The first car race meeting of the season takes place at Croft Circuit this forthcoming weekend (9/10 April) when the Midlands-based 750 Motor Club kicks off proceedings with the first of two visits this season to the North Yorkshire track.
Renowned for their packed grids and quantity of action-packed racing, one of the attractions will be the eclectic range of cars in action as the club celebrates eighty-three years this year and with it being the opening round of the club’s various championships, over 250 competitors will be in action in the eighteen races over the two days.
With a record-breaking entry which includes reserves, a forty-car grid will contest the PBS Brakes Hot Hatch Championship over a pair of fifteen-minute races each day whilst thirty cars will take to the start for Saturday’s pair of Tegiwa Type R Trophy races.
The opening race of the season on Saturday lunchtime will be the twenty-seven-car strong BMWCCC Championship which also has a race later in the day whereas the Mazda marque features strongly both days with the 5Club Racing MX5 Cup and Yokohama Mazda Championship seeing over forty drivers battling it out around the famous and historic track.
Throw in the RLM Racing Sports 1000 Championship, K-Tec Racing Clio Sport Championship on both days as well as Sunday’s two races for the Demon Tweeks/Yokohama Classic Stock Hatch Championship, it’s set to be a thriller.
But perhaps the best may be saved until last with the feature Gaz Shocks 116 Trophy endurance race taking place over ninety minutes on Sunday afternoon. There, nearly sixty competitors in thirty-seven cars will round off what is set to be a memorable weekend’s action.
Practice gets underway at 9.30 on Saturday with the first of nine races commencing at 12.30 whilst Sunday sees track action from 12.00 with the remaining nine races starting at 12.35.
Adult admission is just £15.00 on both days in advance or £17.00 on the day with accompanied children aged 15 and under admitted FREE on both days. There is also FREE car parking and FREE paddock access.
Meanwhile, with less than three months to go until Croft Circuit hosts the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship over the weekend of June 25/26, advance tickets are still available. Adult advance prices are £15 for Saturday (£17 on the gate), £30 for Sunday (£35 on the gate) and £40 for a weekend ticket (£47 on the gate, subject to availability). Prices for 13 to 15-year-olds are priced at £5, £8, and £10 respectively and all accompanied children aged 12 and under go free.
Croft Circuit 2022 Calendar
April 9/10 - 750 Motor Club
April 23/25 - British Automobile Racing Club
May 14/15 - British Racing & Sports Car Club
May 28/29 - 750 Motor Club
June 11/12 - No Limits Motorcycle Racing
June 25/26 - Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship
August 6/7 - British Automobile Racing Club
August 20/21 - Battle of Britain
September 3/4 - Historic Sports Car Club & Nostalgia Event
September 17/18 - British Racing & Sports Car Club
October 1/2 - Classic Motorcycle Racing Club