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Mark Smith - Reynard DB MK01
 

Well Done to Mark, finishing 2nd Overall in the British Sprint Championship 2015, the fastest 2.0L Racing Car and Top Welsh driver.

He shares the Mille Miglia Trophy with Craig Sampson for the highest placed shared drive.

A great start to the 2015 SBD British Sprint Championship for Mark with FTD at Castle Combe round and winning the Top 12 run-off with 117.44s.

Mark off the start line at Castle Combe March 2015.
Picture:Kim Broughton

Mark Smith at Castle Combe 21 March 2015
4.10.15 Anglesey - International/Costal Unfortunately the tripode was unrepairable for Sunday. SBD Report
BMSA Report
3.10.15 Anglesey - National 2nd in Class - 96.26s, Broke the tripode on the start line of the 1st Top 12 run-off, but had qualified 4th.
13.9.15 Blyton Park 8th in Top 12 Run off - 59.03s  
26.7.15 Knockhill 5th in Top 12 Run off - 96.94s BMSA: Saturday, Sunday
25.7.15 Knockhill 2nd inTop 12 Run off - 90.80s, New 2.0L Record
14.6.15 Anglesey - National 5th in Class - 99.68s, 2nd in Top 12 Run off - 96.21s SBD Report
BSMA: Saturday, Sunday
13.6.15 Anglesey - International 2nd Overall, 1st in Class - 76.90s, 2nd in Top 12 Run off - 76.80s
31.5.15 Pembrey 6th in Class, 3rd in Top 12 Run off - 95.34s SBD Report
BMSA: Saturday, Sunday
30.5.15 Pembrey 1st in Class - 93.99s, 5th in Top 12 Run off - 95.32s
17.5.15 Snetterton Fastest 2.0L racing car, 1st in Class - 79.66s, 3rd in Top 12 Run-off - 81.47s SBD Report, BMSA Report
16.5.15 Snetterton 2nd in Class - 80.77s 4th in Top 12 Run-off - 80.63s
9.5.15 Lydden FTD - 66.13s, 1st in Top12 run-off - 66.26s SBD Report, BMSA Report
6.4.15 Croft 1st in Class - 71.07s, 3rd in Top12 run-off - 70.16s, New 2.0L Record SBD Report, BMSA Report
21.3.15 Castle Combe (1.75 lap) FTD - 118.50s, 1st in Top12 run-off - 117.44s SBD Report, BMSA Report
  Excerpt from Motorsport News 25.3.15: Mark Smith's Reynard DB-Mk1 was top at Castle Combe last weekend as the MSA British Sprint series go underway. Under a clear spring sky, Mark Smith headed the Top 12 run-off from Craig Sampson, who shares Smith's Reynard....The racing car classes dominated throughout the day, Smith consistently clear of the field for both timed runs, and his pace was set to continue improving.

Mark Smith at Castle Combe March 2014

Well Done to Mark, 3rd Overall in the British Sprint Championship 2014

Mark at Castle Combe, March 2014. Picture:Kim Broughton

22.3.14 Castle Combe (1.75 lap) 1st in Class - 119.82s, finished 3rd in Top12 run-off - 116.27s SBD Report, Photos, BMSA Report
21.4.14 Croft 1st in Class, 4th in Top12 run-off - 70.33s New 2.0L record SBD Report, Photos, BMSA Report
10.5.14 Lydden FTD - 1st in Top12 run-off - 66.26s SBD Report, BMSA Report
  Excerpt from Motorsport News 14.5.14: 'Mark Smith dominated proceeding in the latest round of the SBD Motorsport MSA British Sprint Championship. The flying Welshman was the fastest qualifier for the run-off and then set the two fastest times in the run-off itself. His pace was perhaps due to having a questionable practice time that was some 6 seconds off the pace an served to get him wound up and hungry to set the record straight. He smiled as he was applauded into the Paddock after his second Top 12 run.'
17.5.14 Snetterton 5th in Top 12 Run-off - 81.76s SBD Report, Photos
18.5.14 Snetterton Fastest 2.0L racing car, 4th in Top 12 Run-off - 81.75s BMSA Reports: Saturday, Sunday
31.5.14 Pembrey 2nd Overall, 1st in Class - 93.19s, 5th in Top 12 Run off - 93.12s SBD Report,
1.6.14 Pembrey 2nd in Class - 92.50s, 4th in Top 12 Run off - 92.39s BMSA Reports: Saturday, Sunday
7.6.14 Anglesey - International FTD - 79.18s, 4th in Top 12 Run off - 77.60s SBD Report,
8.6.14 Anglesey - National 2nd in Class - 98.24s, 3rd in Top 12 Run off - 96.52s BMSA Reports: Saturday, Sunday
19.7.14 Knockhill 3rd in Class, 4th in Top 12 Run off - 111.70s BMSA Report
20.7.14 Knockhill 6th in Top 12 Run off - 94.79s BMSA Report
4.10.14 Anglesey - National FTD - 48.28s, 2nd in Top 12 Run off - 48.44s SBD Report
5.10.14 Anglesey - International Unable to compete due to a broken driveshaft
HSA British Sprint Championship reports
 

