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Quaife Modified Saloons with Invitation TinTops Race Report, Brands Hatch GP, 10th September 2017

By Adam Grant
Photos: Rafal Biniszewski

QMS The annual trip onto the Grand Prix circuit at Brands Hatch featured the Quaife modified saloon car championship, plus a group of tin tops for a non-championship race. With the cost of the longer circuit and obvious time constraints it would be just one race, although it was lengthened to 20 minutes... read more...

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Intermarque Race Report, Donington, 3rd September 2017

By Rod Birley
Photos: Rafal Biniszewski

Intermarque A very disappointing entry of just 13 cars turned up at Donington, so it was good to see a couple of Tin top drivers stay over from Saturday in order to join in the first race. With the added luxury of pit garages, it had been hoped that around 20 cars would be appearing, but a myriad of excuses meant that there were several read more...

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TinTops Race Report, Donington, 2nd September 2017

By Adam Grant
Photos: Rafal Biniszewski

TinTops The Quaife/Cannons Tin Tops had their second away day of the year. A much anticipated first visit to Donington didn’t quite attract the expected numbers. Never the less, the ones that did go put on a cracking display of good close racing. In qualifying Dan Fisher put his Honda Civic onto pole position, with James Ross lining up read more...

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Brands Hatch, 19th-20th August 2017 Meeting Report

By Adam Grant
Photos: Rafal Biniszewski

QMS A new event came to Brands Hatch at the weekend, with the inaugural Deutsche Fest. This was a celebration of mainly German racing cars, along with food and trade stalls highlighting German products. There was even a Beer tent complete with oompah band, which certainly kept everyone entertained, particularly on Saturday read more...

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Brands Hatch, 29th-30th July 2017 Meeting Report

By Adam Grant
Photos: Rafal Biniszewski

QMS BARC HQ were in charge of the two day saloon car extravaganza at Brands Hatch. Saturday featured rounds 8 and 9 of the Quaife modified saloons and there were indications that the entry would improve. Sadly by race day we had lost the Pirtek duo of Steve Dann and Kenny Hunt, as well as Tim Sandhu, Perry Winch and read more...

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Rockingham, 1st July 2017 Race Report

By Rod Birley
Photos: Rafal Biniszewski

Intermarque The Scrapco/Avon tyres intermarque championship made is annual visit to Rockingham, with a reasonably healthy 16 car entry list. Missing were Paul Knight, Joe Russell and Mark Fuller, all with accident damage from Brands Hatch, plus Reuben Taylor who had engine issues. Qualifying saw Lewis Smith top the time sheets read more...

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Brands Hatch, 10th-11th June 2017 Race Report

By Adam Grant
Photos: Rod Tietjen and Rafal Biniszewski

Intermarque The best turnout of Intermarque cars so far this year arrived at Brands Hatch as part of the American speedfest. With live TV coverage for Sunday’s race, it was nice to see a well presented grid of cars. Making their debuts were Joe Russell, in a very smart Audi TT (which won the best prepared car award), and Paul Knight read more...

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Brands Hatch, 29th May 2017 Meeting Report

By Adam Grant
Photos: Rafal Biniszewski

QMS The Quaife modified saloons kicked off proceedings, with 13 cars taking to the track for qualifying. Missing were Steve Dann (car not ready) and Mark Cripps (damaged foot). Despite an engine boost issue, Rod Birley secured pole position with the similar Escort of Malcom Wise alongside. Class B pacesetter Tony Skelton read more...

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Brands Hatch, 29th-30th April 2017 Meeting Report

By Adam Grant
Photos: Rafal Biniszewski

QMS The Quaife modified saloons kicked off our weekend with both their races on Saturday. A slightly disappointing entry of 15 cars took the track, with Rod Birley securing pole position. An odd fact is that Birley was the youngest driver out of the first four on the grid. Lining up alongside the black Escort WRC was Tony Skelton in his very rapid read more...

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Snetterton, 8th-9th April 2017 Meeting Report

By Adam Grant
Photos: Rafal Biniszewski

QMS Glorious weather greeted the south eastern centre competitors when they had their away weekend at Snetterton. Unfortunately grid sizes were significantly down after Brands Hatch, but the ones who made the journey put on some good racing. Although they had separate qualifying sessions, the Intermarque and Modified Saloons read more...

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Brands Hatch, 25th-26th March 2017 Meeting Report

By Adam Grant
Photos: Rafal Biniszewski

Intermarque The season kicked off at Brands Hatch on Saturday with the Intermarque championship starring first. Qualifying took on a familiar look with Malcolm Blackman on pole position followed by Lewis Smith. Keith White was good for third spot, followed by Steve Burrows. The fastest guest class entry was Colin Watson, but read more...

