Blockbuster BARC action headlines truck-tastic Snetterton weekend

The British Automobile Racing Club produced a blockbuster two days of wheel-to-wheel entertainment at Snetterton this past weekend (September 18/19).

Headlining the weekend were the heavyweight behemoths of the British Truck Racing Championship – and they didn’t disappoint those watching trackside.

Saturday would see Martin Gibson and Ryan Smith score a win apiece in Division 1 whilst Division 2 honours would fall the way of Craig Reid as he powered his Iveco Stralis to an impressive brace.

On Sunday, former champion David Jenkins, John Newell and Gibson triumphed in the premier class whilst Reid continued his winning streak in Division 2, charging to victory in every bout.

From the five tonne monsters of the BTRC to the pocket rockets of the Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres – there was something for everyone at the Norfolk venue.

Serving up six frenetic races across the weekend, the trio of Will Gibson, Chris Needham and John Mickel shared the spoils on day one before championship leader Miles Rudman fired back with a sensational hat-trick on day two.

The Classic Touring Car Racing Club took fans on spirited trip down memory lane as they showcased some of the best tin tops from yesteryear. Boasting packed grids throughout their championships, the CTCRC edged closer to its finale in style.

Mark Lucock and Thomas Harvey were victorious in the Pre ’66/Pre ’83 races whilst Gary Prebble reigned supreme in the two Pre ’93/Pre ’03 duels.

Elsewhere, James Card powered his way to a win the Class Thunder/BOSS contests, before going on to win the second race. Rounding out the CTCRC extravaganza was two races from the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club which were won by Tom Robinson.

George Turiccki remains on course to retain his Pickup Truck Racing Championship title after producing a faultless performance which saw his charge to two wins.

Nothing could split Steve McDermid and Fergus Campbell in the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship. The pair claimed a win and a second place finish apiece to rule the roost in the much-loved multi-class series.

Rounding out the weekend’s action was a 45-minute bout from the Uncle Luke’s Snetterton Saloons which was won by Phil Knibb.

To view the full classification of results from all sessions at Snetterton, CLICK HERE.

Where to watch BARC LIVE from Snetterton this weekend

Snetterton is the destination for the British Automobile Racing Club this weekend (September 18/19) as a number of championships continue their campaigns.

In what is a critical junction in the 2021 season – with the title run-in now in full swing – every point will be pivotal at the Norfolk venue in deciding who will end the year as champion – and our cameras will be there live to broadcast it all on YouTube and Facebook.

Viewers will be able to see the British Truck Racing Championship, Classic Touring Car Championship and the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship in action over the course of the weekend.

Make sure you don’t miss any of the on-track entertainment by using the key timings and links below:

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To find out more information on this weekend’s race meeting at Cadwell Park, including the official entry lists and timetable, CLICK HERE.

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BTCC heads to Croft with title battle poised to intensify

Croft Circuit provides the next stop on the calendar for the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship this weekend (September 18/19) and its set to see the battle for supremacy in the fight for the title only intensify.

Entering the business end of the 2021 season, the North Yorkshire venue will play host to Rounds 19, 20 & 21 and every point and position is set to be pivotal for those aiming to maintain their title challenges.

After being forced to stage the BTCC behind closed doors last year, this weekend is set to be a significant one for Croft as it gets set to welcome an expected bumper crowd trackside to watch Britain’s premier motorsport series in action for the first time in more than two years.

Reigning champion Ashley Sutton enters the seventh event of the year as the driver to beat having extended his lead in the championship to 30 points last time out at Thruxton. Chalking up his fourth win of the season, the Laser Tools Racing driver has been in superlative form and he shows no sign of letting up.

Since debuting in 2016, Croft has proven to be a happy hunting ground for the double champion and despite carrying 75kgs of success ballast, the Infiniti Q50 driver will be optimistic of extending his lead on the chasing pack once more.

