2019 News

Posted on 10th September, 2018

We are finalising details of our 2019 season. This is what we have so far:

 

MEETINGS

There will be an increase in the number of meetings in 2019, to 12, meaning 24 races during the year. This is a reversion to the 2016 season where we last had 12 meetings.

 

POINTS SYSTEM

There was a discussion of changing the points system to make everthing closer in 2019 but a few drivers hinted that the risks to gain just one point to win a race was worthless, so we have decided to leave the current points system in place. 12 points for a win, 10 points for second place, 8 points for third place and then 7,6,5,4,3,2, and finally 1 point for tenth place. The bonus points will also remain, so one point for Pole in the first race with a bonus point for the fastest lap in each of the two races on the day.

 

FORMAT

The format will also remain as it has done for over 5 years, with a ten-minute qualifying session followed by the first race straight after. After a break for the other classes to race their first races, the second race will take place. The second race will be a reversed grid of the first race finishing positions.

 

CIRCUITS

It has been anunced by Club Organiser Clark Cowell that we will unfortunately be dropping Birmingham Wheels for 2019 and introducing more meetings at Sutton Circuit in Broughton Astley. This was a hard decision to make and is based on the distance travelled by the drivers to the circuits as they are mostly based in Coventry/Rugby areas. It therefore made sense to keep costs down for the drivers by not havong to drive so far. There will therefre be three meetings each at Sutton Circuit, Daytona Milton Keynes, Daytona Tamworth and ELK Motorsport in Newark after two successful meetings there in 2018.

 

COSTS

Due to circuit increases allowing for fuel costs and maintenance, the costs for the 2019 season will go up by a maximum of £5 in 2019. It is likely that an increase of only £2 for some meetings will happen and other circuits would remain the same.

 

EXTRAS

During 2019, we will be introducing a 'Driver Of The Day' award. This will be decided by the circuit officials at the end of the day and the deserving driver will receive a medal for this occasion.

 

ENDURANCE AND OTHER RACES

It is likely that we will once again host an endurance event (probably at ELK Motorsport again due to the success of the 2018 version). The Spring Cup looks likely to be dropped as the calendar is increasing during the season. The Carol Cheetham Memorial, hosted at Sutton Circuit, will be kept in its' December position at the end of the season.

 

2019 is shaping up to be a cracking year!

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