Mallory Park set for Super Sunday with BARC trio

Mallory Park is preparing for a ‘Super Sunday’ this weekend (August 1) as the British Automobile Racing Club returns to the Leicestershire venue with three championships set to take centre stage.

Following a short mid-season break, the second half of what has already been a pulsating 2021 campaign will blast back into life.

The Pickup Truck Racing Championship has served up plenty of edge-of-the-seat moments so far and more are expected as they go wheel-to-wheel on the Mallory Oval – scene of their season-opener back in May.

Reece Jones, a double winner then, holds a slender advantage out front having produced a string of commanding performances. Remaining a constant threat towards the sharp end of the grid, Jones will be keen to extend his lead at the summit of the standings.

Current title holder George Turiccki is living up to his mantle of reigning champion with a number of sensational drives – all of which have put him within 18 points of top spot. Meanwhile, the experienced Mark Willis has been steadily chipping away this year and looks in good shape to sustain his championship challenge.

Daniel Petters, Dale Gent, Michael Smith, Danny Hunn, Allen Cooper, Dean Tompkins and Nathan Dew round out the top ten and each one of them will be worth keeping an eye on over the course of the day as they bid to elevate themselves up the order.

Every point will be crucial in the 2CV Parts.com Championship as the popular one-make series descends on Mallory Park for the penultimate event of what has been an action-packed season.

Multiple champion Pete Sparrow finds himself in the box seat heading to the business end of the season as he holds a 90-point lead over his nearest challenger. Bidding to regain the crown he lost last year, Sparrow has been nothing short of perfect so far with wins at Cadwell Park and Brands Hatch.

The Carbon8 Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires is expected to take on a starring role with two races scheduled to play out. Renowned for producing close wheel-to-wheel competition at a small price, the one-make series has once again enjoyed a stellar year thus far.

Alex Cursley has once again proven himself to be one of the standout performers in the category and will be one to watch; as will the likes of Alistair Dendy and Wayne Rockett, amongst many more.

Rounding out the day’s action will be a pair of races from the Avon Tyres Northern & Super Classic Formula Ford Championship.

To find out more information on this Sunday’s race meeting at Mallory Park, including links to live timing and the timetable, CLICK HERE.

BARC championships deliver action-packed weekend to remember at Brands Hatch

The British Automobile Racing Club soaked up the sun to produce two days of unmissable, edge-of-the-seat entertainment this past weekend ( June 5/6) at Brands Hatch.

Making the first of several visits to the Kent venue over the course of the 2021 season, a total of eight championships took to the Indy circuit and turned on the style for the enthusiastic crowd that was in attendance.

One of the headline acts during the weekend was the British Truck Racing Championship. Lifting the curtain on a brand new season, the heavyweight behemoths wasted no time in making their presence known as they served up five bruising encounters.

Division 1 saw reigning five-time champion Ryan Smith begin the pursuit of a sixth crown on the right foot as he powered his way to a hat-trick of wins. Martin Gibson and Mark Taylor would go on to end Smith’s winning streak on Sunday as they tallied a win apiece.

In Division 2, defending champion Steven Powell enjoyed an equally impressive start to the season as he, like Smith, scored a trio of victories. Such is the competitiveness throughout the field, Powell was unable to claim a clean sweep as former champion Adam Bint and Craig Reid also stood on the top step of the podium.

It proved to be an emotional weekend for the Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres as they paid tribute to Gerard McCosh, a stalwart of the series who passed away earlier this year. A poignant two-lap parade on Sunday saw the entire 34-car grid follow Gerard’s infamous car for the final time before it is retired.

Aside from the tribute, the Legends as ever delivered six pulsating encounters that will live long in the memory. John Mickel, Will Gibson and Steve Whitelegg reigned supreme on the Saturday before Mickel and Gibson added to their tallies on Sunday. Paul Simmons would emerge as the other race winner.

