CSCC Donington Race Report: Co-ordSport Tin Tops Puma Cup

The CSCC race report for the Co-ordSport Tin Tops and Puma Cup is great read and catch up with another batch of fantastic shots from David Stallard and video from day 2 edited by Marc Peter seen below.

On Sunday 24th March the Co-ordSport Tin Tops and Puma Cup race brought the curtain down on a long weekend. Local ace Andrew Windmill’s winter toils, pairing more weight from his rebranded Honda Civic “CSL” – principally through steel crank, carbon fibre seat and new wheels from sponsor Rays, whose brand now adorns its flanks – was rewarded with a 1:18.187 (91.12mph) pole. Andrew still held the prime position, with an enhanced 36 second advantage, at the chequered flag once the Josh Files/Cameron Elder equipe had been docked 30 seconds plus their pitlane shortfall. For more information go to

“I fluffed the start” added Windmill afterwards, but back ahead before the end of the opening lap, only crumbs were left for fellow Honda men James Slater and Elder once they had usurped and shaken off tenacious starter Adam Brown’s Fives Garage Ford Fiesta ST150. As Andrew scorched through constant traffic in the 37-strong pack he rubbed salt into his breathless rivals’ wounds by crafting a superb 1:16.826 (92.73mph) lap three from the end. Even serial Tin Tops winner Danny Cassar, adding a racer’s insight into the commentary, was impressed. Appetite whetted, the East Londoner who has previously negated two minutes of previous winner’s penalties [four races’ worth, with help from a caution period] is itching to return to the fray…

Behind runners-up Files/Elder, class winner Brown was third ahead of Slater, another penalised for a short stop. A lap down, longtime Ford man Steve Papworth in his later model Civic and James Wilson (Peugeot 208 GTi), another to claim class honours, filled the minor places. Peter Parkin (Peugeot 306), Liam Place (Toyota Corolla T Sport), Alan Wilshire (Fiesta), Jack Hordley – who are best of the four Mazda RX-8 rotary club members – and Chris Dear (Peugeot 205 GTi) topped their divisions.

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