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 serve up Easter extravaganza at Brands Hatch

The British Automobile Racing Club produced an Easter extravaganza of track at Brands Hatch this past weekend (April 16/17) as six championships took centre stage.

Basked in bright sunshine and with a bumper crowd in attendance at the Kent venue, the weekend was headlined by the British Truck Racing Championship – which was kicking off making its first appearance of 2022. 

Division 1 began with Ryan Smith underlining his dominance as the reigning six-time champion converted pole position into a dominant victory. That would be to be his only win however as David Jenkins bagged a brace and the duo of Stuart Oliver and Simon Reid also opened their accounts for the year.

In Division 2, John Powell got the best start of the seven competing drivers as he steered his DAF to a hat-trick of wins whilst the returning Luke Garrett and ultra-consistent Brad Smith also triumphed. 

From the titans of truck racing to the pocket rockets of the Legends Cars National Championship, where three drivers shared the spoils to stand on the top step of the podium.

Staging six pulsating races around the 1.2-mile Indy circuit over the course of the weekend, defending champion Miles Rudman kicked off proceedings with a sensational win before going on to podium a further five times.

Will Gibson was arguably the star of the show as he too made it a podium clean sweep, with four of them being victories. Multiple champion John Mickel was the other driver to emerge victorious during the weekend as he won Sunday’s finale. 

The Classic Touring Car Racing Club served up no less than eight races over the course of the weekend, each as captivating as the last. In the two Pre ’66 encounters, spoils were shared between Piers Grange and Alan Greenhalgh whilst Don Hughes won both amalgamated Pre ’03 and Jaguar Challenge contests. 

In the combined Pre ’83 and Pre ’83 Touring Cars races, Dave Griffin proved too much for the opposition as he won twice; Andrew Wilson would go on to do the same in the Classic Thunder and Blue Oval Saloon Series encounters.

George Turiccki enjoyed the perfect start to the defence of his Pickup Truck Racing Championship as he chalked up a pair of race wins. Setting the fastest times in both parts of qualifying, the defending two-time champion didn’t put a wheel wrong to triumph twice.

The Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship was another category that lifted the curtain on a new season, with a bumper grid producing some memorable wheel-to-wheel moments.

After reigning supreme last year, Steve McDermid picked up from where he left off as he powered his way to an impressive pair of race wins whilst Steve Darbey, William Sharpe, Fergus Campbell and Jack Woodcock all scored podiums. 

Rounding out the weekend’s track action were two races from the Kumho BMW Championship. Showcasing some of the most iconic models from the Bavarian marque, Niall Bradley piloted his E36 M3 to the top step of the rostrum.

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

Watch all of the action that was streamed live across both days on the BARC’s official YouTube channel HERE.

Where To Watch BARC LIVE: Brands Hatch – April 16/17

The British Automobile Racing Club descends on Brands Hatch for the first time this year with a blockbuster weekend two days of on-track entertainment comprising of a staggering 25 races.

Five races that are guaranteed to have fans on the edge-of-their-seats – both trackside and watching online – will come from the British Truck Racing Championship as they blast into life for a brand new season.

Weighing in at more than five tonnes and producing in excess of 1000bhp, there is nothing quite like seeing the heavyweight behemoths of Divison 1 and Division 2 go wheel-to-wheel, and we’ll bring every lap live on Facebook and YouTube.

Elsewhere, the Classic Touring Car Racing Club and Kumho BMW Championship’s will continue their 2022 campaigns whilst the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship and Pickup Truck Racing Championship are set to lift the curtain on their own seasons as well.

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 12:15 – Facebook | YouTube

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 10:15 – Facebook | YouTube

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

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

Sun shines on Silverstone as BARC serves up blockbuster weekend

The British Automobile Racing Club basked in the Spring sunshine at Silverstone this past weekend (March 26/27) as a number of championships kick-started their 2022 campaigns, serving up two days of blockbuster entertainment on the International layout around the Home of British Motor Racing.

Headlining the weekend’s track action was no less than eight races from the Classic Touring Car Racing Club, in particular the Super Tourers which proved to be a smash-hit as they wound back the years to a golden era of the British Touring Car Championship. 

Jason Minshaw piloted the 1998 Rickard Rydell title-winning Volvo S40 to victory in the opening bout before Anthony Reid – who was reunited with his 1998 Nissan Primera – claimed the plaudits in race two after a thrilling battle with Minshaw and John Cleland. 

Stephen Primett drove his Ford Escort Mk1 to the top step of the podium in both amalgamated Pre ’66 & Pre ’83 races whilst Dave Griffin did the same in the combined Pre ’93 and Jaguar Challenge encounters. 

The theme of one driver reigning supreme in both contests continued in the Classic Thunder and Blue Oval Saloon Series races as Jason Davies triumphed in his Ford Sierra Cosworth. 

Big grids ran throughout the Caterham Graduates Championship too, which saw two drivers lay down their markers as the early pace-setters. Jamie Winrow was in a league of his own in the 135 bouts whilst Harry Senior starred in the combined 150 and Sigmax races.

Harry Hickton enjoyed the perfect start to the new Junior Saloon Car Championship season as he charged to a commanding pair of race wins. Entering the season as one of the title favourites in the one-make series, Hickton didn’t put a wheel wrong to prevail out front. 

James Card completed a clean sweep in the Kumho BMW Championship as he picked up where he left off last year, clinching pole position and then following it up with back-to-back victories in his trusty E36 M3.

