BMW Race Days classes introduce £12,000 prize fund to reward clean driving this season
Both the BMW Compact Cup and new 330 Challenge series will benefit from a share of a new £12,000 prize fund aimed at promoting good driving standards this season.
BMW Race Days, which organises both the Compact Cup and fledgling 330 category, has put up £6000 for each championship to reward drivers who race fairly and cleanly.
The prize fund will be divided up across each series’ rounds, and will then be awarded to drivers up and down the grid by a random draw at the end of each weekend.
The Compact Cup will award £850 per weekend, with the 330 Challenge getting £1200 per weekend due to it having fewer rounds in its first year.
Organisers are planning to use a system whereby drivers are placed into three groups according to their average finishing positions over a weekend. Each group would then have its own draw for a share of the cash. Drivers involved in any driving standards issues would be excluded from the draws.
BMW Race Days head Paul Mcerlean said: “We were given the cash by a series backer and wanted to reward drivers with it, but if you just reward race winners you can only give something back to a narrow percentage of the grid.
“We’ve never had a problem with driving standards, but this incentive acts to reward drivers who keep out of trouble.”