After an exhilarating season opener at Silverstone in April, Trackday Trophy headed north for its second round of 2022. Cadwell Park was the venue, welcoming back the series after a two year hiatus. Excitement levels amongst the paddock were high as we assembled not only the biggest grid of the weekend, but the largest grid TDT has ever taken to Cadwell Park!
Brian Chandler set the opening benchmark time for competitors to beat in Sunday’s morning qualifying session, before he was bested by Damian Chrupczalski’s Honda Civic. It looked set for Damian Chrupczalski to take pole, however a scorching time (1:42:262 ) from Dubshack Motorsports’s pairing of Rawlings/Zakrzewski secured pole position for the duo late in session, leaving Damian Chrupczalski to settle for second on the grid. A strong showing from Brian Chandler saw him take the honours of Class D pole, starting third on the overall grid. Connell/Nolan of Scuderia Dave and Boreham Motorsport’s Adams duo rounded out the top three in Class D qualifying, while Jeremy Evans and Phil Hart attained Class B pole for Semprini Racing – fourth on the road. Alex Read and Sarah Hobson both put in solid times to start second and third in Class B.
A fantastic race start from Rawlings/Zakrzewski saw them maintain the lead through the opening lap and begin to build a gap at the front of the field, while there was plenty of jostling in the pack for spectators and drivers to enjoy. The Dubshack Motorsport duo capitalised on their qualifying pace and some savvy race management to claim their first win of 2022 and the Class C bragging rights. Damian Chrupczalski’s consistently strong lap times were rewarded with the second step on the Class C podium, with Wayne Cockerill rounding out the top three.
EST Performance displayed an incredibly strong race performance in Class B taking both the top and third step of the class podium, thanks to Alex Read and Hayes/Hayes respectively. Sarah Hobson ensured she bettered her qualifying result to finish second in class, after an impressive drive.
There was some exhilarating racing to be found throughout the grid and Class D proved no exception. Connell/Nolan battled hard to secure class victory, narrowly edging second place Brian Chandler by less than 1.5secs. Following on from securing the first Trackday Trophy grand slam at Silverstone, Boreham Motorsport’s Adams duo continued their success this year by finishing third in class.
Bring on Anglesey!