ST-XR Challenge

The ST-XR Challenge is a superb saloon car championship and a mainstay of Ford racing in the UK.

Next Event Oulton Park International Circuit


18 July 2020 - 18 July 2020

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If you would like to get involved or need further information, use the contact details below to find out more via the championship co-ordinator

Dave Fairclough - Co-ordinator

07889 912680

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Supplementary documents, bulletins and other relevant information may be shown here
Dave Fairclough - Co-ordinator

07889 912680

send email


A selection of photos showing the formula in action courtesy of Rachel Bourne.

About the ST-XR Challenge

With roots going all the way back to the 1980s, the ST-XR Challenge is a long-standing home for Ford saloons and has been providing great racing at a reasonable price for over 30 years, due to the fact that the series conforms to Group N regulations and uses a control tyre to keep the competition as tight as possible.

This championship is accessible to those wishing to compete in a broad range of models from Ford’s back catalogue. There are five classes to choose from, allowing Fiesta XR2, Escort XR3i, Fiesta Si and Fiesta ST150 models to compete on the track at the same time for overall and class honours.

We endeavour to equalise the power to weight ratio of all the classes, so any car has the chance of an outright win. The mandatory championship Yokohama A048R tyre is used for both wet and dry conditions, again cutting down on costs.

The 2020 season is set to feature sixteen races across seven race weekends, with the championship mainly based in the Northern half of the UK. There will be four appearances at our home circuit of Oulton Park on the International, Island or Fosters layouts, plus visits to Anglesey and an away round at Donington Park in August.

As per 2019, we hope to secure television coverage again for some of the 2020 season meetings. For 2020 we are delighted to have continued support from our main sponsors. These include title sponsors Hyperdrive Performance Motor Oils, Automech, Polybush and Yokohama Tyres.

6 - 2019 12 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019 Oulton Park International Download PDF
5 - 2019 14 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019 Mallory Park Download PDF
4 - 2019 03 Aug 2019 - 03 Aug 2019 Oulton Park International Download PDF
3 - 2019 08 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019 Anglesey International Download PDF
2 - 2019 04 May 2019 - 05 May 2019 Croft Download PDF
1 - 2019 13 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019 Oulton Park Island Download PDF

2020 Provisional Calendar

8 & 9 - OULTON PARK (INT. OR FOST.) 18 Jul 2020 - 18 Jul 2020 Oulton Park International Event
10 & 11 - DONINGTON PARK (SUN) 01 Aug 2020 - 02 Aug 2020 Donington Park National Event
12, 13 & 14 - ANGLESEY 22 Aug 2020 - 23 Aug 2020 Anglesey International Event
15 & 16 - OULTON PARK (INT. OR FOST.) 17 Oct 2020 - 17 Oct 2020 Oulton Park International Event