Behind Sutton, just 11 points split four drivers. Tom Ingram leads the chase for Sutton in his Ginsters EXCELR8 with Hyundai ahead of BTC Racing’s Josh Cook, MB Motorsport’s Jake Hill and Team BMW’s Colin Turkington.

Adam Morgan, Rory Butcher and Daniel Rowbottom have all stood on the top step of the podium this year and each one of them will be keen to do so once more as they bid

One driver that is still chasing a win this year is triple champion Gordon Shedden. The Halfords Racing with Cataclean driver has endured a rollercoaster campaign however the Scotsman can never be counted out.

Local fans will have two homegrown heroes to cheer on too in the shape of Senna Proctor and Daniel Lloyd. Despite missing the season-opener, BTC Racing’s Proctor has proven to be one of the form drivers this year with a pole, win and three further podiums his reward.

Adrian Flux with Power Maxed Racing’s Lloyd meanwhile has endured his fair share of highs and lows this year but three races on home turf – at the venue where he scored his maiden BTCC win back in 2018 – could be just what he needs.

Beyond the top ten in the standings, a number of drivers will be keen to make their mark around the 2.1-mile circuit, including double champion Jason Plato who continues his quest to reach a century of BTCC victories.

Elsewhere, the likes of Tom Chilton, Aiden Moffat, Jack Goff, Tom Oliphant, Stephen Jelley, Jade Edwards and Aron Taylor-Smith will all be worth keeping an eye on.

To find out more information on this weekend’s meeting at Croft, including links to the timetable and live timing, CLICK HERE.

Tickets to the BTCC’s only north-eastern event of the year can be purchased on the gate over the course of the weekend priced at £15.00 for Saturday entry, £35.00 for Sunday and £43.00 for both days. Children 12 and under accompanied by an adult are admitted to the circuit free of charge, whilst teens will need to purchase a ‘teen ticket’.

Goodwood Revival primed for eagerly-anticipated return after sabbatical

Goodwood Motor Circuit will reverberate to the sounds of horsepower from a bygone era this weekend (September 17/18/19) as the Goodwood Revival makes a triumphant return.

Taking place for the first time since 2019, the three-day event is one of the highlights of the historic racing calendar and after a pandemic-enforced sabbatical, it appears to be back and better than ever.

As has been the case for a number of years, the British Automobile Racing Club will once again play a pivotal role in running the meeting too.

Combining class motorcycle and car racing with 1950s and 1960s period dress, there is something for everyone when attending the Duke of Richmond’s Sussex circuit – with fun for all the family guaranteed.

However, it is on track where a majority of the entertainment will be found. Traditional contests such as the RAC TT Celebration for GT cars, the St. Mary’s Trophy for touring cars and Glover Trophy for F1 machines from yesteryear will headline the action.

Elsewhere; the Chichester Cup, Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, Whitsun Trophy, Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy, Festival of Britain Trophy, Richmond Trophy, Brooklands Trophy and Freddie March Memorial Trophy will also take place.

The John Whitmore Trophy is expected to have fans on the edge of their seats as this year it will be fought over in what is expected to be a frenetic 45-minute, two-driver race to celebrate the Mini Cooper.

Some of the notable names to be competing over the course of the weekend includes Jenson Button, Andrew Jordan, Matt Neal, Martin Brundle, David Brabham and Tiff Needell, amongst many, many more.

To find out more information on this year’s Goodwood Revival, including links to live timing, entry lists and the timetable, CLICK HERE.

Five BARC championships set for Snetterton showdown

The British Automobile Racing Club travels to Snetterton this coming weekend (September 18/19) for two days of track action that has all the hallmarks of having those in attendance on the edge of their seats from start-to-finish.

As the battle for supremacy in the race for titles begins to ramp, the Norfolk venue is set to stage no less than 24 races over the course of Saturday and Sunday – and none are worth missing.

Undoubtedly headlining the action will be five colossal contests from the five-tonne, 1000bhp behemoths of the British Truck Racing Championship. In what has already proven to be a captivating season, the race for top spot in both Division’s 1 and 2 is taking shape.

