POINTS WILL MAKE PRIZES AT SILVERSTONE
Steven Brown will be out to impress sponsors, Tata Technologies, on Sunday. Photo: John Cooper
Plenty of points are up for grabs this weekend for the six BRSCC championships that are in ‘double-header’ action on the Silverstone National Circuit, in a two-day meeting that will feature sixteen races.
The destination of the Avon Tyres Formula Ford Triple Crown will be decided today with Chippenham’s Luke Cooper hot favourite to secure the title. John Murphy is Luke’s closest challenger twenty-three points behind. Of course, both twenty-minute races also count towards the National title with the same two protagonists going head-to-head, although this time it’s John Murphy who has the points advantage.
The Logson Group Porsche Championship brings a very healthy grid of twenty-seven cars to Silverstone. The championship has been very well supported by the drivers all season and is shaping up unto a classic finish. In the full race Boxster class, only sixteen points separate Ric Styrin in top spot and David Bearman in fourth. Richard Sykes and Gerry Taylor and the two sandwiched between. Steve Potts leads the Production Boxsters but rival Steven Brown will be determined to over haul him and put on a good show for a large group of guests from his sponsors, Tata Technologies. The 924 battle is also tight between Alistair Kirkham and Sean Siddall with Rebecca Jackson trying to hang onto their coats tails.
The Mighty Minis are another championship who have consistently delivered strong grids this season. Twenty-six cars will provide their usual cocktail of pulsating door-to-door action as Chris Slade attempts to fend-off the title challenge of Emmerdale soap star Kelvin Fletcher, who has been a revelation in his first season of circuit racing.
We have a treat in-store for sportscar fans, with the Dunlop TVR Challenge and OSS Championship in race action on both days. Tuscans, Cerberas, Chimaeras and Tasmins will all be going for glory in the Dunlop TVR Challenge. Mike Saunders brought his 4700cc Cerbera home first in both Brands Hatch races so he will be in confident mood, but he can expect questions to be asked by Dean Cook, Johnny Wilson and Martin Crass.
In the OSS Championship, Tony Sinclair’s dominance over the last couple of years is being severely challenged by the Radical SR4 of Darcy Smith. Smith currently has a twenty-one point lead over Sinclair’s Jade 3 so a couple of wins would go a long way to securing the title for the Wrington driver.
Although they don’t have the same numbers this weekend as their younger brother, the Super Mighty Minis never disappoint and always put on a show for the crowd. The scrap for the title very much looks like a three-way fight between Gary Patterson, Chris Morgan and 2011 champion Elliot Stafford. Only sixteen points separate the trio so they will be competing to the max throughout both races.
In addition to the six BRSCC championships, the BRSCC Midlands Centre will welcome two championships from the Red Dragon Race & Track Club. The Nippon Challenge and the Fuchs Titan Race MR2 Series will field sixty-four cars, which is an excellent turnout.
For the full entry lists, Final Instructions and timetable visit http://www.brscc.co.uk/SILVERSTONE—BRSCC-RACE-WEEKEND-01-03-75