Action-packed BARC championships take centre stage at Croft

23 Sep 19

Croft Circuit played host to a memorable British Automobile Racing Club event this past weekend (September 21/22) as six categories continued their campaigns in action-packed style.

With the 2019 motorsport campaign having approached the business end of the season, the journey to North Yorkshire proved to be a pivotal one as the battle for title supremacy only intensified around the challenging 2.12-mile circuit.

The title pendulum continued to swing back and forth in the Pickup Truck Racing Championship as three enthralling races played out. Reece Jones underlined his credentials as one to watch as he powered his way to an emphatic pair of race wins.

Jones was unable to complete his hat-trick however as George Turiccki scaled the top step of the podium in the third and final race of the weekend.

Chris Brockenhurst produced a double-winning performance of his own in the BARC Super Silhouette Championship, edging out series leader Malcolm Blackman on both occasions.

Blackman, who has won a majority of the year’s races, found himself off the top step of the podium all weekend in the end as Danny Hunt recorded a memorable victory to also triumph.

Callum Grant made his mark in the Classic Formula Ford 1600 Championship as he tallied a pair of wins whilst Ronan Pearson did the same in the Michelin Clio Cup Series to set up a title showdown against Simon Freeman next month.

In the BARC Clubmans Sports Prototype Championship in association with King Henry’s Taverns, Daniel Gibson notched a pair of race wins and narrowly missed out on making it a hat-trick, missing out to Peter Richings by juts half a second in the finale.

Rounding out the weekend’s action from Croft was a three-hour encounter from the Distrigo Parts Distribution Citroen C1 Racing Series; where the Amigo Motorsport duo of Matthew Dawson and Rhys Lloyd reigned supreme.