supported by Yokohama
First racing in 2003 the Swinging 60's series
has been going from strength to strength and is supported by a wonderful
mix of Sports. Saloons and GT cars originally produced in the 1960's.
As the Series has now outgrown the grid sizes available, for the
2011 season, separate races will now be run for cars up to 2000cc
capacity as Group One and cars above 2000cc capacity as Group Two,
which will also include the Marcos (but not Mini Marcos) and Lotus
The races are run over forty minutes – much longer than most
club races in the UK – and include the added excitement of
a mandatory pit-stop, so that two drivers may take part. Two drivers
may enter as a team in two cars in order to keep costs down for
people who don't want to do (and pay for) more than a 20 minute
race or share their car.
The class structure is based on engine capacity
to encourage competitive racing through the field and give everyone
something to race for - there's even a class for Dunlop shod cars.
This provides battles all down the field and provides great entertainment
– spectators can come along and watch their favourite “oldies”
being driven in spectacular fashion!
In previous years we have taken the series
to the Nordschleife full circuit (25km), Spa Francorchamps and even
Daytona in the USA. Driving Standards are strictly policed
All outright race-winning cars will have a
30-second timed pit-lane penalty during the driver change window
when it next enters a race. This is to be served in a designated
area SEPARATELY to and in addition to the usual pitstop manouevre.
Subsequent wins will incur an extra 30-second penalty. These penalties
to remain throughout the season. New for 2011 all Lotus Seven cars
will have a minimum 30 seconds pitstop penalty.
Calendar dates tbc