Busy BARC weekend set to wow crowds

28 Jun 17

The British Automobile Racing Club returns to Croft this weekend (1/2 July) for another bumper weekend of track action - with multiple championship all continuing their 2017 campaigns.

Fresh off the back of a bumper Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship event earlier this month, the North Yorkshire circuit is primed and ready for more wheel-to-wheel battles.

Bumper-to-bumper action is all-but guaranteed in the MRF Legends Cars National Championship. Six races of the ever-popular and immensely competitive category are set to wow fans.

Having had to endure a lengthy seven-week summer break, all competitors will be itching to get back on-track with Ben Power leading the way. Notching seven wins so far, Power is the man to beat but has plenty of top names hot on his heels including multiple champion John Mickel.

Tin-top thrills are set to be provided by the next wave racers in the Junior Saloon Car Championship. For youngsters aged between 14 to 17-years-old, the one-make Citroen Saxo category has in recent years gone on to provide a stepping stone for a number of up and coming stars.

Those to keep an eye on this weekend include the top four in the standings; Ethan Hammerton, Will Dyrdal, Gordon Mutch and Sam Kirkpatrick - all of whom are covered by a mere eight points.

Caterham Graduates have been celebrating a milestone anniversary this year and the good times are likely to continue to roll over the course of the weekend. With a bumper grid and multiple classes competing, fans will have the opportunity to see plenty of the championship this weekend with a host of races being staged.

The Max5 Racing Championship continues its 2017 journey this weekend too with another bumper grid set to compete for the latest spoils that are on offer.

Like Caterham’s, a multi-class format will see the battles rage on throughout the grid with the perennial pace-setters such as Jon Halliwell all looking to bag yet more silverware to their already impress hauls this season.

Irish Global Lights will also roll into town for the third round of their own respective championship. Never short of entertainment, four races are scheduled to be played out with the usual protagonists set to duke it out for the top step of the podium.

Tickets for the event will be available to purchase on the gate from £14.00 on both days, with the full event timetable found here.