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Quaife Motorsport News Saloons race report,
Brands Hatch, 6th November 2016

By Adam Grant

QMN Saloons The Quaife Motorsport News championship was the only one which had not been decided prior to Brands. Although Rod Birley and Laurie Grant had won their respective classes, the overall title was still up for grabs. Prior to the meeting Birley had a scare when the starter motor failed, but swift work by Brise electrical had it rebuilt in time. Qualifying saw read more...

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Quaife Cannons TinTops race report,
Brands Hatch, 5th November 2016

By Adam Grant

TinTops Like the Intermarque the Tin tops had to venture out for qualifying on a very slippery track. Again tyre choice was critical in order to achieve a good qualifying time. Popping up at the top of the time sheet was Chris Bassett, followed by the Honda Civic trio of Vic Hope, Daniel Fisher and Chris Whiteman. This meant that read more...

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Scrapco Avon Intermarque with Sevenesque race report,
Brands Hatch, 5th November 2016

By Adam Grant

Intermarque With a rather slippery track the Intermarque were the first south east centre group to qualify on Saturday morning. Along with six Caterhams, the turnout was in fact very good. Mick Robertson, Chris Brockhurst, Ben Taylor and Malcolm Harding were all back, although Malcolm was trying out a sequential gearbox so not scoring any read more...

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Quaife Cannons TinTops race report,
Snetterton, 2nd October 2016

By Adam Grant

TinTops Like the QMN saloons, the Quaife/Cannons Tin Tops were having there only venture away from Brands Hatch this year. Racing on the Sunday was supposed to give them better weather according to the forecast, but it was not to be. The day dawned with a steady shower, so that the track was very wet as the Tin Tops were first out read more...

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Quaife Motorsport News Saloons race report,
Snetterton, 1st October 2016

By Adam Grant

QMN Saloons The only away day of the year saw the QMN saloons travel to Snetterton in Norfolk. As part of the MG car club meeting, both rounds took place on the shorter 200 circuit. A good class A entry saw the powerful cars stretch their legs on the two long straights, so it was no surprise to see them occupy the top five positions on the time sheet read more...

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Scrapco Avon Intermarque race report,
Rockingham, 17th-18th September 2016

By Rod Birley
Photos: Graham Holbon

Intermarque It was disappointing that only 11 cars made it to Rockingham, we had hoped to see 13, but last minute cancellations came from Mike Thurley (harvest time) and Reuben Taylor. Nevertheless a competitive line up took to the International sports car circuit on Saturday afternoon for qualifying. The time sheets told an interesting story as Lewis Smith read more...

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Quaife Motorsport News Saloons race report,
Brands Hatch, 17th September 2016

By Adam Grant
Photos: Gary Hawkins

QMN Saloons After a very long summer break the Quaife/Motorsport News saloon car championship re-convened at Brands Hatch as part of the HSCC meeting. Qualifying took places under grey skies with a constant threat of rain. Straight from the green flag Rod Birley and Dale Gent traded fastest laps, until Birley sealed pole position with a time of 50.672 seconds read more...

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Quaife Cannons TinTops race report,
Brands Hatch, 17th September 2016

By Adam Grant
Photos: Gary Hawkins

TinTops The high temperatures earlier in the week gave way to a dull and very overcast day on Saturday. The Tin tops had a reasonable entry of 22 cars, with a few welcome additions. Dominic Ryan was back in a Ford Puma, as was Rod Birley (whilst the Bevan team try and sort the recalcitrant misfire in the Integra). Also joining in was Marcus Bicknell, swelling the Saxo ranks read more...

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Scrapco Avon Intremarque race report,
Silverstone, 28th August 2016

By Rod Birley

Intermarque With a couple of notable drivers absent, namely Chris Brockhurst and Ricky Hunn, it was still a good quality field of 15 plus 3 Sevenesque competitors. Qualifying saw the Caterham R300 of Anthony Bennett set the quickest time, just in front of Intermarque championship leader Malcolm Blackman. However, because the Sevenesque are an invited series read more...

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Scrapco Avon Intremarque race report,
Brands Hatch, 31st July 2016

By Adam Grant

Intermarque A good turnout of 19 cars, including welcome German visitor Volker Timm, made the prospect of some interesting races. Malcolm Blackman threw the gauntlet down in qualifying setting the fastest lap in 49.317 seconds. Steve Burrows came up with the next best time, just half a second slower. However, we did not see Steve again as the strain read more...

