Classic 2CV Racing Club closes out season with spectacular 24-hour race

The Classic 2CV Racing Club brought the curtain down on its 2022 season in style at Snetterton this past weekend (August 26-28) as it produced another memorable Citroen 2CV 24 Hour Race.

Billed as one of the most coveted events on the national motorsport calendar, this years edition had it all and after a day-long contest, which had its fair share of thrills and spills, Team Toyshed emerged victorious by the smallest of margins.

In what was one of the most incredible finishes that the series’ centrepiece contest has ever seen, just one second separated the aforementioned winners and Slarky Malarky who finished as runners-up.

Completing a staggering 741 laps around the 200 layout of the Norfolk circuit, the trio of Andy Slade, Chris Slade and Michael Dryden did just enough to get the better of their Mini Grande counterparts. 

That astonishing victory ensured that they made back-to-back wins in the great race, having also triumphed in 2021. 

Team Misfits – who were also in a Mini Grande – rounded out the podium positions and ended up as the only other team to finish the race on the lead lap, albeit nearly 50 seconds adrift of the top two,

That wasn’t to be the only major celebration to take place during the weekend either as David O’Keeffe looks to have been crowned 2CV champion after producing a fine drive to cap off what has been a sensational campaign. 

Teaming up with multiple and outgoing champion Pete Sparrow and Gary Adnitt to run under the 2CV Team Lion 1 banner, O’Keeffe helped guide the squad to fourth overall and the first 2CV entrant across the line – eight laps clear of their closest rivals, Car Caryl.

Drama wasn’t far away though as Nick Crispin, who had looked poised to convert his points lead into championship victory, saw his aspirations slip away. Having seemingly done enough to clinch the crown, the DD Racing team that Crispin was driving for were sensationally excluded post-race after being deemed to drive in a manner incompatible with general safety by stewards.

Elsewhere, the Snetterton Saloons also starred with an unmissable triple-header taking place on Saturday. Russell Dack – who is well known for competing in the Kumho BMW Championship – triumphed either side of Bryan Bransom’s victory.

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

Where To Watch BARC LIVE: Snetterton 200 – August 27/28

The Citroen Classic 2CV 24 Hour Race takes centre stage on the British Automobile Racing Club’s YouTube channel this weekend (August 27/28) as the one-make series brings the curtain down on its 2022 season at Snetterton.

In what is one of the standout events on the UK national motorsport calendar every year, the 31st running of the day-long endurance contest will once again play out around the 200 layout of the Norfolk venue.

With the battle for supremacy in the overall 2CV Championship title fight still up for grabs, as well as a number of drivers all being keen to end the year on a high, this is an event that will be worth tuning into.

Coverage for the event will be as follows:-

Saturday Afternoon | 14:30 to 21:00 | Live video with walk-about camera, live commentary and race positions

Saturday Night into Sunday Morning | 21:00 to 06:00 | Live video rotating through three fixed cameras. No commentary.

Sunday All Day | 06:00 to 16:00 | Live video with walk-about camera, live commentary and race positions

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

Race Show – Starting from 15:00 – YouTube

To find out more information on this weekend’s race meeting at Snetterton 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

BARC North West Centre delivers Croft cracker

The British Automobile Racing Club’s North West Centre took centre stage at Croft Circuit this past weekend (August 6/7) where five championships delivered a feast of on-track action.

Basked in bright sunshine, the North Yorkshire venue was the place to be as the latest chapter of the 2022 season continued – and it didn’t disappoint. 

The North West Centre’s flagship category – the CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship – emerged as one of the headline acts with a near 20-car grid producing two frenetic contests. 

Jon Woolfitt emerged as the driver to beat and he was arguably in a league of his own behind the wheel of his Spire GTR, winning both races. Woolfitt headed Andrew Southcott and Richard Rudd in race one before beating Rudd and Simon Allaway in the second. 

The Caterham Graduates Racing Club provided plenty of entertainment across both days with no less than four races being run. The Sigma 135 class has arguably been all about one driver this year and Croft proved to be no different as Jamie Winrow ran riot.

