OSS rule changes bring en­try spike

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The OSS Cham­pi­onship is ex­pected to have a big­ger en­try this year af­ter a re­fresh.

The cat­e­gory av­er­aged 16 cars dur­ing 2015 but that is set to be higher this year, with 27 driv­ers reg­is­tered and 16 lodg­ing full-sea­son en­tries. There are still two weeks be­fore en­tries for the Sil­ver­stone opener close.

New TV cov­er­age, a loy­alty scheme that re­duces en­try fees and the in­tro­duc­tion of new awards – in­clud­ing a new best pre­pared car tro­phy – have all been well re­ceived.

Cham­pi­onship co­or­di­na­tor Alan Jenk­ins said: “The cham­pi­onship is go­ing from strength to strength and it’s good to see it’s the com­peti­tors them­selves that are our great­est sup­port­ers. No mat­ter what’s new, we’re still all about open reg­u­la­tion class rac­ing. We’re known for our old fash­ioned pad­dock at­mos­phere, com­pet­i­tive rac­ing and ba­con sarnies.”

Among the reg­is­tra­tions is Jon Ed­wards, who will race a 400bhp Zeus Chal­lenger. Doug Bowkett is also plan­ning to re­turn, de­spite a hefty ac­ci­dent in his Jade last year, while Tim Harmer will de­but a new Rev­e­la­tion LF-1.

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