Britcar's Dunlop V8 Supercar Challenge
James Tucker passes on the news that he's expecting a very good
collection of V8-powered machinery for the Dunlop V8 Supercar Challenge
series, which runs at five of the EERC meetings this year. Two rounds
of the Supercar Challenge take place at the end of season meetings,
8th April Oulton
Park 3 x 30 minutes
13th & 14th May Snetterton 3 x 30 minutes
5th August Donington Park
4th November Donington Park
18th November Brands Hatch Indy
Cars will be
placed into one of three classes, depending on their horsepower
and weight - the classes will be simply identified as Class 1, Class
2 and Class 3.
cars could include four newcomers to the British scene - plus a
couple of familiar machines. Kelvin Burt is likely to drive one
of the original SCV8 machines, a Peugeot that was seen at the Autosport
Show in January. Andy Rouse should appear in another SCV8, the original
Jaguar-bodied machine. V8Star cars are expected from Wood-Scott
Racing (the Jaguar that has featured here recently, below) and Nigel
Mustill (this one Peugeot-bodied).
Motorsport has offered one of its two Falcons for sale, but is bringing
a third Falcon from Australia - so that completes a good selection
of 'touring car type' machines - although there may even be a V8
Ford Focus running too.
there are as many as five V8-engined BMWs being prepared, while
the four Marcos Mantis that have been a regular feature of Britcar
races in 2005 are all eligible for the V8 Supercar Challenge.
Add in potential
entrants running TVRs (a Topcats Sagaris?), a Morgan and maybe even
Corvettes, and the Dunlop V8 Supercar Challenge should pave the
way for a full series of events in 2007.
for all of the EERC-organised series are available on the www.eerc.co.uk