BARC basks in the Pembrey sun to serve up blockbuster weekend of action

The British Truck Racing Championship took centre stage at Pembrey Circuit this past weekend (October 9/10) to headline what was an action-packed British Automobile Racing Club event in South Wales.

Having not raced at the venue since 2019, the heavyweight behemoths made a triumphant return to the picturesque Welsh countryside in front of a bumper crowd and delivered quite the show.

Division 1 saw reigning champion Ryan Smith power his way to an impressive pair of wins whilst Martin Gibson, Stuart Oliver and Tom O’Rourke also stood on the top step of the podium in the glorious autumn sunshine.

In Division 2, Craig Reid all-but wrapped up the coveted crown as he stormed to four sensational wins. John Powell proved to be the only driver that could stop him from taking a clean sweeping, netting a long overdue victory in race two.

Elsewhere, Miles Rudman took a step closer to clinching a second Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres title. On what proved to be a thrilling penultimate for the much-loved category, Rudman put himself in the box seat heading into the series finale, despite a superlative weekend for John Mickel.

Saturday’s spoils were shared between multiple champion Mickel and Will Gibson before Sunday saw Rudman come to the fore with a win of his own. Mickel however piled the pressure back on the leader as he claimed two more victories.

Charlie Hand edged ever-closer to clinching the Junior Saloon Car Championship too, as he delivered a mesmerising performance. Having been one of the leading lights since the season-opener, Hand’s championship juggernaut continued in South Wales.

After charging to pole position, the sophomore racer stormed to victory in race one and he then went on to do the same in races two and three as well.

In the Pickup Truck Racing Championship, George Turiccki underlined his class with a superlative two wins after Reece Jones enjoyed a return to winning ways in the opener.

The Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship signed off its season in style with two pulsating contests. William Sharpe piloted his MG ZR to a commanding win in race one before repeating the feat in the second bout.

Pembrey also played host to the final chapter of the Max5 Racing Championship campaign. As he has done on countless occasions this year, Paul Roddison proved to be in a league of his own as he signed off another stellar season with two more wins, both of which were executed in commanding fashion.

Rounding out the weekend’s track action were two races from the always entertaining Welsh Sports/Saloon Car Championship. Boasting a bumper entry, Keith Butcher and Damian Longotano proved too much for the opposition as they claimed a win apiece.

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

Where to watch BARC LIVE this weekend from Pembrey

Pembrey 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 Welsh 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, Junior Saloon 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:

Saturday Race Show – Starting from 12:50 – Facebook | YouTube

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 09:40 – 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.

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:

Saturday Race Show – Starting from XX – Facebook | YouTube

Sunday 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.

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.

Action all the way as BARC championships star at Convoy in the Park

Donington Park provided the backdrop for a spectacular two days of track action this past weekend (August 21/22) as the British Automobile Racing Club took centre stage at Convoy of the Park.

Making a triumphant return after a pandemic-enforced hiatus last year, the festival of all things trucking was back and better than ever, with a bumper trackside crowd soaking up the variety of attractions situated around the Leicestershire venue.

Whilst the likes of a stunt arena and a glittering array of Show Trucks garnered plenty of attention away from the track, on it saw non-stop edge-of-the-seat entertainment in mixed weather conditions.

The British Truck Racing Championship served up five blockbuster contests and there was to be action aplenty across both Division’s 1 & 2. In Division 1, former champion David Jenkins ignited his title charge with a strong showing as he scored a brace of wins, as did Martin Gibson, whilst John Newell was the other winner.

In Division 2, Michael Oliver enjoyed a weekend to remember as he marked his return to the series with a hat-trick of wins. Jock Borthwick and Craig Reid also tasted success as they topped the podium in the remaining two bouts.

Miles Rudman staked his claim to being the driver of the weekend as he produced a sensational performance in the Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres.

Looking to extend his advantage at the summit of the standings, the former champion scored five wins from six races to put himself in the box seat to regain his crown. Jack Parker prevented Rudman from a clean sweep as he claimed the remaining win.

