Both James Cottingham and Harvey Stanley were on track this past weekend at the 2022 Donington Historic Festival.
The weekend started off with Harvey contesting the Sixites Touring Car Challenge. Pilioting a Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA alongside William Paul, the car qualified 16th in advance of the race. The pair moved up to 10th by the 19th lap during pit stps but by the end of the race saw themselves finish exactly where they qualified. This was the car's first competitive outing in nearly 10 years and it boasts a wonderful history as an ex-Autodelta car with Danish racing history.
The next day, James took to the track in the Pall Mall Cup driving two seperate cars in the event: a Lister Jaguar Costin alongside Max Girardo and a Shelby Cobra with Richard Cook and Jason Baker. This is a three hour race split between classes of cars from pre-61, pre-63 and pre-66 cars all divided into teams. In addition to the aformentioned Cobra and Lister, rounding out team "Pumpin' Jacks" was Steve Monk and Robert Barrie in a Lotus Elan S1.
In qualifying, the Lister qualified in second place, just seven tenths of a second off the leading Minshaw/Keen E-Type, while James and Richard qualified 9th overall in the Cobra. At the end of the event, The Cobra finished 4th overall with a Lister just a few places behind in 8th (finishing first in class), and the Louts at the back of the pack in 35th. In the team results, the Pumpin' Jacks quad finished 4th out of nine teams total.
Many thanks to the teams preparing the cars at the weekend including Valley Motorsport (Alfa Romeo), Pursuit (Cobra), Gary Pearson (Lister)
James will be back on track this coming weekend for the third round of the Intelligent Money British GT Championship at Silverstone. That event will be broadcast live on British GT's website here.