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.

Silverstone serves up BARC thriller in ever-changing conditions

The British Automobile Racing Club battled the elements to produce two days of scintillating action at Silverstone this past weekend (August 21/22).

With the battle for supremacy reaching a critical point in the season, this latest visit to the Home of British Motor Racing proved to be crucial in deciding who would end the year as champion.

The Britcar Endurance Championship’s Trophy Class saw a dominant showing from Woodrow Motorsport as the duo of Simon Baker and Kevin Clarke charged to a commanding pair victories.

It proved to be a big weekend in the Junior Saloon Car Championship as the single-make series not only fielded a 30-car grid, but also staged three races for the first time this season.

Entering the event as the driver to beat, Charlie Hand took a big step towards being crowned champion as he powered his striking orange Citroen Saxo to a clean sweep of race wins – extending his advantage in the standings at the same time.

Spoils were shared in the Kumho BMW Championship as Michael Vitulli and James Card scored a win apiece. Vitulli powered his way to an emphatic win in the opener to take the chequered flag by nearly 15 seconds before Card faced a sterner test in race two, winning by a little over three seconds.

The Carbon8 Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires broke new ground by hosting a longer 45-minute race and it proved to be a smash-hit. Boasting a bumper entry list, just five second separated the top three come the end of the race with Mark Jones emerging victorious.

Steve McDermid was perfection personified in the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship. At the wheel of his MG ZR, McDermid didn’t put a wheel wrong as he held off William Sharpe to take the chequered flag on both occasions.

Alongside the BARC billing of championships, those in attendance also saw the Avon Tyres Intermarque Silhouettes, CMMC Super Saloons & Tin Tops and the British Superkart Racing Club Super Series.

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

Silverstone revved up for BARC bonanza

Silverstone is preparing for a British Automobile Racing Club bonanza this weekend (August 21/22) as a number of championships continue their 2021 campaigns around the Home of British Motor Racing.

Taking centre stage on the National layout of the Northamptonshire venue, the battle for supremacy will undoubtedly have those in attendance on the edge of their seats as those competing head into the business end of the season.

One of the headline acts over the course of the weekend will be the Britcar Endurance Championship. Whilst the Endurance class won’t be in action, the Trophy contingent will and they have a pair of 50-minute contests on Saturday to work through.

In what has been another memorable year for the series, every point is set to be crucial in the chase for championship glory. Front-running contenders Simon Baker, Kevin Clarke, Richard Higgins, Steve Thompson and Aaron Thompson will all be worth keeping an eye on.

The Junior Saloon Car Championship reaches a pivotal point in its season with three races scheduled to play out. Kicking off the first of two consecutive triple-headers – the second of which comes at Pembrey in October – the next six races will be crucial in deciding who enters the final few events of the season in credible contention to be crowned champion.

Charlie Hand finds himself in the box seat as it stands however he will be keen to extend his 26-point lead as the likes of Harvey Caton, Ruben Hage and Alfie Jeakins will be giving it everything they have to make in-roads.

It’s been an ultra-competitive season for the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship with David Amphlett, Anthony Bate, Mark Baker and Steve McDermid starring as the respective class leaders.

All four of them will be eager to strengthen their position at the summit of the standings however they won’t have things all their own way, with several rapid drivers setting their sights on the top step of the podium.

Multi-class thrills ’n’ spills will be served up in the shape of the Kumho BMW Championship at Silverstone too, as the single-manufacturer series hits the track for he latest chapter of its season.

Elsewhere, Alex Cursley will be looking to continue his rich vein of form in the Carbon8 Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires – which once again boasts a bumper entry list of 33 drivers and 27 cars for Sunday’s qualifying session and 45-minute endurance race.

Rounding off the weekend’s busy program of track action will be races from the British Superkarts Championship, Avon Tyres Intermarques Championship, Biddenden Motor Racing Super Saloons and CMMCS Tin Tops.

To find out more information on this weekend’s event at Silverstone, including links to live timing and the event timetable, 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.

Mallory Park set for Super Sunday with BARC trio

Mallory Park is preparing for a ‘Super Sunday’ this weekend (August 1) as the British Automobile Racing Club returns to the Leicestershire venue with three championships set to take centre stage.

Following a short mid-season break, the second half of what has already been a pulsating 2021 campaign will blast back into life.