The Pickup Truck Racing Championship made its first appearance at Brands Hatch since 2019 and didn’t disappoint with two frenetic races taking centre stage. Current title holder George Turiccki opened his account for the season with a win in race one before Michael Smith did the same in race two.

Hot off the heels of starring at Donington Park on Bank Holiday Monday, the Kumho BMW Championship was back in action with another two races. Brad Sheehan proved to be the driver to beat in his E46 M3, winning both bouts narrowly ahead of James Card.

Pete Sparrow continued his fine start to the 2CVParts.com Championship as he bagged another brace of wins. Having won at their Cadwell Park season opener, the former multiple champion arrived at Brands Hatch keen to extend his advantage in the points – and he did just that.

Storming to pole position for both races, Sparrow didn’t put a wheel wrong in either contest to stretch his legs out front and take the chequered flag comfortably.

The Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship boasted a bumper entry list however Steve McDermid wasn’t to be denied from claiming his fourth straight win of the year in race one. William Sharpe finally halted his momentum however in race two, as he claimed a win of his own to cap off a memorable second event for the magnificent MGs.

Steve Burrows and Ray Harris were victorious in the CMMCS Avon Tyres Intermarque Silhouettes whilst the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy rounded out the weekend’s action, with wins going the way of Matt Hammond and Joe Wiggin.

To view the full classification of results from Brands Hatch this past weekend, CLICK HERE.

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Where to watch BARC LIVE from Brands Hatch this weekend

The British Automobile Racing Club heads to Brands Hatch this weekend (June 5/6) for a blockbuster two days of track action, headlined by the heavyweight behemoths of the British Truck Racing Championship.

In what is set to be a weekend to remember around the Indy layout of the Kent venue, spectators will be in attendance and our cameras will be there to broadcast 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, Pickup Truck Racing Championship, Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship, 2CV Championship, Kumho BMW Championship and Avon Tyres Intermarque Silhouettes.

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 11:25 – Facebook | YouTube

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 11:00 – Facebook | YouTube

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Blockbuster weekend awaits the BARC at Brands Hatch

Brands Hatch beckons for the British Automobile Racing Club this weekend (June 5/6) for what should be an unmissable race meeting around the Indy circuit, headlined by no less than five races from the British Truck Racing Championship.

In what is one of the must-see events on the UK motorsport calendar, the titans of truck racing will lift the curtain on a brand-new season whilst a number of other championships will also take centre stage to continue their 2021 campaign.

Having not raced at the Kent venue since 2019, this weekend’s BTRC opener is a homecoming of sorts and the expectation that neither Division 1 or Division 2 is going to disappoint those in attendance and watching live online.

Boasting an ultra-competitive entry list throughout, many eyes will be on Ryan Smith in Division 1 as he bids to clinch a sixth consecutive title. Cementing his status as the driver to beat in the premier class over the past five years, Smith has his sights set on making more history however he faces stiff competition.

Former champions David Jenkins and Stuart Oliver are stalwarts of the championship and know what it takes to win. Having run Smith close in recent years, both will be confident that they can string together a season-long challenge to dethrone the current king.

In Division 2, Steven Powell will don the mantel of defending champion. Having narrowly missed out on the crown on a number of occasions, Powell made no mistake in 2020 as he stormed to the title in style.

Now aiming to clinch back-to-back crowns, Powell will be eager to pick up where he left off last year however he too faces competition from a raft of challengers. Former champion Adam Bint, Brad Smith, John Powell, John Bowler and Paul Rivett have all triumphed in the past and will be worth keeping an eye on.

The Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres has proven to be a fan favourite down the years and they will look to steal the show as always. Former champion Miles Rudman holds the early advantage as the pocket rockets descend on the Indy circuit however he will need to be in top form to remain there.

As always, the battle for supremacy is as fraught as ever and with the likes of John Mickel, Daniel Clark, Jack Parker, Steve Whitelegg and Nick Bridgeman, to name but a few, all racing, all bets are off.

