BARC set for bumper Welsh weekend

20 Apr 17

The British Automobile Racing Club descends on Wales this weekend (April 22/23) for two events, at opposite ends of the country.

A total of four categories will compete at Pembrey Circuit whilst at Anglesey Circuit, six different championships will duke it out around the infamous coastal layout.

Headlining the programme in South Wales at the BARC’s Pembrey venue, the second round of the British Truck Racing Championship is set to be the star attraction. More than 25 trucks kicked off the new season at Brands Hatch in late March and a big turnout is expected at Pembrey, where both Divisions are being fiercely contested.

In the top tier, the top five in the standings arrive at round two covered by just five points. Stuart Oliver, reigning champion Ryan Smith, Mat Summerfield and Shane Brereton shared the spoils to underline how competitive the BTRC is going to be this year.

Division 2 is also set to be one to watch with Mika Makinen leading the way after bagging three of the four wins on offer at round one. Last year’s champion, Adam Bint, is hot on the heels of the Finnish driver though, and there are set to be other contenders making their presence known.

Also on the Pembrey billing is the third showing of the Pickup Truck Racing Championship this year with Scott Bourne, Mark Willis and Lea Wood all keen to further establish themselves at the summit of the points.

The Caterham Graduates Championship will also look to put on a show as they use the brand new layout on Sunday and the Welsh Racing Drivers Association will kick off their 2017 campaign too.

Over at Anglesey, the BARC’s North West Centre will run proceedings on what is a stacked, diverse race programme. The CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship picks up where it finished at Oulton Park in mid-March for round two whilst the British Superkarts also take to the track.

Ticking off events on the calendar, the Junior Saloon Car Championship makes its third appearance of the season. Catering for 14 to 17-year-olds, the JSCC has become a proving ground for youngsters and three different winners from four races has already showcased that the next wave of talent is well on the way.

For Legends Racing fans, there will be action from not only the UK contingent but also the Scottish and Irish. The small machined but ferocious racing doesn’t stop there either with the Mighty Minis Championship making the journey to Wales as well.