Championship Update 26th April 2024


Although the Championship has been running in almost unchanged form since it’s instigation in 1998, due a few recent comments/questions by competitors it seemed appropriate to just go over some issues for clarification.
Firstly, of course, the Championship was created to fill a void that seemed to be opening as in the 90’s the Midland Speed Championship was getting comments that there was too much travelling involved to do it, as it went from Kent to Yorkshire and into Wales and even Ireland.
It was also to try to get more newcomers into the sport by providing a cheaper, one venue local Championship.
It still aims to do both of those things.
The Championship rounds are chosen, using the 3 SDCC events, and Clubs that will offer to run the same class structures as the Championship. Anyone who has done other events around the country will know that is almost impossible, as different areas and clubs do have their own preferred local classes, and that to attract enough entries to make events viable, clubs have to often be rounds of more than one Championship. Tyre lists, capacity breaks and separating Saloons from Sports cars are three differences that are often found.
Also, just like other Championships around the country, it is important to score any entrant eligible for any MSUK Class at all events rather than just the Championship entrants, or there just simply are not enough entrants in most of the classes to make for a viable, and relevant, Championship.
It is that point that makes it more important for competitors to enter the correct class for their vehicle of course, and check it on the finals list. This can easily, and understandably, be confusing especially for newcomers to the sport.
It is also important to recognise, for instance, that at events like the MGCC rounds, some competitors can be doing two Championships, and their car can be eligible for more than one class So if running in an MGCC class for instance, it will still also score in the corresponding Curborough Championship class, even though they are not running in that class on the day.
That issue, and some club’s class differences does mean that if that is so, please let the organisers know so you are not missed in the results on the day!  It is easily done to miss a competitor at an event as we cannot guarantee to be at every event due to holidays, emergencies or just ill health. Just like the SDCC Club, the Championship is totally run by unpaid volunteers, for the competitors benefit.

The final comment, is a reminder that, according to the MSUK, it is up to each competitor to ensure they enter a class that their car is eligible for, to  not only ease Championship scoring difficulties, and avoid possible protests, but also to ensure the Clubs have bought the correct number of Class Awards on the day, as they obviously have to order them in advance.                                                                                                                   Steve Wood