Racers from Lola dominated proceedings at the first outing in the Masters season at Donington Park. The sports cars from Huntingdon won five events as the series kicked off in style.This was the race meeting that nearly didn’t happen, as the shambles over Donington’s track licence took the meeting to the brink of cancellation. Only on the Friday evening before the event, with the team trucks already in the paddock, was the circuit signed off for racing.To its eternal credit, the Masters organisation held its nerve through weeks of uncertainty and delivered an excellent weekend – even if some grids were disappointing in terms of size.Nick Linney ran both his Lola T70 Spider and its T70 Mk3B Coupé younger brother, and won in both Sports Racing Masters and World Sportscar Masters. However, in the second WSM event, the mighty commitment of Charlie Kemp in his 2-litre Lola T210 put it across the big bangers as the T70 Mk3B of Chris Beighton and Jon Finnemore edged Linney back to third.Also winning for Lola was Leo Voyazides, who again did the double in the Proto ’70s events with his Cosworth-DFV-powered T280 sports racer. To wrap up a good weekend, the Greek shipping boss crewed with the car’s preparer, Simon Hadfield, to head home an AC Cobra one-two-three in the 90-minute Gentleman Drivers’ race.