Combe Countdown: It’s starting to heat up as Summer comes to an end!

Only a few more weeks until the Finals Day where our champions will be crowned, but we still have THIS Bank Holiday Monday to look forward to! With double headers on the bill for all our superb Castle Combe Racing Club (CCRC) Championships, including the Hot Hatch series, and we are expecting some more top action right through the fields.

In the Formula Ford 1600 Championship sponsored by Melksham Motor Spares, local ace Luke Cooper from Yatton Keynell made it six wins from six back in July and another win today will guarantee him the title. Cooper has been top dog this year in the CCRC FF1600 single-seaters, but mathematically he has still to clinch it with three rounds remaining.

We’re pleased to have the mid-day grid walk with the National Windscreens-backed Saloon Car Championship for Combe Countdown, and after his win a few weeks back, Southampton’s Gary Prebble is now just 1 point behind Dursley’s Alex Kite in the tightly fought battle for the Class A laurels – the top four split by just nine points. It’s still all up for grabs in Classes B, C and D too, although respective points’ leaders Simon Thornton-Norris, Adrian Slave and Matthew Parr have managed four-wins apiece to eke out much more of an advantage than Kite.

Meanwhile, the Simonstone GT Championship has seen a variety of different winners, and while Barry Squibb took a dominant lights-to-flag victory in Class A for the round six win, it is Class B leader Tony Bennett, who has scored the most points thus far - dropping just two. Isla Cox is second overall (but still on top in Class D), after her DNF on July 14.

As for the Hot Hatch Challenge supported by Pro Alloys, Triple Combe Saloon Champion Will di Claudio picked up the win during Combe Carnival when Chris Southcott spun collecting Josh Harvey.

Also to complement and already thrilling day we have rounds 11 and 12 of the MG Owners' Club - Production MG Championship which never fails to entertain and joining us for the first time in a while is the The Lackford Engineering Midget & Sprite Challenge is a national race series for MG Midgets and Austin Healey Sprites (built 1956-1979). The championship, established in 1977, is now in its 40th season and it is professionally organised but also is a very friendly championship

So there is one thing we can guarantee this Monday, is high octane thrills and spills whilst local championship battle it out to get the lead.


For further information, please visit Qualifying starts at 8.30, with racing from 12.00. Tickets on the gate are £15/10 Adults/Seniors and FREE for accompanied 16s and under…

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