Monday, September 17 2012
The Historic Sports Car Club returns to Brands Hatch this Sunday (23 September) for a nine race programme featuring rare and exotic machinery, as well as fondly-remembered classics.
The penultimate race meeting of the Historic Sports Car Club's championship season will be topped by a capacity grid of Historic Touring Cars during the club's annual ByBox Race Day on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit on Sunday 23 September.
Lotus Cortina racer Dan Cox has already claimed the title, however there is much to play for in the classes and a special 25-minute race will be one of the highlights of the day as American V8s take on the Cortinas, Mini Coopers and Hillman Imps.
Several other 2012 champions will be in action, including Ian Jones, whose Lotus 59 heads the Classic Racing Car Championship field, and Merlyn Mk20 driver Callum Grant in the Grandstand Motor Sport Tours Historic FF1600 Championship. The teenager will aim to add to his stellar season by winning the Norman Greenway Trophy, which is presented to the winner of the Formula Ford race in memory of the long-serving race commentator. A new name will go on the trophy after Sunday's race, following that of previous winners Darren Burke (2010) and Benn Simms (2012).
Meanwhile the Historic Road Sports Championship is still to be decided, with Turner Mk1 racer Dick Coffey in a strong position to challenge absent title leader Paul Tooms. Other races to look forward to include the final round of Historic Formula Ford 2000 Championship, the Classic Formula 3 Championship and a double-header for the Historic Formula 3 Championship. Finally a guest race for the Classic Clubmans Championship has attracted a 22-car field of the pre-1980 front-engined sports-racing cars.
Tickets for the HSCC Historic Car Championships at Brands Hatch are available from £10, with free entry for children aged 12 and under. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or click here.