FIVE WEEKS TO BRITCAR 500
| It’s now just five weeks until the Britcar 500, the championship’s flagship 6 hour race at Silverstone on 2nd – 4th October. As usual the event will have all of the pzazz and sense of occasion normally associated with the 24 hour race with funfairs, air displays and in these trying times for our armed forces, a special representation from the Help for Heroes organisation.|
Action begins on the Friday of the BRSCC run event with a full day of qualifying for the support races including the excellent Ma5da MX5 Championship, Porsche Club, Toyo Tyres Production, Sports 2000 and FPA, culminating in the unique two-hour Britcar night qualifying after dark.
There is a full programme of racing on Saturday, finishing with the top-billing Britcar 6-hour race, with 52 cars, including TV star Vicki Butler-Henderson in a Renault Clio, taking the starting flag, waved this year by 2008 hero Andy Neate, at 4pm. The action continues on Sunday, with Caterhams Superlights, Alfa Romeos, Mighty Minis, Ma5das, Sports 2000, and Dunlop MN Saloons.
As usual, the hard-working marshals will be rewarded for their efforts with a Britcar package including T-Shirt, pens, stickers, badges, and a £10 meal/drink voucher. This event has become a mecca for marshals countrywide, where various factions from around the UK make the pilgrimage to Silverstone to celebrate their shared passion. The 6-hour race will be no less an event as the previous – and future – 24 hour extravaganzas, and a chance to renew friendships made over previous years.
Marshals wishing to volunteer should contact the BRSCC Midland Centre Chief Marshal Alan Tyson.