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By BSCDA, Aug 10 2020 05:58PM

News from Startrax HQ.


YOU CAN ONLY BUY TICKETS DIRECT FROM STARTRAX FOR THS EVENT - They are NOT available from Skegness. Simply visit www.startrax.info and from the home page simply click 'SHOP' on the top line from the menu


Ticket numbers are limited to ensure we comply with Covid 19 policies and government guidelines. When they are gone, they are gone, they will NOT be available for purchase on the day,


TICKETS FOR THE 12TH SEPTEMBER WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM MONDAY 24th AUGUST 9.am


Tickets MAY ONLY be purchased via www.startrax.info online - The new online shop was launched yesterday and late afternoon developed a teething problem. As of 9.31.am this morning, it appears to now be working fine -apologies with the early teething teccy problems and any inconvenience and hope all now sorted. Hopefully, everything seems now to be operating fine - Thanks for your support, amazingly over 1/3rd of available tickets gone in the first 5 hours on sale!


Thank you for your support,


Steve & Jackie,

By BSCDA, Aug 6 2020 09:58AM

BriSCA F1 'Is back for 2020' with a limited series of eleven events!


These have been difficult and tragic times however, BriSCA, BMB and BSCDA are delighted to return with selected events during the late Summer and Autumn with our fans enabling our sport to move towards towards some form a normality.


2020 is designed to be purely for 'fun' with all major championships deferred until the 2021 season. However, the BMB have put together a unique and fitting mini series designed to create some inertia, competition and fun whilst celebrating and thanking our frontline workers that have supported us beyond the call of duty throughout the most difficult times.


The idea has been put together with Commander David Crosby and race fans and whilst details are still being finalised. however, the intent is to include a fund raising element across the series so we as BriSCA F1 can say our own 'thank you' to worthy support charities. The series will be titled 'The Chase 2020 - BriSCA F1 supporting our frontline workers.'


Plans are being formulated for the series to reward ALL grades and, an idea under discussion is for the series winner to earn the right to wear a unique Rainbow Roof colour in celebration of the series which will be [hopefully] unique and staged perhaps only once ever.


Further details of the series will be announced in the next 14 days

By BSCDA, Jul 23 2020 09:00AM

Let's get ready to positively RUMBLE in 2020!


BriSCA promoters and the BSCDA / BMB met on Tuesday 21st July to discuss 'how we fire up' those V8s in anger for the fans and secure a viable series of BriSCA Formula One Stock Car Racing in the late Summer!


The BMB have agreed a series of 11 dates commencing on the 22nd August and ending on the 8th November.


The BMB will be meeting weekly to collectively work together as we have to work within Covid 19 rules which may slightly vary from venue to venue as each has to work with their own Environmental Health Officers.


Each promotion will issue just 'how' they intend to operate, for example crowd capacities and ticketing methods over the next 7 days and then weekly BMB will provide a pathway to ensure by the opening we are 'ready to go' and we will review after each of the early events as to how we can, if possible improve the next and of course manage government guidance.


However, after weeks of work by the ORCi and promoters to have a plan to re-open BriSCA F1 working in unison with the BSCDA is fantastic news for fans and drivers to at least get us 'back on track' and unite in some small way the BriSCA F1 providing optimism for the future.


BriSCA Chairman Steve Rees and BSCDA Chairman Peter Falding jointly commented ' It has been a difficult and tragic period however, it is great news to at least be able to start and get back to some form of normality and allow spectators as fans want to see the drivers and the drivers want to entertain the fans. We have still a lot of management planning to get this right and keep all safe'


Trackstar bosses Paul Butler and Graham Robinson are equally enthusiastic 'We are delighted to see the BriSCA F1's back at the Norfolk Arena in 2020, we’re open early August with the new restrictions for admitting a crowd so we will have a good learning curve'. Skegness promoter Rob Speak added 'We are delighted that Skegness will welcome back F1s and there is light at the end of the tunnel. We have been working hard with our own HSE and EHO to re-open Skegness at the end of July for a summer season, getting F1 back is a great bonus' and Buxton boss Matt Watson said 'The Hills have been silent for too long, we are ready for the formula one rumble to return in the Autumn at Buxton'


It has not been an easy route as some stadiums such as Sheffield still cannot open until perhaps October due to its category and we have to await further clarification in the government’s plan for sports stadiums, but Sheffield is expected to return in October. However, demonstrating how promoters work together and drivers, Startrax are delighted that they can re-start their season thanks to co-operation with Rob and Asha and Trackstar and will be going 'on tour' for their first events,


Whilst this is all positive news there is disappointment that Spedeworth boss Deane Wood has decided to withdraw from operating BriSCA F1 in 2020 and 2021 [see statement below]. BSCDA and BriSCA are extremely disappointed and very much hope ongoing that this professional promotion returns to BriSCA F1 at some point in the future. The BMB acknowledges and respects everyone’s right to choice and sincerely hopes this is just temporary. However, the BMB are already now working upon plans for 2021 some of which will be shared by the Autumn, thinking outside the box and creativity to ensure we maintain the momentum of BriSCA F1 and the fan and driver experience into 2021.


The BMB will issue a further update next week as we advance plans for our August return, in the meantime keep an eye on promoters’ social media for local updates and information.



