The Historic Sports Car Club’s new race category for up to 2-litre single-seater racing cars from the 1980s, the Geoff Lees Trophy, will open with a double-header at the HSCC Wolds Trophy meeting at Cadwell Park on 19-20 September. Competitors will also have the chance to race at the Dijon Motors Cup meeting on 3-4 October, subject to the travel situation to France.
Competitor interest is growing for the new series open to Formula 2, Formula Atlantic, Formula 3, Formula Ford 2000 and Formula Super Vee cars built and raced during the 1980s. There is also an invitation class for other suitable period single-seaters including those from Formula Vauxhall Lotus and Andy Wallace in an F3 Reynard Photo Mike Dixon Formula Renault. Early entries for Cadwell Park include the Formula 2 Chevron B48 of Steve Worrad and the Formula 3 Dallara 389 of Samuel Harrison. An ex-Damon Hill Ralt RT30 is also being readied, while aiming to join the grid is regular Formula 3 racer Paul Smith in his Reynard 873, the 100th F3 car to be built by the Reynard factory.
Titled in honour of one of the UK’s most popular and successful single-seater racers of the era, Lees has given enthusiastic backing for the series.