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Endurance fans set for treat at Snetterton in Fun Cup

PUBLISHED: 16:00 07 June 2018

Fun Cup action at Snetterton during last year�s event. Picture: Ellen Tunstall Photography

Fun Cup action at Snetterton during last year�s event. Picture: Ellen Tunstall Photography

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Endurance racing fans will be delighted that the Fun Cup descends on Snetterton this Saturday with hectic action promised for the duration of the six-hour event.

The key to doing well is to remain on the lead lap, and out of trouble, leaving your fastest driver to bring the cart home, hopefully in the lead.

With just 14 points separating the top five places for the VW Beetle silhouettes the stakes are high with leaders Guy Wenham, Zoe Wenham and Ryan Burke keen to stay on top with their Apollo Motorsport entry.

Hot on their heels will be the Sherardize UK entry of Peter Belshaw and Marcus Clutton fresh from victory at Anglesey and keen to maintain momentum and claim the top spot when they leave the Norfolk venue.

Old hand Nigel Greensall leads the CCS Media team, who are currently in third place, while Team Honeywell drivers Tim Wheeldon and Neil Plimmer has, like the 2Rent Dominos crew of Chris Hart/Henry Dawes, tasted success at the Norfolk circuit in the past.

The highly successful Open Sports Car Series race three times over the weekend with their first race on Saturday which is bound to feature reigning champion Mike Jenvey at the sharp end but Matt Manderson did defeat Jenvey at the last round.

Justin Roberts is the leading Fiesta XR2 runner but will have to fight off the attentions of Michael Heath and Steve Poole with the TVR Challenge completing Saturday’s events in which Darren Smith and Matthew Holben will renew their rivalry with each having taken a win apiece at Anglesey.

Sunday’s offerings start with second races for the above series with the Production GTi Challenge kicking off the afternoon events which feature Mk5 and Mk2 versions of the VW Golf.

John Mawdsley was a very narrow winner of the opening race at Oulton Park from James Colburn who just managed to hold off Simon Hill’s challenge in the second race promising some close action this Sunday.

Andrew Gulliford dominated the opening two rounds of the Superkarting UK Club Championship and aims for a repeat this weekend while Nathan Barton and Ben Parkinson squabbled over second place in the opening contest, which the latter made his own in race two.

Saturday’s action starts at 12.10am and resumes on Sunday at 11.15am.

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