HOW TIME FLIES…
It’s been another successful year for BARC Midlands Centre, resulting in an exceptionally busy conclusion to the 2015 racing season. There have been some great highs and many nail-biting moments, but unfortunately there has also been an unexpected low.
Alan and Noreen continued to relentlessly support the BARC SBD Speed Championship, recently attending rounds at Blyton and Aintree, followed by a trip to Shelsley Walsh. Due to increasing popularity, this year’s Championship finals at Curborough were subscribed to the limit, culminating in a long, but enjoyably hectic day. From the comments received, almost every competitor, spectator, marshals and officials had a truly excellent time!
With the calendar now complete, we’re delighted to announce that Justin Andrews is BARC SBD’s Speed Champion for 2015, taking with it the coveted SBD Wilkinson Sword, plus a £200 cash prize. Confirming Justin’s ability to push his Subaru Impreza to its limits, he also won three bonus awards: The Insite Graphics Challenge Trophy; The Emerald Award and the Raymond Good FTD Handicap Trophy. Well-done Justin! Chris Berrisford secured second place in both the overall SBD Speed Championship and The Emerald Award, with Mike Stark hot on his heels in third place. We are also delighted to announce Force PC driver Gary Thomas is this year’s RCL Top 6 Challenge Champion and that Helen Currie secured the Down to Earth Ladies Award in her Renault Clio Trophy, with Elen Worthington a very close second.
Congratulations to Helen, Justin and Gary and special thanks to everyone who competed this year. Together, you delivered some first class motorsport action! We’d also like to thank the marshals, officials and supporters who helped make the 2015 BARC SBD Speed Championship such a resounding success. We hope to see you all again in the New Year.
Unfortunately, a few days prior to the finals at Curborough, Alan Ward, our long-serving Chairman, was admitted to Leicester Royal Infirmary. With the support of the doctors and nurses, not to mention Noreen, their family and friends, he received appropriate care. Subsequently, Alan was moved to Coalville Community Hospital and should be home by the time of publication. He is already making good progress and we hope you will join us in wishing him a steady and successful recovery.
HERE’S TO ANOTHER THRILLING YEAR!
Benefitting from Noreen’s unrelenting hard work, 2016’s calendar for the BARC SBD Speed Championship is already complete. Currently featuring the following nineteen dates, if Coventry’s City Centre Sprint or Thoresby become available, these may also be incorporated unless dates conflict.
Round 16Curborough Sprint Course1st OctoberDouble Lap
Invitations to all relevant clubs and associations have been dispatched, already resulting in six championship acceptances for Rockingham, two for the figure-of-eight at Curborough in August and three for October’s twin-lap final.