BRSCC READY TO THRILL AT CROFT HALLOWEEN RACE DAY


The final race meeting of the season for the BRSCC has all the making of being frighteningly good (pun fully intended) as it makes a journey to North Yorkshire and the Croft circuit to wrap up the shortened 2020 calendar of events.

The BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship racing with MRF Tyres is the effective headline act with Joseph Loake looking to keep up a 100% win streak after clinching the first six races. William Orton has keep on his tail throughout and came closest to steal away a victory of his own at Donington Park but to no avail. Third place in points should see a great battle between Bradley Beavers, Joseph Knight and Jenson Brickley with only Beavers being the driver out of the three of them yet to finish a podium. Jake Weston, Dylan Hotchin, Albert Webster and Sid Smith are sure to be in the mix too as the curtain falls on a Fiesta Junior season that truly saw the championship rise from what seemed like obscurity into a healthy place heading to 2021.

Their senior counterparts in the BRSCC Fiesta Championship racing with MRF Tyres are also ready to round off their truncated 2020 campaign with Samuel Watkins leading the way with a dropped score coming into play. There looks like it could be a four-way battle for 2nd between Spencer Stevenson, Ethan Rogers, Olly Turner and Dominic Bush, while the new ST180 Turbo cars are back in force with David Nye and John Cooper joined this time by championship regular Zachary Lucas and current BTCC race star Josh Cook, another famous name getting behind the wheel of the new car to assist in its development and give some feedback.

There’s also going be the first-ever standalone races for the BRSCC CityCar Cup, a new series launched earlier this year designed to be a cost-effective and fun entry point for new drivers taking their first steps into racing. Many of the drivers who have competed in the first two races are back including winners Nic Grindrod and Richard Brunning from Bad Obsession Motorsport, plus Liam Browning and Simon and Paul Toolan. Plus, to add a couple more interesting elements, two of the BRSCC’s top team members are also getting back behind the wheel as both Paul McErlean and Greg Graham get back to the track to sample the new machinery for the first time in a race environment. Good luck, both!

Finally, the last round of the BRSCC Clubsport Trophy is ready to take place with another brilliantly varied grid. There’s the usual mix of Ford Fiestas, BMWs and Mazda MX-5s, the former of those three including more cameo appearances from a selection of BRSCC Fiesta Championship drivers including the new ST180 Turbos. One of those cars to watch will be the aforementioned Josh Cook who shares the car in this race with fellow BTCC runner Jade Edwards. Other machines to watch for include a couple DDMC Northern Saloons regulars in Andrew Morrison’s SEAT Leon TCR and Mike Cutt’s BMW M3, plus a rather unique and unusual machine – a Citroen 2CV Hybrid usually seen competing in the 2CV 24 Hours!

Scott Woodwiss