Brands Hatch plays host to competitive BARC meeting

31 Jul 17

The British Automobile Racing Club revelled at Brands Hatch this past weekend (29/30) with a strong showing from a host of championships.

Headlining the weekend was the Dunlop Endurance Championship which stole the show on Saturday. Bonamy Grimes and Johnny Mowlem got the better of Darron Lewis and Tom Knight.

The Ferrari 458 Challenge duo backed up their speed in the longer race two as they capped off a perfect weekend by winning by more than three laps.

Variety proved to be the spice of life in the Classic Touring Car Racing Club with no less than ten championships competing across both days.

Combining several grids together, the 1.2 mile Indy circuit at times looked too small with bumper-to-bumper thrills ’n’ spills being provided up and down the field.

In the 4 Two Cup, Toyo Tires Pre 05 Production Touring Cars & Bilstain Pre 03 Classic VW races, Ken Lark and Dan Roberts-Jefferson held on to triumph.

Mark Cholerton and Jim Mcloughlin were in imperious form in the Paul Inch Classic Race Engines Pre 66 & Silverbug IT Group 1 Touring Cars races to top the podium.

Over int he Hammerite Classic Thunder Saloon Championship & Toyo Tires Honda VTEC Challenge races, Dale Gent starved off a stacked entry list for a dominant double.

Rounding off the list of winners in the CTCRC was Craig Jamieson who was at the double in the Pre 93 Touring Cars, The YourITMan Pre 03 Touring Cars & Burton Power Blue Oval Saloons races.

Spoils were shared in the 2CV Classic Racing Championship’s penultimate round of the season with Mick Storey and Luca Proietti taking a win apiece. The popular one-make series will once again come to a head at Snetterton in mid-August with the now traditional endurance race.

The BARC South East Centre’s trio of championship were all in fine form too with a host of winners emerging from a host of entertaining encounters around the infamous venue.

Rod Birley added another two victories to his ever-growing win tally in the Quaife Modified Saloon Car Championship whilst Malcolm Blackman took a step closer to the title in the Scrapco / Avon Tyres Intermarque Championship.

James Ross and Chris Whiteman emerged as the ones to beat in the Cannons Tin Tops Championship, taking one win each.

To view the full classification results from every session over the weekend, click here.