M & C Wilkinson entered two cars in the JEC Jaguar E-Type 50th anniversary Trophy race. The first of our two E-Types was entered by Chris Scragg & his co driver John Bussell. The second car was driven by Michael & co driver Mark Wright.
A wet qualifying saw both cars gradually progress up the order finishing first & second on the grid by the end of the half hour session.
The race commenced at two thirty in the afternoon with glorious sunshine to accompany this special event the two M & C Wilkinson cars took the lead into the first corner with Mark Wright taking the inside line into paddock & then moving clear of Chris. Mark set a succession of blistering times pulling away from Chris over the first half of the race.
At the half way point of the race both cars pitted for their compulsory pit stops & driver changes. A slow stop for Mark & Michael left John Bussell 6 seconds behind the pair despite a drive through penalty for speeding in the pit lane.
John cleared Michael two laps later & both cars then held position till the finish having both lapped the whole field by the end.
This was a fantastic start to the two race championship and the whole team hope to have the same success at the final round at Donington May 29th
Many thanks to www.snappyracers.com for providing us with these excellent photographs.