The Pickup Truck Racing Championship has served up plenty of edge-of-the-seat moments so far and more are expected as they go wheel-to-wheel on the Mallory Oval – scene of their season-opener back in May.

Reece Jones, a double winner then, holds a slender advantage out front having produced a string of commanding performances. Remaining a constant threat towards the sharp end of the grid, Jones will be keen to extend his lead at the summit of the standings.

Current title holder George Turiccki is living up to his mantle of reigning champion with a number of sensational drives – all of which have put him within 18 points of top spot. Meanwhile, the experienced Mark Willis has been steadily chipping away this year and looks in good shape to sustain his championship challenge.

Daniel Petters, Dale Gent, Michael Smith, Danny Hunn, Allen Cooper, Dean Tompkins and Nathan Dew round out the top ten and each one of them will be worth keeping an eye on over the course of the day as they bid to elevate themselves up the order.

Every point will be crucial in the 2CV Parts.com Championship as the popular one-make series descends on Mallory Park for the penultimate event of what has been an action-packed season.

Multiple champion Pete Sparrow finds himself in the box seat heading to the business end of the season as he holds a 90-point lead over his nearest challenger. Bidding to regain the crown he lost last year, Sparrow has been nothing short of perfect so far with wins at Cadwell Park and Brands Hatch.

The Carbon8 Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires is expected to take on a starring role with two races scheduled to play out. Renowned for producing close wheel-to-wheel competition at a small price, the one-make series has once again enjoyed a stellar year thus far.

Alex Cursley has once again proven himself to be one of the standout performers in the category and will be one to watch; as will the likes of Alistair Dendy and Wayne Rockett, amongst many more.

Rounding out the day’s action will be a pair of races from the Avon Tyres Northern & Super Classic Formula Ford Championship.

To find out more information on this Sunday’s race meeting at Mallory Park, including links to live timing and the timetable, CLICK HERE.

Convoy on the Plain delivers Thruxton thriller

Thousands of enthusiastic spectators flocked to Thruxton Circuit this past weekend (July 3/4) for what proved to be an action-packed Convoy on the Plain spectacle.

In what was the inaugural running of the trucking festival, fans flocked to the high-speed Hampshire venue to soak up both the on and off track entertainment – of which there was plenty.

Headlining the two-day schedule were five colossal contests from the British Truck Racing Championship. Weighing in at more than five tonnes and producing in excess of 1000bhp each, the heavyweight behemoths provided unmissable action around Thruxton’s sweeping curves.

Reigning Division 1 champion Ryan Smith strengthened his position at the summit of the standings as he was perfection personified, powering his Mercedes to four commanding victories. John Newell proved to be the only driver that could stop Smith as he claimed the remaining win.

Division 2 saw a trio of drivers stand on the top step of the podium with Craig Reid leading the line with an impressive hat-trick. Current title holder Steven Powell and former champion Adam Bint also charged to victory over the course of the weekend too.

From the titans of truck racing to the pocket rockets of the Mighty Minis Championship, where sensational slipstreaming had fans on the edge of their seats. Following an almighty scrap for outright honours, Greg Jenkins edged Stuart Coombs to score victory in race one before Steven Rideout came to the fore in race two to triumph.

Additional single-make thrills and spills were provided by the Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires, where Alex Cursley claimed a commanding win to the tune of more than 13 seconds.

Cursley was the driver to beat in race on Sunday, however this time it was by the reduced margin of five seconds ahead of Wayne Rockett and Matt Mitter.

The Caterham Graduates Championship wrote the latest chapter in their 2021 campaign with four pulsating bouts. In the Sigmax/Sigma 150 bout, Jamie Ellwood charged to victory before Harry Senior did the same in the Sigmax/Sigma 135 race.

Jamie Winrow then proved too much for the opposition in the Sigma 150/Sigma 135 race before Ben Winrow powered his way to the front of the non-championship encounter on Sunday afternoon.

Elsewhere, William Sharpe and Fergus Campbell shared the spoils in the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship, each taking a superlative victory apiece. BARC Red was back on track too, with local ace Jamie Sturges piloting his Volkswagen Golf TCR to victory.

Rounding out the weekend’s track action were two races from the Welsh Sports/Saloon Car Championship, both of which were won by the Ginetta G55 of Chris Everill.

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

Where to watch BARC LIVE from Thruxton this weekend

The British Automobile Racing Club is back in action this weekend (July 3/4) with a titanic two days of track action from Thruxton Circuit.

