While the main racing season usually concludes around late October to early November, that doesn’t mean that any and all opportunities to wheel the race car out of the garage one more time have dried up. Far from it, as there’s still one event that is the perfect chance for racers and petrolheads alike to celebrate the festive season in the best way possible – getting out on track!
Once again, the BRSCC is delighted to be at the helm of the car element of the annual Plum Pudding Races at Mallory Park, a traditional event that takes place on Boxing Day (December 26th) every year allowing some drivers and motorsport fans a great chance to indulge in their favourite pass time during Christmas!
There are separate grids and races for both saloon cars and sports cars respectively, but both play out a little differently than conventional race meetings. Unlike those in the regular season, there are no qualifying sessions here. Instead, the fastest race entry sets pole position rather than fastest lap time. So if you enter first, you get pole position for Race 1. The results of Race 1 then set the grid for the second race with the entire grid reversed to further enhance the actions.
All race ready sports cars and saloons cars are eligible to enter their respective races, with saloons cars ranging from Peugeot 206s, Ford Fiestas and Honda Civics, to Alfa Romeos, Ford Escorts, BMWs and VW Golfs. As for sports cars, you can bring vehicles such as Caterhams, Porsches, Radicals and other sports prototypes, Mazda MX-5s, TVRs and Lotus Elises. This really is an incredibly open contest, so as long as the car meets all the required Motorsport UK safety requirements, you’re in!
As is the tradition, the Plum Pudding meeting will also feature some bike races organised by the East Midland Racing Association. More details can be found at https://www.eastmidlandracing.co.uk/.
Get your entry in now, otherwise waiting too long may end up becoming the difference between starting at the front of the pack or lining up at the back!