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750MC Awards Night

February 2024

The tuxedos and posh frocks were out in force for the 2023 Awards Night! Not only did our drivers collect their Championship trophies, but there were two of the Clubs’ Special Awards given to Vee drivers.

Phil Waterhouse was awarded the Dave Bradley Memorial Trophy, which is given to the individual who has best promoted and furthered the ideals of the club. Phil’s “And I’m in the Garage” vlogs demonstrating his dedication, perseverance and promotion of the formula and club were the reason for the award.

Matt Hyde won the Clive Yorath Award for the most wins in a single seater. Matt’s impressive 10 race wins in the 2023 season secured this award. Well done to the both of you!

The winners of the other annual 750MC awards for Formula Vee comprised:

  • Most pole positions: Matt Harbot
  • Most fastest laps: Matt Hyde
  • Highest placed novice: Louis Scholes
  • Best prepared car: Chris Wilsher

With the awards night closing out the 2023 season, we look forward to an exciting 2024 season! With a few Vees changing owners and new drivers joining the grid, it’s not long to wait!

    Countdown to the 2024 Season

    January 2024

    As we welcome in the new year the 2024 calendar has been finalised, and it’s great to see four rounds being live streamed (Croft, Brands, Oulton and Donington). We are planning to have the Vee Centre summer BBQ at Cadwell on the 20th July and the Awards Night in November. It will be great to catch up with all the drivers, mechanics and families and welcome new drivers to the paddock.

    Vee Centre UK Awards Night

    November 2023

    The Vee Centre UK 2023 End of Season Party and Awards Night consisted of a visit to the Silverstone Museum, the drivers meeting, and the evening dinner, awards presentation and raffle.

    The Museum gave an opportunity for the drivers to study the National Circuit for next year, try out a new vehicle and get into the competitive spirit with the Scalextric racing! Our evening venue this year was The Worlds End near Northampton, where we were well looked after with excellent food and service.

    The presentation for the Vee Centre Awards, explained on the Vee Centre UK Awards page, saw the following winners:

    • Vee Centre Challenge – John Cressey
    • Master Challenge – Vaughn Jones
    • Highest Grid Mover – Chis Wilsher
    • 1st Lap Mover – Vaughn Jones
    • Driver of Year – Ben Cressey, for a solid season of racing with some great results.
    • Half Crank Award – Craig Bell, for his diligent research of the regulations and development of bodywork.
    • Best Independent – Craig Bell
    • Willets Trophy – Ben Cressey
    Vee Centre Challenge – John Cressey
    Highest Grid Mover – Chris Wilsher
    1st Lap Mover – Vaughn Jones
    Willets Trophy – Ben Cressey

    Well done to the all the winners! The 2024 season will be upon us sooner than we all think. We will keep you all updated on any cars for sale, upcoming shows and any interesting insights from drivers.

    Outstanding Oulton

    October 2023

    As Oulton Park marks the end of an incredible season, the results are in and we give our congratulations to the Championship and Vee Centre Awards winners!

    With a faultless 10 wins in a row, Matt Hyde with his AHS run Dominator took the Championship in only his second season in Formula Vee. Second and third in the Championship was getting close towards the end of the season. However Craig Bell, also in an AHS Dominator, took second place. Vaughn Jones with his Storm took third place for the second year in a row.

    In the B Class, Matt Topham took the win in his Challenger improving on his 2nd place in 2022. Phil Waterhouse in his Filari and Simon Foley in his Maverick both made great come backs after reliability issues in the early part of the season.

    Go to the scoring page to see the Championship results and who won the Vee Centre Awards.

    The racing on the day was perhaps an indication of it being the end of season, with six non-finishers in Race 1, but the battles throughout the grid were tight in both races. Craig Bell and Matt Harbot had a good day taking second and third in both races. Driver of the weekend went to Matt Hyde for his poles, 1st place and fastest laps.

    Well done to all the podium winners.

    Race 1

    1st – Matt Hyde

    2nd – Craig Bell

    3rd – Matt Harbot

    Class B

    1st – James Huckle

    2nd – Thor Tulloh

    3rd – Simon Foley

    Race 2

    1st – Matt Hyde

    2nd – Craig Bell

    3rd – Matt Harbot

    Class B

    1st – Phil Waterhouse

    2nd – Thor Tulloh

    3rd – Simon Foley

    Save the Date!

