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12 December - 50th Season Dates Published...

The 50th season of Grand Prix Midget racing gets underway at Swaffham on Sunday 2nd April with one of our oldest titles, the Southern Championship, up for grabs. Full Fixture List

The club will also be on display to a new audience at the Coventry Motorfest in July. We are also expecting to have a display at the upcoming Autosport Show at the NEC. Many thanks to Clifford Bunn for sending through the information.

   

17 November - Final Points Table...

Thanks to Andrew Bilby for sending through the final points table of the year and congratulations to 2016 Champion Dave Bonser and runners up Jon Pooley and Leon Smith. Also to front engine champion Steve Young and top newcomer Steve Sutch. With only seven points between first and second place this must have been one of the closest championships for many years and could of course gone to the last race of the season had the Birmingham meeting not been cancelled.

 

8 November - Statement from the Board of Control...

Due to circumstances beyond the Club's control the last meeting of the season has been cancelled. After much deliberation by the BOC this will see the conclusion of the season. Thank you to all the drivers who took part during the year.

   

25 October - TV Programme and results from Northampton...

The racing from Buxton on 8th October will feature in the first half of Last Lap which is first shown on Motors TV on Thursday 27th October at 6.25pm. The second half of the programme features our friends from MASCAR racing.

The results from the latest Northampton meeting are now online. We've also updated the lap records on the championship table page. Congratulations to new Southern Champion Steve Sutch and fellow race winner Mark Hodges.

 

20 October - Latest points and Grades...

Thanks to Andrew Bilby we have the latest points and grades onsite ready for this weekend's meeting at Northampton.

 

11 October - Buxton results...

Congratulations to the Buxton race winners, Clifford Bunn, Steve Young (National Championship), Mark Hodges and Daniel Pooley (Simon Pashley Trophy), Results here.

   

30 September - Newsletter...

The latest heritage newsletter has been issued by email - if you would like a copy please get in touch. gpmidget@gmail.com

   

12 September - Results from Birmingham...

Results from Birmingham on 10th September are now online.

   

3 September - Shale Invitation...

Results from the shale invitation at Coventry. Picture right is Tony Smith courtesy of Ant Jenkins.

 

22 August - Dan's the Man...

Congratulations to Dan Pooley on winning all three races at Yamouth including the Derek Kisby Trophy. Photo courtesy of Graham Utting.

 

6 August - Bonser's Euro...

Congratulations to Dave Bonser who has added the European Championship to his tally for the season at Posterholt in Holland today. Jonathan Pooley won the Peter Scheepens Memorial on Sunday whilst Mark Hodges won the heat on Saturday. Our thanks to our friends in the Netherlands for all their hard work.

 

24 July - Bonser's World...

Congratulations to David Bonser on winning this year's World Championship at Hednesford today. Also to runner up Jon Pooley and third place Steve Young. This year's running was the 40th since first run in 1977.

Unfortunately Neil Clarke was taken poorly before the start of the event - we wish him well for a speedy recovery.

Result: 1st 10 Dave Bonser, 2nd 31 Jonathan Pooley, 3rd 59 Steve Young, 4th 19 Alan Buckland, 5th 40 Steve Sutch, 6th 262 Camey Dorrell, 7th 37 Tony Smith, 8th 5 Mark Hodges, 9th 23 Clifford Bunn
Fastest lap: Steve Young

Heat 1: 1st 59 Steve Young, 2nd 262 Camey Dorrell, 3rd 31 Jonathan Pooley, 4th 3 Leon Smith, 5th 5 Mark Hodges, 6th 40 Steve Sutch, 7th 19 Alan Buckland, 8th 37 Tony Smith, 9th 23 Clifford Bunn, 10th 10 Dave Bonser

Heat 2: 1st 5 Mark Hodges, 2nd 31 Jonathan Pooley, 3rd 59 Steve Young, 4th 3 Leon Smith, 5th 19 Alan Buckland, 6th 37 Tony Smith, 7th 23 Clifford Bunn

 

14 July - News round up...

Mark Hodges has sold his VW Chassis to ex Hot Rod racer Keith Brooks - we look forward to welcoming Keith the formula.

