Make Mazda
Model Mazda Lantis / 323F (BH)
Drive Front Wheel Drive
Chassis No ST004/1
Built By Roger Dowson Engineering
Date Built 1995
Current Status RACING

History

Built by Roger Dowson Engineering and originally entered in the 1995 British Touring Car Championship under the Team Magic banner to be driven by Slim Borgudd, however the car was never raced in the championship and spent several years in storage.

The car was eventually acquired by Nick Cresswell and used with some success in the 2000/01 North West Sports/Saloons Championship and Formula Saloons Championship. Sadly a lack of time meant that the car again sat unused for a number of years.

In 2005 the car was brought by Shane Fearns, but other commitments have meant that the car remained unused other than for a brief test a year later.

Shane Fearns
When the deal to run the car in the BTCC fell through the car was advertised by Roger Dowson for sale or for a paying driver to bring a budget to the team. Unfortunately nobody came forward so the car sat in Roger's workshop for a number of years. Nick Cresswell was doing some work for Roger & visited him at his premises at Silverstone where he came across the Mazda and the deal was done. Nick raced it with good success but due to work commitments and the fact the Mazda is not a car you can turn up with on your own on a weekend & race (it's best if there is a few guys to give you a lift) decided to part with it for something more simple.

Nick was doing some work for me at the time and I asked what he was doing with the car which I had not seen since a Formula Saloon race at Oulton Park a few years before and we did a deal. I have lots of spares with the car which some came from the Xedos6 Roger built - gearboxes, engines, suspension, wheels, gear ratios, almost everything to build another car.

It's a shame it did not race because it's probably Roger's best ever work. Roger is convinced this car had to potential to win in the BTCC


Eventually sold to Kingsley Ingram and run in the BARC NW Sports Saloon Car Championship in 2009/2010 beofre joinging the HSCC Super Touring series in 2012.

In 2015 the car was sold to Ric Wood, who continued to race it in the HSCC series n 2015/16.

In 2017 the car was sold to New Zealander Allan Scott, although the car would the car would remain in the UK.

Pictures

Allan Scott, Silverstone 2018 Nick Cresswell Super Touring Magazine, Oct 95 Ric Wood, Donington, May 2015 Ian Flux, Silverstone 2017 Ric Wood, Donington Park 2016

External Links

Race Results

Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
2001 BARC NW Sports Saloon Car Championship
29 Apr 2001 Great BritainCadwell Park Nick Cresswell #33 Mazda 323F 2
2009 BARC NW Sports Saloon Car Championship
11 Jul 2009 Great BritainCroft (1) Kingsley Ingram #76 Mazda 323F 10
12 Jul 2009 Great BritainCroft (2) Kingsley Ingram #76 Mazda 323F 6
26 Sep 2009 Great BritainOulton Park (1) Kingsley Ingram #76 Mazda 323F 10
26 Sep 2009 Great BritainOulton Park (2) Kingsley Ingram #76 Mazda 323F 11
2010 BARC NW Sports Saloon Car Championship
27 Mar 2010 Great BritainOulton Park (1) Kingsley Ingram #76 Mazda 323F 12
27 Mar 2010 Great BritainOulton Park (2) Kingsley Ingram #76 Mazda 323F 7
18 Apr 2010 Great BritainMallory Park Kingsley Ingram #76 Mazda 323F 5
16 May 2010 Great BritainCadwell Park Kingsley Ingram #76 Mazda 323F 21
19 Jun 2010 Great BritainOulton Park Kingsley Ingram #76 Mazda 323F 17
03 Jul 2010 Great BritainCroft (1) Kingsley Ingram #76 Mazda 323F 11
04 Jul 2010 Great BritainCroft (2) Kingsley Ingram #76 Mazda 323F 11
25 Sep 2010 Great BritainOulton Park (1) Kingsley Ingram #76 Mazda 323F DNF
25 Sep 2010 Great BritainOulton Park (2) Kingsley Ingram #76 Mazda 323F 14
2012 Fujifilm Touring Car Trophy
21 Jul 2012 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Kingsley Ingram #32 Mazda 323F DNF
22 Jul 2012 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Kingsley Ingram #32 Mazda 323F 15
2013 HSCC Super Touring Car Trophy
25 Aug 2013 Great BritainOulton Park (1) Kingsley Ingram #32 Mazda 323F 8
26 Aug 2013 Great BritainOulton Park (2) Kingsley Ingram #32 Mazda 323F 12
2014 HSCC Super Touring Car Championship
07 Jun 2014 Great BritainOulton Park (1) Kingsley Ingram #27 Mazda 323F 14
08 Jun 2014 Great BritainOulton Park (2) Kingsley Ingram #27 Mazda 323F 14
24 Aug 2014 Great BritainOulton Park (1) Kingsley Ingram #27 Mazda 323F 10
25 Aug 2014 Great BritainOulton Park (2) Kingsley Ingram #27 Mazda 323F 8
2015 HSCC Super Touring Challenge
03 May 2015 Great BritainDonington Park (1) Ric Wood #27 Mazda 323F 12
04 May 2015 Great BritainDonington Park (2) Ric Wood #27 Mazda 323F 12
24 May 2015 Great BritainBrands Hatch Ric Wood #27 Mazda 323F -
25 May 2015 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) Ric Wood #27 Mazda 323F 9
25 May 2015 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) Ric Wood #27 Mazda 323F 10
25 Jul 2015 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Adam Morgan #27 Mazda 323F 18
26 Jul 2015 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Ric Wood #27 Mazda 323F DNS
05 Sep 2015 Great BritainRockingham (1) Ric Wood #27 Mazda 323F 11
06 Sep 2015 Great BritainRockingham (2) Ric Wood #27 Mazda 323F 10
2016 HSCC Super Touring Challenge
01 May 2016 Great BritainDonington Park (1) Ric Wood #27 Mazda 323F 8
02 May 2016 Great BritainDonington Park (2) Ric Wood #27 Mazda 323F WTH
02 Jul 2016 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) Ric Wood #27 Mazda 323F 12
03 Jul 2016 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) Ric Wood #27 Mazda 323F 13
30 Jul 2016 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Ric Wood #27 Mazda 323F 20
31 Jul 2016 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Ric Wood #27 Mazda 323F 15
10 Sep 2016 ScotlandKnockhill (1) Ric Wood #27 Mazda 323F 8
11 Sep 2016 ScotlandKnockhill (2) Ric Wood #27 Mazda 323F DNS
2017 HSCC Super Touring Car Challenge
29 Jul 2017 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Allan Scott #27 Mazda 323 8
30 Jul 2017 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Ian Flux #27 Mazda 323 5
2018 HSCC Super Touring Car Challenge
21 Jul 2018 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Ian Flux #27 Mazda 323F 12
22 Jul 2018 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Allan Scott #27 Mazda 323F 8
04 Aug 2018 ScotlandKnockhill (1) Ian Flux #27 Mazda 323F 3
05 Aug 2018 ScotlandKnockhill (2) Allan Scott #27 Mazda 323F DNF
26 Aug 2018 Great BritainOulton Park (1) Allan Scott #27 Mazda 323F 6
27 Aug 2018 Great BritainOulton Park (2) Allan Scott #27 Mazda 323F 8