The Spa 6 Hours 2013 saw INRacing with the Lotus 18 of Stephen Bond and Cooper Bristols of Chris Phillips and Ian Nuthall (Mary Grant) out in the HGPCA races.
Chris Phillips out in his second race weekend in the Cooper Bristol and raced wheel to wheel with Nuthall and Martin Eyre (Cooper Bristol) during both races eventually coming out on top.
Stephen Bond had two cracking races fighting over class position with Erik Staes and the two were separated by less than a second coming onto the final lap of the weekend before an unfortunate coming together took them both out of the race. As they were the last two cars on the lead lap this didn’t affect there finishing positions!
Stephen Bond was joined by Keith Fell in the Motor Racing Legends Woodcote Trophy race in the Lister Bristol. They stormed to a comfortable 1st in class and 5th overall.
INRacing have just returned from another successful outing at the prestigious Goodwood Revival, all 12 cars successfully completing their respective races.
Tony Wood was the pick of the drivers with a Madgwick Cup pole position and hard fought victory in the Lister Bristol. William Nuthall had a troubled time in Graham Burrows’ historic Connaught ALSR, battling from the back of the grid, due to electrical trouble in qualifying, before being hit by the bonnet and pitting twice to finish 19th out of the 30 starters.
The TecMec also piloted by Tony Wood finished 2nd in the Richmond Trophy which included great battles between Ian Nuthall (Alta), Steve Russell (Cooper Bristol) and Barry Wood (Cooper Bristol). William Nuthall was driving the HWM Alta still owned by HWM Motors for the first time and the tricky conditions in qualifying led to him out qualify much newer more powerful machinery which he could not keep with in the dry race conditions.
The Woods RGS Atalanta came through the dark, wet, miserable Friday night race conditions to finish a respectable 9th in the Freddie March Memorial Trophy.
William Nuthall was one of three qualifiers to lap at 100mph + in the Gordon Trophy in Giorgio Marchi’s Cooper T53 and was running a solid second before being slowed by split oil and went to 4th less than 1 second from 2nd place. Miles Griffiths ending the race winning by a distance. Paul Griffin (Cooper T51), Ian Nuthall in John Saunders Cooper Maserati and Stephen Bond (Lotus 18) all enjoyed busy races.
During the Goodwood Revival 2013, the father son pairings of Ian and William Nuthall, and Barry and Tony Wood were filmed and interviewed by Canadian production crew and will be appearing in a documentary in 2014.
INRacing were kept busy with 13 competing cars over the Silverstone Classic 2013 weekend. Spread over 6 different races the first cars out on track were the Jamun T2s of William Nuthall and the recently rebuilt car of Chris Helliwell, in the massive 53 car Historic Formula Ford grid. They both survived a number of red flag incidents to qualify 4th and 52nd. In the first race Nuthall dropped back down to 9th after collecting a marker bollard and Helliwell gradually moved up to 41st. In the 2nd race Nuthall recovered and was very happy to finish 6th in the competitive grid, as was Helliwell to finish 34th.
Tony Wood and Alasdair McCaig qualified the Wood’s Lister Jaguar 13th in the Stirling Moss Trophy, after a great first stint by Tony, Alasdair unfortunately got stuck in gear on the exit to the pits ending their hopes.
Barry Wood was out with Tony in the RGS Atalanta and moved up from 14th at the rolling start to finish 8th and 2nd in Class in the RAC Woodcote Trophy. The father and son also teamed up in the E-Type Jaguar in the Pre ’63 GT grid, a great qualifying lap from Tony put them up in 6th after qualifying, following the pit stops the pair dropped down to 13th.
The Pre ’61 HGPCA grid included three INRacing run Cooper Bristols. Barry Wood and Steve Russell qualifying within 2 seconds of each other, eventually monopolising the Class 5 podium at the end of race two. But only after a broken rocker shaft was found and rectified overnight on Scuro’s car. Tony Wood took a superb pole position in the TecMec Maserati and he fought for the lead throughout the 2 races, finishing 3rd and 2nd overall.
A great British downpour during the 1st Pre ’66 HGPCA race saw it cut short as visibility was dramatically reduced. The two races saw Paul Griffin (Cooper T51) Stephen Bond (Lotus 18) and Erik Staes (Lotus 18/21) stay out of trouble to finish in the middle of the field. It was Belgian Staes first double race finish after being plagued by problems for the past 5 years.
Next stop for the HGPCA is Nurburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix.