Northern Sports & Saloon Car Championship to be crowned at Croft

This coming weekend (24-25 September) sets the scene for the title-deciding rounds of the Darlington & District Motor Club’s hotly-contested Northern Sports & Saloon Car Championship.
 
In excess of 70 competitors could be turning out for their season finale at the North East’s premier motor sport venue. Indeed nine different classes have attracted booming grids, a wide variety of car and highly entertaining racing making it one of the best local club championships in the UK.

The NSSCC’s title showdown headlines a packed programme of 19 races in total during the weekend, which is being run by the famed British Automobile Racing Club. Another six hotly-contested series will also be in action including: Dunlop Production Touring Cars, Scottish Legends, Intersteps single-seaters, Mini Miglias, Mini Se7ens and Austin Healeys.
 
On the track this weekend, York’s Mike Cutt (pictured above) is almost certain to become the NSSCC’s new 2011 Champion thanks to his domination of Class B this season which has seen him achieve wins every time out in his BMW. Martin Lightfoot (Stockton-on-Tees), the runaway leader in Class E3 in his Striker kit car, and Cutt’s closest Class B rival Ken Hall (Middlesborough), in his MG Metro 6R4, can still pip him but require minor miracles.

Several of the nine class titles up for grabs also remain wide open. Notably, outgoing 2010 Champion Paul Moss (Darlington) can’t rest easy just yet in Class D. While he’s been on winning form of late in his Citroen Saxo, Peter Dixon and Simon Gibson – both in Hondas and both from Bishop Auckland – are within striking distance.

David Cox (Darlington) and Richard Ralston (Harrogate) will go into the event just six points apart at the top of Class C in their Peugeot 205 GTi and Renault Clio respectively with more than 40 points still available.
 
The weekend timetable begins on the Saturday morning (23 Sept) with qualifying for all categories followed by eight races in the afternoon, starting at 1.00pm. A further nine races will follow on Sunday starting at midday.

Tickets (payable on the gate) cost just £12 each day. As ever at Croft, admission for children aged 15 and under is FREE all weekend. For more details visit the www.croftcircuit.co.uk website or call the circuit on 01325 721815.

Fans can further keep in touch with what’s happening at Croft Circuit online via Facebook (look up CroftCircuit), Twitter www.twitter.com/croftsupporters and even ‘own’ a little bit of the circuit by joining the Supporters Club. See www.croftsupportersclub.com or email enquiries@croftsupportersclub.com for more details. 

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