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Quaife Cannons TinTops race report,
Brands Hatch, 31st July 2016

By Adam Grant

TinTops With leading contender Chris Bassett on holiday, it remained to see who could challenge Chris Whiteman. From the outset Whiteman was on a mission, as he easily posted the fastest qualifying time of 54.6 seconds, which was 1.3 seconds quicker than anyone else. Robert Hosier was second, with Rod Birley third and Daniel Fisher fourth. Daniel Adams read more...

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Sevenesque / Allcomers race report,
Brands Hatch, 30th July 2016

By Adam Grant

Sevenesque Sadly the combined Sevenesque and Allcomers did not produce the expected number of entries, which is disappointing for the centre. In the end 12 cars turned up and it was no surprise to see Dale Gent secure pole position in a time of 49.5 seconds. Rod Birley lined up second in his familiar Ford Escort WRC, but he was almost a second slower read more...

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Quaife Cannons TinTops Championship race report,
Brands Hatch, 25th-26th June 2016

By Adam Grant

TinTops Like the QMN saloons the Tin Tops had to qualify on Saturday. Unfortunately this session was held in torrential rain as the heavens literally opened on the drivers. Despite the hazardous conditions two drivers slugged it out for pole position setting impressive lap times. In the end Chris Bassett took the top spot in his Peugeot with a time of read more...

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Quaife Motorsport News Saloons Championship race report,
Brands Hatch, 25th -26th June 2016

By Adam Grant

QMN Saloons BARC HQ were in charge for this meeting, which saw the QMN modified saloons qualifying on Saturday afternoon. Welcome new additions included Jo Polley (BMW Mini), Tim Sandhu (ex-Rick May Ford Escort Cosworth) and Damon Astin (Mini Miglia). Returning for the first time this year was Dan Palmer (Mitsubishi Evo) read more...

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Scrapco / Avon Intermarque Championship race report,
Brands Hatch, 11th-12th June 2016

By Rod Birley

Intermarque Qualifying took place on Saturday afternoon, following a reasonably heavy rain shower. With the track drying very quickly all 17 intermarque drivers opted to use slick tyres. Sure enough a dry line soon appeared and gradually the lap times tumbled down. By the chequered flag , which was actually shown at the same time as the red flag read more...

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Scrapco / Avon Intermarque Championship
with Sevenesque Sport Car Series race report,
Mallory Park, 29th May 2016

By Howard Smith

Intermarque A dull and overcast sky welcomed the Intermarque and Sevenesque competitors to Mallory Park on Sunday 29th May. The Intermarque Championship had their qualifying session first and this saw Lewis Smith secure pole position with Malcolm Blackman sharing the front of the grid by just 0.569. These were closely followed read more...

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Quaife Cannons TinTops Championship and
Quaife Motorsport News Saloons Championship race report,
Brands Hatch, 30th May 2016

By Adam Grant

TinTops On a day which was forecast to be very wet everyone was pleased to see that it stayed dry all day. Kicking off proceedings were the Quaife/Cannons Tin Tops, where a healthy grid of 28 cars took part in qualifying. Top of the pile was Chris Whiteman who had just returned from Barbados. Lining up next to him would be Rod Birley, with Chris Bassett on row two followed read more...

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Quaife Cannons TinTops Championship and
Quaife Motorsport News Saloons Championship race report,
Brands Hatch, 30th April - 1st May 2016

By Adam Grant

TinTops The annual MG car club visit to Brands Hatch also included two of our championships. On Saturday it was the turn of the Quaife/Cannons Tin tops and a reasonable grid of 21 cars took to the track. The qualifying session turned into a three way battle as Bassett, Whiteman and Birley all vied for pole position. In the end they lined up in this order read more...

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Scrapco / Avon Intermarque Championship
with Sevenesque Sports Car Series race report,
Silverstone International, 23rd April 2016

By Rod Birley

Intermarque The International circuit at Silverstone greeted the Intermarque and Sevenesque drivers for the first time. The weather, although cold, remained dry all day, but the track was still damp when qualifying began. The Sevenesque cars were released from the assembly area first in order to give each group as fair a chance as possible to set read more...

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Quaife Motorsport News Saloons Championship
with Quaife Cannons TinTops Invitation race report,
Brands Hatch GP, 17th April 2016

By Adam Grant

Brands Hatch GP The Quaife Motorsport News saloon car championship had its annual outing on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit on Sunday. There was also a non-championship group of Cannons Tin top drivers who were invited to join in. Qualifying was a chaotic affair as several drivers had incidents and accidents around the 2.43 mile track read more...

