BRSCC OUTLINES EXCITING PLANS FOR 2021 AVON TYRES NORTHERN & SUPER CLASSIC FORMULA FORD CHAMPIONSHIP
The BRSCC is delighted to outline some exciting plans and developments regarding the Avon Tyres Northern & Super Classic Formula Ford Championship for the 2021 season.
Throughout 2020, the Northern & Super Classic Formula Ford Championship ran on the same grids as their counterparts in the Avon Tyres National Formula Ford Championship, however for 2021 the Northern & Super Classic competitors will once again race on their own standalone calendar. The championship will be contested over an eight event calendar with four visits to Mallory Park, three events at Oulton Park, as well as a single event at Anglesey.
As in previous years, the three Oulton Park meetings will form a ‘Champion of Oulton’ series, with competitors scoring points in a separate sub-table to take that accolade (all points also count toward the main championship).
Alongside this, there will also be a revival of the ‘Star of Mallory’ contest, with four meetings scheduled at the circuit and the same points scoring format set to feature here too. To add an extra incentive for participating drivers, at each of the four Mallory Park events there will be a prize draw for all signed on competitors in the FF1600 paddock, the prize being a voucher for a free test day at Mallory. In addition to this Mallory Park and dalys.co.uk have teamed up to contribute a £2000 total prize fund, £500 of which will be distributed at each event between the class winners (providing there are a min of 3 starters in the class).
The race weekend format will see competitors participate in a 15 minute qualifying session followed by two 15 minute races. To maximise competitive track time for racers, the 2021 sporting regulations will also allow the addition of 5 minutes to cover sessions interrupted by safety car periods or delays.
To ensure maximum value for championship competitors, entry fees are capped at £295.00 per event, with the additional benefit of free registration to help ensure the Avon Tyres Northern & Super Classic Championship provides some of the best value Formula Ford racing in the UK.
The championship is open to any and all ages and models of Kent-engined Formula Ford and is able to accommodate any car that spans the entire history of Formula Ford from its origins in 1967 to the present day. The class structure will remain as:
Class P – Cars built from 1/1/99 to date
Class SCA (Super Classic A) – Cars built from 1/1/1990 to 31/12/1998
Class SCB (Super Classic B) – Cars built from 1/1/1982 to 31/12/1989
Class SCC (Super Classic C) – Cars built from 1/1/1972 to 31/12/1981
Class SCD (Super Classic D) – Cars built before 1972
There is also an Invitational class which is designed to cater primarily for any National Formula Ford Championship registered drivers that wish to take part in Northern & Super Classic meetings during the 2021 season. Competitors racing within the invitational class will be non-points scoring.
With regard to tyres, Class P cars must run the Avon ACB10 tyre at all times, whilst all Super Classic classes have the option of running either the ACB10 or the ACB9 pattern.
Ian Smith, the long-standing championship coordinator for the Northern & Super Classic Formula Ford Championship spoke of his optimism ahead of the 2021 season, saying “I’m delighted that 2021 will see a return to a stand-alone championship once again. It’s great news for all of our racers that the BRSCC have provided such a calendar, and also that as well as competing for the main championship, we’re able to provide further interest and value by including the Champion of Oulton and Star of Mallory competitions. Special thanks must also go to Mallory Park Circuit and dalys.co.uk for providing such a valuable additional prize package for our meetings there”
Peter Daly, BRSCC Chairman and keen Formula Ford racer was equally enthusiastic about the plans for the new season, adding, “I’m delighted that the club have been able to put together such a great 2021 calendar and support package, and we believe that in doing so, the Avon Tyres Northern & Super Classic Formula Ford Championship offers fantastic value for money to all FF1600 racers. I’m personally looking forward to packed grids and great racing throughout the 2021 season”.
To find out more about the 2021 Avon Tyres Northern & Super Classic Formula Ford Championship, you can head to the dedicated Formulae page on the BRSCC website at https://brscc.co.uk/formulae/avon-tyres-northern-super-classic-formula-ford-championship/.