BARC championships star on wet ‘n’ wild weekend at Snetterton

The British Automobile Racing Club faced heavy rain, high winds and then dry conditions at Snetterton this past weekend (May 8/9) as a number of championships continued their 2021 campaigns.

With the new season gathering momentum, the first of several visits to the Norfolk venue this year produced a fascinating two days of track action as competitors navigated the challenging, ever-changing weather conditions.

Taking centre stage was the Britcar Endurance Championship, with two races for its Endurance class and a further two for its Trophy contingent. In the Endurance category, Scott Sport duo John Dhillon and Phil Quaife piloted their Ferrari 488 to victory in race one before John Seale and Jamie Stanley did the same in race two for JMH Automotive.

Woodrow Motorsport proved to be the cream of the crop amongst the Trophy contenders as Simon Baker and Ollie Reubens teamed up to twice score victory in their BMW 1 Series.

Charlie Hand established himself as the driver to beat in the Junior Saloon Car Championship as he extended his advantage at the summit of the standings by scoring an impressive pair of wins.

Having triumphed at Cadwell Park last time out, the 2020 runner-up mastered the 2.99-mile circuit from the get-go, not making any mistake to further ignite his challenge for the coveted title.

The Caterham Graduates Championship was at its brilliant best with a quartet of scintillating bouts. In the Sigma 150 races, two drivers showcased their talents behind the wheel as they shared the spoils. Jamie Winrow and Jamie Ellwood claimed a win apiece, picking up from where they left off last month.

Harry Senior meanwhile was in inspired form as he stood on the top step of the podium in both amalgamated Sigma 135/Sigmax races.

The Carbon8 Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires took centre stage on Saturday afternoon for a single 30-minute contest and it didn’t disappoint. Boasting a bumper entry list, Shane Stoney converted pole position into a commanding victory ahead of Wayne Rockett and Alistair Dendy.

Elsewhere, former BTCC champion Andrew Jordan enjoyed a perfect weekend in the Mini Miglia Championship as he scored two wins whilst Jeff Smith did the same in the Mini Se7en Championship.

Rounding out the weekend’s action were several races from the British Superkarts Racing Club. As he has done on previous occasions, Liam Morley emerged as the driver to beat as he powered his way to a sensational hat-trick of race wins.

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