SEPTEMBER is set to be a very busy month for motorsport at Rockingham with three race meetings scheduled to be held at the Northamptonshire circuit over the coming weeks.
The action gets underway this weekend (September 9/10) when 750 Motor Club returns to the venue for what has now become an annual pilgrimage for its members and a regular fixture on the circuit’s race calendar.
Advance adult tickets are priced at just £12 per day and admission for children aged 15 and under is FREE ensuring families can enjoy some of the best action from the British Club motor racing scene at an affordable price.
Split over two days, 750 Motor Club boasts some of the largest grids on the British club scene, producing good, clean racing. It prides itself on being both accessible and affordable to competitors and spectators alike.
All the action takes place on the International Super Sports Car Long Circuit, with a total of 20 races from 12 different championships featuring a wide variety of cars from hot hatches and supercars to single seaters and custom built machines.
It has never been closer at the top of the Demon Tweeks | Yokohama Classic Stock Hatch Championship. A pair of unmissable Rockingham races will decide whether it is 2015 and 2016 champion Matt Rozier who takes a third title on the trot in his Peugeot 205 GTi, or whether 2017 goes the way of longstanding rival and multiple former champion Lee Scott, in his Ford Fiesta XR2i.
Formula Vee is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of UK competition in 2017, and this year the Ravenol-backed single-seater championship also sees a two-way fight for the title upfront. With the exception of mechanical woes at Anglesey, Ben Miloudi has rarely been off the podium this season in his Storm and holds a 13-point lead over Irish racer Adam Macaulay (Sheane).
The Cartek Roadsports Series of mini-endurance races concludes 2017 on Saturday; an early finish to allow those competing in sister series Club Enduro to make the ‘bucket list’ trip to race at Belgium’s Spa Francorchamps at the end of this month.
Andy Marston and Brett Evans will likely face firm competition from Tim Gray and Mark Betts upfront in Class A in E46 BMW M3s, but Class B may well be the one to watch. Imran Khan (BMW E36 328i) was inseparable from Porsche 968 driver Matt Faizey throughout the last Roadsports outing, and this time the pair will also be up against longstanding Class B protagonists Neal Martin and Steve Hewson.
Paul Jarvis has already provisionally wrapped up the Royal Purple Hot Hatch Class C championship title thanks to an unbroken string of victories to-date, yet both Class A and B showcase some serious rivalries. Alistair Camp (Ford Fiesta ST) will go head-to-head with Honda Integra driver Ben Rushworth in the former, while Geoff Conner (Clio 172) and Will Hunt (Saxo) have shared the bulk of Class B victories this year, leaving them separated by a mere eight points.
The Demon Tweeks | Yokohama Locost Championship returns this weekend after a summer break for the evergreen ‘Seven-esque’ kit car formula. Ian Allee currently tops the table in a quest to defend his 2016 title, and although nearest rival Ben Powney proved completely untouchable in the last rounds, the Kent-based driver is only able to contest Sunday’s race here due to personal commitments.
With further championship action from the Tegiwa M3 Cup, 5Club Mazda MX-5s, and Disklok RGB for bike-engine sports-racing cars, plus the MTEC Brakes BMW 330 Challenge, Super Cooper Cup, Raceparts Historic 750 Formula and a huge variety of machinery represented in the Armed Forces Race Challenge, this first autumnal meeting of the year for 750MC will be one not to miss.
As always at Rockingham all tickets include access to a grandstand seat offering panoramic views of the entire circuit, the pit garage roof and race paddock, which means there are no hidden costs.
Rockingham prides itself on providing access to all motorsport fans, and those who are registered disabled can apply for a complimentary* admission ticket for their carer, while children aged 15 and under get in FREE.
Advance tickets can be booked online at www.rockingham.co.uk or via the hotline on 01536 500500, option1, until midday on Friday, September 3. Adult tickets will be available on the gate priced £16 per day. Gates open at 08:00 both days and track activity starts from 09:00.
For more information visit www.rockingham.co.uk/race events/
*Written proof is required