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Quaife Motorsport News Saloons Championship race report,
Brands Hatch, 28th March 2016

By Adam Grant

QMN Saloons The Quaife Motorsport News had two days at Brands Hatch. With qualifying on Sunday afternoon, following a morning practice session. Class A has seen an influx of new cars and returning drivers. Most of the attention focused on Dale Gent’s revamped Subaru Impreza, which has had a lot of money spent on it. The Mitsubishi of Andrew MacKenzie looked more read more...

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Scrapco / Avon Intermarque Championship race report,
Brands Hatch, 26th March 2016

By Adam Grant

Intermarque The good news was seeing 21 cars take to the track for qualifying, which is the best number for over a year. Ian Hales has bought Matt Simpson’s car, whilst Phil Blackford, Paul Adams and Keith White all returned. Qualifying took place on a drying track, which caught out one or two fancied runners. Those who had access to slick tyres made good use of them read more...

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Quaife / Cannons TinTops Championship race report,
Brands Hatch, 26th March 2016

By Adam Grant

Cannons TinTops The 2016 season kicked off at Brands Hatch with the Quaife/Cannons Tin tops taking to the Indy circuit first. After overnight rain the track was still very slippery and so it played into the hands of one person who seems to guess these conditions just right. Step forward Rod Birley who planted the Bevan owned Honda Integra on pole position by 2.3 seconds read more...

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TinTops and MN Saloons race report, Brands Hatch,
7th and 8th November 2015

By Adam Grant

Cannons TinTops Saturday saw the concluding races for the Cannons Tin Tops championship. Four drivers came to Brands Hatch with a chance of winning the championship: Ryan Steel, Cliff Pellin, Tom Bridger and Daniel Adams. Qualifying took place on a damp surface with Chris Bassett impressively heading the field by over a second. Bridger lined up next read more...

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Intermarque race report, Brands Hatch,7th November 2015

By Rod Birley

Intermarque The Avon Tyres intermarque had a reasonable turnout of 18 cars, with Colin Gomm a welcome returnee. On a damp, but not fully wet track, qualifying saw champion elect Malcolm Blackman on pole position with Steve Burrows alongside. Dave Brooks and Malcolm Harding formed row two, with Mike Thurley and Mark Fuller read more...

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Avon Intermarque race report,
Brands Hatch, 27th September 2015

By Rod Birley

Intermarque The Avon Tyres intermarque returned to Brands Hatch for rounds 13 and 14 of their championship. This meeting was in place of the cancelled trip to Lydden Hill on October 3rd.Qualifying saw Malcolm Blackman secure pole position with a time of 49.249 seconds. Lewis Smith lined up second with the only other time below 50 seconds, as he posted a 49.952. Ricky Hunn stunned read more...

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Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit Report

By Adam Grant
Photos: Rodney Tietjen

MN Saloons The combined grid of Motorsport News saloons and Cannons Tin Tops made for an awesome sight as they set out onto the full 2.433 mile long circuit at Brands Hatch. With 40 cars taking part it was always going to be who could get a reasonably clear lap to set the quickest time. Rod Birley made the task slightly easier by getting out first and he read more...

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Summary of Races, Brands Hatch, 29th-30th August 2015

By Adam Grant
Photos: Rodney Tietjen and Gary Hawkins

Sevenesque With seven races the south east centre had a large proportion of the bank holiday weekend meeting at Brands Hatch. Starting with the Sevenesque series, which was opened up to allcomers as well, it boded well to see a full grid of 29 cars. The first few laps of race one were very hectic, as Ian Conibear and Rob Singleton battled side by side, with Christian Pittard eager to read more...

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Avon Intermarque race report, Silverstone, 16th August 2015

By Rod Birley

Intermarque The intermarque championship returned to Silverstone with an entry of 16 cars, however this was soon reduced to 15 when John Steward suffered a major engine failure in his normally reliable Vauxhall Corsa. David Brooks experienced noise issues and was late joining in the qualifying session and then suffered a broken halfshaft read more...

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Weekend Round Up

Brands Hatch 25-26 July 205 report by Adam Grant

Cannons TinTops The South East centre provided six entertaining races for the HQ run meeting at Brands Hatch on Saturday and Sunday.
The Cannons Tin tops opened proceedings with Barnaby Davies quickly stamping his authority on proceedings. The T1 driver won both races by a reasonably comfortable margin read more...