Having scored countless victories already this year, Winrow added two more to his account although he was pushed all the way by James McCall. The amalgamated Sigma 150 and Sigmax races had a familiar feel to them as well as Harry Senior bagged a dominant double. 

Jamie Petters enjoyed a dream weekend as he continued his recent run of form in the Junior Saloon Car Championship. Hot on the heels of clinching his first win of the year at Knockhill, the former Rookie Cup champion was back on the top step again.

After pacing qualifying to snare pole position, Petters didn’t put a wheel wrong to beat Daire Flock in a frantic opener before Harvey Dent pipped Maximus Hall to score his first-ever win in race two. Petters then came back to the fore in race three to double his Croft tally.

The battle for supremacy in the Classic 2CV Racing Club is poised to go down to the wire at Snetterton later this month after title protagonists Nick Crispin and David O’Keeffe scored a win apiece.

With the coveted 24-hour race bringing the curtain down on another fine season for the one-make series in just a few weeks, the penultimate event of the year proved crucial in deciding who will hold the advantage heading to Norfolk. 

O’Keeffe – who trails Crispin in the points – was the first to strike as he scored a narrow yet decisive victory in the opening bout before Crispin hit back in race two, coming out on top of an enthralling wheel-to-wheel battle with Luca Proietti. 

Elsewhere, George Turiccki was perfection personified as the Pickup Truck Racing Championship rounded out the weekend action at Croft. After a few tough races, the reigning double champion got his title defence back on-track with a hat-trick of wins.

Setting the fourth best time in both parts of qualifying, Turiccki was a tour-de-force as he charged to the front in all three encounters to take a maximum points haul; thus further strengthening his lead at the summit of the standings. 

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

BARC delivers Silverstone spectacle on Platinum Jubilee weekend

The British Automobile Racing Club enjoyed a Platinum Jubilee weekend (June 4/5) to remember as it continued its 2022 season in style at Silverstone.

As much of the UK marked the Queen’s 70 years on the throne with street parties, the BARC  showcased some of its biggest and best championships on the Northamptonshire venues National circuit; and it didn’t disappoint.

Saturday saw the Britcar Trophy take centre stage around the Home of British Motor Racing as it served up two action-packed 50-minute bouts. Boasting a near 30-car grid, the series saw wheel-to-wheel battles run throughout the field however nobody could beat invitation entrants Lucky Khera and Lee Frost.

Running under the Race Lab banner in their BMW E46, the pair reigned supreme in both contests – the second by a commanding margin of more than 19 seconds. 

The Praga Cup continued its season in style with two one-hour races putting fans well and truly on the edge of their seats. Overall honours in race one went the way of the University of Wolverhampton Racing team, who had Shane Kelly and Stefano Leaney sharing driving duties.

After enduring a less than ideal result in the opener, Jimmy Broadbent and Gordie Mutch bounced back in race two to maintain their championship challenge, comfortably taking the chequered flag ahead of the Mittel Cars entry. 

Steve McDermid continued his sensational start to the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship season with another double-winning performance. Defending the title he clinched last year, the MG ZR driver didn’t put a wheel wrong to strengthen his position at the standings summit.

It was all change in the Junior Saloon Car Championship as spoils were shared between two drivers, neither of which were Harry Hickton. Having been the benchmark since the get-go, Hickton had hoped to extend his winning streak but despite his best efforts he was forced to settle for a brace of second place finishes.

Gabriel Doyle-Parfait just edged Hickton in the first encounter before Maximus Hall came to the fore in race two, chalking up his second victory of the season. 

Nick Crispin and Lien Davies scored a win apiece in the Classic 2CV Racing Club whilst Bryan Bransom and Russell Dack were victorious in two the Kumho BMW Championship races. 

Rounding out the weekend’s action was a remarkable 45-minute bout from the Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup, which ended with the top three being covered by little under a second. 

Adam Jones, Alistair Dendy, Luca Staccini, Alex Cursely and Wayne Rockett were all in the mix towards the sharp end of the grid however it was to be Jones that ultimately triumphed, narrowly pipping Dendy and Staccini in a run to the line. 

