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

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 

Tickets on sale for prestigious BARC Championship Awards Evening in February

Champions, marshals and officials are set to be honoured at the British Automobile Racing Club’s annual Championship Awards Evening on Saturday 8th February 2020, with the Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth confirmed to once again host the prestigious event.

Celebrating the 2019 season in fine style, race suits and overalls will be swapped for black ties and ball gowns as the great and good of UK motorsport come together for what should be another unforgettable night.

Whilst those who emerged victorious from their respective categories over the course of the season will take centre stage, several other ‘secret’ awards will be handed out during the evening as well – adding further excitement to the spectacle.

Hosted by Alan Hyde, the star-studded evening is set to include a three-course dinner and raffle in addition to the customary trophy presentation. Entertainment will come in the shape of popular cover band ‘The Torn Off Strips’.

Tickets for the BARC Championship Awards Evening are priced at £75.00 for BARC Members whilst £85.00 for Non-Members. Click HERE to view and complete the ticket booking form.

For more information regarding the event, please contact: Mandy Curley, BARC Ltd, Thruxton Circuit, Andover, Hants SP11 8PN | Tel: 01264 882202 (direct) | Fax: 01264 882233 | Email:

A limited number of rooms have been allocated at Chesford Grange Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis at Double £112 per room and Single £98 per room.

Once allocation has gone, the full rate may be charged. To book and pre pay for your accommodation with the hotel’s central reservations line, contact 0845 074 0060 and quote ‘BARC event’.

BARC championships deliver show-stopping weekend at Brands Hatch

The British Automobile Racing Club took centre stage at Brands Hatch this past weekend (November 2/3) as five championships battled contrasting conditions to bring the curtain down on their 2019 campaigns.

As champions were crowned in front of a bumper crowd around the famous Kent venue, fireworks flew both on and off the track across a sensational two days of scintillating entertainment.

One of the headline acts of the weekend proved to the MV Commercial BTRA Championship, which served up no less than eight spellbinding encounters.

In Division 1, Ryan Smith secured a fourth successive title as he converted his healthy points advantage over David Jenkins into an unassailable lead.

Storming to pole position, the MAN driver was victorious in race one before then going on to finish in fourth in race two – which was enough to wrap up the title. Jamie Anderson meanwhile proved to be unstoppable on Sunday as he scorched his way to a hat-trick of race wins.

Steven Powell made home advantage count in Division 2 as he powered his way to a hat-trick of race wins. Cementing his status as vice-champion, Powell was in a league of his own for a majority of the weekend whilst John Bowler rounded off the year on the top step of the podium.

Producing plenty of thrills and spills, the Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres brought its 25th Anniversary campaign to a close in sensational style – with Miles Rudman being crowned champion for the first-ever time.

Entering the finale holding a significant points lead, Rudman made no mistake to get the job done; winning Saturday and Sunday’s finals in show-stopping fashion. Connor Mills, Paul Simmons, Jack Parker and John Mickel also tasted victory across both days too.

Scott McIntyre was another driver to savour the spoils of victory over the course of the weekend as he captured the Junior Saloon Car Championship title.

With double points on offer, a second place finish behind outgoing champion Lewis Saunders in the opening encounter was enough for the 2018 Scholarship victor to secure the championship. Saunders would reign supreme in the final race of the season too.

The Pickup Truck Racing Championship crowned a brand-new champion in the shape of George Turiccki at Brands Hatch, with three blockbuster encounters captivating those in attendance.

Michael Smith, the returning Lea Wood and Declan Jones shared the spoils but nobody could stop Turiccki from capturing his first championship in the series.

Despite 2019 champion Malcolm Blackman electing to miss the season finale, the Super Silhouette Championship was in fine form too during the weekend with Danny Hunn and Lewis Smith signing off with a win apiece.

To view the full classification of results from all sessions at Brands Hatch from this past weekend, click here.

Fireworks to fly at Brands Hatch as BARC championships gear up to sign off 2019 season

Fireworks are set to fly both on and off the track at Brands Hatch this weekend (November 2/3) as the British Automobile Racing Club descends on the Kent venue with four championships set to bring the curtain down on their 2019 campaigns in spectacular fashion.

One of the headline events of the season, an awe-inspiring fireworks display on Sunday evening will be proceeded by a feast of on-track action from the MV Commercial BTRA Championship, Junior Saloon Car Championship, Pickup Truck Racing Championship and Super Silhouette Championship.

Weighing in at more than five tonnes and producing in excess of 1000bhp, the MV Commercial BTRA Championship will arguably take centre stage with eight blockbuster races.

In Division 1, Ryan Smith and David Jenkins will conclude their battle for the coveted crown. Bidding to clinch a four consecutive title, Smith finds himself in the box seat at the head of the standings however Jenkins can’t be discounted from overhauling the MAN racer.

