This was the year it finally came home for the popular father and son duo, who are long-term supporters of Britcar in its various incarnations. For two seasons they duked it out with the nimble Ginettas, with 2018 being more or less written off with personal and mechanical issues. For this year, the Ginetta threat was reduced, and in its place were a couple of handy Carrera Cup-spec 991s.
Mark – also recipient of the Driver of the Year award – was keen to point out that their SG Racing Porsche 997 Cup was self-engineered, off a trailer, and lacking the ABS and other refinements of the cars around them, causing him to test the limits of adhesion rather than comfortably adapt to the conditions. Mark’s storming starts were the stuff of legend, passing one, two, three, sometimes six cars on the opening lap of a race, more than once earning him the Driver of the Day award, while Peter also claimed that trophy for his amazing resistance to give up the class lead at Snetterton. The icing on the cake, though, was Mark Cunningham ecstatically receiving the Driver of the Year award. Main competition was the Valluga Racing 991, lone driver Ian Humphries taking two overall wins along the way, both at Oulton Park, and there were also victories for part-season entries – the Track Group 991, and a trio of Ginetta G55s, Lucky Khera/Lee Frost, Steve Burgess/Ben Dimmack, and in the final two rounds, Peter Bassill and Emily Linscott.
Text: Steve Wood, photo: Mark Ironman