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

You can also re-watch all of the action from Saturday and Sunday by heading to the British Automobile Racing Club YouTube channel. 

Where To Watch BARC LIVE: Silverstone National – June 4/5

The British Automobile Racing Club returns to the Home of British Motor Racing, Silverstone, this bank holiday weekend with two days of full-throttle entertainment set to play out.

Taking centre stage on the National circuit, this weekend will be the latest chapter of what is already shaping up to be a vintage 2022 season.

In action over the course of the scheduled two days will be the Britcar Trophy Championship, Praga Cup, Junior Saloon Car Championship, 2CVParts.com Championship, Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship, Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup and Kumho BMW Championship.

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

Saturday Race Show – Starting from 11:45 – Facebook | YouTube

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 09:15 – Facebook | YouTube

To find out more information on this weekend’s race meeting at Silverstone 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.

BARC basks in Pembrey sunshine to headline Convoy Cymru entertainment

The British Automobile Racing Club basked in the bright sunshine this past weekend (May 7/8) as a number of championships took centre stage at Pembrey Circuit for the inaugural running of Convoy Cymru.

Living up to its promise as being a festival of all things trucking, those that attended Convoy Cymru were able to see some of the best trucks in the country on display as well as soak up the atmosphere from the funfair, all-action arena, tractor pulling and much more.

Headlining the weekend’s track action were five blockbuster contests from the British Truck Racing Championship. Coming off the back off a sensational season-opener at Brands Hatch last month, the heavyweight behemoths served up yet more entertainment.

Division 1 saw reigning champion Ryan Smith stamp his authority on the battle for the title as he stormed to four emphatic wins in his Damiler Truck. Simon Reid was the only driver that could stop the six-time title winner as he piloted his Iveco to the top step in race four, holding off the aforementioned Smith.

In Division 2, Saturday’s spoils were shared between Jock Borthwick and Luke Garrett before Garrett then added a further two wins to his tally on Sunday. Adam Bint was the other victor as he guided his Volvo White Aerodyne to a popular win for the first time this season.

From the titans of truck racing to the 5/8 scale pocket rockets of the Legends Cars National Championship, wheel-to-wheel action was around every turn of the challenging 1.45-mile layout.

Reigning champion Miles Rudman and John Mickel each walked away with a brace of wins whilst there was also a visit to the top step of the podium each for Will Gibson and Marcus Pett.

Elsewhere, the Pickup Truck Racing Championship put on a show with three pulsating bouts which were won by Michael Smith, Mark Willis and Dale Gent. 

Nelson King enjoyed a dream start to the new Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy season as he claimed hat-trick of wins whilst David O’Keeffe was victorious in both Classic 2CV Racing Club contests. 

Rounding out the weekend’s track action were a pair of races from the Welsh Sports & Saloon Car Championship, where Rhys Lloyd and Damian Longotano took a win apiece. 

To view the full classification of results from all sessions at Pembrey, click here.

You can also re-watch all of the action from Saturday and Sunday by heading to the British Automobile Racing Club YouTube channel.

Where To Watch BARC LIVE: Pembrey – May 7/8

The British Automobile Racing Club makes its first visit of the 2022 season to Pembrey Circuit this weekend (May 7/8) for the inaugural Convoy Cymru event and it’s not to be missed.

Billed as what is set to be a festival of all things truck at the Welsh venue, those in attendance will be able to see some of the best trucks in the country on display as well as soak up the atmosphere from the funfair, all-action arena and much more.

Whilst there will be plenty to see and do off-track, the same can be said on it as the British Truck Racing Championship headlines the live coverage with five blockbuster races scheduled to play out across both days.

In addition to the heavyweight behemoths, viewers will also be able to watch action from the Pickup Truck Racing Championship, MINI CHALLENGE Trophy, Classic 2CV Racing Club and Welsh Sports & Saloon Car Championship 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:

Saturday Race Show – Starting from 11:45 – Facebook | YouTube

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 09:30 – Facebook | YouTube

To find out more information on this weekend’s race meeting at Pembrey, 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.

