Apex, the BARC member magazine and BARC’s 2023 Season Review are dropping through a letter near you soon.
The Turbo Dynamics Championship and the Online Cleaning Technologies Top Ten Challenge are featured on page 61 of 2023 Season Review and the final report of the 2023 year on page 61 of Apex magazine.
After a great season in 2023, we are pleased to detail a list of all the winners.
Online Cleaning Technologies Top Ten Challenge
1st Steve Holland wins THE GUARDS AUTOCROSS TROPHY and £250.00
2nd Ben Bonfield
3rd Andrew Forsyth
The Turbo Dynamics Gurston Down Championship
1st Steve Butts wins THE WADHAM STRINGER / BRUNTON TROPHY and £250.00
2nd Adrian Lewis
3rd Russell Davies
Class 4 MX5 – Series Production Mazda MX5 Road Cars up to 2000cc
Chris Burch, wins THE RECORD DESIGNS MX5 AWARD
Class 4a – Series Production Road Cars up to 1400cc
Class 4b – Series Production Road Cars 1401cc – 2000cc
Class 4c – Series Production Road Cars over 2000cc – Supported by Turbo Dynamics
1st Steve Cox
2nd Simon Neve
Class 4d – Specialist Production Road Cars
Class 5 – Modified Limited Production Marque Sports Cars up to 2000cc
Class 6 – Modified Limited Production Marque Sports Cars over 2000cc
Class 7 – Modified Production Cars up to 1400cc
Class 8 – Modified Production Cars 1401cc – 2000cc
Class 9 – Modified Production Cars over 2000cc
Class 11 – Modified Specialist Production Cars, any capacity
Class 13 – Historically Interesting Cars, pre 1973, any capacity – Supported by Kelvin Jouhar
Fyrth Crosse, wins the KEIR & CAWDER QUAICH
Class 15a – Sports Libre Cars up to 1400cc
Class 16– Sports Libre Cars over 2000cc
Class 19 – Racing Cars 601cc – 1100cc – Supported by Rhiannon
1st Ben Bonfield wins the TOM ELTON TROPHY
2nd Luke Trotman
3rd Stephen Loadsman
Class 20 – Racing Cars 1101cc – 1600cc
Andrew Forsyth wins the A & S RACING TROPHY
Class 20B – Racing Cars Built up to 1985
Class 21a – Racing Cars 1601cc – 2000cc (Normally Aspirated) – Supported by New Techniques
Tony Wiltshire wins THE CHAIRMANS CUP
Class 22 – Racing Cars over 2000cc
MARSH & MASTERS TROPHY – Awarded to the competitor scoring the highest number of points in the Gurston Championship who at the beginning of the season was 65 or over – Jim White
MARSH MEMORIAL TROPHY – Awarded to the BARC SW Championship Competitor who makes the greatest improvement in, or is nearest to, their class record during the two July Meetings – Steve Holland
PENSKE MARSHAL OF THE YEAR – Darren Fry
HEATHER BRAMPTON TROPHY – Awarded to the lady competitor who finishes highest in the Gurston Championship – Jennifer Stangle
TERENCE TATTAM MEMORIAL TROPHY – Awarded to the driver of the highest placed Open Sports Car in the Gurston Championship –Steve Butts
LOGETTE CUP – Awarded to the driver of the highest-placed Saloon or Closed Sports Car in the Gurston Championship – Jim White
PITT TROPHY – Awarded to the driver of the highest-placed Sports Libre Car in the Gurston Championship – Mike Rudge
DORCHESTER PLANNING CONSULTANCY TROPHY – Awarded to the competitor who has not won an award at any Gurston meeting, however, has scored the highest number of points in the Gurston Championship– Rob Brodie
CORONA CHALLENGE CUP – Awarded to the BARC SW member who makes the greatest improvement in a Class Record during the season – Steve Butts
PAT CHANT MEMORIAL TROPHY – Awarded for the most outstanding contribution by a Gurston lady during the season. – Gwyneth Wright
KEITH SALMON MEMORIAL TROPHY – Awarded to the Competitor based on concours presentation AND Championship performance, judged by the Gurston Committee – Graham Beale
PARKHOUSE & WYATT CHALLENGE TROPHY– Awarded to the Championship competitor based on concours presentation throughout the season. Cars are judged by the Gurston Committee on the basis of age, cleanliness, finish, safety and fitness for purpose – Paul Crute
PITSTOP TROPHY – Awarded to “Driver of the Season” who has not won an Annual Award – Dan Friel
THE JOHN FORSYTH ENDEAVOUR AWARD – Andrew Hext
STAN HUNT MEMORIAL TROPHY – Murray Wakeham
Motorsport UK has issued revised Formula Ford regulations. These will apply to our Formula Ford Class in the Gurston Championship.
Here’s the link: Revised Formula Ford Regulations
We are making some changes to our Championship classes and adding new classes. Here’s a summary, there will be more information once the details are finalised:
Road Cars MX5 Class – MK3 or NC Mazda MX5s will be included in this class. All 1.8 and 2.0 litre MK3s will be permitted. MK3s will be required to run on list 1A tyres and have no modification to their inlet and exhaust manifolds. Forced induction is not permitted as are modifications and remaps to the ECU.
The Over 2000cc Road Car Class – This class will be split into two, separating the four-wheel drive cars from the two-wheel drive cars.
We will be introducing two classes:
Standard Road Cars Class – This class will be in accordance with the MSUK Blue Book regulations, subject to some additional safety requirements.
Rally Car Class – This class will be for Rally Cars.
Fuller details will be published once these have been formally agreed.