BRITCAR SECURES WHT SUNDAY RACE
Formula Ford racing will remain the priority at this year’s Walter Hayes Trophy, despite a Britcar night race being added to the schedule after the event’s final, according to organisers.
Talks have taken place between the Historic Sports Car Club and Britcar and the club has agreed to hold a two-hour night race after the WHT has concluded on the Sunday.
HSCC CEO Grahame White says the timetable will be otherwise unchanged and the main focus will still be the FF1600 contests.
“The meeting has taken place and it has been agreed that a two-hour race running into the evening will happen,” he said. “The timetable otherwise will be pretty similar as we have to finish racing by 1800hrs so the Britcar race will run to finish at about 1750hrs. The event is predominantly the Walter Hayes Trophy and that must not be affected in any way. We will make sure it’s not a problem and everything else will have to fit in around them [WHT races].
“I think it’s [Britcar race] something a little bit different and we understand they should have a reasonably good entry. There are still a few issues to sort out with the rules and regulations of racing at night – it’s not 100 per cent yet but I’m pretty sure it will happen.”
The exact timetable for the meeting has not been drawn up, but qualifying for the Britcar contest is set to take place on Saturday, meaning the rest of the Sunday timetable will be unaffected. White added that the other HSCC support races will remain on the schedule.
“We will try to run all of the support races too,” he said. “We will have a ladies race for closedwheel cars and that will run to a handicap. That will probably replace one of the support races but that will be the only change. It’s a tight timetable but I’m sure we will get it in.”
Night race will run after WHT final