Pressure is on for Castle Combe contenders this weekend
This weekend looks set to be one of the busiest in the Castle Combe Circuit's long history, with more than 450 cars contesting a jam-packed 25-race programme across the two days.
Three Lotus races are the highlight of Saturday's action, one of which is a 90-minute endurance event, complete with pit stops and driver changes.
Sunday is an Anglo/Japanese race day, with huge numbers of Mazda MX5s enjoying several outings, along with championship races for the Toyota MR2 and various other Nippon machines.
Sprinkled throughout the weekend are important double-headers in the circuit's home championships for saloons, single seaters and sports GT cars.
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Faced with twice the number of laps of a normal race meeting, the predominantly local drivers fighting for Castle Combe honours face considerable pressure.
Saltford's Steven Jensen will look to protect a nine-point lead at the top of the Formula Ford 1600 Championship standings after delivering his first victory of 2012 on June 4 but has three other race-winning drivers snapping at his heels.
Two of them compete for the same Kevin Mills Racing team, Langport's Roger Orgee in a Van Diemen and Nathan Ward from Coventry in a similar Spectrum chassis to Jensen.
Some 18 points behind, but potentially the greatest threat, is Bratton's Ben Norton in a Wiltshire College Spectrum.
Yatton Keynell's Luke Cooper, in a Swift SC10, cannot be ruled out of the reckoning either.
Corsham's Will Di Claudio will be aiming to stretch his championship lead in the Castle Combe Saloons, driving a class B Peugeot 106.
The story of the Vadabar Sports and GT Championship race at last week's meeting was the triumphant return of Trowbridge's Andrew Shanley in his Radical Prosport.
Having sold the car and bought it back, Shanley immediately won class B and took a fine second place overall behind the omnipotent Jade 3 of Tony Sinclair.
Bath drivers Des Andrews and Guy Parr will also be in action in their Megahart and Nemesis, run by the Wayne Poole Racing team.
Saturday's action starts with qualifying at 8.30am. Racing gets under way from 12.35pm. Sunday's qualifying starts at 8.35am, with the first race at 10.20am.
Admission prices are £10 for adults and £5 for OAPs on Saturday, with paddock transfer free.
On Sunday, the prices are £15 for adults, £7.50 for OAPs and £2.50 for paddock transfer. Accompanied children under 16 are admitted free on both days.