As part of the inaugural ‘Convoy on the Plain’ – the ultimate festival for all things trucking – two days of frenetic racing around the fastest circuit in the UK will undoubtedly get fans on the edge of their seats, and our cameras will be there to broadcast it all 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, Caterham Graduates Championship, Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship and Carbon8 Coupe Cup.

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 14:15 – Facebook | YouTube

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 10:35 – Facebook | YouTube

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

Thruxton revved up for inaugural Convoy on the Plain spectacle

Thruxton Circuit is gearing up to stage the ultimate festival for all things trucking this weekend (July 3/4) as the inaugural Convoy on the Plain takes centre stage for an expected bumper trackside crowd.

In what continues to be one of the most popular events on the Thruxton calendar each year, the British Truck Racing Championship will descend on the Hampshire venue to headline what is set to be a blockbuster two days of track action around the fastest circuit in the UK.

The passion for ‘big rigs’ doesn’t stop there either, with fun for all the family on offer at Convoy on the Plain. Show truck displays, a trade village, skid pan rides, food stalls, free camping and much more will make it a weekend to remember.

Coming off the back of blockbuster season-opener at Brands Hatch last month, the heavyweight behemoths of the British Truck Racing Championship will do battle in five scheduled contests across both days.

Division 1 has a familiar feel to things as reigning champion Ryan Smith sits atop the standings after claiming a hat-trick last time out. Aiming to clinch a sensational sixth consecutive crown, Smith enters the weekend as the driver to beat however the likes of Stuart Oliver, David Jenkins and Mark Taylor are just a handful of names hoping to take the fight to the Mercedes ace.

Over in Division 2, defending champion Steven Powell and Craig Reid find themselves tied at the top of the points after both enjoying a strong start at Brands Hatch. Throw into the mix Adam Bint, Simon Cole, Brad Smith and Craig Evans and you will see it can be just as wide open in class two.

will also be hoping to extend his early advantage in the championship after enjoying a strong start to this title defence. Adam Bint, Brad Smith, Simon Cole and

It won’t just be the titans of truck racing that will have fans on the edge of their seats either as a bumper supporting cast of championships will also be in action.

Wheel-to-wheel entertainment from the Caterham Graduates Championship, which will compete four times, and a feast of slip streaming from the Mighty Minis Championship will undoubtedly set pulses racing too.

Elsewhere, further one-make competition will come in the shape of the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship and Carbon8 Coupe Cup, as well as BARC Red and the Welsh Sports/Saloon Car Championship cap what will be an unmissable spectacle.

Tickets for this weekend’s unmissable spectacle are on sale at https://thruxtonracing.co.uk/racing/trucks at discounted prices currently. Programmes will be available to purchase during the course of the weekend from £3.00.

Fans will also be able to watch all of the action on the BARC’s YouTube channel HERE.

BARC championships star on wet ‘n’ wild weekend at Snetterton

The British Automobile Racing Club faced heavy rain, high winds and then dry conditions at Snetterton this past weekend (May 8/9) as a number of championships continued their 2021 campaigns.

With the new season gathering momentum, the first of several visits to the Norfolk venue this year produced a fascinating two days of track action as competitors navigated the challenging, ever-changing weather conditions.

Taking centre stage was the Britcar Endurance Championship, with two races for its Endurance class and a further two for its Trophy contingent. In the Endurance category, Scott Sport duo John Dhillon and Phil Quaife piloted their Ferrari 488 to victory in race one before John Seale and Jamie Stanley did the same in race two for JMH Automotive.

Woodrow Motorsport proved to be the cream of the crop amongst the Trophy contenders as Simon Baker and Ollie Reubens teamed up to twice score victory in their BMW 1 Series.

Charlie Hand established himself as the driver to beat in the Junior Saloon Car Championship as he extended his advantage at the summit of the standings by scoring an impressive pair of wins.

Having triumphed at Cadwell Park last time out, the 2020 runner-up mastered the 2.99-mile circuit from the get-go, not making any mistake to further ignite his challenge for the coveted title.

The Caterham Graduates Championship was at its brilliant best with a quartet of scintillating bouts. In the Sigma 150 races, two drivers showcased their talents behind the wheel as they shared the spoils. Jamie Winrow and Jamie Ellwood claimed a win apiece, picking up from where they left off last month.