Luke Garrett can rest easy after wrapping up the Division 2 title at Pembrey last time out however there is still plenty to race for. A five-way battle for second place remains keenly fought over so a watchful eye should be cast on Steven Powell, Brad Smith, Paul Rivett, John Bowler and John Powell.

Meanwhile, Miles Rudman sits on the cusp of a maiden Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres title as he heads a 30-strong entry list into the final event of what has been a momentous 25th Anniversary campaign for the popular pocket rockets.

Holding a substantial lead over his rivals, the former rookie champion will be keen to convert his advantage into championship silverware and with six races in which to do so, he has plenty of opportunities.

Rudman will have to wary of the likes of John Mickel, Sean Smith, Sy Harraway, Marcus Pett, Will Gibson and many more, all of whom will be undoubtedly in the mix to challenge towards the sharp end of the grid.

The destiny of the Junior Saloon Car Championship will be decided at Brands Hatch too, with three drivers in the mix and double points on offer. Showcasing themselves as the next generation of UK motorsport stars, the JSCC contingent will undoubtedly put on a show to remember.

Scott McIntyre, who at times has been in a league of his own, holds a 54-point advantage at the standings summit and looks on course to convert his lead into title glory. Both Alex Jay and reigning champion Lewis Saunders are the only two drivers to stand in McIntyre’s way.

A first-ever Pickup Truck Racing Championship is within touching distance of George Turiccki, however it isn’t job done just yet. Having been the epitome of consistency, tallying five wins along the way, Turiccki sits on the cusp of glory but he will need to be wary of the chasing pack.

Dale Gent and Michael Smith are the closest rivals to Turiccki as it stands but both will need fortune to fall their way if they are to complete a remarkable comeback.

Only the BARC Super Silhouette Championship is the only category to be settled heading into the weekend, with Malcolm Blackman having attained an unassailable lead last time out.

Having flourished under the stewardship of Sonny Howard, the spaceframe series has scaled new heights this year and a bumper entry list will round out what has been another superlative season of wheel-to-wheel action.

To find out more information on this weekend’s event at Brands Hatch, such as links to live timing and the timetable, click here.

BARC championships produce action-packed show at Croft

Croft Circuit played host to a memorable British Automobile Racing Club event this past weekend (September 21/22) as six categories continued their campaigns in action-packed style.

With the 2019 motorsport campaign having approached the business end of the season, the journey to North Yorkshire proved to be a pivotal one as the battle for title supremacy only intensified around the challenging 2.12-mile circuit.

The title pendulum continued to swing back and forth in the Pickup Truck Racing Championship as three enthralling races played out. Reece Jones underlined his credentials as one to watch as he powered his way to an emphatic pair of race wins.

Jones was unable to complete his hat-trick however as George Turiccki scaled the top step of the podium in the third and final race of the weekend.

Chris Brockenhurst produced a double-winning performance of his own in the BARC Super Silhouette Championship, edging out series leader Malcolm Blackman on both occasions.

Blackman, who has won a majority of the year’s races, found himself off the top step of the podium all weekend in the end as Danny Hunt recorded a memorable victory to also triumph.

Callum Grant made his mark in the Classic Formula Ford 1600 Championship as he tallied a pair of wins whilst Ronan Pearson did the same in the Michelin Clio Cup Series to set up a title showdown against Simon Freeman next month.

In the BARC Clubmans Sports Prototype Championship in association with King Henry’s Taverns, Daniel Gibson notched a pair of race wins and narrowly missed out on making it a hat-trick, missing out to Peter Richings by juts half a second in the finale.

Rounding out the weekend’s action from Croft was a three-hour encounter from the Distrigo Parts Distribution Citroen C1 Racing Series; where the Amigo Motorsport duo of Matthew Dawson and Rhys Lloyd reigned supreme.

To view the full classification of results from all of the weekend’s sessions, click here.

Croft’s next major event will see the Toyo Tires Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship bring the curtain down on its 2019 campaign on October 26/27. Ticket information can be found here.

BARC championships head north for Croft crescendo

The British Automobile Racing Club travels to Croft Circuit this weekend (September 21/22) for another blockbuster race meeting which includes no less six different championships.

On what should be a record-breaking weekend at the home of UK motorsport in the north-east following the venue’s recent resurfacing, a bumper crowd is set to witness an unforgettable two days of racing.

The battle for supremacy in the Pickup Truck Racing Championship is set to reach fever-pitch at Croft this weekend with two more races writing the latest chapter of what has been a captivating 2019 title tussle so far.

Bringing a flavour of America to British shores, the championship has been as competitive as ever this year with George Turiccki, Reece Jones, Michael Smith, Mark Willis, Dale Gent, David O’Regan and Paul Tompkins having all tasted success at some stage this year.

