MOTOR racing returns to Rockingham this September with three back-to-back race meetings scheduled to be held at the Northamptonshire circuit over the coming weeks.
The action gets underway this weekend (September 15/16) when the British Racing & Saloon Car Club (BRSCC) returns to the venue for the final time ending its association with the circuit, which will be closing at the end of this year.
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.
As always motor racing fans of all ages are in for a real treat as the BRSCC brings a mixture of saloons and sports cars with a total of 15 races from four different championships on the 2.05-mile International Super Sports Car Long Circuit.
The largest entry of the weekend comes from the Mazda MX-5 Championship, with the penultimate meeting of the season bringing a tight battle at the top of the points table. Mike Comber Racing team-mates Will Blackwell-Chambers and Samuel Smith are separated by just four points with the defending champion bidding to hold on to his lead and the #1 on the door.
Last time out at Anglesey, Smith braved the Welsh coast to collect a hat-trick of victories and keep the pressure on Blackwell-Chambers with six races still left to run. The AB Motorsport trio of Brian Trott, Oliver Allwood and John Langridge will be keeping both of them honest all the way to the end, whilst other drivers to be in the mix include Jason Greatrex, Charlie Burge, Stephen Foden and Martin Tolley.
Their compatriots in the Mazda MX-5 Super Series may not have any points or a championship to fight for, but the silverware and bragging rights to go with it will certainly focus everyone’s minds on the task ahead. So far this season, the highest number of race wins has been taken by Joshua Jackson, although last time neither he nor main rival Jake Bailey took a winner’s trophy home.
The Alfa Romeo Championship is also heading towards the closing stages of the 2018 season and there’s still class and overall titles to be settled with four rounds left heading into this weekend. The overall wins are likely to come from one of the three Power Trophy cars on the grid with defending class champ Paul Webster making a return to do battle with Scott Austin and Robin Eyre-Maunsell. It’s a closer affair in the Twin Spark Cup, as regular frontrunners Tom Hill, Andy Hancock, Richard Ford and Dave Messenger can all be counted on as potential winners too.
To add an extra element to proceedings, the Golfmech Global GT Lights make another trip across the Irish Sea into mainland England. The Global Lights cars started life as their own championship here in the UK, but most have since found their way to Ireland where there’s nothing but fierce competition and rivalry in every single race. While it may be the smallest entry of the weekend, one thing is for certain – numbers don’t matter when the quality of the racing these guys produce is so good!
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. Advance tickets can be booked online at www.rockingham.co.uk or via the hotline on 01536 500500, option 1, until midday on Friday (September 14). Adult tickets will be available on the gate priced £16 per day.