BARC championships produce thrilling weekend of racing at Cadwell Park

The British Automobile Racing Club took centre stage at Cadwell Park this past weekend (April 23/24) and delivered a feast of entertainment as a number of championships wrote the latest chapter in their 2022 campaigns.

Making what is to be the one and only visit to the Lincolnshire circuit this year, no less than six categories were in attendance and each of them put on a show for the bumper crowd that was in attendance.

Off the back of what was a pulsating season-opener at Silverstone last month, the Caterham Graduates Championship saw six races play out around the undulating twists and turns – two for each category.

In the Sigma 150 class, Harry Senior reigned supreme to score yet another brace of wins whilst Jamie Winrow did the same in the Sigma 135 category. Max Haynes made it a clean sweep of double victories for drivers in the championship as he swept the Sigmax races.

The Junior Saloon Car Championship saw Harry Hickton continue his impressive start to the season as he racked up a pair of victories. Coming off the back of a sensational season-opener, Hickton add two more wins to his CV to strengthen his hold on the early points lead.

Had it not been for Maximus Hall in race one, Hickton could have clinched a hat-trick of wins. Hall withstood the charging championship leader in the opening bout to clinch his first win of the season in impressive fashion.

The CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship – the North West Centre’s flagship series – also served up a trio of enthralling races, with the spoils being shared between Paul Dobson and Jon Woolfitt, the latter winning twice. 

Arguably the oldest cars to compete over the course of the weekend came in the Classic 2CV Racing Club, which lifted the curtain on its 2022 season with two frenetic races. Gary Adnitt reigned supreme as he clinched an impressive brace of wins.

The Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup hit the track for the first time this year with a bumper grid however at the front, a familiar name stole the show. After being the driver to beat in 2021, Alex Cursely picked up where he left off last year by storming to a brace of wins. 

Rounding out the weekend’s track action was a trio of races from the Super Series by the British Superkart Racing Club. Matt Robinson and Lee Harpham emerged as the standout drivers as they bagged a win apiece.

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

Donington Park delight for several BARC championships

Donington Park played host to an unmissable two days of British Automobile Racing Club track action this past weekend (October 23/24) in what were autumnal conditions. 

The Britcar Endurance Championship brought the curtain down on its season with thrilling finales for both the Endurance and Trophy classes. 

In the Endurance category, YouTuber turned racer Jimmy Broadbent capped off his maiden season racing in emphatic fashion as he, alongside Gordie Mutch, powered his way to victory in both races.

Praga Championship glory ultimately fell to Richard Wells, Alex Kapadia & Tim Gray whilst Dave Scaramanga and Will Powell led the way in the Endurance standings. 

The Trophy class saw SVG Motorsport’s Mark Lee guide his Ginetta G56A to victory in race one before the Woodrow Motorsport duo of Simon Baker and Ollie Reuben claimed a win of their own.

Continuing to go from strength-to-strength, the Sports Prototype Cup capped off a spectacular year in style with a pair of pulsating races. Ross Kaiser and Richard Webb took centre stage to share the spoils, taking a win apiece, however they weren’t the only drivers of interest.

Freddie Hunt and Matias Launda, sons of former Formula 1 champions and one-time title protagonists James Hunt and Niki Lauda, were also in action in the Revolution Trophy.

Charlie Hand put himself out of reach in the Junior Saloon Car Championship. Having proven himself to be the benchmark from the get-go, the Westboure Motorsport driver enjoyed another superlative showing to secure an unassailable points lead.

Despite narrowly missing out on pole position, the third-year driver went on to reign supreme in race one as he claimed victory before chief rival Harvey Caton struck back with a win of his own. 

The Classic 2CV Racing Club saw two new faces on the top step of the podium in the absence of serial winner Pete Sparrow. David O’Keeffe ruled the roost in the opener before Luca Proietti triumphed in race two. 

