BARC set to produce Mallory Park magic on Sunday

The British Automobile Racing Club’s sensational summer of club motorsport is set to continue at Mallory Park this Sunday (July 28) as four categories descend on the Leicestershire circuit for what should be an action-packed race day.

In what has proven to be a captivating Pickup Truck Racing Championship campaign to-date, the infamous oval layout of Mallory Park will play host to the latest two rounds of much-loved championship.

Four events have already been put into the books, producing seven different winners however all eyes will be on Michael Smith as he bids to extend his lead in the standings. Hitting the front last time out at Thruxton, Smith enters the weekend as leader of the pack and will be keen to extend his advantage over George Turiccki.

Other notable names to look out for across both encounters include Dale Gent, David O’Regan, Mark Willis, Reece Jones and Paul Tompkins, all of whom have won races.

The Max5 Racing Championship will reach the halfway marker of its own 2019 season and if the previous three events are anything to go by then those in attendance will be in for a feast of on-track entertainment.

It has proven to be another ultra-competitive season for the multi-class championship and it is expected that the likes of serial race-winner Paul Roddison, Ian Loversidge, Andrew Pretorius and Jeremy Shipley will all be in the mix for overall honours.

A history-making Distrigo Parts Distribution Citroen C1 Series campaign will continue too during race day as the one-make series makes its maiden visit to Mallory Park for an exhilarating trio of 20-minute races.

Running under a sprint format as opposed to its traditional endurance spectacles, the single-make category has flourished in recent years, growing in stature along the way. With entertainment only around the corner in the C1’s, it will be a case of blink and you’ll miss the action on Sunday.

Capping off the day’s action from the infamous circuit will be a pair of races from the BARC Super Silhouette Championship. Home to spaceframe coupe and saloon cars, the category is designed to encourage close competition and keep costs down – something that has taken place in spades already this year.

With two trips to Brands Hatch and one to Pembrey ticked off, the day’s two races will likely be centred around whether Malcolm Blackman can continue his rich vein of form. Winning every race so far, Blackman leads the standings but will likely come under threat from the likes of Steve Burrows, Keith White and Chris Brockenhurst.

To find out more information on this Sunday’s event, including links to the timetable and live timing, click here.

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