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Donington Sevenesque Race Report

By W. Howard Smith

Sevenesque Despite the rain, just before the start of qualifying, 8 drivers took part in qualifying on a damp, but drying track. Tom Eden secured pole position from Danny Winstanley in second position. From the start of the first race Danny Winstanley took command of the race and his lead was never threatened with Tom Eden, Simon Smith and Gary Bate read more...

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Donington Intermarque Race Report

By Rod Birley

Intermarque With Motors TV broadcasting live it was hoped that a few more drivers would be tempted to join in. With Keith White, Lee Griffiths and Phil Blackford all appearing for the first time this year, they were welcome additions. Unfortunately missing though were Paul Adams, Malcolm Harding and a late non-starter Ricky Hunn read more...

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Summary of the Lydden Truck Festival, 20th-21st June 2015

Saturday’s races by Rod Birley, Sunday’s races by Adam Grant

Cannons TinTops The Cannon’s Tin Tops were due to have a busy weekend with three races planned. This format was being tried for the first time, following the cancellation of the Silverstone rounds. Twenty cars lined up for the first race, with Dominic Ryan being a late withdrawal following a family member becoming ill. Barnaby Davies was a man on a mission read more...

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Motorsport News Saloons race report, Brands Hatch, 25th May 2015

By Adam Grant

MN Saloons Again it was 22 cars which lined up for the start of the first Motorsport News saloon car race at the Masters festival. On pole position was the Escort WRC of Rod Birley, with Malcolm Wise’s similar car alongside. Row two was another all Ford affair with Rick May’s Escort Cosworth and Ian Butler’s Ford Focus. Gavin Thomson’s class C Peugeot headed read more...

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TinTops race report, Brands Hatch, 25th May 2015

By Rod Birley

TinTops The Tin top numbers continue to grow, with several new additions. In T1 Bob Hosier brought out his Seat and was joined by the Ford Focus RS of Reece Jones. In T3 the influx of Citroen Saxos continues with Steve Everson, Ryan Steel, Ben Forbes and Matt Ellis all swelling the ranks. Gordon Cooper has switched to class TP along with Adrian Matthews read more...

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Sevenesque race report, Mallory Park, 23rd May 2015

By Rod Birley

Sevenesque The Sevenesque series had a rather late start this year, but nevertheless ten intrepid drivers gathered at Mallory Park for two fifteen minute races. Qualifying saw the Boss Racing duo of Rob Singleton and Colin Watson vying for pole position, until Rob had an unfortunate off going into Gerrards corner. The damp grass caused the Caterham to read more...

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Avon Intermarque race report, Rockingham, 16th May 2015

By Rod Birley

Intermarque The drama began in qualifying with both Malcolm Blackman and Tommy Field being hit with penalties for yellow flag infringements. This meant they both had to start the first race from the rear of the 16 car grid. Quickest in qualifying was last year’s champion Matt Simpson. Having missed the first meeting at Snetterton, Matt was keen to make his mark read more...

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MN Saloons race report, Brands Hatch, 3rd May 2015

By Adam Grant

MN Saloons The second meeting for the Motorsport News saloon car championship produced a good turnout of 22 cars with some notable additions. Appearing for the first time this year, Rick May planted his all white Ford Escort Cosworth on pole position by over a second. With Rod Birley lining up second in his black version, it would be interesting to see how read more...

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Cannons TinTops race report, Brands Hatch, 2nd May 2015

By Rod Birley

TinTops The Cannon’s Tin Tops, supported by Mark Fish motorsport, started their season at Brands Hatch on Saturday. A healthy initial entry of 24 drivers was whittled down to 18 by the time qualifying started. This only lasted a couple of minutes until Chris Bassett dumped a large amount of oil as he ground to a halt just past the pit entrance. After a fair amount of read more...

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Race report, Snetterton 300, 18th April 2015

By Rod Birley

Intermarque A slightly disappointing grid of 14 cars plus one ultimate saloon ventured out onto the Snetterton 300 circuit. The first casualty was David Brooks, who ground to a halt on the edge of the track which prompted a red flag. Initially it looked like Lewis Smith had secured pole position with a stunning sub two minute lap time. However, closer examination revealed read more...

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Rain & Shine – Davies Wins Final Two Races of 2014

By Chris Bassett

TinTops Toyota Starlet driver Barnaby Davies in class T2 won the final two races of the Cannons TinTop Championship at Brands Hatch which saw both dry and wet weather.

Race One:

Chris Whiteman (T3) left it late and qualified on pole on his last flying lap from Davies, Tom Bridger (T1), championship hopeful Vic Hope (T3), David Hutchins (T3), Russell Turner, (T3) Terry Searles, Cliff Pellin (T3), Lewis Turner who was first of the T4 runners read more...