    September 2023

    Save the date for the 2023 Vee Centre Awards Night – this year it will be on the 25th November, and held at the The Hilton Garden Inn – Silverstone. The Awards Night is open to drivers and their guests and is a fabulous evening. We are also planning a day time activity – details TBC.

    We do need provisional numbers by the 28th September – please contact Martin Snarey or Vaughn Jones. We are limited to 40 attendees so get your place saved!

    Awesome Anglesey

    September 2023

    Despite numbers being a little low for Anglesey, the location and racing certainly didn’t disappoint. With the overnight rain making the grassy paddock a challenge (we all hope the AHS’s truck made it out!!), the track was a little damp and greasy for qualifying. Matt Hyde and Craig Bell took the respective P1 positions on the grid for Race 1 and Race 2.

    Matt Hyde continued his winning streak in both Race 1 and Race 2 – provisionally making him the 2023 Championship winner. With a fabulous 8 wins in a row in only his second season in Vee, his racing future looks bright! With Craig Bell having a weekend to forget and Vaughn Jones taking a 2nd and 3rd the battle in the overall Championship for 2nd and 3rd will be decided in the final races at Oulton Park!

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    Phil Waterhouse had a very well deserved double B Class podium and 3rd place in the overall Championship in Race 1. We all know how much hard work and determination Phil put in to get his car and himself to the races, and getting Driver of the Weekend was a done deal.

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    Another notable mention of the weekend includes Ross Price, storming to P2 in Race 2 (maiden podium) – fantastic after only being out on the grid in the GAC 2 times in the last 2 years. We also welcomed Lucas Bscher onto the grid.

    Our last event for the year is at Oulton Park on the 7th October. We will also have the Vee Centre Awards night to look forward too. Hoping for a date mid November-ish, but will update with dates and locations as soon as we can

    Go to the scoring page to see the provisional Championship results and see who is in the running for the Vee Centre Awards.

    Well done to all the podium winners.

    Race 1

    1st – Matt Hyde

    2nd – Vaughn Jones

    3rd – Phil Waterhouse

    Class B

    1st – Phil Waterhouse

    2nd – Matt Topham

    3rd – Simon Foley

    Race 2

    1st – Matt Hyde

    2nd – Ross Price

    3rd – Vaughn Jones

    Class B

    1st – Phil Waterhouse

    2nd – Simon Foley

    3rd – Rachel Swain

    Sensational Silverstone

    August 2023

    Silverstone didn’t disappoint with fast, exiting and action packed racing. Qualifying saw Craig Bell take pole for both races and Daniel Lanyi having his best qualifying results with a P2 and P3.

    Race 1 had tightly fought racing throughout the pack, but Matt Hyde took the win, making it his fifth consecutive win. The group behind was really tight between Martin Farmer, Peter Studer, Vaughn Jones and Daniel Lanyi, but 2nd went to Vaughn and 3rd to Martin. In the B Class Thor Tulloh had a good lead all race and took the spoils.

    Race 2 was more of the same action packed racing, although a red flag did see it all come down to a 4 lap sprint. Matt Hyde secured his sixth consecutive win, with Martin Farmer 2nd and Vaughn Jones 3rd. Thor Tulloh made it a double win in the B Class. Driver of the weekend went to Vaughn for making his way up from starting in 9th and 8th to be on the podium in both races.

    Our thanks of course go to the Marshals and Medical Team for their responses to a couple of incidents – we hope John Botner, Graeme Foley and Emil Kostadinov are all recovering and not too bruised.

    Go to the scoring page to see the provisional Championship results and see who is in the running for the Vee Centre Awards.

    Well done to all the podium winners.

    Race 1

    1st – Matt Hyde

    2nd – Vaughn Jones

    3rd – Martin Farmer

    Class B

    1st – Thor Tulloh

    2nd – Matt Topham

    3rd – James Huckle

    Race 2

    1st – Matt Hyde

    2nd – Martin Farmer

    3rd – Vaughn Jones

    Class B

    1st – Thor Tulloh

    2nd – Simon Foley

    3rd – James Huckle

    Sizzling Snetterton

    July 2023

    The annual Vee Centre BBQ was held at Snetterton and, even if we do say ourselves, the Vee Centre Team did an excellent job of organising and delivering! We’d very much like to thank all those who helped out with bringing the supplies, preparation and cooking. A particular mention to the chef’s (Caroline, Vaughn, John and an extra big thank you to Neil who was ‘volunteered’ by Martin!) the bringers of beverages (Francis and Martin) and Gail for the set up and navigation to the fabulous butchers, C J Barker of East Harling!!

