BARC North West Centre brings the action at Anglesey

Anglesey Circuit provided the setting for the British Automobile Racing Club’s North West Centre this past weekend (September 3/4) where the magnificent surroundings of the coastal track were complimented with some spectacular action.

On what proved to be a blockbuster two days of wheel-to-wheel entertainment in North Wales, the Caterham Graduates Championship, CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship and the Junior Saloon Car Championship wrote the latest chapter in their 2022 campaigns.

Delivering six races and boasting bumper grids throughout, the Caterham Graduates Championship was undoubtedly one of the headline acts of the weekend. One of the stars of the show could be found in the Sigma 135 category as the juggernaut that is Jamie Winrow maintained his unbeatable form, chalking up another three comfortable wins. 

In the amalgamated Sigmax and Sigma 150 races, spoils were shared between three deserving winners. Harry Cramer was victorious in the opener before Kevin Barrett came to the fore in race two to triumph ahead of Stephen Clark and Harry Senior. Race three then saw Max Haynes narrowly edge out Barrett to stand on the top step of the podium. 

Harry Hickton got back to winning ways in the Junior Saloon Car Championship as he extended his lead at the summit of the standings, bouncing back in style following what had been a challenging few events for the teenage racer. 

Hickton, like the rest of the field, could do nothing to stop Daire Flock from claiming a well-deserved maiden win in the series in race one but from there the weekend belonged to the championship pace-setter. 

Victory by half a second over Adam Harding set Hickton on his way in race two before he then doubled his tally by edging out Flock in what was a frenetic third and final contest.

The CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship – the North West Centre’s flagship category – added to the spectacle with a trio of enthralling bouts although the weekend arguably belonged to one driver, Jon Woolfitt. 

At the wheel of his Spire GTR, the Class B and overall leader maintained his relentless front-running form with another exemplary performance. Comfortably pacing qualifying, Woolfitt charged to a hat-trick of lights-to-flag wins to subsequently strengthen his championship lead. 

The Jordan family had plenty to smile about as they claimed three of the four wins on offer in the Mini 7 Racing Club. Small in stature but packing a real punch under the bonnet, the one-make series didn’t disappoint with thrills and spills playing out at almost every corner.

Former BTCC champion and defending Miglia title holder Andrew Jordan enjoyed a near-perfect weekend as he converted pole position into a commanding double win. Over in the Se7en class his father Mike clinched a victory of his own, with Connor O’Brien picking up the remaining win that was up for grabs. 

On the longer International Circuit, The Super Series by the British Superkart Racing Club had those in attendance on the edge of their seats. As he has done on so many occasions this year, #0 plate runner Liam Morley served up an impressive performance.

Charging to pole position in qualifying, Morley stormed to victory in races one and two before seeing his streak come to an end by Lee Harpham, who was victorious in a pulsating finale. 

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

BARC enjoys weekend to remember at blockbuster Convoy in the Park

Donington Park provided the backdrop for a blockbuster two days of track action this past weekend (August 20/21) as the British Automobile Racing Club took centre stage at Convoy of the Park.

On what proved to be a weekend to remember, thousands of fans flocked to the Leicestershire venue for a festival of all things trucking – with seven championships arguably stealing the show on-track.

Headlining was five blockbuster contests from the British Truck Racing Championship, where there was action aplenty across both Division’s 1 & 2. In Division 1, reigning champion Ryan Smith scored a brace of wins whilst there were further victories for Simon Reid, David Jenkins and Michael Oliver. 

Four different drivers also triumphed in Division 2 with former double title winner Luke Garrett leading the way with a commanding pair of wins. John Powell, Brad Smith and Adam Bint also tasted success as they topped the podium in the remaining three bouts.

The British Endurance Championship enjoyed a starring role on Saturday afternoon with a two-hour contest and it was the Rob Boston Racing pairing of Tom Jackson and Wayne Marrs that ultimately stole the show in their Mercedes GT3.

After blasting to pole position in qualifying, the duo then produced a commanding performance in the series’ penultimate event of the season to win by almost a full lap ahead of Huge Cook Racing and RaceLab. 

Will Gibson bagged a hat-trick of wins in the Legends Cars National Championship to close the gap to Miles Rudman in the standings. Gibson paired raw pace with consistency over the course of both days to become the most successful driver in the series of 2022 to-date.

Rudman made sure he limited the damage to his chief title rival with a double of his own whilst Stephen Whitelegg chalked up the remaining victory that was up for grabs.

Jimmy Broadbent and Gordie Mutch took a step closer to lifting the Praga Cup title as they claimed a superb win in the first of the weekend’s two 60-minute contests.

Broadbent arguably delivered one of the moments of the event as he charged from fifth to first in just a single lap. Sunday’s second race saw the duo of Charles Hall and Scott Mittell edge out the impressive Shane Kelly to win. 