David Jenkins leads the way in the Division 1 ranks, albeit by a slender six-point margin. Boasting a wealth of experience, the former champion knows what it takes to win a championship and he will need to draw on all of it if he is to fend off the likes of Martin Gibson and reigning title holder Ryan Smith.

Over in Division 2 it is beginning to become a two-horse race for championship honours. Just 14 points split Craig Reid and Steven Powell as it stands, with the pendulum likely poised to swing to either one of them.

The Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres has once again served up a feast of entertainment this year and heading to Snetterton, Miles Rudman is in the box seat to regain his crown.

After winning five out of the six races at Donington Park last month, Rudman has built ups healthy lead at the standings summit. However, he’ll need to continue his fine run of form if he’s to withstand the challenge from the likes of Will Gibson, John Mickel and Jack Parker, to name but a few.

Snetterton is the latest destination for the Pickup Truck Racing Championship, with two races scheduled to play out around the challenging 2.99-mile circuit. George Turiccki has proven to be the benchmark this season so far and it’s expected he will be in the mix again.

Fans will take a trip down memory lane during the weekend as well thanks to the Classic Touring Car Racing Club. Showcasing the very best tin tops from yesteryear, a stunning eight races will take place for the CTCRC

Drivers such as Alan Greenhalgh, Barry Sime, Mike Luck, Ian Bower, Garry Prebble, AJ Owen, David Howard, Piers Grange and Andy Robinson have all enjoyed strong campaigns and they, like many others, will have their sights set on silverware.

The Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship will also be there and looking to steal the show as it embarks on the penultimate event of its 2021 season. Taking fans on a spirited trip down memory lane, the single-manufacturer series showcases some of the very best models to boast the MG badge.

Notable names to look out for over the course of Saturday’s two bouts include Steve McDermid, Jim Baynam, David Amphlett and Chris Pollard, amongst many more.

Capping off the weekend’s action alongside the BARC programme will be two races from the Snetterton Saloons.

To find out more information on this weekend’s event, including links to the timetable and live stream, CLICK HERE.

TOCA support package speeds into Croft

Croft Circuit provides the latest challenge for not just the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship this coming weekend (September 18/19) but also the TOCA support package, with five championships all looking to make their mark.

With events coming thick and fast on the calendar, the title run-in is in full swing and every point is set to be crucial around the North Yorkshire venue.

The pendulum in the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup has continued to swing between Adam Smalley and Tom Hibbert so far this year, and it’s Smalley that heads into the weekend in the box seat holding a 12-point advantage over Hibbert.

Having been the benchmark since the season began, the two championship protagonists look set to once again renew their battle whilst also fending off the challenge from the likes of local star Josh Rattican, Tom Emson and Carlito Miracco.

Yorkshireman Dan Cammish will be aiming to draw on home support as he bids to hit the front in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. In what is shaping up to be one of the most competitive campaigns in recent memory for the one-make series, Cammish is one of five drivers in contention for the coveted crown – with all of them blanketed by just 15 points.

Cammish trails leader Lorca Hanafin by five markers whilst Kiern Jewiss, defending champion Harry King and Lewis Plato are within striking distance and aiming to close the gap across Sunday’s two scheduled contests.

Locals will have another home hero to cheer on in the MINI CHALLENGE in the shape of Max Coates. Much-loved on the TOCA support bill, Coates will be keen to make it a weekend to remember as he bids to make further inroads in the battle at the top of the single-make standings.

After enjoying a sensational weekend at Knockhill, Dan Zelos currently leads the way however the chasing pack of Max Bird, Sam Weller, Jack Davidson and Lewis Brown are all hot on his heels and gunning for glory.

Whilst the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship won’t be in attendance, the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge is set to make a welcome return to share the BTCC limelight with a pair of races set to take place.

Notable names to look out for in the closely fought category include Josh Steed, Will Aspin, John Bennett, Mikey Doble and David Ellesley, to name but a few.

Rounding out the weekend’s track action will be a trio of races from the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost.