    As we all know there are numerous different types of Vees on the grid, but one of the most prevalent this year is the Storm built by Steve Glasswell, with seven on the grid at Snetterton. To mark this rather impressive feat, a photo shoot for the ‘Perfect Storm(s)’ took place!

    As for the racing, it was tight throughout the grid and a really exciting race to watch! If you missed any of the action, watch it again on Alpha Live Streaming.

    Matt Hyde and Craig Bell fought long and hard for the top podium spot, but in the end Matt made it another double win. Matt Topham also made it a double win in B Class. It was great to see Peter Studer back on the grid after a few years away. With a 4th and and 5th, Peter earnt himself Driver of the Weekend.

    Go to the scoring page to see the provisional Championship results and see who is in the running for the Vee Centre Awards.

    Well done to all the podium winners.

    Race 1

    1st – Matt Hyde

    2nd – Pete Belsey

    3rd – Craig Bell

    Class B

    1st – Matt Topham

    2nd – Simon Foley

    3rd – Rachel Swain

    Race 2

    1st – Matt Hyde

    2nd – Craig Bell

    3rd – Pete Belsey

    Class B

    1st – Matt Topham

    2nd – Simon Foley

    3rd – Rachel Swain

    Vee Centre BBQ

    June 2023

    The Vee Centre Team are planning the summer BBQ which will take place at Snetterton on the 29th July. Please let Vaughn or Martin know if you are coming, and how many guests you are bringing. Each driver and one guest are free, any additional guests will be £5 each. Please also tell us of any dietary requirements.

    Cracking Croft

    June 2023

    The next stop for the Championship was Croft for Rounds 5 and 6. With the threat of thunderstorms on the Sunday due to arrive as the race started (depending on which weather app was used!!), we were lucky to get two dry races. Thankfully there were no track limit penalties, hopefully this will continue at Snetterton.

    ‘Veteran’ Vee driver Tim (happy birthday!) saw his run of bad luck at his home circuit continue, whilst Matt Hyde took his first top step on the podium – and liked it so much, he did it twice!! In fact, all podium positions were repeated between the races – well done Craig Bell and Ben Cressey. Phil Waterhouse took the B Class honours in both races. Driver of the weekend went to Ben Cressey for a faultless drive in each race whilst under pressure from 4th place Vaughn Jones.

    Go to the scoring page to see the provisional Championship results and see who is in the running for the Vee Centre Awards.

    Well done to all the podium winners.

    Race 1

    1st – Matt Hyde

    2nd – Craig Bell

    3rd – Ben Cressey

    Class B

    1st – Phil Waterhouse

    2nd – n/a

    3rd – n/a

    Race 2

    1st – Matt Hyde

    2nd – Craig Bell

    3rd – Ben Cressey

    Class B

    1st – Phil Waterhouse

    2nd – n/a

    3rd – n/a

    Track Limits Regulation Change

    June 2023

    Motorsport UK have amended the regulations with regards to track limits. The new rules came into force on the 1st June 2023.

    A full letter to competitors explaining the rule change is available on the Motorsport UK website, but in summary:

    • Drivers must use the track at all times and may not leave the track without a justifiable reason.
    • The white lines defining the track edges are considered to be part of the track.
    • A driver will be judged to have left the track if any part of the contact patch of the tyre goes beyond either the outer edge of any kerb or the white line where there is no kerb.
    • Penalties:
      • 1st breach – no penalty
      • 2nd breach – warning flag
      • 3rd breach – 5 second penalty added to race time
      • 4th breach – a further 10 seconds penalty added to race time
      • 5th breach – drive through penalty in addition to the preceding time penalties
      • 6th breach – black flag

    Our first experience of this rule change will be at Croft. We obviously hope that no one exceeds track limits, but it will be interesting to see how they are monitored and implemented but hope that it is fair to all competitors.

    Balmy Brands!

    May 2023

    The second round at Brands Hatch was certainly an improvement weather-wise compared to Donington. Qualifying ended a little early with a nasty incident for James Madden. Fortunately the Marshalls were on the scene to help and luckily no serious injuries.

    Great to have former Champion Martin Farmer back out on track, and he certainly didn’t disappoint claiming the podium top spot twice. We also had some more new faces to the Formula, with Thor Tulloh claiming two B Class trophies.

    Go to the scoring page to see the provisional Championship results and see who is in the early running for the Vee Centre Awards.

    Well done to all the podium winners.

