Castle Combe Circuit is gearing up for a day of non-stop club racing action as its fifth car race day event of the season – Combe Countdown – which descends on the Wiltshire venue on bank holiday Monday, 28 August.
As well as double-headers of all the regular Castle Combe Racing Club (CCRC) series, Combe Countdown will also play host to rounds of two guest championships on the day – both the Lackford Engineering Midget & Sprite Challenge and the Classic Sports Car Club (CSCC) Adams & Page Swinging Sixties.
With all still to play for in every round carried out on the day, attendees can expect another thrilling day of competitive racing out on the iconic 1.85-mile circuit. Tickets are now only available at the gate on the day of the event, priced at £20 per adult/£15 per concession (over 65s). Those aged 16 and under go free.
CRCC Home Series – Double Headers
As with all Castle Combe Circuit race days, you can expect white-knuckle racing action from all the regular Castle Combe Racing Club series, including the Saloon Car Championship, GT Championship, Formula Ford 1600s and the Hot Hatch Series.
Combe Countdown is set to crank up the action a notch by hosting double-headers of all the above championships on the day.
Lackford Engineering Midget & Sprite Challenge
The Midget & Sprite Challenge is the only exclusively ‘Spridget’ race series in the UK, this year supported by Horsham-based Robin Lackford Motor Engineering.
Welcoming all historic body styles of these much-loved classic cars, the series houses four classes: Fully Modified, Race Modified, Road Modified and Historic.
The championship enjoys a six-round calendar for 2023, with the Castle Combe leg acting as the penultimate race weekend for the roadshow.
CSCC Adams & Page Swinging Sixties
The Swinging Sixties series is for all sports, saloons and GT cars originally produced in the 1950s and 1960s, with cars up to the end of 1977 running on carburettors now welcomed with the Group 2 classes.
This was CSCC's first race series and is now over 19 years old. It’s a popular, well-proven championship with large grids, ensuring plenty of close, clean competition.
Races are typically run over 40 minutes, with the added excitement of a mandatory, quick-as-you-can pit stop. This allows entries to be split between two drivers or even a two-car team racing in relay.