To find out more information on this weekend’s event at Croft, including links to live timing and ticket information, CLICK HERE.

Pembrey plays host to memorable BARC weekend

Pembrey Circuit played host to a memorable two days of track action this past weekend (September 11/12) as the British Automobile Racing Club took centre stage in South Wales.

Headlining the weekend were two races from the Sliverlake C1 Racing Series, which has announced that it will be parting ways with the Club at the end of this year, bringing to and end a partnership that began back in 2017.

Saturday’s three-hour contest for the one-make category saw J W Bird Motorsport duo Matthew Wilson and Nick Beaumont charge to victory by more than half a minute, clocking an impressive 122 laps along the way.

After finishing as runners-up the day before, Sunday’s second three-hour race saw Danielemax Motorsport come to the fore. Max Finn and Julian Daniel produced a superlative performance to triumph, again completing 122 laps of the Welsh track.

Champions were crowned as the curtain came down on another ultra-competitive year in the Caterham Graduates Championship.

James McCall cemented his status as the driver to beat in the Sigma 135 category over the course of the year with another sensational showing. Powering his way to two more wins, McCall capped off an impressive championship-winning campaign in style. 

In the amalgamated Sigma 150 / Sigmax races, Harry Senior and Stephen Clark shared the spoils, taking a win apiece. Senior was ultimately crowned champion of the Sigmax class whilst Jamie Ellwood claimed overall honours amongst the Sigma 150 contingent.

Alex Cursely continued his fine run of form in the Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires. Despite already being declared the most successful competitor in the series for 2021, Cursley powered his way to an impressive pair of wins – adding to his victory tally.

The Dunlop Mini Challenge supported by Mini Spares provided plenty of edge-of-the-seat moments throughout the weekend as well. In the Miglia class, former BTCC champion Andrew Jordan and Endaf Owens triumphed whilst Spencer Wanstall and Connor O’Brien won the Se7en races.

Rounding out the weekend’s track action were two bouts from the Welsh Sports/Saloon Car Championship. The experienced Chris Everill proved too much for the competition however, winning both races in his Ginetta G55 GT4.

To view the full list of results from all sessions at Pembrey, CLICK HERE.

Pembrey primed for BARC trio to star in South Wales

The British Automobile Racing Club makes a welcome return to Pembrey Circuit this coming weekend (September 11/12) for what should be an action-packed two days of wheel-to-wheel entertainment.

In what is the first of two visits to the picturesque Welsh venue in the next month – the second coming on October 9/10 for the penultimate round of the British Truck Racing Championship – the meeting is the first for the BARC at the track since 2019.

Headlining the weekend’s action will be not one but two three-hour endurance contests from the Silverlake C1 Racing Series.

Having seen plenty of highs and lows take place over the course of this season already, the C1 contingent arrives at Pembrey coming off the back of a pulsating three-hour bout in mixed weather conditions at Donington Park.

Boasting a bumper entry list for this weekend’s double-header, an abundance of edge-of-the-seat thrills and spills are all-but guaranteed when it comes to the C1 Racing Club.

It’s crunch time in the Caterham Graduates Championship as champions will be crowned at Pembrey. Bringing the curtain down on what has been a pulsating year of competition, the single-make series is poised to take centre stage with four scheduled encounters.

Jamie Elwood, James McCall and Harry Senior lead the way in the Sigma 150, Sigma 135 and Sigmax standings respectively, however all of them have a number of contenders hot on their heels that could still spoil their championship parties – so they’ll need to be in fine form to get the job done.

The Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires is renowned for producing blockbuster thrills and it is expected that Pembrey’s two bouts will be no different.

Alex Cursley has once again proven to be one of the leading lights from the one-make category this year and he has already guaranteed that he will end the year as the most successful driver of 2021. Aiming to add to his impressive win tally, Cursley will be one to watch alongside the likes of Wayne Rockett and Mark Jones.

Also in action over the course of the weekend will be races from the Welsh Sports & Saloon Car Championship and the Mini Seven Racing Club.