    Race 1

    1st – Martin Farmer

    2nd – Craig Bell

    3rd – Elliot Mason

    Class B

    1st – Elliot Mason

    2nd – Phil Waterhouse

    3rd – Thor Tulloh

    Race 2

    1st – Martin Farmer

    2nd – Matt Hyde

    3rd – Tim Probert

    Class B

    1st -Elliot Mason

    2nd – Phil Waterhouse

    3rd – Thor Tulloh

    If you’ve not see the Alpha Live coverage of the races, you can find Saturday’s and Sunday’s action on YouTube.

    Croft is next up on the 24th and 25th June!

    Donington Downpour!

    April 2023

    Let the racing begin!! And it started at full pelt!!

    Donington gave us the full range of spring weather from torrential rain, hail, wind and sunshine, and when it rained, it sure did rain!

    With a wet qualifying it was in at at the deep end for everyone after the winter break, and for the new members to Vee racing. Due to the inclement conditions the attrition rate was on the high side, not only for the cars, but also for the Egan’s and Walbank’s gazebos!

    It is always good to welcome new drivers to the grid – a particular mention should go to Louis Scholes who was awarded driver of the weekend for an impressive first outing as a novice driver. It was great to see the big smile on Uncle Steve Ough’s face all day! Even better that Louis brought Steve’s car home in one piece!!

    Noteworthy mentions must go to Elliot Mason and Craig Bell for their first visit to the top step of the podium – surely it wont be the last!! Ben Cressy was also a newcomer to the podium this year with his third in Race 2.

    Go to the scoring page to see the provisional Championship results and see who is in the early running for the Vee Centre Awards.

    Well done to all the podium winners.

    Race 1

    1st – Elliot Mason

    2nd – Matt Hyde

    3rd Louis Scholes

    Class B

    1st – Elliot Mason

    2nd – James Huckle

    3rd – Martin Snarey

    Race 2

    1st – Craig Bell

    2nd – Vaughn Jones

    3rd – Ben Cressey

    Class B

    1st – Matt Topham

    2nd – James Huckle

    3rd – Chris Wilsher

    Brands Hatch is the next one on the 20th – 21st May which is always a bumper grid with fantastic racing – see you there and maybe some new podium winners!!

    Donington Final Instructions

    April 2023

    The final instructions are out for the first event at Donington on the 10th April. The Vee’s will be scrutineered and have a mandatory drivers briefing at 12.00.

    Arrive and Drive Available

    March 2023

    Alan Swain is offering an Arrive and Drive for the 2023 calendar – either full or part of the season. The Class B GAC Formula Vee has a new engine and gearbox fitted, and comes with a camera system. The arrive and drive can be available for the first race at Donington on the 10th April.

    Contact Alan Swain directly on for options and prices.

    Pre-Season Testing

    March 2023

    Pre-Season testing got underway at a very chilly Donington Park! Whilst it was a good clean test for most, others needed those winter gremlins sorting. Plenty of time before we return to Donington on the 10th April.

    2023 Shakedown

    February 2023

    Not long to go now until the 750MC 2023 Pre-Season Trackday at Donington Park. Taking place on the 5th March this will give the opportunity for all that winter tinkering to be put to the test! Fingers crossed for a dry day!!

    The trackday will give a great opportunity to see Formula Vees out and about – come along and meet the divers and teams.

    Party time at the 750MC Awards

    February 2023

    The 750MC Annual Awards Night was held in Stratford upon Avon and delivered a fantastic event organised by the 750MC. All club members had a great evening with all formulae there to collect their Championship and Special Awards. One of the Special Awards went to our own Craig Pollard for Most Wins in a Single Seater. Congratulations Craig, an amazing achievement!

    Vaughn Jones and Matt Hyde were there in person to collect their trophies, along with Andy Pollard (Craig’s dad) as Craig was unable to attend. Well done to all the winners!!

    Go Go Go!

    January 2023

    Registration for the 2023 Championship is underway! Get your details entered with 750MC

    Ready for 2023

    January 2023

    Happy New Year! We hope you are looking forward to the 2023 season. The 750MC will be at the Autosport International show at the NEC 12-15th January if you feel the need for some inspiration or motivation!!

    New look website

    December 2022

    The Vee Centre UK website is being refreshed! Take a look around to meet the Vee Centre Team, and coming soon will be more about the Vee Centre and racing Formula Vee. The Website will also provide updates on the Vee Centre UK scoring for the end of year awards.

    If you want to advertise any items for sale on the classifies page, send the information through to the Vee Centre Team or message veecentreuk@gmail.com.