BARC quartet serves up ‘Super Sunday’ at Donington Park

The British Automobile Racing Club delivered its own ‘Super Sunday’ at Donington Park this past weekend (August 14) as five championships took centre stage for a scorching day of tin top entertainment. 

Basked in bright sunshine, the Leicestershire venue saw the gloves come off as contenders went wheel-to-whee, taking another step closer to the home stretch of the 2022 season. 

Headlining the action were two 50-minute contests from the Britcar Trophy Championship and it was SVG Motorsport that proved to be the class of the field. Mark Lee, Owen Hizzey and their Ginetta G56A emerged as the perfect combination as they teamed together to score a dominant double.

Steve McDermid’s march towards retaining his Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship crown gained further momentum as he scored yet another win. Unfortunately the MG ZR driver was unable to repeat the feat later in the day after being forced to retire after just three laps.

McDermid’s misfortune benefitted Jack Woodcock as he clinched his first win of the year ahead of William Sharpe, who had originally won on the road before a post-race time penalty relegated him to second.

Adam Jones was the driver to beat in the Carbon8 Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires as he charged to a pair of wins. Jones narrowly missed out on pole position to Alistair Dendy but he rectified that as soon as the lights went out.

Jones led home Wayne Rockett and Luca Staccini in the opening contest before Stacking became his closest challenger in a pulsating race two, with Neale Hurren rounding out the rostrum. 

Elsewhere, James Card was another driver to make two visits to the top step of the podium over the course of the day as he cleaned up in the Kumho BMW Championship. 

Rounding out the day’s track action were a pair of races from the Welsh Sports & Saloon Car Championship, which were won by Chris Everill and Damian Longotano.

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

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

The BARC will return to Donington Park in a few days’ time (August 20/21) when the British Truck Racing Championship and British Endurance Championship headline what promises to be a blockbuster Convoy in the Park meeting.

Where To Watch BARC LIVE: Donington Park – August 14

Live action from the British Automobile Racing Club returns this Sunday (August 13) for the first of two successive events at Donington Park.

Ahead of next weekend’s (August 20/21) Convoy in the Park meeting at the Leicestershire venue, four BARC championships will take centre stage to continue what have been pulsating 2022 campaigns to-date.

Headlining the day’s action will be two 50-minute races from the Britcar Trophy whilst the Kumho BMW Championship, Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup, Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship and Welsh Sports & Saloon Car Championship will also star.

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

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 11:10 – 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.

BARC produces Thruxton thriller at Convoy on the Plain

The British Automobile Racing Club produced a blockbuster two days of entertainment at the now annual Convoy on the Plain at Thruxton Circuit this past weekend (July 9/10).

On what proved to be a scorcher both on and off the track at the Hampshire venue, thousands of fans flocked through the gates for what proved to be an event to remember.

Headlining the two-day schedule were five colossal contests from the British Truck Racing Championship. Returning to action after a two-month hiatus, the heavyweight behemoths whipped the crowd into a frenzy as they provided unmissable thrills and spills around the fastest circuit in the UK.

Reigning Division 1 champion Ryan Smith continued his march towards a seventh successive title by claiming two wins on Sunday before the trio of David Jenkins, Michael Oliver and Steven Powell shared the spoils on Sunday.

Division 2 saw home hero Luke Garrett strengthen his lead at the top of the standings by scoring an impressive hat-trick of wins. Adam Bint and Jock Borthwick – both winners at Pembrey – added to their win tallies with a victory apiece to round out proceedings.

Fans of touring cars were well-catered for across both days as the Classic Touring Car Racing Club took centre stage for no less than eight races to showcase some of the most iconic tin tops from down the years.

Stephen Primmet and Stephen Cripps scored a win apiece in the combined Pre ’66 and Pre ’83 races whilst Jason Davies piloted his Ford Sierra Cosworth to a brace of victories in the amalgamated Classic & Historic Thunder Saloons and Blue Oval Saloons Series bouts.

Anthony Reid and Richard Wheeler took those in attendance on a trip down memory lane as they guided their pair of 1998 Nissan Primera’s to the top step of the podium in the Pre ’93, Pre ’03 and Super Tourer races. Tom Robinson rounded out the CTCRC winners, triumphing twice in Jaguar Challenge. 

The Pickup Truck Racing Championship wrote the latest chapter of its 2022 campaign with two pulsating races. Competing at Thruxton for the first time in three years, the popular series brought a flavour of America to Andover with its bumper grid of two-litre multi-valve twin-cam machines.