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Searles Reigns Supreme at Lydden Hill

By Chris Bassett

TinTops T3 driver Terry Searles in his MG ZR put in a wet weather master class at Lydden Hill to win his first and second Cannons TinTops races’ of the season with ease. The qualifying session was dry which saw Chris Whiteman (T3) qualify on pole by less than two tenths of a second from Tom Bridger (T1) and newcomer to the championship Reece Jones (T3) read more...

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Thruxton 20th September 2014 Race Report

By Chris Bird

Sevenesque On an overcast day at Thruxton the Sevenesque drivers had their first difficult decision of the day to make. Wet or dry tyres? As it was it was dry was the answer and Ian Conibear put himself on pole with a time of 1.25.582 ( 99.10mph ) with David Tilley second 1.26.585. Unlucky driver Bob Hosier only completed a couple of laps due to read more...

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Brands Hatch 7th September 2014 Race Report

By Shawn Herrington

QMN The re-arranged race for the QMN plus Cannons Tin Tops became a non championship affair for the Kentish Trophy. With most of the participants from August 16th taking part, it provided one of the biggest grids of the day read more...

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Sevenesque and Intermarque Race Report from Donington

By Rod Birley

Sevenesque The sevenesque sports car series opened proceedings on Saturday, and they were joined by some of the drivers from the Armed Forces challenge. The first race had challenging conditions as a shower of rain passed through during the event, catching out some of the front runners. In the end Tony Bennett steered his Caterham to another victory read more...

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Davies Unstoppable Again at Brands Hatch

By Chris Bassett

TinTops T2 driver Barnaby Davies in his Toyota Starlet was again unstoppable at the annual Brands hatch GP event after a flawless drive which also saw him mixing high up the order with the QMN cars. Davies, starting first out of the tin top drivers in the combined race with QMN, lead going into the first lap followed by Terry Searles in his MG ZR (T3) read more...

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Sevenesque Sports Car Series - Brands Hatch race report

By Rod Birley

Sevenesque Although it wasn’t a big grid of cars, the three races produced a fair amount of entertainment. Quickest qualifier Tony Bennett had a hard charging Ian Conibear to contend with. Both were driving highly modified Caterham 7s and Ian got the jump on Tony at the start. Tony soon redressed the situation, but the silver 7 was never far behind throughout the 18 laps read more...

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Meeting Report - Snetterton 12/13 July 2014

By Shawn Herrington

Intermarque The Quaife intermarques came to Snetterton with a degree of trepidation. This was due to the two long straights which might have affected reliability. However, in race one every car finished which was very good news.
With Chris Brockhurst having to change a gearbox after qualifying, Matt Simpson made his escape from pole position read more...

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Meeting report from Lydden Hill June 21/22

By Shawn Herrington

Lydden Hill The third annual Lydden Hill truck festival again provided some brilliant circuit racing. Saturday started with the Cannons Tin Tops and Chris Whiteman soon stamped his authority on the day’s proceedings. The first race he won at a relative canter, pulling away from the battling duo of Barnaby Davies and Russell Turner. These two fought all the way to read more...

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Race report, Brands Hatch 8th June 2014

By Rod Birley

The American Speedfest 2 formed the backdrop for the latest two championship rounds. Glorious sunshine greeted the large crowd that turned up for this well promoted meeting. Qualifying saw Matt Simpson set the benchmark from championship leader Malcolm Blackman. David Brooks lined up third, with Chris Brockhurst fourth read more...

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Race report, Brands Hatch 26th May 2014
(with radio commentary)

By Shawn Herrington

QMN For the third time this year the QMN saloons and Cannons Tin Tops returned to Brands Hatch for their usual three race format. This time it was part of the Masters historic festival and the QMN cars had the luxury of the pit garages. Although several class A runners were missing, it was pleasing to welcome back Alex Sidwell read more...

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Race report, Rockingham 17th May 2014

By Rod Birley

Qualifying took it’s toll on the Quaife Intermarques as the most consistant finisher in the history of the championship, Philip Young, had engine problems which curtailed his wonderful record. Further drama befell Paul Adams who failed the noise test and qualified later out of session. Also Lewis Smith had a differential failure read more...

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Race report, Brands Hatch 4th May 2014

By Shawn Herrington

QMN Rounds three and four of the Quaife Motorsport News saloon car championship took place at Brands Hatch on Sunday. As part of the MG car club meeting, the whole event took place in glorious sunshine. Perhaps the increased temperatures also turned up the action in the races, as there were plenty of incidents read more...