Well Done to Mark Smith, British Sprint Championship 2013 - 3rd Overall and 1st in Class

Mark's 2.0L Duratec engine for the Reynard was stripped and rebuilt after 2 years of competition use.

Mark at Snetterton May 2013. Picture:Kim Kingham

Mark Smith at Snetterton 18th & 19th May 2013
23.3.13 Castle Combe 3rd in Class - 140.93s, finished 4th in Top12 run-off - 130.85s Photos, BSMA Report
6.4.13 Lydden 1st in Class - 66.13s, finished 3rd in Top12 run-off - 65.66s Photos, BMSA Report
18.5.13 Snetterton 1st in Class, 2nd Overall, finished 4th in Top 12 Run-off - 80.19s Photos, BMSA Report
19.5.13 Snetterton Fastest 2.0L Racing car, 4th Overall, finished 4th in Top 12 Run-off - 80.18s SBD Report, BMSA Report
1.6.13 Pembrey 1st in Class - 95.11s, 4th Overall, 4th in Top 12 Run off - 92.75s Photos, BMSA Report
2.6.13 Pembrey 1st in Class - 94.68s, 4th Overall, 4th in Top 12 Run off - 93.62s SBD Report, BMSA Report
8.6.13 Anglesey - International 1st in Class - 77.44s, 4th Overall, 4th in Top 12 Run off - 76.95s Photos, BMSA Report
9.6.13 Anglesey - National 1st in Class - 96.06s, 3rd Overall, 5th in Top 12 Run off - 97.11s SBD Report, BMSA Report
27.7.13 Knockhill 6th in Top 12 run-off 95.63s BMSA Report
28.7.13 Knockhill Fastest 2.0L engine Car, 5th in Top 12 run-off 94.56s BMSA Report
15.9.13 Brands Hatch FTD - 73.46s, Qualified 1st, but finished 2nd in Top 12 Run-off - 72.71s SBD Report, BMSA Report
 
Mark Smith at Castle Combe March 2012

Mark finished 4th Overall in the British Sprint Championship 2012

Mark Smith at Castle Combe March 2012. Picture:Kim Kingham

 
24.3.12 Castle Combe 1st in Class, 3rd Overall - 116.40s British Sprint Report
3.6.12 Snetterton 4th in Top 12 Run off - 83.35s  
3.6.12 Snetterton 8th in Top 12 Run off - 107.24s  
9.6.12 Pembrey 1st in Class - 95.32s, 4th Overall, 4th in Top 12 Run off - 92.14s HSA Report
10.6.12 Pembrey 1st in Class - 93.84s, 4th Overall, 4th in Top 12 Run off - 93.27s Photos
8.9.12 Brighton Speed Trials Equal 1st in Class with Steve Miles, 10.38s Photos
6.10.12 Anglesey (National) 1st in Class - 49.65s, 5th Overall, 5th in Top 12 Run off - 48.56s  
7.10.12 Anglesey (International) 1st in Class - 79.28s, 3rd Overall, 3rd in Top 12 Run off - 78.37s  
 
Mark at Castle Combe March 2011. Picture:Kim Kingham

For 2011 Mark is car sharing with Steve in his newly designed SBD Reynard DB-MK01 powered by 2.0L Duratec 307bhp.

Mark was 1st in 2.0L Class & 4th Overall in the British Sprint Championship 2011.