Mark Willis came from the third row of the grid to claim victory in race one before Reece Jones prevented him from completing the double, winning race two by less than a second at the chequered flag.

Wayne Rockett was in top form in the Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires to take two wins, whilst Steve McDermid did exactly the same in the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship to continue his winning streak.

The Sports 2000 Championship made a guest appearance on the billing and it didn’t disappoint as a 32-car grid served up two enthralling races. Michael Gibbins was the driver to beat in the opening bout before Joshua Law triumphed in race two. 

Closing out the weekend’s on-track entertainment was a thrilling 40-minute race from the CALM All Porsche Trophy, which was won by Sam Callahan after pole-sitter James Harvey failed to take the start following a crash in qualifying.

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

Where To Watch BARC LIVE: Thruxton – July 9/10

The British Automobile Racing Club takes centre stage on home turf this weekend as a host of championships take on the fastest circuit in the UK, Thruxton.

Headlining the weekend’s track action will be a number of races from the British Truck Racing Championship, where the battle for supremacy in both Division 1 and Division 2 is intensifying at every turn.

Also in action around the high-speed Hampshire speedbowl is the Classic Touring Car Racing Club, Pickup Truck Racing Championship, Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club and Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires.

Guest appearances from the CALM All Porsche Trophy and the Sports 2000 Championship, who are bound to set some of the fastest laps of the weekend, will also feature.

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 12:30 – Facebook | YouTube 

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 10:30 – 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.

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 enjoys fun in the sun at Snetterton

The British Automobile Racing Club made its mark at Snetterton this past weekend (May 14/15) as a number of championships continued their 2022 campaigns around the challenging 300 circuit.

Headlining the action on Saturday afternoon was a blockbuster three-hour British Endurance Championship race. After storming to pole position, the McLaren 720S GT3 pairing of Lucky Khera and Ewan Hankey converted their front row start into a dominant victory of more than 20 seconds. 

Wayne Marrs and Tom Jackson guided their Rob Boston Racing Mercedes GT3 to second whilst the Lamborghini Super Trefeo Evo of Iain Campell and Oliver Webb completed the podium in third.

There was plenty of excitement in the two Praga Cup contests with race one seeing a popular pairing claim victory. Despite starting from the pit lane, Jimmy Broadbent and Gordie Mutch produced a sensational performance to secure a narrow victory.

Broadbent and Mutch then went on to make it a weekend to remember on Sunday as they once again stormed to victory, this time from pole position as led home the Raw Motorsport pairing of Matt Bell and Robert Wheldon.

Bryan Branson and Jasver Sapra were the dominant force in the Britcar Trophy as they reigned supreme with two superlative wins ahead of what was an ultra-competitive chasing pack.

Harry Hickton’s stranglehold of the Junior Saloon Car Championship continued as he bagged another brace of wins. Entering the weekend as the series leader, the multiple race-winner added to his tally with two emphatic performances around the 2.99-mile circuit.

The Citroen Saxo driver held off Jacob Heap in the opening bout before then repeating the feat in race two, this time holding off Maximus Hall – the two of them having pulled clear of the field by more than ten seconds.

In the Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup, Alistair Dendy powered his way to an impressive double with Alex Cursely and Wayen Rockett emerging as his nearest challengers whilst James Card and Niall Bradley shared the spoils in the Kumho BMW Championship.

Rounding out the weekend’s track action was a 45-minute race from the Snetterton Saloons. Sapra – who triumphed in the Britcar Trophy – emerged as the driver to beat as he powered his BMW E36 M3 to the top step of the podium – taking the chequered by 17 seconds in the end. 

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

You can also watch all of the action from both days at Snetterton by visiting the British Automobile Racing Club YouTube channel. 

Where To Watch BARC LIVE: Snetterton 300 – May 14/15

Snetterton provides the backdrop for a feast of endurance and GT racing this weekend (May 14/15) as the British Automobile Racing Club heads to the Norfolk track for what should be an unforgettable two days of competition. 

In front of what is expected to be a bumper online audience, the British Endurance Championship will continue its inaugural season with a three-hour race whilst both the Praga Cup and Britcar Trophy will be in action too.

Also hitting the track over the course of the weekend will be the Junior Saloon Car Championship, Kumho BMW Championship, Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup and Snetterton Saloons.

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 09:45 – Facebook | YouTube

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

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. 

Champions crowned during spectacular weekend at Brands Hatch

The British Automobile Racing Club took centre stage at Brands Hatch this past weekend (November 6/7) for an action-packed penultimate event of the season that saw champions crowned across a number of different championships. 