The Swaffham meeting on 3rd July saw Steve Young earn two more wins in the Cheetah with Camey Dorrell twice runner up. The third race saw a win for Mark Greensmith from Jonathan Pooley.

 

   

20 June - Young's British and Hat Trick...

Congratulations to Steve Young who regained the British Championship this weekend at Skegness. Steve also won the remaining two heats and set the outright circuit lap record in the Cheetah. Thanks to Richard Bunn for posting the information.

 

   

11 June - New from Neil...

Another new GP Midget, this time from our longest serving regular racer, Neil Clarke. Look's great Neil - look forward to seeing it on track.

 

6 June - Double Dave and Leon's Final...

Dave Bonser won both heats and was second in the Bill Boarer Trophy final to take the biggest points haul from the meeting at Aldershot on Sunday. Leon Smith was first home in the final. Results here.

   

16 May - Jamie Young's New Car...

The newest chassis to the GP Midget grid has broken cover - Jamie Young's immaculate new car. The car will run a 1400 Zetec SE with a standard gearbox and modified English axle for the rear with a home made front beam axle. The build took around nine months to build.

 

16 May - For Sale...

We've done an update to the for sale page including a reduction in price of Jeremy Bouckley's ex World Championship winning Fireball copy. Jeremy tells us that the car will be broken up if not sold.

   

15 May - Young's Cheetah...

Steve Young will be racing the legendary Cheetah having bought the car from Dave Bonser. The car was originally designed, built and raced by Evan Stone before being raced to the title by Jason Carnwell in 2007. Philip Retchless then took the wheel taking the title in 2009. The car also proved effective in the hands of Tom Keep who was 2nd overall in the 2015 points championship.

 

09 May - Dorrell Flooring Trophy...

Our newest drivers continued to impress in the racing at Birmingham on Saturday evening. Richard Bunn reports...

Congratulations to Geoff Bunn on winning Heat 1, his first win since returning to the formula last year. Also to Camey Dorrell on a stunning drive in front of her large family crowd winning Heat 2 and her first win in the GP Midgets and the first win by a lady racer. Massive congratulations to Steve Sutch (right) on another highly impressive three races, taking the Dorrell Sports Flooring Challenge Final. Also an excellent drive this evening by Matt Hyde after all the difficulties the car has thrown at him in his first meetings he and his crew have persevered and produced an impressive 3rd place result in Heat 2 & 2nd place in the final. See you all at Aldershot.

 

06 May - Heritage Newsletter...

The latest newsletter is available - if you would like a copy please email gpmidget@gmail.com.

   

18 April - Season Opener...

Six races opened the season at Swaffham with 12 drivers competing. Saturday's races saw Jon Pooley, Leon Smith and Dan Pooley take the wins. Newcomer Steve Sutch won the two heats on Sunday with Jon Pooley winning the final. Former Ministox star Camey Dorrell made her debut and had a best finish of 6th on Sunday.

 

12 February - Chris Young...

We are so very sad to learn of the passing of Chris Young. Our sincerest sympathy to Steve and all family and friends.

Chris's funeral takes place on 24th February, details here along with information about how to make a tribute.

   

31 January - Proposed Television Date...

We are delighted to announce that plans are in motion to film our races at Buxton raceway on Saturday 8th October for later broadcast on TV. This will provide the Club with a terrific opportunity to showcase the formula to a very wide audience.

 

22 January - Shale date...

Fixtures secretary Neil Clarke has confirmed that any drivers who would like to try their hand at racing on shale will be able to do so on Friday 2nd September at Coventry. It's the opening night of the 2015 BriSCA F1 World Championship weekend. The meeting won't count for points towards our own points championship.

 

3 January - 2016 Dates...

An excellent set of fixtures has been arranged for the 2016 season - the 49th season of competition for the current formula. The dates include a return to Northampton after a year's absence plus a first visit since the late 1980s to Skegness. It is a great pleasure to see a European fixture at Posterholt once again. Races are available to sponsor if you would like to support the club.