Spoils were shared in the Pickup Truck Racing Championship as Paul Tompkins charged to victory in the opening encounter before former BTCC race-winner Matt Simpson scored his maiden win the series.

Elsewhere, Paul Rose was at his brilliant best in the CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship as he netted an impressive brace. At the wheel of his Saker RAPX S1-500, the past champion dominated proceedings to add to his silverware collection.

Big grids were the order of the weekend when it came to the Caterham Graduates Championship, with all classes boasting bumper numbers. In the Sigma 135 category, David Read and Ben Buckley snagged a win apiece whilst Stephen Clark and Harry Senior did the same in the amalgamated Sigmax / Sigma 150 races.

Rounding out the weekend’s action under the flight path of East Midlands airport was a scheduled three-hour race from the Silverlake C1 Racing Series. Whilst the contest finished 30 minutes early, the competition was as fraught as ever – with the CSC Racing duo of Patrick Scharfegger and Simon Kilham triumphing.

To view the full classifications of results from all sessions, CLICK HERE.

Where to watch BARC LIVE at Donington Park this weekend

Donington Park is the destination for the British Automobile Racing Club this weekend (August 21/22) for one of the biggest events of the summer, Convoy in the Park.

In front of what is expected to be a bumper crowd, the on-track action is just one part of the two-day meeting, which will also encompass Show Trucks, a fun fair, trade village and much more.

Viewers will be able to see the British Truck Racing Championship, Caterham Graduates Championship, CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship, Silverlake C1 Racing Series and the Pickup Truck Racing Championship all take centre stage under the flight path of East Midlands airport.

Coverage across both days will also include some of the eye-catching attractions that make up the Convoy in the Park spectacle too.

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 13:10 – Facebook | YouTube 

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 09:20 – Facebook | YouTube 

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

Convoy in the Park gears up for return at Donington Park with unmissable race schedule

Donington Park will rumble to the sounds of horsepower this weekend (August 21/22) as the British Automobile Racing Club speeds into Leicestershire for a titanic two days of track action.

After being postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Convoy in the Park makes a triumphant return. Showcasing more than 1000 Show Trucks, driving experiences, stunt arena, trade village and much more, the two-day event is a festival of all things trucking that is fun for all the family.

Whilst there is set to be plenty to see off-track over the course of the weekend, on it will see a number of championships continue their 2021 campaigns.

Heavyweight thrills ’n’ spills will be provided by the British Truck Racing Championship, with bumper entry lists in Division’s 1 & 2 confirmed for its five scheduled contests.

Reigning champion Ryan Smith is in the box seat of Division 1 as it stands after making a lightening start and he will be hard to beat once again. In Division 2, just a couple of points separate Craig Evans and Steven Powell heading into the weekend.

Miles Rudman occupies top spot in the Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres standings and the former champion looks in good form as he seeks to retain the title he lost last year.

With no less than six races set to play out under the flight path of East Midlands airport during the weekend, Rudman will need to be at his best as the likes of John Mickel, Jack Parker and Sean Smith, amongst many more, will all be hot on his heels.

The Pickup Truck Racing Championship has been home to a number of edge-of-the-seat moments this year and more are expected to come, whilst there have also been plenty of entertaining battles in the Caterham Graduates Championship.

Notable names to look out for during the weekend amongst the Caterham contingent include Harry Senior, Ben Winrow, Jamie Ellwood, James McCall and several more.

Saturday afternoon will see the Silverlake C1 Racing Series take centre stage as they hold what should be an enthralling 180-minute endurance race around Donington’s flowing curves. 

Rounding off the weekend will be a regular appearance from the BARC North West Centre’s flagship series, the CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship. Renowned for producing close-quarter racing, the multi-class series isn’t to be missed.

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

British Truck Racing Championship issues calendar amendment

The British Automobile Racing Club can confirm that it has issued an amended British Truck Racing Championship calendar for the remainder of the 2021 season, which includes the cancellation of the Zolder round.