The Junior Saloon Car Championship had its fair share of drama with just one of its two scheduled races being completed. A number of incidents in the opening encounter brought out a lengthy red flag stoppage before it was decided that racing would not resume. 

Race two would run to its scheduled distance later in the day with leading rookie Maximus Hall scoring a pivotal win to close the gap to series leader Harry Hickton. Daire Flock and CJ Morgan joined the Westbourne Motorsport driver on the rostrum.

Jon Woolfitt proved to be in a league of his own in the North West Centre’s flagship category, the CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship. At the wheel of his Spire GTR, Woolfitt didn’t put a wheel wrong to take a clean sweep; pole position and two race wins.

Bringing the curtain down on an entertaining two days at Donington Park was two races from the Pickup Truck Racing Championship. George Turiccki – who is looking to make it three consecutive titles in-a-row – maintained his march towards the crown with another dominant double. 

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

Where To Watch BARC LIVE: Donington Park – August 20/21

Donington Park plays host to the British Automobile Racing Club for the second successive weekend (August 20/21) this Saturday and Sunday for one of the biggest events on the UK motorsport calendar; Convoy in the Park.

The Leicestershire venue is set to have fun for all the family both on and off the track, with thousands of spectators expected to flock trackside for the ultimate trucking festival.

Headlining the action on-track will be five blockbuster contests from the British Truck Racing Championship and an unmissable two-hour race courtesy of the British Endurance Championship.

Further thrills and spills are also set to be provided by the Praga Cup, Junior Saloon Car Championship, Pickup Truck Racing Championship and CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship over the course of both days.

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 12:10 – Facebook | YouTube

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 10:30 – 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 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. 

Classic Touring Car Racing Club headlines action-packed Oulton Park race day

The British Automobile Racing Club took centre stage at Oulton Park this past Saturday (May 28) for a full-throttle race day that had everyone captivated from start-to-finish. 

Organised and run by the Club’s North West Centre, a bumper crowd were treated to a feast of on-track entertainment around the Cheshire venue by the Classic Touring Car Racing Club and CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship. 

Spoils were shared in the Poultec Race Engines Pre 66 Touring Cars around the International layout with Alan Greenhalgh striking first, powering his Ford Falcon Sprint to victory in the opening bout. 

Greenhalgh could only manage third in the second encounter though as Barry Sime piloted his Morris Mini Cooper S to the top step of the podium by more than six seconds. 

Just one race was held for the Shell Oils Pre 83 Championship and Laser Tools Pre 93 Touring Cars, which amalgamated together. As he has done countless times before, Dave Griffin proved to be the driver to beat in his BMW E36 M3, narrowly pipping Stephen Primett to victory. 

After enjoying a sensational debut at Silverstone back in March, the Super Tourers returned to action alongside the Burty Haulage Pre 03 Touring Cars. Anthony Reid rolled back the years as he chalked up victory in his Nissan Primera in race one before Richard Wheeler came to the fore in race two in the sister Primera.

Richard Wood underlined his dominance in the combined Classic & Historic Thunder Saloons / Blue Oval Saloons Series races, guiding his Holden Commodore to the chequered flag in first place on both occasions.

Capping off the CTCRC excitement were two bouts from the Berkshire Jags Jaguar Challenge; where Tom Robinson and James Ramm reigned supreme to score a win apiece.

Rounding out the day’s track action was a pulsating CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship contest. Flying the flag for the Club’s North West Centre, the multi-class category produced a frenetic 12-lap contest which was ultimately won by Jon Woolfitt in his Spire GTR.

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

Where To Watch BARC LIVE: Oulton Park – May 28

The British Automobile Racing Club’s North West Centre takes centre stage at Oulton Park this Saturday for a full-throttle day of wheel-to-wheel action around the International circuit.

Both the Classic Touring Car Racing Club and CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship will provide on-track entertainment, with a total of 11 races scheduled to play out.

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 11:35 – Facebook | YouTube

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

BARC quartet serve up spectacular Oulton Park race day

The British Automobile Racing Club took centre stage at Oulton Park this past Saturday (April 2) where four championships played their part in what proved to be an entertaining race day. 

Organised and run by the Club’s North West Centre, the sun shone on the picturesque Cheshire venue as an enthusiastic crowd lined the bankings to watch a frenetic day of wheel-to-wheel action.

After kicking off their 2022 season at Silverstone last month, the British Endurance Championship took centre stage for a two-hour contest which ultimately ended up being dominated by the Rob Boston Racing Mercedes AMG GT3 of Wayne Marrs and Tom Jackson.

Set a blistering pace to snare pole position during a truncated qualifying session, the duo proved to be in a league of their own as they charged to victory – lapping the entire field in doing so. 

Behind, MacG Racing’s Jonny MacGregor piloted his Taranis to second place whilst the pairing of Chris Goddard and Charlie Hollings guided their RNR Performance Cars Ferrari 458 Challenge to the third step of the podium. 