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Dramatic opening for 2014 saloons title chase
/ Excitement among the Tin Tops

By Brian Phillips

QMN Three races which launched the 2014 Quaife/Motorsport News and Cannons Motorspares saloon car championships proved to be among the highlights of a 22-race programme at the Brands Hatch spring truck festival. Among the headlines, former QMN champion Rod Birley launched his bid for the title with two wins in the faithful Escort, and newcomer Barnaby Davies was the pace-setter in the Tin Tops, winning outright in his rare Toyota Starlet GT read more...

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Simpson starts title defence with a winning double

By Brian Phillips

Intermarque Quaife Intermarque Champion Matt Simpson launched his 2014 season with two wins at Brands Hatch on Saturday April 12. Even though Matt’s regular sparring partner Chris Brockhurst was away preparing for his wedding, Simpson didn’t have things all his own way. Malcolm Blackman showed the benefits of a year’s long circuit experience read more...

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Sevenesque Sports Car Series - Rockingham race report

By Rod Birley

Sevenesque Rockingham The first two races in the new “sevenesque” sports car series brought together a small but select band of racers at Rockingham. Qualifying only showed up one issue, when Ian Fletcher’s unique Fletcher Hornet broke it’s exhaust. Ian then became the centre of attention on the first lap of the race read more...

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New car brings first race victories for Charlton at seasonal finale

By Brian Phillips

Tin Tops The last date on the Brands Hatch 2013 fixture list also marked the Centre’s final on-track event of the year. Entries fell short of original expectations, but the day was highlighted by two popular victories for Dave Charlton, his first in five years of trying. The Lincolnshire driver, a loyal supporter of the club’s Tin Tops, was out for the first time in a newly acquired Seat Leon read more...

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Rockingham race report

By Rod Birley

Rockingham Qualifying took on a slightly different format in that each drivers quickest lap determined the first race grid, then their second quickest lap gave them their grid position for race two.
David Brooks grabbed pole for both races and from a rather ragged rolling start he led away with Mike Thurley slotting into second. Dale Gent went wayward through Pif Paf and dropped back to sixth read more...

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Castle Combe race report

By Rod Birley

Intermarque The fast and undulating Castle Combe circuit witnessed another twist in the Quaife Intermarque 2013 season. The drama started just as the cars ventured out onto the circuit for qualifying, as three hot air balloons appeared over the horizon. Luckily the wind direction changed, so the unexpected visitors drifted away in another direction. With Matt Simpson and Chris Brockhurst lining up on the front row of the grid, everyone was predicting it would be these two fighting for the win. However, it did not turn out that way read more...

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Drama and excitement at Silverstone

By Brian Phillips

QMN All three of our championships visited Silverstone on Saturday September 7 for an outing on the National circuit. There were more than enough on-track dramas for some of our saloon racers, and best wishes go to Ricky Davies for a rapid recovery from the injuries he sustained in a crash on the pits straight. Ricky's BMW cannoned into Rod Birley's Escort and the Holden of Alex Sidwell, which in turn took out Ray Barrow's Escort read more...

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Gent completes winning double at Brands Hatch

Full Brands Hatch GP race report

By Brian Phillips

QMN Victory in a dry second race completed Dale Gent's winning double on the Brands Hatch GP circuit on Sunday August 25. The two-day fixture formed round six of this year's Quaife/Motorsport News Saloon Car Championship and Cannons Motorspares Tin Tops Championship. Rod Birley, winner of all ten previous races, twice finished second to the Subaru driver and saw the points deficit increase to championship leader Andy Woods-Dean read more...

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Gent ends Birley's ten-race winning run

By Brian Phillips

QMN Dale Gent ended Rod Birley's 2013 winning run in the 11th race of this year's Quaife/Motorsport News Saloon Car Championship on a wet and slippery Brands Hatch GP circuit on Saturday August 24. Gent in his Subaru Impreza forced an opening to pass the quick-starting Birley Escort after less than half a lap and pulled nearly six seconds clear. Malcolm Wise had a lonely drive read more...

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Snetterton report.

By Shawn Herrington

QMN In a week in which temperatures were often above 30 degrees Celcius, it was strange to be greeted by a cloudy and drizzly start to the day at Snetterton. With 38 cars roaring out onto the 3 mile "300" circuit, it soon became a very bust track for the QMN and Tin Top brigade. Initially Rod Birley topped the timing screens, closely pursued by the similar car of Rick May, then suddenly returnee Darren Bly leapt into pole position with a time two seconds quicker than any one else read more...

