annual Dinner Dance Details

We will be celebrating a great season racing and it is a great opportunity for us all to socialise and discuss plans for 2023 for the MG Cup, after all our championship is what we the drivers make of it.

Drinks will be served in the bar from 7.00pm with dinner being served for 7.30 followed by celebration meal then awards and disco.

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ACTION FROM OULTON 2O21

ENTERIES OUR OPEN FOR 3RD SEPT 2022

RACE REPORT DONINGTON – ROUND 7 & 8

Kayleigh Twigger racing in memory of Dad, Chris, at his favourite track

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Richard Buckley continued his 100% win record in MG Cup’s frontrunning Class C by winning the first Donington Park race, but he had to resist a strong race-long challenge from fellow Rover Tomcat Turbo runner Dave Nixon who had made significant improvements to his machine since the preceding Silverstone round.

Nixon rose from starting eighth after a wet qualifying to run second behind Buckley on lap one, and remained on his boot lid for the rest of the way, and might have got ahead had the race not ended a lap early with Peter Coleman’s Metro off at Redgate.

Nixon said: “I’ve raced against Richard since 2005, 2006 maybe, so I know how he drives and we’ve had some good battles. It was great fun.

“I’ve done a lot of things to the car and it’s transformed it back to how it should be. At Silverstone the car handled horrendously. The suspension mounting on the top, of the driver’s side, the clamp that clamps it wasn’t holding it in place properly when it was put under pressure, so I’ve modified it. I’ve got a full tyre’s width on there [now] instead of just [a small amount] when it was pulling.”

Buckley added: “It was relatively easy really, Dave started a bit further back, I just measured him a little bit. Just keep him at bay all the time. I think he could have been on me a bit more with another lap.”

Ian Boulton held off his fellow MG ZR 170 of Iain Dowler to win Class B and take third place overall. Maddy Maguire meanwhile finished fourth in the class having qualified a stunning second overall, and she got Driver of the Race.

Steve Tyler took the Class A win after leader John Gil was nudged off at mid distance just after a safety car period.

In race two Buckley’s victory run in 2022 ended at seven as this time Nixon got the better of him. Buckley led from pole on a now-tricky surface while Nixon dropped to sixth in the opening laps. Nixon though then rose and got on Buckley’s tail by half distance, before passing him for first at Redgate. The pair remained interlocked for the rest of the way, and Nixon prevailed by 0.3s. Nixon also got Driver of the Race.

Nixon said: “Because it was raining so hard, I only softened mine [suspension] off a little bit and luckily it stopped raining. I was a little bit careful the first three or four laps and once Kayleigh [Twigger] went past me that really goaded me on to have a go.

“I caught up the others and I had a couple of places where I thought ‘I can get past here’. And Richard came out the chicane a bit slower and I just got right behind him and thought ‘I’m going past now’.”

Maguire this time won Class B, passing Boulton at one-third’s distance and winning by 4s, a showing that helped her get Driver of the Day to go with her race-one award. Dowler meanwhile dropped to the back on lap 1 with front-right damage on his 170. Gil won Class A.