A selection of photos showing the formula in action courtesy of Rachel Bourne.
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|
|1 & 2 - OULTON PARK (INT. OR FOST.)||28 Mar 2020 - 28 Mar 2020||Oulton Park International||Event|
|3, 4 & 5 - ANGLESEY||23 May 2020 - 24 May 2020||Anglesey Coastal||Event|
|6 & 7 - OULTON PARK (INT. OR FOST.)||06 Jun 2020 - 06 Jun 2020||Oulton Park International||Event|
|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|