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 championships delivers spectacular Snetterton show

The British Automobile Racing Club produced a blockbuster two days of wheel-to-wheel entertainment at Snetterton this past weekend (September 17/18), with six different categories writing the latest chapter in their 2022 campaigns.

On what proved to be a weekend to remember on the 300 layout of the Norfolk venue, a bumper crowd flocked trackside to witness a sensational 26-race programme where the battle for supremacy had everyone on the edge of their seats. 

Whilst the on-track action took centre stage, the event also saw competitors, officials and spectators come together to pay their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on September 8. 

Two minute silences were impeccably observed across both Saturday and Sunday, with all competing cars and trucks running tributes as well as officials and marshals wearing black armbands. 

There were twists and turns in the British Truck Racing Championship as the fight to be crowned champion intensified, with five colossal contests marking the start of the title run-in.

Division 1 saw Stuart Oliver make serious inroads towards the summit of the standings as he claimed a hat-trick of wins. Bouncing back from a heavy crash at Donington Park, the Volvo VNL driver dominated races one and two before then charging to victory in race five.

Championship leader Ryan Smith endured a rollercoaster weekend as he took to the track in a brand-new truck, having only had six days to build and prepare it; victory in race four would be his reward before he non-scored in the final bout. The remaining race fell the way of Richard Collett, who scored a popular first win of the season.

In Division 2, Luke Garrett endured his own mechanical dramas but still managed to score a pair of wins whilst Brad Smith, John Bowler and Jock Borthwick also visited the top step of the podium.

Miles Rudman and Will Gibson were the big winners in the Legends Cars National Championship as they each triumphed twice. Gibson was the driver to beat on Saturday before series leader Rudman came to the fore the following day – with the second of his two wins being his 50th in the one-make series. 

Matthew Isherwood chalked up his second-ever victory in Saturday’s final whilst Sunday’s finale fell the way of multiple champion John Mickel, who used all of his experience to pip Gibson on the run to the chequered flag. 

Variety was the spice of life when it came to the Classic Touring Car Racing Club as some of the most iconic tin tops from down the years took centre stage across eight unmissable races.

James Ibbotson claimed a dominant double in the Poultec Race Engines Pre 66 Touring Cars, with Stephen Primett repeating the feat in the Shell Oils Pre 83 Touring Cars. James Everard and Robert Crisell meanwhile shared the spoils in the amalgamated Laser Tools Pre 93 and Burty Haulage Pre 03 Touring Car bouts. 

In the combined Edmundson Electrical Classic & Historic Thunder, Burton Power Blue Oval Saloons Series and Berkshire Jags Jaguar Challenge races, Jason Davies was imperious as he guided his Ford Sierra Cosworth to two impressive victories. 

Nelson King closed in on securing the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy crown as he scored his ninth win of the season. The Graves Motorsport driver edged out Nicky Taylor to take a step closer to the title; wins also went the way of Tristen Ovenden and Charlie Mann. 

Steve McDermid was perfection personified in the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship as he added two more wins to his impressive 2022 tally. The MG ZR racer led home Jack Woodcock in two action-packed races – the second of which ended prematurely – to move closer to retaining his title. 

Bringing the curtain down on the weekend were two enthralling contests from the Pickup Truck Racing Championship. On what was a pivotal outing for the series, Dale Gent charged to victory in race one before Reece Jones reigned supreme in a pulsating race two, edging out points leader George Turiccki. 

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

Where To Watch BARC LIVE: Snetterton – September 17/18

The 2022 season edges closer to its conclusion this weekend (September 17/18) as the British Automobile Racing Club speeds into Snetterton for what promises to be an action-packed two days of track action.

Headlining the event will be five blockbuster contests from the British Truck Racing Championship whilst the Classic Touring Car Racing Club will also provide unmissable entertainment with eight scheduled races.

Further thrills and spills are set to be provided by the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship, Quaife Mini Challenge Trophy and the Pickup Truck Racing Championship.

As a mark of respect, and to recognise Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s life and service, the race meeting will pause for a two-minute silence at 12:50 on Saturday and 14:25 on Sunday.

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 09:30 – 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 quartet serves up ‘Super Sunday’ at Donington Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where To Watch BARC LIVE: Donington Park – August 14

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

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

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

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

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 11:10 – Facebook | YouTube

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

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

BARC produces Thruxton thriller at Convoy on the Plain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.