Towards the end of the lunchbreak on Sunday there is to be a special two-lap parade in memory of late Legends racer Gerard McCosh. The popular competitor, who tragically lost his life in February after a battle with cancer, will be celebrated by all of his friends within the paddock.

After a year on the sidelines, the Pickup Truck Racing Championship made a popular return at Mallory Park last month and is now revved up to produce more edge-of-the-seat entertainment.

Two pulsating encounters around the Mallory Oval saw Reece Jones triumph to grab the early initiative and he will be hoping for more of the same at Brands. With two races scheduled to play out though, the likes of George Turiccki, Dale Gent, Michael Smith, Daniel Petters, Dean Tompkins and Mark Willis will all undoubtedly be in contention towards the front.

Vintage thrills will be offered up by the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship as they write the latest chapter in their season. Steve McDermid scored a sensational hat-trick at the MGOC curtain-raiser and he will be keen to continue his fine form.

Meanwhile, Simon Kendrick, Stephen Amphlett, Stuart Plotnek and Chris Millard have underlined their credentials towards the sharp end of the grid in the past and any one of them could stake their claim around the Indy circuit.

Also taking fans on a spirited trip down memory lane will be the 2CVParts.com Championship. Steeped in more than 30 years of history, the championship has established itself as one of the most exciting single-make categories that runs today.

Multiple champion Pete Sparrow has his sights set on regaining the crown he lost to Alec Graham last year and he made the perfect start by tallying a brace of wins around the undulating twists and turns of the Lincolnshire-based venue. Whether or not he can continue his fine form remains to be seen.

Fresh off the back of their Bank Holiday Monday showing at Donington Park, the Kumho BMW Championship has a quick turnaround to return to the action. Home to all models that run the iconic Bavarian brand logo, the series enjoyed a superlative start a few days ago and

Rounding out the weekend’s track action at Brands Hatch will be contests from the MINI CHALLENGE Trophy and Avon Tyres Intermarque Silhouettes.

To find out more information on this weekend’s two-day event at Brands Hatch, such as the Entry List and Timetable, CLICK HERE.

BARC championships take centre stage at Mallory Park

Mallory Park played host to a memorable race day this past Saturday (May 1) as two more British Automobile Racing Club championships kicked off their 2021 campaigns.

On what was the first of several scheduled visits to the Leicestershire venue over the course of the year, those competing took on a starring role during a full-throttle day of track action.

Headlining Saturday’s billing were two races from the Pickup Truck Racing Championship on the challenging one-mile Oval layout. Having not raced in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event marked the first time the series had competed since November 2019 – and it certainly made up for its absence.

Delivering two pulsating contests, Reece Jones set his stall out as a credible title contender as he bagged victory in each race. Reigning champion George Turiccki tallied a brace of podiums whilst there were also rostrum finishes for Dean Tompkins and Michael Smith.

The Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship also raised the curtain on a brand new season at the picturesque track and it too didn’t disappoint as it served up a trio of enthralling contests.

Boasting a bumper 17-car grid, the multi-class category showcased a range of iconic models from the popular manufacturer, and one driver proved to be a class above the rest. Despite narrowly missing out on pole position in qualifying, Steve McDermid took centre stage to claim a sensational hat-trick of wins in his MG ZR 170.

Elsewhere, single seater thrills and spills were provided by the Avon Tyres Northern & Super Classic Formula Ford Championship. Joey Foster proved to be the dominant force as he topped the podium twice.

Rounding off the days action were two races from the Northern Saloon & Sports Car Championship. Having powered his Spire GTR to pole position for both encounters, Jon Woolfitt made no mistake in either race to claim a brace of commanding victories.

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

Pickup Truck Racing’s track return headlines Mallory Park race day

The highly anticipated return of the Pickup Truck Racing Championship headlines this Saturday’s (May 1) race day at Mallory Park as the series hits the track for the first time since November 2019.

Making the difficult decision to press pause on its plans for the 2020 campaign and not run any events due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the championship sat on the sidelines last year and instead focused on this season.

