The eyes of the stock car racing world will be on South West England, when our client, Mendips Raceway, hosts the 2018 BriSCA F2 World Championship.
Leading drivers from around the UK and overseas will compete for the prestigious world title at the hill-top race track near Cheddar, Somerset, on Saturday September 8th.
Formula 2 stock cars are high-speed, purpose-built racing cars – with bumpers. Part of the action is pushing an opponent aside when the opportunity arises, creating one of the most exciting spectacles in motorsport.
The big race brings together the leading British drivers and overseas stars, including defending champion Wim Peeters of the Netherlands.
The British challenge is led by Scottish duo Gordon Moodie (Fife) and Chris Burgoyne (Falkirk), who have qualified on the front row, with two from the north of England, Kelvyn Marshall and Luke Wrench (both from Cheshire) on row two.
The West Country is represented by Chris Mikulla from Weston Super Mare, Matt Stoneman, Neil Hooper and Justin Fisher from Devon, Steve Gilbert and Dale Moon from Cornwall, and Nathan Maidment from Dorset.
“This will be the biggest event we have held at the raceway,” said promoter Graham Bunter, himself a former world finalist. “Formula 2 is one of the most popular forms of motorsport in the country, and this is the year’s most important event. We’re expecting a fantastic evening of racing.”
There will be timed lap trials to determine the grid positions for the 10 overseas drivers, and a further six places on the grid will be available through a last-chance consolation race, creating a packed field of 36 cars for the big event.
In addition to the main race, sponsored by Mills Engineering in association with Polleysport and Yokohama Tyres, there will be a full programme of supporting races including BriSCA F2s and the historic Heritage F2s, which recreate the racing days of the 1960s.
The meeting starts at 5pm and tickets can be bought on the day at £25 for adults, £15 for concessions/OAPs, and £10 for children (age 5-14).
There is further racing at the track on Sunday, with F2 stock cars, saloon stock cars, and the Reliant Robins world cup, and weekend tickets are also available.
Main photo of BriSCA F2 stock car racing at Mendips Raceway by Lime Jelly Photography.