BARC bank holiday blockbuster expected to take centre stage at Mallory Park

The British Automobile Racing Club is gearing up for a spectacular Bank Holiday Monday (August 26) next week as Mallory Park plays host to what is set to be an action-packed race day which will be made up of four championships.

Having taken centre stage at the Leicestershire venue in treacherous conditions in late July, the Club will descend on the challenging circuit for what is set to be a pivotal stop on the 2019 calendar for all involved.

Featuring at that July event was the Pickup Truck Racing Championship; and they are back for more this time around with two races scheduled to be run on the infamous oval layout.

Michael Smith currently tops the standings and the championship leader will be one to watch having triumphed here earlier in the year. Chasing his first title since 2014, Smith will have to starve off the challenge of the chasing pack, where there are plenty of contenders.

Leading the fight is the ultra-consistent George Turiccki whilst Dale Gent, another to triumph at Mallory Park, is hot on his heels in third place. Reece Jones, Mark Willis, Paul Tompkins, Dean Tompkins and Daniel Petters are all also expected to be in the mix too.

The BARC Super Silhouette Championship was another category to feature at Mallory Park last month and the spaceframe coupe and saloon cars series returns for a second bite of the cherry.

This year has largely belonged to Malcolm Blackman who has proven to be a dominant force and two more wins to add to his already impressive 2019 tally could put him within touching distance of lifting the coveted crown.

Chris Brockenhurst has been the only driver to stand on the top step of the podium other than Blackman and along with the likes of title rivals Keith White and Steve Burrows, he’ll be aiming to repeat the feat.

Wheel-to-wheel action is all-but expected in the Junior Saloon Car Championship as the latest crop of teenage racers bid to make a name for themselves. Approaching the business end of the 2019 campaign,

Scott McIntyre and reigning champion Lewis Saunders have proven to be the cream of the crop so far with the two locked in a back-and-forth battle for overall honours. Jemma Moore and Alex Jay also remain on the fringe of the front-running fight too and shouldn’t be discounted.

Rounding off the day’s racing will be action from the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship; which has been rolling back the years to showcase some of the most jaw-dropping machines from the world-renowned manufacturer.

With multiple classes and all manner of different models sharing the same piece of tarmac, the on-track entertainment has been fast and frenetic so far.

Notable names to look out for include David Amphlett, Jim Baynam, Sarah Sullivan, Stuart Plotnek and Stephen McDermid – to name but a few.

To find out more information on this coming Monday’s event at Mallory Park, including links to live timing and timetables, click here.

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