Greensall – A Stealthy 43
We’ve gathered a number of news items at Brands Hatch today, but along with race reports, much will have to wait until the morrow.

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dailysportscar.comHowever, overall Open race winner this afternoon (over the two 50 minute races) was 43 year old Nigel Greensall (in this BMW, above) – partnered by former British GT racer Alastair Davidson (who thundered round in his Wix Racing Venturi 600LM in 1997, with Nigel Smith).

And the overall race winner at Brands was…. 43 today. We just happened to find the appropriate race number…

The ‘boy’ Greensall – who was teased that he was 50 a year ago today – is as busy as ever, racing anything, anywhere. First (by well over a lap) in race 1 today and then fourth in race 2 meant the overall race win for he and Alastair Davidson, Chris Wilson and Andrew Howard then hopping in for the (almost immediately following) Britcar 90 minute night race (with Greensall) – and a fourth place finish.

dailysportscar.comOn Monday, Nigel and helmet are on a flight to Bahrain, to partner Terry Pudwell in the latter’s Stealth. Pudwell owned two of these, but both were sold to continental owners, so which chassis is the one racing in the middle east next week?

“It’s the one Dave Goadby from Canada owned, which raced a couple of times in Grand Am. Terry has put a fairly standard Chevy V8 in it, with about 400 bhp.”

Janos Wimpffen reminds us that it ran as the Predator - with just one outing in the 2002 Grand Am, at the Watkins Glen 'short' race. Drivers were Brent Gates / Mark Swain, and they finished second in class, 21st overall. GA GTS rules were pretty tough that year.

“Next year we’re looking at running it in Belcar, with fuel injection,” added RSR Racing’s ‘Woody’. “It’s not state of the art at the moment, but the 6.7 V8 ought to be reliable for Bahrain.”

Just to show the breadth of racing that Nigel Greensall is prepared to indulge in, his racing last weekend involved a four hour kart event near Newark, while in December he’ll be racing a Life Motorsports BMW in the little known Dutch Winter Endurance Championship.

 

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