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Festival fun as championships reach mid-season.

By Brian Phillips

Truck pull Our three championships reached their halfway stage on a busy family-friendly Lydden Hill festival weekend. They shared the east Kent track with two days of action on the Chessons oval and trucks competing on the "three quarters" layout which omits the North Bend hairpin. Months of hard work behind the scenes ensured success read more...

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Intermarques shine at first American SpeedFest.

By Brian Phillips

Intermarque Our Intermarques had almost certainly their biggest ever audience when they appeared at the heavily promoted first American Speedfest at Brands Hatch in support of the European answer to the NASCAR championship. Sadly the grey, cold weather did not match the occasion, but apart from a hint of rain in the air, at least it stayed dry read more...

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Race report Brands Hatch 25th May 2013.

By Shawn Herrington

QMN For the first time the QMN saloons and Cannons Tin Tops were guests at the prestigious Masters historic festival. With heavy overnight rain leaving the Brands Hatch Indy circuit still damp by the time qualifying started, it would be interesting to see how the 37 runners coped. Most elected to run slicks, although a few like reigning champion Gavin Thomson, plus Paul Eve and Rod Birley read more...

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Race report, Cadwell Park 12th May.

By Rod Birley

Intermarque Under darkening skies the cars assembled on the grid. Just as the pace lap began the rain started to fall, although only lightly at first. Matt Moore blasted into the lead as the red lights went out. By the time he came back over the Mountain, Chris Brockhurst had closed right up and Matt slid across the grass going through Hall bends. Falling back to third was only a temporary slip, read more...

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Qualifying session report, Cadwell Park 12th May.

By Rod Birley

A chilly but dry circuit greeted the 18 Intermarque drivers, most of whom had not seen Cadwell Park before. After one lap the session was red flagged when the differential seized in Ray Harris' Mercedes read more...

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Two more for Birley, but the pressure stays on.

By Brian Phillips

QMN race QMN and Tin Tops drivers were back at Brands Hatch for round two of their championships on a warm and sunny early May bank holiday weekend. At the front the story was very much as before, with Rod Birley securing a pair of wins. The missing ingredient this time was the V8 Holden of Alex Sidwell, but Dale Gent and Malcolm Wise kept the pressure on the local man read more...

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Championships round one make a big impression.

By Brian Phillips

Intermarque race The opening races in the Centre's 2013 championships supplied some of the highlights of a busy weekend at Brands Hatch on April 20/21, with the headline spectacle of the British Truck Racing Championship ensuring a big audience for our drivers and their sponsors. Quaife/Motorsport News saloons shared the track with Cannons Motorspares Tin Tops in a full-to-capacity field read more...

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Dramatic start to QMN and Tin Tops Championships.

By Brian Phillips

QMN The Centre's 2013 saloon car championships enjoyed a spectacular opening race at Brands Hatch today, Saturday April 20, with a full grid on the Indy circuit. Former champion Rod Birley took the overall win in his Escort, chased hard by QMN class A rivals Dale Gent read more...

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3rd - 4th November 2012, Brands Hatch Indy

By Brian Phillips

QMN Another joint QMN and Tin Tops entry overflowed the available grid space for this finale. Rod Birley qualified fastest with Lee Allen's Mini second. Title contenders Hargreaves and Thomson lined up third and tenth respectively for the first race. Apart from a surprise intervention from Jez Francis before he retired the Nova with mechanical problems, Birley led all the way in race read more...

Next Race Meeting:

23rd September 2017
Brands Hatch (TinTops and Intermarque)

24th September 2017
Brands Hatch (QMS)

Latest Galleries:

Latest gallery Quaife Modified Saloons with Cannons TinTops,
10th September 2017

Latest gallery Scrapco Avon Intermarque,
3rd September 2017

Latest gallery Quaife Cannons TinTops,
2nd September 2017

Last Race Results

Quaife Modified Saloons:

1. Rod Birley
2. Malcolm Wise
3. Paul Adams
See full results

Quaife / Cannons TinTops:

1. Dan Fisher
2. Rod Birley
3. Bob Hosier
See full results

Scrapco / Avon Intermarque:

1. Lewis Smith
2. Malcolm Blackman
3. Keith White
See full results

2017 Championship Leaders:

Quaife Modified Saloons:

Rod Birley
See full standings

Quaife / Cannons TinTops:

Dan Fisher
See full standings

Scrapco / Avon Intermarque:

Malcolm Blackman See full standings