ARROWPAK EURO SALOONS & SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP
Think you've got a fast car? If it's got a roof, you can probably race it in the Euro Saloon & Sportscar Championship! The Arrowpak supported championship welcomes most saloons, coupes and sports cars, the criteria being they should have been sold in the European Union at some time. This definition includes mainstream manufacturers as well as grey imports, personal imports and other low volume routes, and there should be at least one road going example.
The Arrowpak Euro Saloon & Sportscar Championship provides a home for marques such as Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Daihatsu, Fiat, Ford, Harrier, Honda, Lancia, Lotus, Marcos, MG, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Noble, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Rover, Seat, Subaru, Talbot, Vauxhall and Volkswagen to do battle.
The regulations separate vehicles into three basic categories depending on their technical specification. These categories are termed Modified, Production modified and Production. The championship has five classes, which consist of a mixture of vehicles built to the technical requirements of these three categories, sorted according to engine cubic capacity.
Most cars that have been built to the specific regulations for other championships will find that they slot comfortably into one of the classes according to their technical specification, and the result is an exciting and surprisingly competitive mix.
Renault Clios built to the previous year's one make regulations also enjoy their own Clio Cup challenge, sponsored by Mark Fish Motorsport. Similarly, a Super Touring Car & Seat Cup ran in 2011 over the eight races at double header events. It is open to any ex-Super Touring, S2000, WTCC, BTCC, STCC, and Seat Cupra, Leon (UK) or Supercopa cars.
Class A: caters for some awesome machinery such as Mid and front engined two seater sports or GT cars over 3000cc (or with forced induction), Escort & Sierra Cosworth 4wd, Mitsubishi Evo 4wd, Subaru Impreza 4wd, Nissan Skyline 4wd and also some FIA classified cars
Class B: is for factory built Touring cars, 2007 onwards model year Seat Cupra challenge cars, and other modifieds over 3500cc
Class C: allows smaller engined modifieds between 1750cc and 3500cc, Mid and front engined two seaters (1600cc to 3000cc normally aspirated), Production modifieds over 3500cc and Production over 6000cc
Class D: accepts Modifieds up to 1750cc, Mid and front engined two seaters up to 1600cc, Production modified 2000cc to 3500cc, Clio Cup cars and Production 3500cc to 6000cc
Class E: pits smaller engined Production modifieds up to 2000cc with Production spec cars up to up to 3500cc
There is also a non-championship invitation Class F available to allow cars meeting the spirit if not the letter of the regulations to race on an occasional basis.
The championship visits most UK circuits and offers twenty-minute races with rolling starts and a mixture of both single and double-header events. With a registration fee of just £125 the championship welcomes committed and occasional entrants alike and the championship enjoys sponsorship and promotion from Arrowpak Ltd, Mark Fish Motorsport & NYSSA Ltd