This year’s area rounds are over already but what a good season! Many thanks to you
all for making this season the best supported for many years & easily the best area
round attendances in the country. There has been some great racing at all levels
& a very friendly spirit which I hope you have all enjoyed. Especially satisfying
is the number of racers contesting the Novice class. The only down side has been
fairly long days to accommodate the numbers but even this is a pleasant dilemma to
As usual the best 2 out of 3 rounds in each class will count.
Following the change in the Nationals Race format it was agreed we should run segmented
racing for all classes.
There will be 1 minute qualifying for Saloon, F1 & Sports with best lap to count
except in the event of there being a problem timing individual lap times when most
laps total in a minute will count. Due to the extra time demands this entails there
will not be separate individual warm up time immediately before racers qualify.
This will seed drivers into finals as we have done in Sports & Production in recent
years when you can win from any final. When entry is not an exact multiple of number
of lanes in use on track ‘sit out’ finals are recommended to use least time & if
not required for all finals, the highest finals will not have sit outs.
Although Clubman Production may not have a qualifying element now it is part of The
Production Challenge weekend, Area Rounds are an important part of the learning
curve for new racers so it was agreed it is important we continue to run these. To
save a little time though 1 min qualifying will not be done for this class but all
racers in it will race in one race with whatever number of sit outs are required
to run Production.
Note: It is expected the new BSCRA Production chassis will be launched next year
for racing in the 2016 season so no change for this coming season.
The above format is likely to take more time than we have needed in recent years
so it was agreed an earlier start time was needed. This will be:
8.00 – 9.30 Visitor Practice
9.30 – 9.45 Home Member Practice
Race Start no later than 10.00
Class order of Production, Saloon, F1 & Sports
No change to these at £4/class & ½ price juniors. Production free with 3 other classes.
A levy of £25 will be charged at meetings to each host club to pay for trophies at
the end of the season.
Enjoy your racing!
New Area Co-ordinator
Just a quick message for the moment to say that in the absence of anybody volunteering
to take on the Area Co-ordinator position since Steve Siddall stated he wished to
step down last year, I have now decided to take on the role again to resolve the
position. Steve is aware of this & is happy somebody else is taking over.
I will be in touch again in the near future but for now would just like to thank
Steve for the time he has put in over the last 3 years for the Area.