CSR Profile

Experienced, Effective and Enthusiastic sums up Chris Snowdon and his over 30 years broad based hands-on experience of preparing and winning with many types of race cars and this is what he so successfully offers his customers. Since 1998 CSR has offered a full race prep, team support and driver management service from its south coast workshop.

To many Chris is best known as a racer and indeed it is his own success at racing and preparing on an often tight budget that has brought him prominence in a competitive business. That experience benefits CSR customers with preparing their cars or helping with top tips about race driving techniques.

Racing a Mini in 1976His race career began in 1976 in a Mini and various other cars were raced until his first season in Sports 2000 in 1988. During the ’90s Chris was Alfa Club champion on three occasions and his affection for the marque still sees a constant stream of Alfas through the workshop. In 1998 he co-drove a Lancia Stratos in the Privilege GT Championship and a great win in the wet at Oulton Park with Tony Soper was memorable.

More recently he has returned to his love of Sports 2000 and having owned and raced several of the models himself, his knowledge of them is very wide indeed.

CSR was started in 1998 and racing became just a rare hobby, but winning is still a habit and both he and his customers have had considerable success in recent seasons. Chris’ skills were utilised in the Sky television series ‘So you want to be an F1 Driver’ on finding a Grand Prix driver where his all round skills and experience were of such value to the team.

Chris Snowdon racing Alfa Romeo in 2011

Chris Snowdon racing the Lahoma Engineers Alfa 33 at Mallory Park in 2011

Recent Success

CSR Prepared Cars

Borgward Isabella

1st in class and best prepared car award – Mallory Park Golden Oldies

1st in class – HRDC Touring Greats & Grand Touring Greats, Silverstone MG Live Meeting

Sports 2000 – 2010
Sports 2000 winners 2010

Sports 2000 Champions in 2010

  • Overall Champion: David Houghton
  • 2nd: Richard Cook
  • 3rd: Mike Fry
Class A
  • 1st: Richard Cook
  • 2nd: David Houghton
Class B
  • 1st Mike Fry

Chris Snowdon
  • Won Historic Sports 2000 Championship 2007
  • Many wins in 2008/09
  • 2010 Class A2 winner AROC
  • Sports 2000 winner in 2011
  • Sports 2000 winner in 2012

Coaching

Judge on the Channel 5 TV Series – So you want to be an F1 driver

Graham Stoten – winner of the Derek Bell Trophy for over 50’s

Chris Snowdon Portrait

Chris Snowdon

Racing an Alfa Romeo

Chris’ championship winning Alfa at Mallory Park in 1995

Sports 2000 winner in 2012

Double Sports 2000 winner at the Brands Hatch Formula Ford Festival in 2012.