Driver Grades for 2017

Here’s the list of driver grade changes for 2017.   The last event that could have change driver grades for 2017 was the final round of the 1/32 BOC

Drivers all stay in their existing grades till the end of 2016, and only change from 1st January 2017.



UP TO PREMIER

Driver

Provisional

2017 Grade

Reason for change

Ian Barker

Premier

2016 Nationals finalist

Martin Ellis

Premier

2016 Nationals finalist: 2016 1/24 & 1/32 BOC top 5

Richy Kettleson

Premier

2016 Nationals finalist: 2016 1/24  & 1/32 BOC top 5

Richard Mack

Premier

2016 Main Grade champion

David Sargent

Premier

2016 Nationals finalist: 2016 1/24 BOC top 5

Graham Woodward

Premier

2016 Nationals finalist




UP TO MAIN

Driver

Provisional

2017 Grade

Reason for change

Pete McKendrick

Main

2016 Nats - 27th, 34th, 38th,

Mick Metcalfe

Main

2016 Clubman Saloon Champion / Nats - 22nd, 30th, 30th,

Dave Stevenson

Main

2016 Nats - 18th, 28th, 29th,

Mark Witham

Main

2016 INTRO 32 Champion /  Nats - 28th, 27th, 31st,

Paul Evans

Main

ISRA Ranking 1.23 from 2016 Worlds




DOWN FROM PREMIER*  (unless they finish  in the top 5 of the 2016  1/32 BOC)

Driver

Provisional

2017 Grade

Reason for change

Brian Saunders

Masters

2011 Champion who has not been in a National final in the last 2 Nats

Lee Parsons

Masters

2006 Champion who has not been in a National final in the last 2 Nats

Keith Packer

Main

2015 Main Grade champion returns to main after 1 year

Sandy Parker

Main

2015 Main Grade champion returns to main after 1 year

Steve Sargent

Main

2014 BOC top 5 returns to main after 2 years




DOWN FROM PREMIER  (unless they finish  in the top 5 of the 2016  1/32 BOC)

Driver

Provisional

2017 Grade

Reason for change

Charlie Gooding

Masters

National Champion - now masters grade because of  rule change

Alan Lucas

Masters

National Champion - now masters grade because of  rule change

Bob Hallums

Masters

National Champion - now masters grade because of  rule change

Keith Gibson

Masters

National Champion - now masters grade because of  rule change

Mark Harrison

Masters

National Champion - now masters grade because of  rule change

Dick Smith

Masters

National Champion - now masters grade because of  rule change

A rule change for 2017 introduced the Masters grade which replaces the 2016 Premier grading for former  National champions who have not re- qualified for Premier grade in the last 5 years.   Only the ones currently active in BSCRA racing are listed above, there  are over 30 other former National Champions who have not been listed.




 FROM MAIN TO CLUBMAN

There are  drivers returning to Clubman (Novice) as their high Nats places were over 10 years ago, they haven't been listed because as far as we know they are no longer active racers.


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