Keen to make up for the adrenaline-filled entertainment that was unable to take place last year, the championship boasts a bumper entry list that is headed by 2019 title winner George Turiccki. After being unable to defend his crown last year, Turiccki technically enters the season as the reigning champion and he will be focused on securing back-to-back crowns.

Leading the chase for Turiccki are perennial contenders Michael Smith, Dale Gent, Mark Willis, Reece Jones, David O’Regan, Daniel Petters and former BTCC race winner Matt Simpson, amongst many others including a number of rookies.

Another category that will lift the curtain on – brand new season is the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship. Home to some of the most iconic MG models to have gone into production, there is something for everyone when watching this championship take centre stage.

Offering a cost effective route into motorsport, the series operates a multi-class system with the ethos that car must remain as per the production specification with only limited performance modifications permitted to ensure competitive motorsport at affordable costs.

Notable names to look out for include Jim Baynam, Mark Baker, Fergus Campbell, David Amphlett and Stuart Plotnek; all of whom were firmly in the mix for outright and class honours over the course of 2020.

Additional track action will take place over the course of the day courtesy of the Avon Tyres Northern & Super Classic Formula Ford Championship and Darlington & District Motor Club.

To find out more information on this Saturday’s race meeting at Mallory Park, including links to live timing, event timetable and final instructions, CLICK HERE.

Knockhill event on May 29/30 cancelled

The British Automobile Racing Club can confirm that, due to the date changes of other events and the knock-on impact that has had to the scheduled calendars of key BARC championships, its race meeting at Knockhill on May 29/30 has been cancelled.

Working closely with Knockhill – who have been exemplary in their handling of the situation – the Club has found time at other race meetings at the picturesque Scottish venue for three of the categories that were originally due to race in May.

Both the Junior Saloon Car Championship and the Pickup Truck Racing Championship will now visit Knockhill on June 19/20, benefitting from one of Knockhill Motor Sports Club’s trademark events that will see drivers race on the circuit in both directions.

The CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Championship meanwhile will visit the challenging Fife track on September 18/19, also at a Knockhill Motor Sports Club event that uses the dual direction format.

Mark Turner, BARC Sporting Manager, said: “The domino effects of changes to the early part of the race season meant that several of our Championships wanted to look at rescheduling the Knockhill event. Knockhill have been incredibly understanding about the situation and we are delighted to have found time at other events for those Championships that wanted to make the trip to Scotland.”

Stuart Gray of Knockhill added: “We have been working with BARC for sometime to have their own standalone meeting and we were all eagerly looking forward to the great championships they were sending north.

“We totally understood the domino effect on all championships and we are delighted still to be hosting three championships within our KMSC Super Lap Scotland events. With things hopefully returning to normal during the summer, we can all begin to plan with some certainty and hope to see a full BARC meeting in 2022.”

This decision has been carefully considered, taking into consideration the easing of lockdown restrictions and the subsequent ongoing changes that are being made to the Club’s 2021 race calendar.

We appreciate the inconvenience and disruption that this will cause to existing plans, but we are grateful for everyone’s understanding at this challenging time.

Pickup Truck Racing Championship gearing up for 2021 return

The Pickup Truck Racing Championship is gearing up to be back and better than ever in 2021 as preparations continue to ramp up ahead of the start of the new season, with no less than 31 drivers already signed up to compete.

Having taken a sabbatical from the track last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the much-loved series is primed to return and its keen to make up for the adrenaline-filled entertainment that was unable to take place in 2020.

Boasting a bumper entry list that exceeds 30 cars, the battle for supremacy to clinch the coveted title is set to be fierce, with 2019 title winner George Turiccki leading the way. After being unable to defend his crown last year, Turiccki technically enters the season as the reigning champion and he will be focused on securing back-to-back championship victories.

Leading the chase for Turiccki are perennial contenders Michael Smith, Dale Gent, Mark Willis, Reece Jones, David O’Regan and Daniel Petters, amongst many others including a total of eight rookies.