In front a huge trackside crowd at the Kent venue, edge-of-the-seat entertainment was served up across both days as title battles went down to the wire.

One of the headline acts of the weekend proved to be five unmissable contests from the British Truck Racing Championship. Delicately poised at the top of both the Division 1 and Division 2 standings, the on-track action saw the pendulum in the standings swing back and forth – and it was captivating to watch.

The destiny of the Division 1 title went down to the very last race of the season but when the dust settled, Ryan Smith had done enough to be crowned champion for the sixth consecutive year.

Entering the weekend needing to overturn a small points deficit, the Mercedes driver produced a superlative performance to storm to four commanding victories and with it, championship glory. In Division 2, Jock Borthwick, Willem Breedijk and Steven Powell shared the spoils however it was Craig Reid that wrapped up the title. 

Miles Rudman returned to the summit of the Legends Car National Championship with MRF Tyres for the second time in his career. Having pieced together a commanding campaign, Rudman hammered home his points advantage with a commanding victory on Sunday to take the big prize.

Vice-champion John Mickel, Sean Smith, Will Gibson and outgoing champion Daniel Clark emerged as the other race winners over the course of the weekend. 

Charlie Hand capped off a memorable year in the Junior Saloon Car Championship by winning both races and the title. Cementing his status as the driver to beat in the one-make series, the Westbourne Motorsport reigned supreme in dominant style. 

Dean Tompkins and David O’Regan claimed a win apiece in the Pickup Truck Racing Championship however it was the title for George Turiccki, as he successfully defended his title.

The Classic Touring Car Racing Club’s two all-comer races, which were staged to honour those that line the track to marshal events, saw spoils shared. Scott Kirwan powered his Renault Clio to victory in the opener before Colin Claxton triumphed in race two. 

In the Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup, Alistair Dendy ended his season on a high with a dominant race-winning performance as he topped the podium on two occasions.

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

Fireworks set to fly for blockbuster BARC title-deciding weekend at Brands Hatch

Fireworks are set to fly both on and off the track at Brands Hatch this weekend (November 6/7) as the British Automobile Racing Club stages its penultimate event of the 2021 season. 

On what is set to be a blockbuster two days around the Indy circuit of the Kent venue, the curtain will fall on a number of championships as titles will be decided in front of what is expected to be a large trackside and TV audience.

Taking centre stage – and for good reason – will be the British Truck Racing Championship. Just five points separate the top three drivers in the battle for Division 1 supremacy and with five races scheduled to play out, the gloves are very much off.

David Jenkins leads the ways as he bids to clinch a second crown however Martin Gibson and multiple reigning champion Ryan Smith are well within striking distance. With every point proving to be crucial, expect the pendulum to swing back and forth before the chequered flag is waved on final time.

In Division 2, Craig Reid sits on the cusp of wrapping up the title however he will need to be at his brilliant best to hold off the challenge from Steven Powell, who he has gone wheel-to-wheel with throughout the year.

Following a sabbatical year in 2020, the Pickup Truck Racing Championship’s return has proven to be a smash-hit and this weekend could see George Turiccki claim a second successive title. 

Having been the driver to beat for much of the campaign, the title winner of 2020 is on course to defend his championship crown, barring any major issues.

Miles Rudman and John Mickel are set to go head-to-head in a bid for Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres glory. With a total of 1,200 points up for grabs during the weekend’s six races, the fight is far from over. 

Rudman, who is seeking his second Legends Cars crown after winning the championship in 2019, has been the pace-setter all season long with some dominant performances and fantastic drives through the order. His tally of 16 race victories thus far very much speaks for itself.

Mickel meanwhile, with 11 wins under his belt, heads to Brands Hatch as the ‘form’ driver after bagging four outstanding victories at Pembrey in South Wales last time out.

Double points are on offer across the Junior Saloon Car Championship’s two races and that could play a crucial role in deciding the outcome of the title. Charlie Hand is currently in the box seat however one bad race could see the likes of Harvey Caton, Alfie Jeakins and Ruben Hage get back into contention.

Rounding out the weekend’s track action will also be races from the Classic Touring Car Racing Club and Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires.

Having closed out their season at Mallory Park last month, the CTCRC will stage two all-comer races whilst the Coupe Cup contingent will look to end with a flurry having

To find out more information on this weekend’s event at Brands Hatch, such as the timetable and links to the live stream, 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.