Further endurance thrills around the 2.69-mile International circuit came in the shape of the Praga Cup. Despite a number of incidents producing a lengthy safety car period in the early stages, the fledgling category produced plenty of edge-of-the-seat moments.

Despite losing a door and subsequently spinning, Idola Motorsport’s Miles Lacey and Tommy Foster clinched victory ahead of Jimmy Broadbent and Gordie Mutch. 

The Legends Cars National Championship lifted the curtain on a brand new season and the 5/8 scale machines didn’t disappoint as they delivered a trio of exhilarating encounters. 

Matthew Isherwood charged to what was his maiden win in the series in race one before multiple title winner John Mickel chalked up his 150th in race two. Reigning champion Miles Rudman came to the fore in a red flag interrupted third contest to make it three different winners from three races. 

Rounding off the day’s track action was the season-opener for the CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship, the flagship category for the BARC North West Centre.

Boasting a bumper entry list which included a number of former champions, the 12-lap bout saw Andrew Southcott claim victory in his MG Midget Lenham. 

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

Watch all of the action that was streamed throughout the day on the BARC’s official YouTube channel HERE.

BARC North West Centre gears up for 38th running of CNC Heads Championship

The BARC North Western Centre is very pleased to announce the 38th running of the CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Championship in 2022.

The Championship is being sponsored by CNC Heads owned by competitor Ric Wood for the fifteenth successive season, we thank Ric for his continued support. Without this great support, in so many ways, there is no doubt the Championship would not be as strong as it currently is. Also this season we welcome back Graeme Laslett’s Car Service Packs Company as a valued partner.

The Championship continues the well-trodden path of recent years with very favourable entry fees and few technical changes. We visit the usual popular circuits in the North and Midlands. This season sees a return to our ‘second home’ of Anglesey for a triple header meeting in September. There is another triple meeting at the end of April at Cadwell Park, with double headers at Croft, Donington Park (with the trucks) and at the final round at Oulton Park. The season commences on the 2nd April with a single round at Oulton Park, there is a third Oulton Park visit for the Dave Simpson Memorial round at the end of May.

Registrations have been open for a few weeks and entries are already starting to come in for the opening rounds. Most of the regulars from the last few seasons have registered including six of the top seven in last year’s Championship, these include Champion Jamie Cryer in his Ginetta G20, Jon Woolfitt in his Spire GTR, the Mazda MX5 of Graeme Smith and the Citroen Xsara of Paul Rotheroe. Other returnees include Roddie Paterson (Caterham), Garry Wardle (Seat Leon and Porsche GT3), Ric Walker (BMW Mini) and Tim Foxlow (Escort RSR).

It is great to see the continued support of all the regulars but it is equally important to welcome new blood to the Championship. Newbies (though not necessarily new to the sport) include Richard Armiger (Vauxhall Tigra), Peter Smith (Class A Renault Megane) and Connor Harvey (Caterham 7) – welcome to all of you and those returning after a break from the Championship. Registered numbers are now approaching 50 drivers with 60 cars.

If you have a car and are interested but not sure if it is eligible then why not give Peter Gorrie, our Eligibility Scrutineer a call on 07813 848671 or email him at petergorrieracing@gmail.com  

For those of you thinking of joining the CNC Heads Championship family, details can be found on the CNC Heads page at barcnorthwestern.co.uk or if you have any questions then either mail John Leck at johnleck.racing@hotmail.co.uk or give John a ring on 07889 760872.

BARC North West Centre signs off season in style at Oulton Park

The British Automobile Racing Club’s North West Centre closed out its season in style this past Saturday (October 23) with an action-packed day of racing at Oulton Park. 

Capping off another year of organising high-octane events, the North West Centre saw four championships play out an entertaining race day around the International layout of the Cheshire venue.

The CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship fittingly brought the curtain down on another vintage year with a bumper entry list and some captivating wheel-to-wheel battles.

With several drivers all in contention to be crowned champion, all eyes were on the front runners. Despite his best efforts, which included winning both races overall on the day, Paul Rose settled for class title honours as Jamie Cryer powered his way to outright championship glory for the second successive year in a row. 

The Kumho BMW Championship also signed off the year at Oulton Park and as he has done on many occasions throughout the campaign, James Card proved to be the driver to beat as he stormed to a pair of wins.

Much of Saturday afternoon saw the Silverlake C1 Racing Series take centre stage for its latest three-hour endurance contest of the campaign. Having seen plenty of ups and downs take place over the course of the year, the one-make delivered an exciting fight for the win.

When the chequered flag ultimately fell, emaxmotorsport ran out as the winners – more than 90 seconds clear of their nearest challengers after completing no less than 71 laps. 

Rounding out the day’s competition were two races from the Tiedman Trophy, which were won by Ben Powney and Nikita Abramov. 

To view the full classification of results from all sessions at Oulton Park, 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.