This year’s calendar will see a potential 22 races spread across ten events over the course season. Five of those race meetings will be in support of the blockbuster British Truck Racing Championship whilst a further two will play out around the one-mile oval at Mallory Park.

Visits to Knockhill and Lydden Hill will add further intrigue and excitement to proceedings before three trips to Brands Hatch complete what is set to be a spectacular campaign.

Providing value for money and with a family ethos running throughout the paddock, the Pickup Truck Racing Championship will undoubtedly make its mark throughout 2021 as it looks to bounce back from a quiet 2020.

For more information on the Pickup Truck Racing Championship, visit the categories Facebook, Twitter and Website.

Statement: Cancellation of this weekend’s British Truck meeting at Brands Hatch

This weekend’s concluding round of the BTRA British Truck Racing Championship has been cancelled. Although DCMS and Motorsport UK had designated the event as an Elite fixture, detailed discussions have been required with Kent County Council this week following the new lockdown decision.

Given the short timescales now available to competitors, officials and suppliers to make the necessary preparations at this late stage, BARC and MSV have decided to cancel the event in the best interests of the Club and its competitors.

All parties would like to make clear that this decision has no impact on next weekend’s BTCC championship finale at Brands Hatch.

Green light given to November 7/8 BARC race meeting at Brands Hatch

The British Automobile Racing Club is delighted to confirm that the green light has been given for this weekend’s (November 7/8) British Truck Championship race meeting at Brands Hatch to take place as originally planned.

Having consulted with the Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport for guidance, governing body Motorsport UK has confirmed that elite motorsport events will be able to continue over the coming weeks, which includes both this weekend’s British Truck Championship and next week’s British Touring Car Championship finale.

Brands Hatch will therefore host the final rounds of the BTRA British Truck Racing Championship on Saturday and Sunday, with three former champions – Ryan Smith, David Jenkins and Stuart Oliver – all in contention for the coveted 2020 Division 1 title.

Pickup Truck Racing Championship, Super Silhouette Championship poised for solitary appearance in 2020

The Pickup Truck Racing Championship and the Super Silhouette Championship are both poised to make just a solitary appearance on-track in 2020, scheduled at Brands Hatch on November 7/8.

With the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic still being felt, organisers of the two categories – SHP Promotions – have elected to press pause on running multiple events for the remainder of the season.

Prior to the suspension of motorsport, the two championships were set to feature alongside the BTRA British Truck Racing Championship at a number of events during the course of the year.

Despite a revised calendar being put together which would have seen them compete at the likes of Donington Park and Snetterton.

As it stands, both the Pickup Truck Racing Championship and Super Silhouette Championship will join the BTRA British Truck Racing Championship, Legends National Championship and Junior Saloon Car Championship at Brands Hatch on November 7/8.

BARC announces revised provisional 2020 calendar for remainder of the year

The British Automobile Racing Club can today (June 22) reveal its revised provisional calendar for the remainder 2020; kicking off on July 4/5 and running right the way through until November 22.

Following on from the suspension of UK motorsport in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Club has worked tirelessly to put together a calendar with the dates available that will suit each individual championship.

Unfortunately, both the British Hillclimb Championship and BARC Connaught Speed Championship have elected to cancel their 2020 campaigns, with the focus now on 2021.

To view the full revised list of 2020 British Automobile Racing Club race meetings, CLICK HERE.

All dates remain provisional and subject to change in line with the current and ever-evolving government guidelines. Spectators are currently not permitted to attend events at this moment in time.

Those wishing to enter a race meeting can do so via the BARC Competitor Entry System.

For those that do not have a Username to access the BARC Competitor Entry System or if you have a general enquiry, please contact BARC Competitors secretary David Wheadon via 01264 882209 or dwheadon@barc.net.

Guidelines for Competitors and Officials have also been published in relation to how BARC race meetings will operate moving forward. They can be viewed by heading to https://www.barc.net/barc-publishes-covid-19-guidelines-for-competitors-and-officials/