Firstly, on behalf of the F.S.R.A. / Lane Building Services Pre-Injection teams, may I express a big thank you to the Wirral 100 club for their support over many years, and for hosting the final round of the series this weekend.
Hopefully there will be a thrilling climax to the season, with both the F1 and F2 class overall winners still to be decided. In the F2 Class, Rob Fisher / Rick Long have been dominant all season – winning all races barring a non-finish in race one at East Fortune. However, Jody Sims, along with sons Mathew and Reece have plugged away all season and can still mathematically win the championship. The overall second and third in this category are open and could go the way of any of the chasing teams – including Andy and Joanne Thomas who have been consistent point scorers with an excellent reliability record.
The F1 class is even closer with joint leaders Wes Pettman / T.B.A travelling from Kent, and the championship organiser Dave Tibbles / Raitch Greenwood inseparable on 138 points a-piece. I am sure this one will go down to the wire, and only be decided on the last race. Again, a top three championship place is up for grabs by the chasing F1 teams, with Steve Alexander / Steve Walcott (another consistent team) currently heading the chase.
The F.S.R.A. / Lane Building Services Pre-Injection Sidecar Championship is made up of teams with a variety of budgets, abilities and experience, hailing from all corners of the UK, They range from novices in their orange jackets to old hands with forty plus years of experience, using varied types and ages of engines and all manner of chassis. There is one common goal - to do their best they can and enjoy the day.
To qualify for points and awards, all drivers and passengers must be F.S.R.A. members. The class rules are very simple - any A.C.U. eligible racing sidecar with a motor using carburettors (i.e. no fuel injection). Any chassis and any engine. Due to the increased popularity of this championship, 2019 saw a class split with F2 350cc two strokes and 600cc four strokes being one class (F2) and all other machines being in the other F1 class.
A big thank you to Adrian Lane Building services, PAGID Brake Pads and the Formula Sidecar Racing Association (FSRA) for their continued support and sponsorship of our championship.
Again, thank you to Wirral 100 for your invitation and support at this meeting and we look forward to racing with you in 2020.