FORMULA JUNIOR CELEBRATION
Formula Junior is the best-supported category in historic racing and in 2018 it will mark a diamond jubilee season. Typically, Duncan Rabagliati and the team behind the category are not doing things by halves.
The Formula Junior Diamond Jubilee World Tour started in South Africa in January and takes in a global series of races building towards a huge conclusion in the summer of 2018.
However, before that the category will be celebrated at the HSCC’S Brands Hatch GP circuit meeting this July when an attempt will be made to set a new record for the greatest number of Juniors in action at one race meeting.
The ambitious target is a whopping 120 cars, with grid space for 114 across three races. However, anything into three figures would set a new standard for this wonderful single-seater category. PL
This is a big year for the Historic Sports Car Club as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the race that started it all. Back in May 1966 a group of enthusiasts, led by Betty Haig, got together to run a race for pre-1955 sportscars under the title of the Griffith Formula.
The concept gained support and the HSCC was soon created. Over the subsequent half-century the club has grown beyond all recognition to become Britain’s leading provider of racing for single-seater, sports, GT and touring cars produced between the 1950s and the 1990s.
The celebrations centre on the opening meeting of the season back at Castle Combe (April 16/17), when cars and drivers from that first race will take centre stage. Other highlights of the 50th anniversary will be an extended three-day meeting on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit (July 1-3) and the Oulton Park Gold Cup (August 27-29). PL