Registration and Race Entry 2022
As previously notified, ARCA registrations are now open and I’m pleased to say that 10 drivers have already registered. May I please encourage those who haven’t yet done so to register as soon as practicable; it helps us to get a handle on our likely grid numbers and to reassure the 750 Motor Club that we will have a strong 2022 Championship.
Once a driver has registered with ARCA I send the details on to the 750 Motor Club so they can then set him/her up on their system. As this system does sometimes have glitches it is wise to get the process done early to allow for any delays. The system does not save card details from previous years but an auto payment option can be set up for race entries once your first payment has been made.
Please note that they are saying that race entry fees must be paid 28 days before each event (previously 21 days) in order to allow sufficient time for any reserves to be notified. 750MC’s sympathetic refund policy allows a withdrawal up to 48 hours before the start of the event with a full refund minus a £25 admin fee.
Race administration is not everyone’s favourite aspect of the racing season but things should run smoothly if you get it done early.
In January we received an invitation from the Dutch Alfa Romeo Club to race at Zandvoort on 2nd/3rd July in the absence of a visit from the European Alfa Romeo Challenge at that circuit this year. With our calendar already set in stone it would have been a non-Championship event. However, with only 8 drivers expressing an interest in going, ARCA would not be able to afford to buy the grid so we have had to decline the kind invitation extended to us.
Thanks to information provided by Andrew Fulcher and Paul Plant I became aware of some of the complications that have arisen post-Brexit for taking a race car to the continent, including a cost of several hundred pounds for the purchase of a Carnet with security deposit to add to the already considerable costs of travel, insurances, fuel, accommodation, race entry fees, etc. It is important to be aware of and to deal with these requirements well in advance of travel, a point to be aware of if you are planning a continental trip.
Class Structure for 2022
An important reminder of our new class structure for 2022:
- Modified Class
- V6 Class
- Power Trophy
- Twin Spark Cup
Our 2022 Regulations will be published imminently but in the meantime please contact me if you are uncertain which class will be the correct one for you. Paddock Bulletin 24 gives more details.
As Steve O’Brien is moving on to pastures new, ARCA could do with some help in securing further sponsorship for the coming season so if anyone has the requisite time and expertise to assist us please contact me asap.
I have already signed the sponsorship agreement with Yokohama for the Twin Spark Cup and, subject to discussion and negotiation, we are looking potentially to extend this agreement in 2023 to cover the slicks and wets used in the V6 class.
We are near to concluding the final details of an agreement with HITEK to continue with their headline sponsorship of the Championship.
750 Motor Club Yearbook 2021
We have supplied photos of every car/driver that took part in any of our 2021 races to the 750 Motor Club for their Yearbook. You will soon be able to buy one at cost from 750 MC and will make a nice memento. I highly recommend purchasing one when they become available.