OSS rule changes bring entry spike
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.