Rounding off the weekend’s racing was an abundance of wheel-to-wheel action from the Mini 7 Racing Club. With the battle for supremacy going down to the wire, the Dunlop Mini Challenge supported by Mini Spares Miglia class saw Rupert Deeth and Andrew Jordan share the spoils.

There was further success for the Jordan family as Andrew’s father, Mike, produced a superlative display in the Dunlop Mini Challenge supported by Mini Spares Se7en category bagged an impressive pair of race wins. 

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

Watch all of the action that was streamed live across both days on the BARC’s official YouTube channel HERE.

Where To Watch BARC LIVE: Silverstone – March 26/27

The British Automobile Racing Club returns to Silverstone this weekend (March 26/27) for an action-packed two days of track action around the International circuit – and our cameras will be there to broadcast every race live online.

Following on from a hugely successful 2022 curtain-raiser which saw in excess of 100,000 views across Facebook and YouTube, we’re back for what should be another entertaining live stream spectacle.

Taking centre stage around the Home of British Motor Racing will be the Classic Touring Car Racing Club, Junior Saloon Car Championship, Caterham Graduates Championship, Kumho BMW Championship and Mini 7 Racing Club.

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 14:05 – Facebook | YouTube

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 08:50 – 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 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. 

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.

Where to watch BARC LIVE at Silverstone this weekend

The British Automobile Racing Club returns to the Home of British Motor Racing this weekend (August 21/22) with no less than nine championships taking centre stage at Silverstone – and our cameras will be there to broadcast it all live on YouTube.

With the second half of the 2021 season now in full swing, every point up for grabs across each action-packed day is set to be crucial in deciding who will finish the year crowned champion.

Viewers will be able to see the likes of the Junior Saloon Car Championship, Kumho BMW Championship, Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship, Carbon8 Coupe Cup and the Trophy class of the Britcar Endurance Championship in action.

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 11:20 | YouTube

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 09:20 | 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.

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.

Where to Watch BARC LIVE at Brands Hatch this weekend

After a quiet few weeks, the British Automobile Racing Club returns to action this weekend (July 31/August 1) at Brands Hatch – and our cameras will be there to broadcast it all live on Facebook and YouTube.

In what is set to be a blockbuster two days of track action around the famed Indy circuit, every point is set to be crucial as the 2021 campaign begins to head towards the business end of the season.

Viewers will be able to see both the Endurance and Trophy classes of the Britcar Endurance Championship, no less than 18 contests from the Classic Touring Car Racing Club and action from both the Junior Saloon Car Championship 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 12:40 – Facebook | YouTube 

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 10:20 – Facebook | YouTube 

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

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

BARC quartet revved up for blockbuster Brands Hatch weekend

The British Automobile Racing Club speeds back to Brands Hatch this weekend (July 31/August 1) for an action-packed two days of track action which will undoubtedly prove pivotal in deciding who will be crowned champion come the end of the season.

Taking centre stage around the Indy circuit of the Kent venue, four categories will continue their campaigns in front of a packed trackside audience and thousands watching online.

Headlining the weekend’s action will be races from both the Endurance and Trophy classes of the Britcar Endurance Championship. Enjoying its best-ever season to-date, Britcar has continued to go from strength-to-strength this year with healthy grid sizes for both Endurance and Trophy.

As momentum builds heading into the business end of the season, the battle for supremacy at the top of the standings in both is only set to ramp up across the individual classes.

Those worth casting a watchful eye over include Richard Morris, Will Powell, Dave Scaramanga, Simon Baker and Richard Higgins, along with many, many more.

The Classic Touring Car Racing Club is revved up to take centre stage at Brands Hatch this weekend as it continues what has already proven to be an ultra-competitive season.

Renowned for producing close-quarter wheel-to-wheel entertainment, no less than eight races will take place across both days too; and not one of them will be worth missing.

Showcasing the very best tin tops and enforcing the point that variety is the spice of life, Brands Hatch will see the Pre ’66 Classic Saloon & Historic Touring Cars, Shell Oils Pre ’83 Touring Cars, Laser Tools Pre ’93 Touring Cars and Simply Serviced Pre ’03 Touring Cars all in action.

There will be further thrills and spills from the Blue Oval Saloon Series, Edmundson Electrical Classic / Historic Thunder Saloons and Jaguar Enthusiasts Club Saloon & GT Championship during the weekend too.

History books will be rewritten in the Junior Saloon Car Championship as the one-make series fields its biggest-ever grid. Eclipsing the previous record of 27, the JSCC will boast a 28-car line-up for what are expected to be two pulsating contests.

Charlie Hand finds himself in the box seat and as the driver everyone is chasing after building a commanding lead in the standings. Chalking up a number of race wins alongside a consistent run of results, Hand heads to Brands with a 31-point lead that he will be keen to extend.

Leading the chase for the 2020 runner-up is Harvey Caton whilst the likes of Alife Jeakins, Ruben Hage and Aaron Walker are all within touching distance of the summit as well.

Rounding out the weekend’s track action in the Garden of England will be two races from the Kumho BMW Championship. Open to any production BMW sold in the UK, the series has garnered a reputation for close racing and that is expected to continue.

Notable names to look out for include Kevin Denwood, Brad Sheehan, Trevor Ford, Peter Miller and Darren Morgan-Owen.

To find out more information on this weekend’s event, including links to live timing and entry list, CLICK HERE.

Make sure you don’t miss any of the action from Brands Hatch by subscribing to the official BARC YouTube channel HERE.