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.

BARC basks in the Pembrey sun to serve up blockbuster weekend of action

The British Truck Racing Championship took centre stage at Pembrey Circuit this past weekend (October 9/10) to headline what was an action-packed British Automobile Racing Club event in South Wales.

Having not raced at the venue since 2019, the heavyweight behemoths made a triumphant return to the picturesque Welsh countryside in front of a bumper crowd and delivered quite the show.

Division 1 saw reigning champion Ryan Smith power his way to an impressive pair of wins whilst Martin Gibson, Stuart Oliver and Tom O’Rourke also stood on the top step of the podium in the glorious autumn sunshine.

In Division 2, Craig Reid all-but wrapped up the coveted crown as he stormed to four sensational wins. John Powell proved to be the only driver that could stop him from taking a clean sweeping, netting a long overdue victory in race two.

Elsewhere, Miles Rudman took a step closer to clinching a second Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres title. On what proved to be a thrilling penultimate for the much-loved category, Rudman put himself in the box seat heading into the series finale, despite a superlative weekend for John Mickel.

Saturday’s spoils were shared between multiple champion Mickel and Will Gibson before Sunday saw Rudman come to the fore with a win of his own. Mickel however piled the pressure back on the leader as he claimed two more victories.

Charlie Hand edged ever-closer to clinching the Junior Saloon Car Championship too, as he delivered a mesmerising performance. Having been one of the leading lights since the season-opener, Hand’s championship juggernaut continued in South Wales.

After charging to pole position, the sophomore racer stormed to victory in race one and he then went on to do the same in races two and three as well.

In the Pickup Truck Racing Championship, George Turiccki underlined his class with a superlative two wins after Reece Jones enjoyed a return to winning ways in the opener.

The Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship signed off its season in style with two pulsating contests. William Sharpe piloted his MG ZR to a commanding win in race one before repeating the feat in the second bout.

Pembrey also played host to the final chapter of the Max5 Racing Championship campaign. As he has done on countless occasions this year, Paul Roddison proved to be in a league of his own as he signed off another stellar season with two more wins, both of which were executed in commanding fashion.

Rounding out the weekend’s track action were two races from the always entertaining Welsh Sports/Saloon Car Championship. Boasting a bumper entry, Keith Butcher and Damian Longotano proved too much for the opposition as they claimed a win apiece.

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

Where to watch BARC LIVE this weekend from Pembrey

Pembrey is the destination for the British Automobile Racing Club this weekend (September 18/19) as a number of championships continue their campaigns.

In what is a critical junction in the 2021 season – with the title run-in now in full swing – every point will be pivotal at the Welsh venue in deciding who will end the year as champion – and our cameras will be there live to broadcast it all on YouTube and Facebook.

Viewers will be able to see the British Truck Racing Championship, Junior Saloon Car Championship and the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship in action over the course of the weekend.

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 12:50 – Facebook | YouTube

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 09:40 – 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.

Blockbuster BARC action headlines truck-tastic Snetterton weekend

The British Automobile Racing Club produced a blockbuster two days of wheel-to-wheel entertainment at Snetterton this past weekend (September 18/19).

Headlining the weekend were the heavyweight behemoths of the British Truck Racing Championship – and they didn’t disappoint those watching trackside.

Saturday would see Martin Gibson and Ryan Smith score a win apiece in Division 1 whilst Division 2 honours would fall the way of Craig Reid as he powered his Iveco Stralis to an impressive brace.

On Sunday, former champion David Jenkins, John Newell and Gibson triumphed in the premier class whilst Reid continued his winning streak in Division 2, charging to victory in every bout.

From the five tonne monsters of the BTRC to the pocket rockets of the Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres – there was something for everyone at the Norfolk venue.

Serving up six frenetic races across the weekend, the trio of Will Gibson, Chris Needham and John Mickel shared the spoils on day one before championship leader Miles Rudman fired back with a sensational hat-trick on day two.

The Classic Touring Car Racing Club took fans on spirited trip down memory lane as they showcased some of the best tin tops from yesteryear. Boasting packed grids throughout their championships, the CTCRC edged closer to its finale in style.

Mark Lucock and Thomas Harvey were victorious in the Pre ’66/Pre ’83 races whilst Gary Prebble reigned supreme in the two Pre ’93/Pre ’03 duels.

