FUNCUP ENDURO HEADS UP SUPERB BRSCC ANGLESEY WEEKEND IN STORE
It’s time for another trip to the coast courtesy of the BRSCC North Western Centre, as Anglesey Circuit in North wales hosts something of an endurance racing. A host of fantastic sprint races accompany and compliment Saturday’s long distance event, with a variety of production cars and single seaters competing on the timetable.
Saturday’s action will be dominated by an 8-hour epic courtesy of the Fun Cup Championship with the second half of the season now in full swing. The previous rounds on the away weekend at Zandvoort in the Netherlands produced two more first time winners to keep up the streak of a different team winning every single round run so far. Team Viking and JPR Axiametrics were the victors on that weekend, but at the head of the table it’s a slim 6 point lead for former champions JPR Uvio over defending title holders 2 Rent Dominos, with a tie for 3rd place between Trumans and Track Torque FNS. With Team Viking, GCI Racing, GT Radial and more lurking behind them in the standings, the longest single race of the year could produce a rather interesting result.
Outside of the long distance racing, the biggest entry of the weekend comes from the ever fantastic Nankang Tyres BMW Compact Cup. Double defending champion Steven Dailly will only be focused on bouncing back from a nightmare weekend at Croft, where a mistake in Race 1 saw him out of the rest of the weekend with a damaged car and zero points. Now he’ll be under pressure to get his title charge back on the right track and back to the top step once more. His lack of points promoted Tom Griffiths into the lead of the standings, with Mark Skeats and Ian Jones in hot pursuit. Mike Doble and Matthew Parkes will also be in the list, but Dailly will be the one to watch as he now has seven races to score a third successive title.
It’s looking close in the battle for the BRSCC Fiesta Championship Racing with MRF Tyres, after leader James Waite finally picked up his first senior level victory at Brands Hatch. However, key rivals David Nye and Jamie Going were also victorious on that weekend and were able to keep the pressure up in the race for the crown. They’re likely to have to contend with the likes of Isaac Smith, Ryan Faulconbridge, Sam Watkins and Jake Dawson, as well as Alastair Kellett in the best of the Fiesta Zetec S cars.
The BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship racing with MRF Tyres also rumbles on with Olly Turner keen to take another step towards that coveted title. He and Joel Wren shared the honours at Brands Hatch after also had their share of mechanical dramas too, so expect another exciting battle between the pair here. They’re sure to face opposition from both Joseph Loake and Ted Potts as the second half of the season continues.
Motorsport commentator Ben Edwards heads up the entry in the Avon Tyres Northern Formula Ford Championship as he looks to find the top step in the Post 98 class aboard his Van Diemen RF92. Title contender Jack Wolfenden will be keen to maintain his advantage aboard his Firman chassis, while Paul Walsh also looks likely to star as he brings his Ray GR14 out to play too. For Super Classic honours, it’s likely to be a showdown between Syd Fraser and Andrew Ian Schofield as they contend to be best of the SCB class.
At the time of writing, leading Toyo Tires Porsche Championship contender Garry Lawrence isn’t on the entry list for the Supersport Boxsters, but that may change come the race weekend itself. Nevertheless, Andrew Porter is currently the man in form after he was able to take two wins and Brands Hatch and his mission now will be to reduce that points gap even further. Leigh Bowden will be hoping to keep pace with them as he continues to explore his first full season of Porsche racing. An enhanced 924 class grid this weekend sees Peter Smith, John Jones and Chris Valentine joined on the coast by Karl Rossin and Andy Pritchard in what should be an entertaining contest.
Also on the timetable this weekend comes a supporting cast from the MG Car Club’s Cockshoot Cup, which begins its second half of its 2019 campaign here this weekend. Paul Wignall, Ian Wright and Philip Yates will continue their struggle for Class A supremacy, Class B will see front runners Colin Stubbs, James Johnson and Ian Whitt in action, while Paul Clackett, Keith Egar and Michael Ashcroft will be the ones to watch in Class D; Brian Butler should also be top man in Class E too.