To find out more information on our upcoming event at Pembrey, including links to live timing and the entry list, CLICK HERE.

Josh Cook, Ashley Sutton & Adam Morgan triumph as BTCC serves up Thruxton thriller

Josh Cook, Ashley Sutton and Adam Morgan scored a win apiece this past weekend (August 28/29) as the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship put on a show around the fastest circuit in the UK, Thruxton.

Kicking off the second half of the season, the BTCC’s second visit of the year to the Hampshire venue was a triumphant one as fans flocked to the venue to watch the action unfold for the first time in two years.

Those in attendance weren’t to be left disappointed either as Britain’s premier motorsport series served up a feast of entertainment.

Qualifying on Saturday saw Halfords Racing with Cataclean’s Daniel Rowbottom take centre stage as he stormed to the top of the times late in the session to clinch his second pole position of the season ahead of Jake Hill.

Unfortunately, Rowbottom wouldn’t be able to covert his front row start into a win in the opening encounter as Thruxton maestro Cook came to the fore to triumph.

Having chalked up six wins in the past four seasons, the BTC Racing ace wasted no time in adding to his record as he charged to a commanding victory. Starting third, the Honda Civic Type R driver hit the front on the opening lap and never looked back, pulling clear to win and reignite his championship challenge.

Behind, Jake Hill and Tom Oliphant enjoyed relatively trouble-free drives to the chequered flag to claim second and third respectively.

Race two saw reigning champion Sutton score his fourth win of the year. After shedding weight following the opening encounter, the Laser Tools Racing driver was a man on a mission as he carved his way to the front from fifth.

Sizing up the now ballast-ladened Cook for a number of laps, the double title winner made his move heading into Allard and once out front he was able to push on and extend strengthen his stranglehold at the standings summit.

Cook held firm in second whilst Oliphant made it two third place finishes from two races as he rounded out the podium.

The third and final race of the weekend proved to be action-packed, with the safety car making a total of three appearances along the way.

Various incidents involving the likes of Jade Edwards, Gordon Shedden, Sam Smelt, Ollie Jackson and Carl Boardley halted proceedings however Morgan held his nerve out front to take a lights-to-flag win.

Drawn onto pole position via the reverse grid draw, the Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport driver soaked up race-long pressure from Colin Turkington to win whilst Senna Proctor clinched the remaining spot on the podium.

Leaving Thruxton, Sutton has extended his lead at the top of the BTCC Drivers’ Championship to 30 points over Tom Ingram.

To view the full classification of results from all BTCC sessions at Thruxton, CLICK HERE.

The Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship heads to North Yorkshire next for Rounds 19, 20 & 21 at Croft Circuit on September 18/19.

Team Toyshed score famous Classic 2CV Racing Club 24-hour victory at Snetterton

The Classic 2CV Racing Club took centre stage at Snetterton this past weekend (August 27/28/29) to produce an exciting 24-hour race.

Billed as one of the most coveted events on the national motorsport calendar, this years edition – which served as the penultimate meeting of the 2021 campaign for the 2CV Racing contingent – was no different as it produced

After a day-long contest which had its fair share of thrills and spills throughout the day and night, Team Toyshed emerged as race winners.

Completing a staggering 710 laps in their Mini Grande, the team of Michael Dryden, Andy Slade, Chris Slade and Elliott Stafford took the chequered flag four laps ahead of their nearest rivals.

Leading the chase for the eventual winners was 2CV Team Lion 1; made up of multiple champion Pete Sparrow, David O’Keeffe and Gary Adnitt.

Rounding out the podium – albeit six laps down on the winners – was APO Sport, who had James May, Lee Poolman, Alex Osborne and Jeffrey Oxford sharing driving duties.

Elsewhere, the Max5 Racing Championship wrote the latest chapter in its 2021 season with two pulsating races seeing the spoils shared.

