Clio Cup Series and CNC Heads to continue campaigns in North Wales

31 Aug 17

The British Automobile Racing Club heads to North Wales this weekend (2/3 September) with two championships set to continue their campaigns around the picturesque Anglesey Circuit.

Situated on the coast of the Irish Sea, the popular Welsh track is set to provide a unique challenge for drivers and cars alike in both the Michelin Clio Cup Series and CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship.

With three races being run, the title battle in the Clio Cup Series has now boiled down to Ben Palmer and Anton Spires, with 20 points separating the pair.

The two have shared every win, pole position and fastest lap that has been on offer this season in the Race Series and they look to continue their duel this weekend.

Palmer has emerged as a leading light this year after Spires’ arrival marked him out as being the one to beat and he will be keen to extend his advantage with another strong showing.

Eyes should also be focused on the battle for third place too with Simon Freeman and Ben Colburn being split by a single point.

In the Road Series, Nic Harrison will be looking to maintain his lead in the standings. Narrowly missing out on the title last year, Harrison has enjoyed another stellar run of results recently but must be wary of the threat Shanel Drewe poses, trailing him by just seven points.

There will be plenty of variety in the CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship with a bumper entry list confirmed for the series’ penultimate event.

Grids have seen no less than 30 cars at each meeting thus far and that theme looks set to continue with the multi-class category brimming.

With three races scheduled to run, Piers Grange heads to Anglesey topping the overall standings. Grange has built up a commanding lead in Class E and that has translated to the main championship, positioning himself nine points ahead of former champion Joe Spencer.

Iain Gorrie, Class F leader, trails Spencer by a solitary point in third whilst Dave Harvey and Paul Rose currently complete the top five. Rounding out the action alongside the BARC this weekend is the ever-popular and breathtakingly brilliant British Superkarts.