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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.”

Pho­tos: Gary Hawkins and Jakob Ebrey

Night race will run af­ter WHT fi­nal

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