With entries for the Jim Walsh Trophy opening next week, MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR) are reporting strong interest for the race that takes place at Silverstone in April and forms the opening round of the Cubik SuperSeries for Formula Ford 1600.
The event will return contemporary Formula Ford cars to the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit for the first time in a decade, and with nearly 60 spaces on the grid available a great race is anticipated. The Jim Walsh Trophy will also be the first qualifying round of the Cunningham Cup, a trophy that carries the name of Neil Cunningham – the local driver who was forced to retire during the 2011 season due to motor neurone disease.
As reported in the Advertiser & Review in January, the Cunningham Cup will again reward the SuperSeries Driver of the Year, and Cunningham couldn’t be happier than see a Formula Fordster presented with his trophy.
He said this week: “I understand that many people are registering to compete in the SuperSeries this year to try and win my trophy. This is really great for Formula Ford and this particular championship. Although I am now unable to visit tracks regularly to watch the action but I am very much with everyone in spirit.
“Saying that, if at all possible I will try and come to Silverstone in April to watch the first race of the season. Silverstone is a very special track in my career and it would be great to see as many people as possible take part. I am really looking forward to the 2014 SuperSeries season – it is one of the things that keeps me really motivated.”