Elsewhere, James Card powered his way to a win the Class Thunder/BOSS contests, before going on to win the second race. Rounding out the CTCRC extravaganza was two races from the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club which were won by Tom Robinson.

George Turiccki remains on course to retain his Pickup Truck Racing Championship title after producing a faultless performance which saw his charge to two wins.

Nothing could split Steve McDermid and Fergus Campbell in the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship. The pair claimed a win and a second place finish apiece to rule the roost in the much-loved multi-class series.

Rounding out the weekend’s action was a 45-minute bout from the Uncle Luke’s Snetterton Saloons which was won by Phil Knibb.

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

Where to watch BARC LIVE from Snetterton this weekend

Snetterton is the destination for the British Automobile Racing Club this weekend (September 18/19) as a number of championships continue their campaigns.

In what is a critical junction in the 2021 season – with the title run-in now in full swing – every point will be pivotal at the Norfolk venue in deciding who will end the year as champion – and our cameras will be there live to broadcast it all on YouTube and Facebook.

Viewers will be able to see the British Truck Racing Championship, Classic Touring Car Championship and the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship in action over the course of the weekend.

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 XX – Facebook | YouTube

Sunday Race Show – Starting from XX – Facebook | YouTube

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

Five BARC championships set for Snetterton showdown

The British Automobile Racing Club travels to Snetterton this coming weekend (September 18/19) for two days of track action that has all the hallmarks of having those in attendance on the edge of their seats from start-to-finish.

As the battle for supremacy in the race for titles begins to ramp, the Norfolk venue is set to stage no less than 24 races over the course of Saturday and Sunday – and none are worth missing.

Undoubtedly headlining the action will be five colossal contests from the five-tonne, 1000bhp behemoths of the British Truck Racing Championship. In what has already proven to be a captivating season, the race for top spot in both Division’s 1 and 2 is taking shape.

David Jenkins leads the way in the Division 1 ranks, albeit by a slender six-point margin. Boasting a wealth of experience, the former champion knows what it takes to win a championship and he will need to draw on all of it if he is to fend off the likes of Martin Gibson and reigning title holder Ryan Smith.

Over in Division 2 it is beginning to become a two-horse race for championship honours. Just 14 points split Craig Reid and Steven Powell as it stands, with the pendulum likely poised to swing to either one of them.

The Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres has once again served up a feast of entertainment this year and heading to Snetterton, Miles Rudman is in the box seat to regain his crown.

After winning five out of the six races at Donington Park last month, Rudman has built ups healthy lead at the standings summit. However, he’ll need to continue his fine run of form if he’s to withstand the challenge from the likes of Will Gibson, John Mickel and Jack Parker, to name but a few.

Snetterton is the latest destination for the Pickup Truck Racing Championship, with two races scheduled to play out around the challenging 2.99-mile circuit. George Turiccki has proven to be the benchmark this season so far and it’s expected he will be in the mix again.

Fans will take a trip down memory lane during the weekend as well thanks to the Classic Touring Car Racing Club. Showcasing the very best tin tops from yesteryear, a stunning eight races will take place for the CTCRC

Drivers such as Alan Greenhalgh, Barry Sime, Mike Luck, Ian Bower, Garry Prebble, AJ Owen, David Howard, Piers Grange and Andy Robinson have all enjoyed strong campaigns and they, like many others, will have their sights set on silverware.

The Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship will also be there and looking to steal the show as it embarks on the penultimate event of its 2021 season. Taking fans on a spirited trip down memory lane, the single-manufacturer series showcases some of the very best models to boast the MG badge.

Notable names to look out for over the course of Saturday’s two bouts include Steve McDermid, Jim Baynam, David Amphlett and Chris Pollard, amongst many more.

Capping off the weekend’s action alongside the BARC programme will be two races from the Snetterton Saloons.

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

Convoy on the Plain delivers Thruxton thriller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where to watch BARC LIVE from Thruxton this weekend

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

As part of the inaugural ‘Convoy on the Plain’ – the ultimate festival for all things trucking – two days of frenetic racing around the fastest circuit in the UK will undoubtedly get fans on the edge of their seats, and our cameras will be there to broadcast it all live on Facebook and YouTube.

Those that have opted in for TV coverage and will feature on the broadcast over the course of the weekend include the British Truck Racing Championship, Caterham Graduates Championship, Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship and Carbon8 Coupe Cup.

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

Saturday Race Show – Starting from 14:15 – Facebook | YouTube

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

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

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