Due to the uncertainty surrounding what is and isn’t possible in relation to European travel and in the interests of our competitors and their plans, the decision has been made to cancel the BTRC’s planned trip to Belgium which was scheduled to take place on September 11/12.

The championship will next be in action at Donington Park before heading to Snetterton, Pembrey and finally Brands Hatch, where champions for both Division 1 and Division 2 will be crowned.

British Truck Racing Championship: Amended 2021 Calendar

June 5/6 – Brands Hatch

July 3/4 – Thruxton

August 21/22 – Donington Park

September 18/19 – Snetterton

October 9/10 – Pembrey

November 6/7 – Brands Hatch

Where to watch BARC LIVE from Brands Hatch this weekend

The British Automobile Racing Club heads to Brands Hatch this weekend (June 5/6) for a blockbuster two days of track action, headlined by the heavyweight behemoths of the British Truck Racing Championship.

In what is set to be a weekend to remember around the Indy layout of the Kent venue, spectators will be in attendance and our cameras will be there to broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube.

Those that have opted in for TV coverage and will feature on the broadcast over the course of the weekend include the British Truck Racing Championship, Pickup Truck Racing Championship, Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship, 2CV Championship, Kumho BMW Championship and Avon Tyres Intermarque Silhouettes.

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 11:25 – Facebook | YouTube

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 11:00 – Facebook | YouTube

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

Make sure you don’t miss any future BARC LIVE events by subscribing to our YouTube channel HERE.

Pembrey confirms British Truck Racing Championship event cancellation

Pembrey Circuit regrets to announce that the two race meetings scheduled for June – the British Truck Racing Championship and the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club – have had to be cancelled as a result of the on-going restrictions imposed by the Welsh Government.

The current regulations place a limit of just 50 people on organised outdoor activities, even those that take place on a 200-acre site such as Pembrey Circuit and which have already been designated as Covid-secure.

The circuit has been working closely with the Local Authority to try to understand what is possible, but despite the assistance of Carmarthenshire County Council, it is clear that there is no sign of movement from the Welsh Government at this point. This left no option but to abandon these two meetings in order to provide people as much notice as possible to alter their plans.

The British Truck Racing Championship is set to race at Pembrey later this year on the weekend of October 9/10 and we very much hope that spectators will be able to attend. More information on this, and the remaining events due to be held in 2021, will be communicated in due course.

We share in the frustrations of our customers and supporters, and very much appreciate the inconvenience and disruption that this will cause to existing plans, but we are grateful for everyone’s continued understanding at this challenging time.

British Truck Racing Championship event at Pembrey rescheduled for June

The first round of the British Truck Racing Championship, scheduled to take place at Pembrey Circuit in May, has been pushed back to the later date of June 19/20.

As the Welsh Government has yet to give any indication of when events may be able to restart, this decision has been taken to allow maximum opportunity for the championship to enjoy a full complement of race meetings this year.

However, it is considered highly unlikely that spectators will be allowed to attend, even on this new date. As a result, the decision has reluctantly been taken to postpone the planned truck show, Convoy Cymru, until 2022.

This exciting new truck festival has already gathered huge support this year. The stunt arena, static displays, demonstrations and a truck driving experience will be among the activities that will now have to be enjoyed next year.

Ben Taylor, BARC Chief Executive: “This has been a difficult decision to take, but it seems sensible to make the call at this point so that we can reschedule the race meeting for June. We are gutted to have to push Convoy Cymru back to next year after the amazing response it has generated, but the story is the same for all the major events across Wales this year. It will be spectacular next year.”

Alongside the British Truck Racing Championship, the 2CV Parts.com Classic Racing Championship, Kumho BMW Championship and Welsh Sports/Saloon Car Championship are all scheduled to race on the new race date in June.

Customers that have already bought entry tickets for this event will receive a full refund in due course. We appreciate the inconvenience and disruption that this will cause to existing plans, but we are grateful for everyone’s understanding at this challenging time.