Mallory Park in Leicestershire sees our BRSCC Midlands Centre host a one day race event this Sunday as a mix of single seaters, classic and historic racing all take to the track around the full 1.35 mile circuit.

The sole representative in terms of BRSCC content will be the Avon Tyres Northern Formula Ford Championship with their second away rounds of this season after they ventured to Silverstone at the end of July. The majority of the main championship contenders don’t appear to be present on this occasion, leaving the way clear for someone new to potentially steal the top spot. The fight for Post 89 honours looks set to be between David McCarthur, Nigel Dolan, George McDonald, Adam Quartermaine and Matt Payne, while Pre 90 victory should go to either Steve Nixon, Edwin Hannah or Scott Rawlinson.

The first of three guest championships and series on the timetable is the Track Attack Race Club, who once again bring another eclectic mix of French and Japanese machinery thanks to the combined races for the Nippon Challenge and Tricolore Trophy. Names such as Tony Hunter, Nick Gwinnett, Russell Thomson, Chris Bassett and Ash Bruneau look likely to be the main Tricolore frontrunners, with Steve Cassar, Richard Hockley and Kevin Middleton set to lead the charge in the Nippon Challenge.

Also in the schedule will be two races from the fantastic HRDC, with Julius Thurgood’s boys always putting on a great spectacle wherever they race. The Allstars race will put Austin Healeys, MGs, Vauxhalls, a Mini Cooper and a Lotus Elan on the grid amongst others, whereas the Academy & A-Series Challenge race will feature a host of Austin Academy cars and the same mix of Austin Healeys and MGs. This is how racing used to be back in the late 1950s and early 1960s!

Finally, bringing a high-speed flavour to events on Sunday will be the ultra-fast Superkarting-UK Championships. Mallory Park’s naturally fast “bowl” nature should allow these karts to corner at incredible speeds mere inches from the ground. The grid will be full of 250cc and 450cc karts doing battle on track against each other at the same time, plus a handful of 125cc open entries to boot. Expect most of the field to be piloting the popular Anderson chassis with a couple opting for either a Raider or Phantom variant, while engines will be from Honda, KTM or Gas Gas.

Scott Woodwiss


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