Jon Halliwell converted pole position into a commanding lights-to-flag victory in the opening contest as he finished more than ten seconds ahead of his nearest challengers, Ben Taylor and Paul Roddison, around the Norfolk venue.

Race two would see Roddison strike back with a win of his having started from second. The series veteran and Halliwell proved to be in a class of their own as they diced for overall honours, with Roddison coming out on top in the end by four seconds.

Capping off the weekend’s track action was a single 45-minute bout from Snetterton Saloons, won by Ryan Polley in a Honda Civic Type R.

To view the full classification of results from all sessions at Snetterton, CLICK HERE.

Where to watch BARC LIVE from Cadwell Park this Bank Holiday Monday

Cadwell Park is braced for a blockbuster Bank Holiday Monday (August 30) as the Classic Touring Car Racing Club takes centre stage for a full-throttle day of tin top action.

Writing the latest chapter of what has been an action-packed 2021 season, the CTCRC’s multitude of championships will tackle the twists and turns of the Lincolnshire venue in front of our live TV cameras.

Make sure you don’t miss any of the on-track entertainment by using the key timings and links below:

Monday Race Show – Starting from XX – Facebook | YouTube 

To find out more information on this weekend’s race meeting at Cadwell Park, including the official entry lists and timetable, CLICK HERE.

Don’t miss any future BARC LIVE events either by subscribing to our YouTube channel HERE.

TOCA support package readies itself for Thruxton return

After providing the backdrop for the start of what has gone on to be a captivating 2021 season back in May, the championships that make up the TOCA support package are all set for a return to Thruxton this weekend (August 28/29).

Taking centre stage alongside the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, the expected bumper crowd that is set to flock to the fastest circuit in the UK is in for two days of full-throttle entertainment from the five championships that join the BTCC.

Just six points separate the top two in the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship as the second half of the season kicks into life. After a fraught few events, Aston Millar holds the advantage at the standings summit having finished every race inside the top six so far – with a breakthrough two wins at Knockhill last time out being the highlight.

Liam McNeilly is the closest challenge to Millar with three wins of his own and he’ll be keen to return to the top of points. Meanwhile, the likes of Seb Hopkins, Josh Miller, Callum Voisin and Will Jenkins will all be worth keeping an eye on during the weekend’s three races as they aim to close the gap to the top two.

An impressive 10 podiums from 11 races sees Tom Hibbert head to Hampshire in the lead of the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup. The Rob Boston Racing driver has his sights set on the title and with the form he has been showing you’d be hard pressed to bet against him.

Hibbert’s chief rival – both in the championship and over the course of the weekend’s three contests – is Adam Smalley. Closing the gap to Hibbert after a double win at Knockhill, the Elite Motorsport ace will be confident of success having won at Thruxton in both Ginetta Juniors and GT5 Challenge down the years.

The Porsche Visit Cayman Islands Sprint Challenge GB returns to the BTCC support bill for the penultimate event of their 2021 campaign. Starring back in May, the one-make series has dazzled fans at every turn this year and more are expected at Thruxton.

Theo Edgerton leads the Pro category fight from Jack Bartholomew, but a strong weekend for Bartholomew could set the scene for a nail-biting title showdown between the pair at the season finale.

Another series that will undoubtedly take on a starring role is the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy, where things couldn’t be tighter in the battle for title supremacy. Dominic Wheatley has moved into the lead of the points however when dropped scores are applied, he holds a slender single point advantage over Matt Hammond.

Reigning champion Harry Nunn is not to be discounted either having brought himself into contention following a brace of podiums at Croft earlier in the month. With three races and plenty of points up for grabs, it’s set to be an intriguing weekend for the tin top racers.

Rounding out the weekend, as always, will be a trio of races from the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost. Matthew Rees is the new points leader following a nightmare Knockhill for James Hedley, however the latter has enjoyed great success at Thruxton in the past, making it the perfect place for him to try and get things back on track.

Tickets for Thruxton’s second dose of touring car thrills ’n’ spills will be available to purchase on the gate across the weekend. Head to for the full list of admission prices.

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