Best of British Club Racing Entertains Rockingham Crowd
THE inclement summer weather provided an exciting finale to a superb weekend (July18/19) of top class motorsport as the best in British club racing descended on Rockingham for two-days of high-octane action.
More than 2000 motor racing fans were treated to a spectacular feast of non-stop action from seven different racing formulas on track at the Northamptonshire circuit, including two closely contested races from the Pickup Truck championships.
It was a good weekend for Antony Hawkins in his #98 Team Rockingham truck as he earned his first ever pickup truck podium after finishing second in round 11 of the championship race series.
The Motor Lawyers Fiat Racing Challenge was full of drama with a roll for Roger Esp and wins for Jason Greatrex and Simon McFie. As well as action from the LMA Euro Saloon, Alfas and Porsches, there was success in the Open Sportscars Series for Rockingham instructor JP Ivey with a win and a second place.
The entertainment wasn’t confined to the track and there was plenty for all the family to enjoy, with free access to pits and paddock, face painters, temporary tattooist and the chance to drive the International Super Sports Car on one of the Rockingham simulators.
Rockingham Director Charlotte Orton, said: “With so many different racing formulas involved with the BRSCC, this race meeting always provides a wonderful weekend of motor racing.
“Despite a few sharp showers, the weather failed to dampen the spirits of a fantastic family crowd who got behind all the drivers to help make the event one of the best British club meetings on the calendar.”
The next Rockingham race meeting is BARC over the weekend of September 5/6. Spectators can save up to 20 per cent on adult admission prices by booking in advance.
Advance prices are £18 for the weekend, £12 for Sunday or £8 for Saturday. Children aged 15 and under get in free. Tickets can be booked online at www.rockingham.co.uk or by calling the ticket hotline on 01536 500500.
Adult tickets will be available on the gate and cost £20 for the weekend, £15 on Sunday and £10 on Saturday. Fans who have been to a race meeting in 2009 at Rockingham or any other MSA licensed UK circuit* will be able to get in for just £10 on the Sunday with their old ticket
Fans will have the opportunity to get close to the action as general admission again includes access to an open paddock and a grandstand seat.