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LHMC Autumn race meeting Saturday 6th October 2018.

02 October, 2018

After its first race meeting back in April, the Lydden Hill Motorsport Club gets back on track on Saturday 6th October 2018.

The action-packed programme will see the LHMC South East Sports & Saloon Series and Ford Saloon Series make their second visit of the year to the tight and twisty Lydden Hill Circuit. Alongside them will be the BARC South East Intermarque Championship, Tin Tops and Modified Saloon Championships.

A total of 24 Intermarques will take to the circuit Saturday with championship leader Steve Burrows hoping to consolidate his lead. Young Lewis Smith, who won at Snetterton two weeks ago, is showing a great turn of speed in his Vauxhall Tigra and currently lies second in the championship. Currently in third, Ray Harris has been quietly racking up good scores in his Mercedes SLK, just in front of the leading senior cup driver Paul Knight. Matt Ovenden, relative of rallycross champions Tristan and Simon Ovenden, is a newcomer to the championship and is hoping for a good result on his home circuit.

The BARC Modified Saloons will showcase a battle between the two Ford Escort Cosworth’s of Malcolm Wise and Rod Birley. The diminutive Renault Clio of Steve Rothery is sure to put up a fight around the tight confines of Lydden Hill’s one mile circuit.

The Tin Tops usually feature Honda Civics to the fore, but recently, a Ford Fiesta driven by Rikki Taylor has upset the status quo. The BMW Mini of Alfie Brooker returns to Lydden Hill for the second time this year, his father Danny Brooker joins him on the grid in a Vauxhall Astra turbo. The Seat Leon of Dave Charlton managed to defeat both the Brookers at Snetterton recently, but can he do that again at Lydden Hill?

Lydden Hill chief instructor Bill Richards, will line up on the LHMC SE Sports and Saloons grid alongside local driver Craig Jackson from deal. The Everyman Cup will run as a separate class with a selection of Ariel atoms entries racing with LHMC for the first time. The day will conclude with all-comers race open to both LHMC and BARC drivers.

Practice starts from 9am on Saturday 6th October with qualifying beginning at 9.45am. Spectator tickets to LHMC’s Autumn race day will start at just £12 with children 13 and under entering free of charge. Interested drivers are invited to enter by visiting or ringing the circuit office on 01304 830557.

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