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    Team A.R.C. enjoyed an immensely successful end to their 2018 campaign, with fruitful visits to Castle Combe, East Fortune and Oulton Park in a year which Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie have enjoyed their best performances to date in the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship.

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    Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie, representing "Team A.R.C." on their 600 LCR Suzuki, returned to winning ways over the August Bank Holiday weekend, dominating proceedings at their local circuit, Croft. They took pole position and two convincing wins in the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Championship races, firmly consolidating their second place in the current championship standings.

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    Mallory Park produces a scorcher in more ways than one

    Bank Holiday weekend 6th/7th May saw the third round of the A.C.U./F.S.R. A British Formula 2 sidecar championship at Mallory Park with E.M.R.A the host club in polar opposite weather conditions to the previous weekend at Cadwell Park. With the forecast to be the hottest Early May Bank Holiday on record it would be very tiring for all competitors in the searing heat and two x twenty lap races scheduled.

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    Mixed fortunes for Team ARC and new Championship leaders

    (Steve-E here. Can I just say a public thank you to Mark for these reports and the race results, I don't know how he finds the time to cover everything so well)

    This past weekend 28th/29th April saw the second round of the A.C.U./F.S.R.A British Formula 2 sidecar championship at Cadwell Park with Bemsee the hosting club.

    A few of the registered teams took the opportunity to participate in the Friday afternoon test sessions in what could be considered Lake Cadwell. From around 10am on Friday morning it started to rain and it persisted until late in to Saturday evening.

    This meeting welcomed 2014 British F2 Champion Gary Bryan with Phil Hyde as ballast and two French teams, namely the fastest all female sidecar team in TT history Estelle Leblond & Melanie Farnier and Remy Guignard & Frederic Poux.

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    The Team A.R.C. pairing of Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie had a near perfect start to their 2018 A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship campaign. They secured two convincing race wins, the aggregate result landing the team the "Mac Hobson Trophy" for the fourth consecutive year, and they can look forward to heading to Cadwell Park for the second round of the series with a ten point cushion in the standings over reigning champions Pete Founds / Jevan Walmsley.

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    Team A.R.C. dominated proceedings at the final meeting of the N.E.M.C.R.C.'s 2017 championship, retaining the "Ian Bell Memorial Trophy" and also winning the "Michael Anderson Trophy". Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie took four clear wins from the same number of starts, taking the chequered flag not only in the F2 class, but overall against the open and F1 class machines.

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    September has proved to be the busiest month of the year for Team A.R.C., during which time they have competed on four consecutive weekends. Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie won the inaugural "Marin Cup" (Scottish Sidecar Championship), with four F2 wins at the Jock Taylor Trophy meeting at Knockhill at the start of the month. They then completed their A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Championship campaign with events at Mallory Park and Cadwell Park respectively. Finally, they rounded off in style with a brace of wins at Oliver's Mount, in a meeting which sadly concluded early owing to incidents in solo events. Team mates John and Jake Lowther competed only at Scarborough, themselves taking two podium positions to continue their impressive form at the seaside circuit.

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    Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie, of Team A.R.C., took a clean sweep of F2 wins at Knockhill on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd September, landing them the inaugural "Marin Cup" title. However, they had no answer to the dominance of top British F1 team, Steve Kershaw / Stuart Clark, who were the overall winners in all four races, taking the prestigious "Jock Taylor Trophy" on home soil.

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    Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie enjoyed a welcome upturn in fortunes at Cadwell Park in the fifth round of the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship, following a visit to Anglesey for round four the previous weekend which had proved somewhat frustrating. Their team mates, John and Jake Lowther had a more productive trip to North Wales, but less so at their "home circuit" in Lincolnshire.

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    Scunthorpe brothers John and Jake Lowther had an excellent weekend at the "Barry Sheene Road Races" on the 22nd and 23rd July, taking four podium places from the same number of starts, including their maiden win as a pairing at the famous Oliver's Mount Circuit. However, their team mates, Lee Crawford and new passenger, Scott Hardie endured a frustrating event, unable to replicate their dominant form they had enjoyed the previous weekend at East Fortune in the Scottish Championship meeting, where they had won all four sidecar races.

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    Team A.R.C. had another weekend of contrasting fortunes as they fielded two outfits at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough in the Cock O'The North Road Races on the 24th and 25th June. While John and Jake Lowther impressed with four podium placings from the same number of starts; their team mates Lee Crawford and (stand-in passenger) Harry Payne had a successful opening day, taking a win and a third place, but suffered two non-finishes on the Sunday.

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    Lee Crawford needs a passenger this coming weekend (Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June) at Donington Park, due to a last minute change of circumstances. If you can help, please click "read more" for details and contact information.

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    It was a weekend of contrasting fortunes for Team A.R.C. at the third round of the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship at Donington Park. While John and Jake Lowther had their most successful weekend to date; their team mates Lee Crawford and Patrick Farrance had a meeting which was largely disappointing.

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    Lee Crawford and Jake Lowther, representing Team A.R.C. had their most successful weekend of racing at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough to date; on April 22nd and 23rd. The pair both set their personal best lap times, and took a brace of wins - the first time either of them had tasted victory at the picturesque seaside public road circuit.

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    A busy ten day period has seen Team A.R.C. competing in the first two rounds of the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship, at Oulton Park and Cadwell Park respectively. Fielding Lee Crawford / Patrick Farrance on their LCR Suzuki, and John / Jake Lowther on their LCR Honda, there have been high and low points for both combinations.

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    Team A.R.C. retained the "Mac Hobson Trophy" for the third consecutive year, at the N.E.M.C.R.C. meeting at Croft on the opening weekend of April, with three F2 wins in a weather-disrupted event.

    Teaming up with Lee Crawford was Tony Belsey - having also deputised for Patrick Farrance the fortnight previous, at the Auto 66 Club's season opening event at Cadwell Park. They had taken two class wins and a second place finish, despite enduring a number of mechanical issues - therefore, top of the agenda at Croft was ensuring that these problems had been eradicated.

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    Photo Credit - Dirk Wharton

    Team A.R.C. would like to announce their partnership with two new sponsors for the 2017 season - lubricants giant Motul and Ian Walker, of Walker Tyres Ltd will be providing assistance to the two-bike assault on the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Championship.

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    Photo Credit - Dirk Wharton

    Lee Crawford needs a passenger for the Test Day (three afternoon sessions) at Croft on Friday 31st March. No financial contribution is required. If you can help, please contact Lee directly on 07967596141 or through "Facebook"

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    Photo Credit - Dirk Wharton

    The 2017 season will be a busier year than ever for Newton Aycliffe based Team A.R.C., who will be running two outfits, with the main focus being on the seven round A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Championship series.

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    Photograph Courtesy Of Dirk Wharton

    Team A.R.C. were recognised for their achievements during the 2016 road racing season at the F.S.R.A. annual presentation and dinner dance; on Saturday 26th November at the Radisson Blu East Midlands Hotel, collecting an impressive array of silverware.