BARC SE closes but series will continue
Competitors in the Intermarque, Tin Tops and Modified Saloon Car series will continue to race together in 2019 despite the closure of the British Automobile Racing Club South East Centre.
BARC SE organised the three series, but has now been shut as part of a BARC reorganisation. The categories are now set to race under the banner of the Classic and Modern Motorsport Club, featuring at events run by the British Racing and Sports Car Club, MG Car Club and Motorsport Vision Racing this season.
Prime mover and experienced racer Rod Birley said: “What the BARC wants to do is focus on national series, but there are some competitors who don’t have the finances or interest in racing nationally.
“What we’re doing is trying to keep the competitors together. There are too many series out there, but we’re not trying to do anything new, we just want to carry on racing in the south-east.”
More than 30 drivers have so far confirmed an interest and Birley has not ruled out combining grids, either across the three series or with other similar classes at certain events.
“We might have to run them together,” he added. “We’ve got to be pragmatic.”