Also in action during the weekend was the all-action Mini 7 Racing Club. Connor O’Brien and Mike Jordan claimed a win each in the Se7en class whilst Aaron Smith was victorious in the only Miglia contest to play out. 

Rounding out the track entertainment were a number of races from the rapid British Superkart Racing Club. With an incredible grid of more than 50 entrants, the action proved to be captivating as Sam Moss and Lee Harpham scored wins.

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

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.

Classic 2CV Racing Club set for spectacular 24-hour race showdown at Snetterton

Snetterton is the destination for the British Automobile Racing Club this weekend (August 27/28/29) as the Classic 2CV Racing Club takes centre stage for its annual Citroen 24-hour race.

Billed as one of the biggest events on the national motorsport calendar each year, the coveted race is renowned for producing blockbuster entertainment and the 31st running should be no different around the challenging Norfolk venue.

Marking the penultimate round of the 2021 season, this weekend is set to be crucial in deciding who will be crowned champion this year too.

Former champion Pete Sparrow finds himself in the box seat as it stands having been perfection personified so far. Winning every race he has started, the series veteran is eager to reclaim the title he lost last year but he will need to be on top of his game if he is to wrap things up with one event to spare.

Leading the chase for Sparrow is Sandro Proietti, Kris Tovey and Luca Proietti – all of whom are covered by just five points. Throw into the mix the likes of Nick Crispin, David O’Keeffe, Matthew Hollis, Martin Roman, Aubrey Brocklebank and Marc Grasby and you begin to see that ultra-competitive right the way through the field.

With a number of competitors from mainland Europe set to make the journey to race as well, the battle for supremacy is set to be wide open this year.

Replacing Liqui Moly as title sponsors of the coveted season finale, Citroen’s presence at the event will see it stretch to a ‘Citroen Classics Gathering’ that will take place on the infield of the circuit.

Before the Classic 2CV Racing Club, the Max5 Racing Championship will be in action with two races. Paul Roddison has once again established himself as the driver to beat and he is hard to bet against from continuing his fine run of form.

Jeremy Shipley, Ben Taylor, Kimberley Nolan and Jon Halliwell have all been at the sharp end of the grid and any one of them could take the fight to Roddison.

Rounding out the weekend’s track action will be wheel-to-wheel thrills ’n’ spills from the Snetterton Saloons.

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

Championship trio take centre stage to star at Mallory Park

The British Automobile Racing Club produced a memorable day’s racing at Mallory Park this past Sunday (August 1) as a trio of championships continued their campaigns.

Spoils were shared in the Pickup Truck Racing Championship as George Turiccki and Allen Cooper claimed a win apiece on the one-mile Oval circuit.

Returning to scene of their 2021 curtain-raiser, a 14-truck grid served up plenty of wheel-to-wheel entertainment. Turiccki proved to be in a league of his own in race as he triumphed by more than three seconds before then going on to be narrowly pipped by Cooper in the second bout.

The penultimate event of the 2CV Parts.com Championship saw Pete Sparrow edge ever-closer to another title. Having been the benchmark from the get-go, the multiple champion showed his class to triumph in both races.

Despite having won every race so far this season, the experienced racer didn’t have things all his own way as he was made to work for his wins by the likes of Luca Proietti and Kris Tovey.

Alex Cursley continued his sensational run of form in the Carbon8 Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires as he scored a brace of wins. Entering the event as one of the pre-race favourites, the former series champion showed his class as he produced a masterful performance.

Powering his way to pole position by more than half a second, Cursley then converted his front row start into a pair of commanding lights-to-flag drives.

Wayne Rockett, Alistair Dendy and Neale Hurren emerged as the nearest challengers to Cursley over the course of the day as they each stood on the podium, Rockett doing so twice.

Rounding out the day’s track action were a pair of races from the Avon Tyres Northern & Super Classic Formula Ford Championship where James Hadfield and Jack Wolfenden reigned supreme to take a win apiece.

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

The British Automobile Racing Club is scheduled to make one final visit to Mallory Park in 2021 on October 17, with the Classic Touring Car Racing Club set to take centre stage.