| Lola Cars 2007 Sports 2000 contender the B07/90 achieved its first podium finish in the UK championship last Sunday at the Cadwell Park circuit in Lincolnshire.
Following a slow start owner John Finch worked his way steadily toward the front of the field chasing initial leader and winner Rick Johnson and second place Harry Chapman (Lola T87/90). From his midfield position on lap one Finch was just 1.6 seconds behind Chapman at the flag.
Polesitter Tom Mills in the Gunn made a poor start and some over enthusiasm in trying to catch the leaders resulted in a spin and damage to the car. Retirement followed.
Sunday also saw the initial event for the ‘Historic’ class of Sports 2000 cars. This initiative by series organiser Colin Feyerabend to allow the older cars to compete for their own trophy saw 17 cars take the flag – an encouraging start.
First winner in the class was Chris Snowdon driving a Royale with Niklas Johanssen second in his Tiga and Jonathan Loader third driving a Crosslé. Best Lola was Anthony Wilds in fourth.
Easily the most popular manufacturer, five Lola cars took the start with all reaching the finish. The general standard of preparation of these ‘senior’ cars was excellent with only two retirements posted.