Cadwell Park calendar of events and venue information
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Venue information for Cadwell Park
Cadwell Park is one of British motorsport's best-kept secrets, despite the fact it has hosted car, bike and kart races since its creation.
As well as the VSCC's annual visit in June and the Radical Festival in August, Cadwell's highlight of the season will be the British Superbike meeting on the August Bank Holiday weekend. This is when the circuit's true character comes out. Car or bike, Cadwell sorts the men from the boys.
Set in the rolling Lincolnshire countryside, Cadwell Park was established in 1934. The length of the track, nicknamed the 'mini Nurburgring', almost doubled to 1.3 miles in 1953, when the ascendant 500cc motorcycle-engined Formula 3 class was invited to race in a traditional bike meeting. Reg Spreckley thus became the track's first car race winner in his Cooper. Some 30,000 spectators were said to have watched the meeting.
The original track, with its fearsome and photogenic Mountain feature, grew to its current 2.25-mile layout in 1962 and hosted the British F3 series the following May. It has three configurations - the rarely used Woodlands circuit, the short Club circuit, and the splendid, daunting Full circuit.
These days, its car racing exploits are confined to club meetings but they are invariably crackers, the track's swooping nature providing fantastic racing.
Circuit Length: 2.2500 milesCadwell Park website