Can Brian Chandler dominate again like he did at Pembrey? - Photo: James Roberts

The BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Super Series makes its way from South Wales to North Yorkshire as Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire welcomes the drivers for the second years in succession. The opening two weekends at Brands Hatch and Pembrey have been exceptional to say the least and we’re looking forward to three more thrilling races this weekend.

One man had the Pembrey weekend locked firmly in his grasp, as former Mk1 MX-5 champion Brian Chandler debut a newly built car from his BC Cars Motorsport stable and instantly gave it winning pedigree with three race wins, although while the first was relatively straightforward he did have to fend off the likes of Alex Miller and Matt Pickford to ensure he conserved a potential triple. Brian has elected to make another appearance behind the wheel this weekend in a bid to claim three more wins, but looking at the entry list his competition may have just increased in stature a little.

Two drivers appearing this weekend will be Nicholas Dunn and Jack Sycamore. Nicholas has been a regular driver in the SuperCup over the last couple of seasons and has been a front runner in MX-5 racing away from the BRSCC paddock. Making a sporadic one off entry this weekend, he’ll be hoping to come away with a good result or two for his troubles. As for Sycamore, he’ll be looking to do double duty as he will contest all three races in the MX-5 SuperCup at Oulton Park on Saturday before hot-footing it up to Cadwell for Sunday’s two races, meaning he will have to start the second race of the weekend from the back of the grid.

The aforementioned Miller and Pickford will both be back in action this weekend too. Miller came oh so close to his first ever win and could have achieved it in the final Pembrey race had it not been for mechanical issues. Pickford also suffered the same fate in that race too, although he did leave South Wales with his best ever result coming home in 3rd place in Race 2 for his first ever podium. Given that Cadwell Park is a circuit where handling is key and passing opportunities are few and far between, who knows if either driver will be able to put on the same kind of performance they delivered at Pembrey.

Simon Fleet had a weekend to forget in Wales, as he was part of a three car incident that caused the stoppage of Race 1 on the opening lap, followed by mechanical dramas the next day in Race 2 and then suspension damage from a collision in the final race. Therefore, his meeting was in stark contrast to the opening weekend at Brands Hatch where he’d collected three podiums and some of his best results to date. With the car now back up to full strength, expect Simon to be firing on all cylinders from the word go. Jo Marshall is also back in the line-up too and hoping for more consistent results to add to his 2019 so far, where he has already accumulated a win and a couple of podium finishes to date.

Clive Powles, Xavier Brooke, Jake Swann-Dixon and Liz Walton complete the line-up for this weekend’s trip north, all of them hoping to make further progress up the field as they continue to develop and learn the nuances of the Mk3 MX-5 with every lap they drive. All in all, it should be another awesome three races amongst each other at Cadwell Park!

Scott Woodwiss

Next Race

The race calendar will be announced shortly.

Last Race

Silverstone (International) 5th - 6th Oct 2019

Current Standings

Driver Accrued Points Adjusted Total
1 Brian Chandler 0
2 Joseph Marshall-Birks 0
3 James Kell 0