This past weekend (September 21st/22nd) saw the British Automobile Racing Club’s North West Centre celebrate 21 years of competing at Trac Môn in style, with a blockbuster two-day event setting pulses racing.
Having been in existence since the end of the Second World War, the Club’s North West Centre has been responsible for covering the Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside & Greater Manchester areas; organising race meetings at Oulton Park and Anglesey in particular.
Following an initial track visit in 1997, Anglesey got its first taste of BARC NW Centre competition on the 14th June 1998 and has never looked back since. Racing from MGs, Westfields, Citroen 2CVs, Formula Ford 1600 and the centre’s flagship Sports/Saloons category (supported in those days by Ace Vehicle Deliveries) made it a race day to remember.
Whilst the circuit has changed over the past two decades, the edge-of-the-seat entertainment that comes with the NW Centre has never wavered – leading to the now several race meetings that are held around the picturesque venue based in North Wales each year.
After significant alterations were made to the venue in 2006 and 2007, encompassing a variety of new circuit configurations, Anglesey has prospered. As it stands, both the International and Coastal layouts have been used extensively by the Centre.
Richard Peacock, former Trac Môn Manager, said: “The BARC as an event organiser has a long and most impressive history and the North West Centre has always been at the forefront of organising race meetings at circuits such as Aintree, Oulton Park and Anglesey.
“It is great to be able to celebrate 21 years of BARC competition, courtesy of the North West Centre, and here is too many more.”
With the Junior Saloon Car Championship, Max5 Racing Championship, KW Automotive Classic VW Cup, CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Championship and more taking centre stage and putting on a show at Anglesey to mark 21 years of the Club’s NW Centre competing at the venue this past weekend, the future looks bright for several more decades of ultra-competitive action.
After racing on the Saturday the CNC Heads competitors, marshals, officials and circuit staff joined the committee of the North West Centre to celebrate the milestone. Cakes, suitably decorated by Trac Môn, where displayed on a Scalextric depiction of the current International circuit whilst words from both Annette Freeman, Anglesey Commercial Manager, and Ray Sumner, BARC NW Chairman, said a few words.
The BARC is set to pay one last visit to Anglesey in 2019 as it once again joins forces with Mission Motorsport on November 8/9/10 for Race of Remembrance.
To find out more information on the 2019 Race of Remembrance, click here.