Those drivers mentioned are in the thick of the title tussle too and anyone of them could make their mark in North Yorkshire, in-doing so taking a step close to clinching the coveted crown at Brands Hatch in November.

One category that is guaranteed to have fans on the edge-of-their-seats this weekend will be the BARC Super Silhouette Championship, which has scaled new heights this year under the watchful eye of Sonny Howard.

Malcolm Blackman finds himself on the cusp of being crowned champion after producing what has been nothing short of a mesmerising run of results. An impressive 12 wins from 15 races sits him at the summit of the standings and on course to triumph, however nothing is set in stone and the likes of Chris Brockenhurst and Steve Burrows will be in the mix too.

The BARC Clubmans Sports Prototype Championship in association with King Henry’s Taverns arrives at Croft at a critical junction in its 2019 season, with the battle for title supremacy in full swing across all three classes; CSP1, CSP2 and CSP3.

Notable names to look out for over the course of the weekend include Clive Wood, Peter Richings, Morris Hart and Steve Dickens, to name but a few.

Tin top thrills from the Michelin Clio Cup Series will be provided too as three more races will undoubtedly edge proceedings closer its own the season finale. Billed as being an ideal step on the racing ladder for aspiring saloon car drivers to get on track for an affordable price, the one-make series has taken centre stage everywhere it has raced this year so far with its three classes.

In the Race Class, which is home to the third generation RS Clio 200, a straight title fight between Simon Freeman and Ronan Pearson looks set to continue with the latter aiming to overturn a 12-point deficit.

James Colburn and Nic Harrison meanwhile will look to cement their statuses as the drivers to beat in the Sport and Road categories respectively.

For fans of nostalgic single seater racing, the Classic Formula Ford 1600 Championship is not to be missed. Events at Silverstone, Castle Combe, Donington Park, Thruxton and Snetterton has seen the Class A lead between Rick Morris and Tim Harvey go back-and-forth – and it could well continue.

The pair have been virtually inseparable this year so far and have each stood on the top step of the podium on a handful of occasions as well. With the destiny of the title likely to boil down to between the duo, all bets are set to be off.

Kevin Mansell, Mark Armstrong, Stuart Kestenbaum and Steve Pearce, among many others,  aren’t to be discounted either as they bid to make their mark too.

Capping off the weekend’s action will be a three-hour encounter from the Distrigo Parts Distribution Citroen C1 Racing Series. Having starred at the venue back in March, the much-loved one-make category returns for another action-packed 180-minute race which includes another ultra-competitive entry list.

To find out more information on this weekend’s event at Croft, click here.

BARC takes centre stage at action-packed Snetterton spectacle

The British Automobile Racing Club took centre stage at Snetterton this past weekend (September 7/8) as six championships took a step closer to crowning their champions.

Seven blockbuster encounters from the MV Commercial BTRA Championship had pulses racing across both days as the battle for supremacy in both Division’s 1 & 2 headlined the action on both days.

David Jenkins closed the gap to title rival Ryan Smith in Division 1 as he powered his way to pole position and then onto a brace of wins. Smith tallied a victory of his own whilst there was also plenty to celebrate for Richard Collett as he scored his maiden win of 2019.

Elsewhere, Division 2 served up a feast of entertainment as Luke Garrett maintained his advantage at the summit of the standings with another double-winning performance. Both Steven Powell and Paul Rivett also triumphed to ensure the pressure was still on the defending champion heading into the final two events.

In the Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres, six action-packed races left the title pendulum remaining firmly in the balance. Miles Rudman, series leader, bagged a pair of wins to strengthen his position at the summit however two wins for Sean Smith moved him into second and onto the heels of Rudman.

Wins also fell the way of Jack Parker and Will Gibson too, further underlining the ultra-competitive nature of hugely popular category.

Spoils were shared in the Pickup Truck Racing Championship as David O’Regan and Dale Gent took a win apiece, bolstering their title aspirations at the same time.

O’Regan rocketed from fifth to win the opening encounter ahead of Reece Jones and George Turickki before Gent came to the fore in race two, producing a commanding drive to notch his latest victory of the campaign.

The BARC Super Silhouette Championship produced a show-stopping trio of races around the Norfolk venue, with three different drivers standing on top of the podium.

Chris Brockenhurst clinched his second win of the year in race before Steve Burrows achieved a long-overdue first win in race two. Malcolm Blackman, the driver to beat for a majority of the season, moved closer to the title in race three with another win.

Capping off the weekend’s action in East Anglia was a pair of races from the Kumho BMW Championship, both of which were won by Garrie Whittaker who extended his unbeaten winning streak at the wheel of his BMW E36 M3.

To view the full classification of results from all sessions at Snetterton, click here.