The 2020 Mini Season


Saturday 22nd August King's Lynn


Saturday 29th August Skegness Startrax


Saturday 12th September King's Lynn Startrax


Saturday 19th September Skegness


Saturday 26th September King's Lynn


Sunday 4th October Sheffield


Saturday 10th October Skegness


Sunday 11th Skegness


Saturday 17th October Buxton


Saturday 24th October King's Lynn


Sunday 8th November Sheffield


Start times / support formulae and local Covid 19 information will be released shortly



BMB Statement of Spedeworth / Incarace position:


The BriSCA F1 Management board, in preparation for 2020 & 2021, have been advised by Spedeworth Motorsports/ Incarace that they intend to withdraw from operating BriSCA F1 for the remainder of this year and next. Spedeworth boss Deane Wood commented ‘I need a break from it to stand back, take stock and will take a decision as to the longer-term future later in 2021. It’s not a ‘fall out’ with other promoters, we will be still working together, it’s to do with the culture, levels of respect and relationships.

We are a multi formula promoter which operates very differently to BriSCA and different cultures. Our decision is to focus on what we want to do and see where F1 may fit for 2022.’


BriSCA F1 BMB 23rd July 2020 E/OE


Photo Credits :

Arno van Heijster

Majors Oval Track Racing

Marvin Hall Photography


By BSCDA, Jul 9 2020 02:30PM

We have been reviewing the position since March with regards the Pandemic and the consequential effects and we had quite early decided that we would make a decision with regards the sport’s premier events in July based upon the latest Government advice and more visibility of where outside mass gatherings and sports may be going.


We have also been continually consulting our friends and colleagues within Mainland Europe as to the position ‘across the water’


Whilst the medium term is difficult to predict and a definitive date to return with a crowd, whilst there may be optimism that relaxation may well permit events to return perhaps August / September, we believe these will be restricted in terms of attendance and Covid 19 conditions and may also be unattractive to our valued older patrons.


Skegness Raceway & Startrax have been in regular contact in recent months as hosts of the two biggest events in the BriSCA calendar scheduled for September at Skegness & King’s Lynn – The BriSCA F2 World weekend and the BriSCA F1 World weekend. Both promotions are committed in doing what is right for fans,race teams and drivers for both these premier events and their significance and status.


Rob Speak and Steve Rees jointly commented


‘These are the premier events for our sport and we have always had the mantra that the status and integrity of the BriSCA F1 and BriSCA F2 World Finals MUST be preserved and that any decision should not be purely commercially based for short term expediency – but should be taken protecting their integrity and drivers achievements and the right to wear that crown and drivers to qualify in a meaningful manner and the spectators to be able to enjoy the prestige and meaning of the events.’


Despite huge advance expenditure already invested in various advance payments for facilities etc, you will understand that any decision has significant and painful consequences particularly during a season of no racing thus far and no revenue.


However, we feel it important to make our announcement in a timely manner rather than ‘last minute’ to allow people to plan accordingly and amend travel and accommodation plans.


We must also take into account our friends in Holland and Mainland Europe as there remains considerable uncertainties over travel.


Startrax promoters Steve and Jackie Rees commented


‘Therefore, with a very heavy heart, we announce that the 2020 BriSCA F1 WORLD FINAL is postponed and will be staged in 2021 at the Norfolk Arena, King’s Lynn on FRIDAY 10th SEPTEMBER & SATURDAY 11th September with all details exactly the same as planned in 2020 – but, if we can, better!


Our plans are to allow ALL advance ticket holders to simply transfer their seat reservations / tickets to 2021 – due to Covid 19, we have not as yet put temporary stand seats on sale. Tickets and reserved seats in the Main Grandstand will be carried over and reserved for 2021. All other admission tickets for FRIDAY & SATURDAY WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY VALID FOR 2021 including camping / chairs etc. You need not do any more, other than stay safe and keep the faith! See you there!


We of course are bitterly disappointed and saddened, and as you would understand, it is quite a blow, but we believe it is the right decision as the right time for our sport. We have to think about the safety of all our customers and in particular our older fans & guests at this difficult and tragic time. It also permits everyone to make alternate plans and revise accommodation etc for 2021 in a timely manner.


We thank you for your support which has been invaluable and hope you will continue to support us in 2021 as together, we will get through these difficult times.


Later this month the website will be updated with regards 2021 – all conditions remain the same and you may STILL purchase tickets for 2021 in confidence. They remain on sale.


Given rising costs such as temporary seating which has again risen in 2020 and other costs, a small increase for 2021 is likely and these will be reviewed in the next 10 weeks and any changes will be announced in SEPTEMBER 2020 – In the interim you may book / order at 2020 prices.


We thank you for your patience and support, we are in this together and Jackie and I hope you will continue that support for 2021.’


Should anyone have any specific queries with regards the F1 World Final then please contact us by e-mail on [email protected]


The BriSCA F2 World weekend will also move to 2021 at Skegness Raceway on the 4th & 5th September.


Skegness promoters Rob and Asha Speak also commented


‘ As most will be aware, we have been working hard all year on further improvements at Skegness Raceway in terms of facilities and extending the Grandstand in readiness for the summer season and of course the BriSCA F2 World Final being the highlight and of significance to us. The pandemic is not only a tragedy however we must carefully manage the effects. We are hugely disappointed to have to postpone the event until 2021 however for all the points Steve already highlight’s, it is unavoidable and exactly the right decision and we must come back in 2021 with the World Series stronger than ever. We thank you for your enthusiasm, support and good wishes, it is such enthusiasm that keeps ourselves and Steve and Jackie committed as promoters.


Should anyone have any specific queries with regards the F2 World Final then please contact us by e-mail on [email protected] '


Further guidance will appear in the coming weeks.


e/oe 9th July 2020