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Cadwell Park to celebrate 80th anniversary this August

Monday, February 17 2014

Cadwell Park circuit will be honouring its 80th anniversary in 2014 with a special event on Sunday 3 August, which will feature racing and displays to celebrate the venue's history and its legendary status within the motorcycle community.

The motor racing at Cadwell Park's 80th Anniversary Celebration will be organised by Auto 66. The Scarborough-based motorcycle club is a regular visitor to the circuit, and will be staging contests set to reflect the last eight decades. This will include three special celebration races:

The Classic King of Cadwell will be a ten-lap race for pre-1972 machinery from 251cc to 750cc, recalling the King of Cadwell races from the past.

The Charlie Wilkinson Trophy is named in honour of Cadwell Park's former custodian, who first persuaded his father Mansfield to develop the land for motorcycle racing in 1934. The ten-lap race will be contested by 175cc to 750cc pre-1990 Grand Prix two-stroke bikes.

The Tommy Wood Trophy is another ten-lap race, for pre-1992 Superbikes from 400cc to 1100cc. Wood, who died in 2003 aged 90, was a Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and the trophy named in his honour was last awarded to a Cadwell Park competitor in the 1990s. Past winners have included some of motorcycle racing's biggest names, including Wayne Gardner, Roger Marshall and Derek Chatterton.

Celebrations will also include 'Classic Racer Champions of Cadwell Parades', which will feature a selection of famous bikes ridden by big names of the sport. Off circuit attractions range from bike and car displays, a bike trial display, plus live music.

"Auto 66 is one of motorcycle racing's biggest champions, and has nurtured the careers of some of the sport's biggest names," said Jon Rush, Circuit Manager. "The club's continuing association with Cadwell Park will provide us with superb race content for the venue's 80th anniversary celebrations. We're looking forward to working with them to make this event a real highlight of the 2014 season."

Tickets for the Cadwell Park 80th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday 3 August will be available soon from £14, with free entry for children aged 12 and under. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or click here.