Harry Senior meanwhile was in inspired form as he stood on the top step of the podium in both amalgamated Sigma 135/Sigmax races.

The Carbon8 Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires took centre stage on Saturday afternoon for a single 30-minute contest and it didn’t disappoint. Boasting a bumper entry list, Shane Stoney converted pole position into a commanding victory ahead of Wayne Rockett and Alistair Dendy.

Elsewhere, former BTCC champion Andrew Jordan enjoyed a perfect weekend in the Mini Miglia Championship as he scored two wins whilst Jeff Smith did the same in the Mini Se7en Championship.

Rounding out the weekend’s action were several races from the British Superkarts Racing Club. As he has done on previous occasions, Liam Morley emerged as the driver to beat as he powered his way to a sensational hat-trick of race wins.

Watch all of the action from weekend at the click of the button by heading to our YouTube channel.

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

Where to watch BARC LIVE from Snetterton this weekend

The British Automobile Racing Club speeds into Snetterton this weekend (May 8/9) and fans will be able to watch all of the action as both days will be streamed live on our dedicated Facebook and YouTube pages.

Following on from a hugely successful first live event of the year at Silverstone last month, broadcast partners 247.TV are set to deliver another blockbuster two days of coverage, with Dave Goddard on commentary duties.

Taking centre stage at the Norfolk venue over the course of the weekend will be the Britcar Endurance Championship, Junior Saloon Car Championship, Caterham Graduates Championship, Carbon8 Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires, Mini 7 Racing Club and British Superkarts Racing Club.

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

Saturday Qualifying Show – Starting at 08:50 – Facebook | YouTube

Saturday Race Show – Starting at 13:30 – Facebook | YouTube

Sunday Race Show – Starting at 08:45 – Facebook | YouTube

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

Snetterton awaits quartet of BARC championships

As the 2021 season begins to gather momentum, the British Automobile Racing Club descends on Snetterton this weekend (May 8/9) for a blockbuster two days of track action that isn’t to be missed.

Despite current government guidelines meaning that spectators won’t be permitted to watch trackside, our Facebook and YouTube pages will be live streaming every lap to ensure that nobody misses a second of the enthralling entertainment that will undoubtedly be produced.

Having been one of the stars of the show at Silverstone last month, the Britcar Endurance Championship continues its season with two races apiece for its Endurance and Trophy classes.

Showcasing a wide variety of machinery, each category saw bumper entry lists as it lifted the curtain at the Home of British Motor Racing and that theme is set to continue in Norfolk. Cars from Lamborghini, Ferrari, Praga, Aston Martin and Porsche will all be in action, with stars such as Abbie Eaton, Jem Hepworth and YouTube ace Jimmy Broadbent being just a few of the names that are competing.

The Caterham Graduates Championship currently boasts one of the biggest grids in UK motorsport, underlining that the appetite to going racing has never been greater as it stands. Coming off the back of a sensational opener at Oulton Park, the one-make series will look to take centre stage with its four timetabled races.

Notable front-running contenders to look out for over the course of both days include Simon Shaw, Harry Senior, Jamie Ellwood, James McCall and Ben Winrow, to name but a few.

Another series that is renowned for producing full-throttle thrills is the Junior Saloon Car Championship. Home to the next generation of motorsport stars, the tin top series has been the ultimate proving ground for those starting out and this years grid looks to be as close as ever.

Charlie Hand came close to the title last year and he has made a flying start this time around to lead the points at this early stage. However, the competition is fierce and the likes of Aaron Walker, Ruben Hage and Deagan Fairclough, amongst many more, will be keen to close the gap during the weekend’s two races.

The Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires enjoyed a memorable start to the year at Cadwell Park and it looks set to serve up more thrills and spills around the challenging 2.99-mile 300 layout.

Providing a low-cost method of going motor racing, the one-make series has proven to be a smash-hit over recent seasons and 2021 looks to be no different. Alex Cursely and Alistair Dendy shared the spoils last time out and both will be keen to stand on the top step come the end of the single 30-minute encounter that is scheduled to play out.

Also on the billing during the weekend will be contests from the Mini 7 Racing Club and British Superkarts Racing Club.

You can watch all of the action across both days at Snetterton via our live streams on both YouTube and Facebook.

To find out more information on this weekend’s race meeting at Snetterton – including links to live timing, timetable and final instructions – CLICK HERE.