1973 - Ford Escort- BDE 1840cc

73-R.S.Oliver

RACES : 38

STARTS : 35 known
FINISHES : 33
OUTRIGHT WINS : 4
CLASS WINS : 11 in all
FASTEST LAPS : 2

March 11th 1973 - Tony takes a 2nd in class at Croft in the MCD Championship opener . By committing to this championship and some very consistant driving Tony won the title outright finishing 16 of 17 rounds with 5 class wins.

DATE VENUE CLUB RACE # QUAL/F-LAP RESULT
MARCH 4th BRANDS HATCH BARC-SURREY MCD Championsh 203 Q11 3rd ( 3rd in class )
MARCH 11th CROFT BRSCC MCD Championsh 51 Q2 2nd ( 2nd in class )
MARCH 18th SILVERSTONE BRDC ESSO UNIFLO 218 4th ( 4th in class )
MARCH 24th OULTON PARK MID-CHESHIRE MCD Championsh 104 Q4 3rd ( 2nd in class )
MARCH 25th CROFT BARC-Y WENDY WOOLS 82 ? DNF - throttle
APRIL 1st MALLORY PARK BRSCC MCD Championsh 3 2nd ( 1st in class )
APRIL 7th OULTON PARK BARC-NW ESSO UNIFLO 226 Q4 result not known
APRIL 8th CADWELL PARK LINCOLN MC+CC SALOON RACE 113 Q2 2nd ( 2nd in class )
APRIL 14th AINTREE AINTREE CC B HIRE TROPHY 91 Q2 2nd ( 2nd in class )
APRIL 20th OULTON PARK BRSCC-NW MCD Championsh 107 Q3 5th ( 4th in class )
APRIL 20th OULTON PARK BRSCC-NW non-champ race 107 Q6 3rd ( 2nd in class )
APRIL 23rd MALLORY PARK BRSCC ESSO UNIFLO 27 Q8 2nd ( 1st in class )
MAY 6th BRANDS HATCH BRSCC ESSO UNIFLO 68 result not known
MAY 13th SNETTERTON BRSCC MCD Championsh 107 2nd ( 1st in class )
MAY 28th OULTON PARK BRSCC MCD Championsh 82 Q1 2nd ( 1st in class )
JUNE 3rd CADWELL PARK BRSCC MCD Championsh 204 Q3 3rd ( 1st in class )
JUNE 10th CROFT BRSCC ESSO UNIFLO 112 Q7 2nd ( 2nd in class )
JUNE 24th BRANDS HATCH BRDC MCD Championsh 172 Q7? 3rd ( 2nd in class )
JULY 1st CROFT BRSCC ESSO UNIFLO 101 Q3 2nd ( 2nd in class )
DATE VENUE CLUB RACE # QUAL/F-LAP RESULT
JULY 8th MALLORY PARK NSCC MCD Championsh 118 Q2 2nd ( 2nd in class )
JULY 15th CROFT DARLINGTON +D ESSO UNIFLO 38 Q1 71.43 1st ( 1st in class )
JULY 15th CROFT DARLINGTON +D WENDY WOOLS 38 4th ( 2nd in class )
JULY 22nd MALLORY PARK HAGLEY + Dist MCD Championsh 50 Q2 1st ( 1st in class )
JULY 28th AINTREE AINTREE CC B HIRE Champion 192 Q3 3rd ( 2nd in class )
JULY 28th AINTREE AINTREE CC saloon + mods 192 in entry list
JULY 29th SILVERSTONE BRDC ESSO UNIFLO 10 Q8 7th ( 7th in class )
AUGUST 5th SILVERSTONE BRSCC-M MCD Championsh 6 Q5 4th ( 3rd in class )
AUGUST 12th BRANDS HATCH SUTTON+CHEAM MCD Championsh 135 Q9 5th ( 3rd in class )
AUGUST 27th SNETTERTON BRSCC-EA MCD Championsh 60 Q4 4th ( 4th in class )
SEPTEMBER 2nd RUFFORTH BRSCC-NW MCD Ch + ESSO U 72 Q3 2nd ( 2nd in class )
SEPTEMBER 9th CADWELL PARK BRSCC-N MCD Championsh 74 Q4 DNF 7 laps
SEPTEMBER 15th AINTREE AINTREE CC B HIRE Champion 177 Q2 2nd ( 2nd in class )
SEPTEMBER 23rd MALLORY PARK BRSCC-M Saloon race 5 Q2 1st ( 1st in class )
SEPTEMBER 30th BRANDS HATCH BRSCC MCD Championsh 7 Q5 6th( 3rd in class )
OCTOBER 7th SNETTERTON BRSCC MCD Championsh 3 Q1 FL 44.0 1st ( 1st in class )
OCTOBER 14h MALLORY PARK BRSCC MCD Championsh 2 Q1 2nd ( 1st in class )

to add May 14th Aintree ( ACC ) #91 Saloon race 2nd ( 2nd ) + Saloon + Modsports race 3rd ( 1st )

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June 24th 1973 - Tony takes another 2nd in class this time at Brands Hatch in the MCD Championship round . Now the Escort is sporting a bib front spoiler .

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August 12th 1973 - Tony takes 3rd in class again at Brands Hatch in another MCD Championship round . Tony made the journey down to Kent from Doncaster 5 times to race during the 1973 season.

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