750 Motor Club returns to action at Croft Circuit

750 Motor Club Croft Saturday. Photo: Tony Todd.

A variety of cars and championships will be in action when the 750 Motor Club returns to Croft Circuit with its jam-packed racing programme next weekend.

Eight different classes will take to the track across 18 races as the Midlands-based club makes its second visit of the year to the North Yorkshire circuit.

The two-day meeting will see a wide range of affordable racing cars going head-to-head across the 2.17-mile Croft international circuit with the popular single-seater F1000 Championship battling it out with one race on Saturday and two on Sunday.

Thomas Gadd has a 10-point lead in the standings from Dan Gore as they head to rounds six, seven and eight whilst in the Clubman Cup it’s Benjamin Huntley who tops the leaderboard.

The Formula Vee 1300cc Volkswagen engine powered single-seat machines will be contesting rounds five and six of the series on both days. Craig Bell arrives in North Yorkshire at the top of the championship with a five-point advantage over Matthew Hyde.

Also featuring, with one race on Saturday and two on Sunday, will be the Locost Championship which is set to showcase a packed grid of machines built to the design set out in Ron Champion’s book ‘Build Your Own Sports Car’. Craig Land leads the points after a successful weekend on Anglesey last time out followed by Todd Boucher and Tom Parker as they venture north.

The Mk2 Renault Sport Clio 182 ‘Cup’ and 197/200 chassis models will take to the start line for the K-Tec Racing Clio Sport Championship. The popular tin-top racers offer bumper-to-bumper racing on Saturday and Sunday with Tim Bentley topping the leaderboard.

Not to be missed on Saturday will be the retro hatchbacks of the Classic Stock Hatch Championship featuring cars available for sale in the UK before January 1992. These models feature original engines as well as standard gearbox and ratios and final drive. They will be in action in two 15-minute races.

Also taking to the track twice on Saturday will be the double-header sprint races of The Armed Forces Race Challenge, which brings together competitors from across the Armed Forces. The Bikesports Championship, for sports racing cars powered by motorbike engines, will show their pace on Saturday.

With two classes, class A for cars using tuned motorbike engines up to 1500cc capacity and class B for cars using production motorbike engines up to 1500cc capacity, they will compete for the honours over two 20-minute races.

Sunday will see a 90-minute endurance race when the GAZ Shocks 116 Trophy compete. The series is a unique one-make budget championship using the popular and affordable ‘Mk1’ BMW 1 Series. The races include compulsory pit stops, for one, two or three driver teams.

Practice gets underway at 9.30am on Saturday with ten races following whilst Sunday sees track action from 12.00 noon with the remaining eight races taking place.

Adult admission is £16in advance (£18 on the gate) on both days with accompanied children aged 15 and under admitted free on both days.

There is also free car parking and free paddock access.

For further details, please visit www.croftcircuit.co.uk or call 01325 721815.