Mark at Castle Combe. Picture: Kim Kingham

26.3.11 Castle Combe 2nd in Class, 3rd in Top 12 Run-off 121.39s British Sprint Meeting Report
17.4.11 Stowe, Silverstone FTD, qualified 1st in the Top 12 Run-off British Sprint Meeting Report
30.4.11 Ingliston 3rd in Top 12 Run-off British Sprint Meeting Report
29.5.11 Snetterton 1st in Class, 4th in Top 12 Run-off 77.89s British Sprint Meeting Report
30.5.11 Snetterton 1st in Class, 78.56s British Sprint Meeting Report
4.6.11 Pembrey 1st in Class, 2nd Overall, 3rd in Top 12 Run off 93.35s British Sprint Meeting Report
5.6.11 Pembrey 1st in Class, 3rd Overall, 4th in Top 12 Run off - 92.88s British Sprint Meeting Report
11.6.11 Anglesey 1st in Class, 3rd Overall, 5th in Top 12 Run off - 77.84s British Sprint Meeting Report
12.6.11 Anglesey 5th in Class, 5th in Top 12 Run-off - 120.18s (Wet) British Sprint Meeting Report

Mark Smith at Pembrey. Picture:Kim Kingham

Mark sold the Westfield in 2007, and bought 'Orville', a very green Reynard Gould 903. However, we still supply the management system MBE970 to Mark for Orville.

Mark at Pembrey 2008, winning class on both days with new class records. Picture:Kim Kingham

He was 3rd Overall in British Sprint Championship 2009.


Mark Smith , picture courtsey of Steve Wilkinson Well done to Mark, Overall winner of Westfield Speed Series 2006, picture courtesy of Steve Wilkinson

Email received from Mark Smith in October 2005.

Hi Kim, the report i promised you

t has become very rare these days to find a company that you can totally depend on, I have found that SBD reliable and Steve Broughton's advice and expertise the best available. What clinched me as a customer from other like companies was the attitude to go that bit further, whether it is advice on the phone, or engine mapping, or that last little bolt for added safety and reliability.

The first SBD engine package I bought was in 1999, a 208 kit (throttle body and MBE management), which I fitted to a fairly standard new build Westfield.
I began competing in hillclimb and sprint events in the Westfield and Midland speed series, winning several class awards and was awarded the HSA newcomers trophy in 2000.
Having got the competitive bug I began to develop the car to gain that extra second,
SBD have been paramount in developing the car to what it is today, supplying 'of the shelf' parts that work and have proved to be more reliable than that of other companies, through Steve Broughton and his teams meticulous design, and high attitude to quality and longevity.

Since 2000 I have upgraded the engine twice, to a 245 bhp, then to the current engine producing 260+ bhp inc headwork, dry sump. Latest spec ECU and lots of high spec internals!
Over the last few years I have modified the car from standard spec using parts developed by SBD on their own Westfield these include :-
- 5.5 inch clutch. Ultra light compact steel flywheel and special starter motor,
- Hydraulic clutch centre release assembly, mounting kit and spacers to suit.
- Full stainless and carbon exhaust system
- Bespoke steering rack
- Complete front and rear suspension kit including geometry changes, rose jointed lightweight wishbones, anti roll bar kits, and upright modifications
- Bespoke lightweight 'gun drilled' drive shafts.
- Fuel and oil systems, all aeroquip and jic fitted.
- All those 'hard to get' bolts and brackets

Some success I have had with the car include

2000 class wins, HSA newcomer trophy
2001 Westfield Speed series class B champion
2002 Sprint Leaders Class 2B
2003 Sprint Leaders Class 2B, Midland Speed Championship Class 2B, Westfield Speed Series Class D and British Sprint Leaders overall champion.
Many class wins, and some records.

And on slicks!
2004 Westfield Speed Series Class H, 8 British Sprint top twelve run off finishes, and 2 FTD's
2005 Westfield Speed Series Class H.
Many class wins, some records and FTD's
The plan for the future is to refine the car further, using SBD of course.

Mark at Three Sisters October 2005, picture courtesy of 'Whatnonegatives'

Mark at Three Sisters October 2005, picture courtesy of 'Whatnonegatives'
Motorsport News

Thanks to Motorsport News for letting us reproduce the article printed on 19.10.05.

Auto 66 returns to Cadwell

Sprinting: The Auto 66 Club held the first sprint in more than ten years at Cadwell Park last weekend. The club can usually be found at Oliver's Mount and Elvington Airfield but decided to give Cadwell Park a go when Motorsport Vision took over the track. Peter Hillaby, from the club, said: "We ironed out the little problems you get at a new venue as the day went on, but the facilities are first rate and we'll definitely be coming back next year".

It was the Modified Westfields which appeared to enjoy the track most, battling it out for the top three spots. Mark Smith took BTD in his Westfield Vauxhall, Nick Algar was second in his Westfield Hayabusa and Derek Hodder netted third in his Westfield Vauxhall. Algar said: "It's a stunning track, a real driver's circuit." Hodder agreed: Fantastic venue - I'm just pleased the Westfields got a 1-2-3." The last sprint event at Cadwell Park was in the early 1990s for single-seaters.

Timed to perfection: Mark Smith went on to clock the top time.

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