BARC concludes 2022 season with action-packed weekend at Brands Hatch

The British Automobile Racing Club brought the curtain down on its 2022 season in style at Brands Hatch this past weekend (November 12/13) with an action-packed 15 races serving up a feast of entertainment. 

Concluding what has been a year to remember for the Club’s championships, series, centres and venues; two days of full-throttle thrills and spills around the famous Kent circuit – as well as a poignant moment of Remembrance – proved to be a fitting finale.

In the Junior Saloon Car Championship, Maximus Hall completed a late-season turnaround to be crowned champion. Closing the gap to long-time points leader Harry Hickton during the second half of the season, Hall arrived at the Indy layout within touching distance of the standings summit.

With double points on offer across all three of the weekend’s races, Hall – who has been the series’ standout rookie driver – didn’t put a wheel wrong as he charged to victory in races one and two, which moved him into the lead of the championship.

Holding a 36-point advantage heading into the final race of the season, Hall was perfection personified as he completed a clean sweep of victories and with it, capped off a sensational maiden campaign to clinch the title in the one-make category. 

Freddie Slater wrapped up the 2022 Michelin Ginetta Junior Winter Series in association with ATL Ltd title with a dominant display, scoring a hat-trick of wins. The R Racing driver entered the weekend as one of the favourites for the crown and he duly lived up to the hype.

Sharing the spoils with Luke Watts on Saturday, Slater – who finished 15th overall in the main championship this year – was in a league of his own on Sunday as he cantered to a brace of wins to capture the big prize. 

Having crowned its champions at Donington Park late last month, the Classic Touring Car Racing Club enjoyed one final blast with a memorable 40-minute all comers race which was ultimately won at a canter by Anton Martin, who finished more than two laps clear of his nearest rival.

One of the undoubted highlights of the weekend was set to be the inaugural 110-minute endurance race, which celebrated 110 Years of the BARC. Open to closed-wheel production cars, a bumper entry list put on a show before thick fog unfortunately brought play to a close early on Sunday.

At the time of the stoppage – which came just 30 minutes into the bout – the BMW duo of Bryan Bransom and Kevin Clarke held an advantage of almost five seconds ahead of pole sitters Lucky Khera and Jasver Sapra. 

Bragging rights in the Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires this year went the way of Wayne Rockett after he scored a pivotal victory in the penultimate race of the season. 

Tied with Adam Jones on four wins apiece prior to the weekend, Rockett went from third on the grid to the top step of the podium in the opening encounter to secure overall honours. In the series finale, Jones came oh-so close to winning as he trailed Mark Ridout by little under half a second.

Rounding out the weekend’s track action was four ultra-competitive races from the Classic & Modern Motorsport Club Southern. In the Avon Tyres Intermarque Silhouette Series, Lewis Smith emerged as the driver to beat as he charged to pole position and two flawless wins. 

The combined Super Saloon Series & Southern Tin Top Series contests meanwhile saw Michael Eustace guide his BMW E46 M3 to a brace of victories ahead of consistent front-runner Rod Birley, who was behind the wheel of his Ford Escort WRC.

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

Thrills, spills and everything in-between for BARC at Pembrey

The British Truck Racing Championship took centre stage at Pembrey Circuit this past weekend (October 8/9) to headline what was an action-packed British Automobile Racing Club race meeting.

Entering the home stretch of the 2022 season, the weekend’s return to the picturesque Welsh venue not only saw some title battles intensify but also saw several champions crowned as well. 

The fight for supremacy in Division 1 of the British Truck Racing Championship is poised to go down to the wire with Ryan Smith leading a number of contenders for the coveted crown into Brands Hatch finale next month.

Serving up a blockbuster bonanza, the heavyweight behemoths made their mark with five thrilling races around the 1.45-mile National layout. Ryan Smith, Stuart Oliver, Simon Reid and John Newell all scored victory over the course of the weekend in autumnal conditions.

Division 2 saw its fair share of drama too with five different drivers standing on the top step of the rostrum across both days. Jock Borthwick kicked off proceedings before John Powell, Adam Bint, Brad Smith and points leader Luke Garrett all starred.

Thrills and spills were around almost every corner of the Junior Saloon Car Championship’s three races, which saw Maximus Hall record pole position and a commanding hat-trick of race wins.

Entering the weekend keen to make in-roads into Harry Hickton’s championship advantage, the Westbourne Motorsport produced a flawless performance behind the wheel of his Citroen Saxo to chalk up three lights-to-flag triumphs.

The Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship signed off its season in style with three pulsating contests as Steve McDermid successfully retained his overall title.

Lee Sullivan got the better of McDermid in race one however it wasn’t long before the MG ZR driver was back on top, claiming outright honours in the remaining two contests later in the weekend. 

Adam Jones and Wayne Rockett proved to be the standout performers in the Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires. A pole-to-flag victory initially gave Jones the upper hand early on however series veteran Rockett soon bounced back, clinching a brace of wins. 

Rounding out the weekend’s track action were two races from the always entertaining Welsh Sports/Saloon Car Championship. Boasting a bumper entry list that was packed with variety, Damian Longotano proved too much for the opposition as he claimed a dominant double.

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

Where To Watch BARC LIVE: Pembrey – October 8/9

The British Automobile Racing Club speeds back to South Wales this weekend (October 8/9) for two days of blockbuster action around Pembrey Circuit.

As the 2022 season edges towards its crescendo, champions will be crowned and title battles are set to intensify over the course of the weekend – and our cameras will be there to capture every moment.

Headlining the meeting with be five colossal contests from the British Truck Racing Championship whilst the likes of the Junior Saloon Car Championship, Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship and Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup are also set to 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 13:45 – Facebook | YouTube

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 09:45 – Facebook | YouTube

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

Don’t miss any future BARC LIVE events either by subscribing to our YouTube channel HERE.

BARC 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. 

JSCC to offer prize test in GT Cup Lamborghini

The Junior Saloon Car Championship has teamed up with leading GT Cup outfit TopCats Racing and Hex.com to offer one lucky competitor the chance to drive a Lamborghini Super Trofeo.

Open to drivers that are competing in their second or third year in the one-make series, the winner of the prize will be chosen by a select panel of judges and will be based on who is deemed to have shown the ‘Spirit of the JSCC’.

Powered by a monstrous V10 engine and producing in excess of 600bhp, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo is fitted with a huge aero package and paddle shift gearbox; making it a a true thoroughbred racer. 

The prize test will see the winner get behind the wheel of the Lamborghini alongside an instructor at a yet to be determined circuit. Once driving duties have been completed, the winner will jump into the passenger seat for some hot laps with one of the cars regular drivers.

More information on the JSCC and its ‘Spirit of the JSCC’ award can be found at https://www.juniorsaloons.co.uk/.

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.