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By BSCDA, Feb 5 2018 11:49AM

The BSCDA were shocked at the news of the sudden death of Simon Brooke yesterday, Simon has been a part of the BriSCA F1s for many years and we are deeply saddened. Our thoughts and condolences go out to Alan and family at this terribly sad time.

By BSCDA, Feb 1 2018 03:52PM

This weekend the Great Britain Lions Superstock team bid to become the first British outfit to win the Superstock Teams Championships in New Zealand, having finished runners-up for the past two years.

Directed by BSCDA vie-chairman Guy Parker and managed by former four-time BriSCA F1 world champion Peter Falding, Team GB go into the two-day event at Palmerston North aware they will need luck as well as well-crafted tactics to progress through to the final-four knockout stage on Sunday night.

With 14 teams from across New Zealand taking part in the country’s biggest and most popular stock car event, each four-man team out on track know they must win each of their races to have any realistic hope of outscoring their opponents.

Led by captain and Teams stalwart Frankie Wainman Jnr and Lee Fairhurst, the rest of the terms is made up of Ben Hurdman, Chris Cowley, Neil Scothern and Frankie Wainman Jnr Jr.

They face two strong opponents in the opening rounds on Saturday. They go up against Nelson Tigers and the Wanganui Warriors in their qualifying rounds, while last year’s winners, the Hawkes Bay Hawkeyes, who beat the Lions the final, also face the Warriors team and the Waikato Wanderers.

To make the final four is a tough ask, no matter how well the team has done in the past.

Teams Championship favourites Palmerston North Panthers, who were beaten in their semi-final last year by the Hawkeyes in one of the most dramatic races seen in the event, go up against Canterbury Glen Eagles and the Stratford Scrappers.

Parker expects a hard fight. As a preliminary event last Saturday the Lions were trounced by the Auckland Allstars, with both Wainman Jnr and fellow leading Teams driver Fairhurst sitting out the event to oversee the rest of the team’s performance.

“It was a massive awake-up call,” said Parker. “We have a few things to do to get us all working together.

“No team is easy, but we will race against anyone. We are not bothered who we have been drawn against. To win we will have got to beat the all. That is our plan.”

The event can be watched live on To watch each day of the Championships cost $50NZ (approximately £26). Get up early and watch one of the spectacles of New Zealand stock car racing and the British Lions bid to make history!

By BSCDA, Jan 9 2018 11:17AM

As is now customary at this time of the year, BriSCA F1 stock cars start off 2018 with a bang as the glorious sound of Chevrolet V8s fill the Live Action Arena at Autosport International once again this weekend.

Autosport International is the biggest motorsport show in Europe and BriSCA F1 has become an integral feature of the live shows during the past two decades.

This year the theme for the BriSCA F1s is the transformation of the sport through the ages, from its beginnings in 1954 to the present day. On track will be the heritage cars of Roy Clarke, representing the 1950s, the 1960s Tony Neal car, Dave Mellor’s World Championship-winning car from the 1970s, Frankie Wainman Jnr’s first car representing the 1980s and Peter Falding’s car from the 1990s.

Modern day BriSCA F1 is represented throughout the four days by Mat Newson, Ben Riley, Paul Hines, Joff Gibson, Will Yarrow, Michael Scriven, Bobby Griffin, Mark Sergeant and Nigel Harrhy.

But perhaps the highlight of the show will be the unveiling of the Stuart Smith Hertz Tribute car, built by Mark Calzoni and Stuart Smith Jnr.

“Geoff Coleman and I did the fabricating, but Mark has done everything else,” said Smith Jnr. “When we delivered it to him, we just gave it to him as an old stock car really, a bit of an old weapon, using old parts. And Mark has just refined everything.

“I went up to see the car when Mark finished it off and I have got to say I have never known anyone to put such infinite detail into a car like this. It is incredible. So I really don’t want to scratch it!

The car will be a feature in the Live Action Arena on Thursday and Friday – the two trade and press days – and Smith Jnr and brother Andy will share the driving.

The car, however, is something completely alien to what both Smith brothers are used to driving. The set-up will bear no relation to how a modern day stock car is prepared for action.

“It will be the first time I have driven it and the first time it has gone anywhere,” said Smith Jnr. “So I could end up putting it in the wall! Andrew text me the other day and said “What tyre pressures should I run?

“And I texted back and said “No idea. Put 50lb in!” And I then said what my dad always used to say. “Put 10 inches of stagger on and you’ll be alright!””

After the car graces to indoor track it will be then have pride of place on a stand in the Oval Racing Area in Hall 10 for everyone who visits the NEC over the weekend to enjoy.

BriSCA F1 is supporting the British Heart Foundation during the four-day show, which is open 9.00am to 6.00pm on each of the four days.

Tribute car photos courtesy of Paul Greenwood

By BSCDA, Dec 30 2017 11:25AM

News from Startrax.

WEATHER 1 – Startrax 0

Sorry Folks!

We always attempt to act in the best interest of our drivers and fans and try anticipate with some surety as good a show and as safe possible. Taking into account the weather over the last 24 hours and the prognosis on top of the 'frozen' conditions, in the best interest of all we feel it appropriate to make an early decision to cancel this event.

With the weather turning severe Thursday night into Friday and further rain anticipated, sometimes heavy, forecast over night Saturday into Sunday we have reluctantly decided to cancel Sunday’s event. Until this last bout of severe weather the track was ‘well prepped’ but sheer volume of rain and snow and freezing temperatures have left parts of the track under water. Whilst the water will clear, with further rain, there will be absolutely no chance of preparing an acceptable racing surface.

Indeed, the forecast from 12 – Sunday is for ‘sun’ however, rain is forecast throughout the night until around 7.aam Sunday morning.

Given also the cold and wet weather it would not be unreasonable to expect cancellations from drivers due to the general conditions - and having to prepare and load cars in the next 24 hours.

We have decided to make an early decision as one or two drivers are travelling some distance and of course people can make alternative plans.

We apologise for any disappointment caused and as always thank you for your understanding – and, sometimes, the weather wins!

We wish everyone a very Happy New Year