The 2020 750MC Heritage Parts Formula Vee Championship has finally got underway.
Welcome to the grid to all newcomers. It has been a long wait since Oulton Park but the first event has not disappointed.
Two amazing drives from regular driver James Harridge saw him take two victories. James managed by the end of lap one in Race 2 to move up to 6th position from starting in 17th. A noteworthy mention must be given to Ian Buxton who made him work for these race victories. Daniel Hands has changed cars for this season and in his New AHS Dominator looked extremely quick but the results sadly didn’t come his way. Peter Studer earned a great 3rd position in Race 2 and looks to be one to watch this season. Further back down the grid there were impressive drives from the drivers and especially the battle for 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th positions in Race 1.
With James winning the Class B races as well, there were highly praiseworthy performances from two newish drivers to the formula. Elliot Mason finishing 3rd & 2nd with performances he should be proud of and a drive by Richard Walsh in Race 2 giving him a fantastic 3rd place.
Not long till the next round at Brands Hatch. Keep an eye out for the live timings for the races on the 15th August via the 750MC website.Read more →
The UK Formula Vee Championship will kick back into action on the 18th July 2020.
A revised schedule sees the 200 configuration of Norfolk’s Snetterton Circuit host the opening round.
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The 2017 Formula Vee festival is at Brands Hatch on 28/29th October. Again earlier this year so let’s make sure we fill the place with Vees and finish off the 50th Anniversary in style and with a lot of fun. More details will follow soon on the exact format but be assured this will be the usual excellent value with practice and up to 3 races: it is only £260! We’ve had some superb racing this year with smiles a plenty at the last meeting so here’s one last chance for track action, and with our luck this season it will be scorchio!
*Cars must conform fully with their current national regs including tyres! The usual prizes will be up for grabs. Get your entries in early as places are limited and you don’t want to miss this last fun and great value outing before the winter. Entry form below (click on it).
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With 6 rounds of the Championship complete and Anglesey a week away, here’s an update on the main Vee Centre competition scores. All registered drivers are now automatically members of the Vee Centre and eligible for relevant awards. A full list of the awards and how they work can be found here: http://www.veecentre.com/membership_benefits/
Jamie Harrison once again leads the Challenge closely followed by Dave Leniewski
VEE CENTRE CHALLENGE POINTS
Jamie Harrison 112
Dave Leniewski 103
John Hartin 76
Sam Engineer 69
Colin Gregory 59
James Cater 57
Andrew Cooper 45
Andy Crighton 45
Peter Cann 44
Bill Garner 42
Martin Snarey 42
Vaughn Jones 41
Ian Rea 36
Jake Hockley 33
Ross Price 33
Gavin Buckley 28
Alex Jones 27
In the Masters (for drivers over 45) Paul Taylor leads from Tim Probert and Ian Jordan:
Paul Taylor 123
Tim Probert 107
Ian Jordan 92
Steve Ough 73
Peter Cann 59
Bill Garner 51
Ian Rea 45
Pete Studer 40
Tony Mitchell 1
(If you are over 45, a registered driver, and your name isn’t on the list can you please post a comment and we’ll add you in.)
Finally in the Grid Movers Ian Jordan currently has made the most places:
Ian Jordan 24
Jamie Harrison 20
Tim Probert 14
John Hartin 13
James Cater 11
Jimmy Furlong 10
Pete Studer 8
Dave Leniewski 7
Ross Price 7
Ben Miloudi 6
Craig Pollard 6
Dave Hughes 6
Mark Egan 6
We look forward to Anglesey and to a great turnout at Cadwell Park for the 50th celebrations. Remember all are welcome at Cadwell. It would be great to see many drivers past and present as well as team members joining in the Cadwell event and for more details of the final race and social programme please keep checking back here. #vwheritageRead more →
We are very pleased to announce that we have an additional sponsorship deal with VW HERITAGE this year to help fund our 2017 50th Anniversary activities. Basically VW Heritage will pay for all PR we generate for them. This needs the support of all drivers and teams but it is relatively simple to do. The money will come back to drivers and teams to support all of this year’s activities and events. The more PR we provide the more we earn.
As with other sponsorship deals all cars must carry the sponsors logo (2 stickers per car which will be available at next signing on).
VW Heritage will make a contribution for each of the following:
1). Photos in any print publication (magazine or paper)
2). Website link to VW Heritage homepage
3). Social media tag (#vwheritage added to any Vee related social media post)
4). Race Reports (submitted to VWH after each meeting).
James Cater has kindly volunteered to coordinate a monthly activity return so we can submit an invoice. Please let James know when you put up a website link, when you have got photos published in the press and when you tag anything. When you post your race photo’s, videos, comments, rants, raves, etc, please tag them. James will separately let people know the best way to contact him.
Finally, don’t forget that all 750mc members benefit from a trade discount deal with VW Heritage giving 20 to 30% off. Members should phone or email orders to George Hudson (GHudson@vwheritage.com / 01273 444 000) mentioning that you are a 750mc member (have your membership available the first time you order so they can set your account up).Read more →
Anglesey circuit have been touch and asked us to help them promote their Circuit Club inspired Winter Race Day scheduled for the 20th November where they would very much like to welcome any Formula Vee drivers to join in with the single seater races.
Traditionally this has been the province of Formula Ford 1600 but new circuit manager, Andrew Crighton would like to add Formula Vee onto that grid as well. Andrew is the proud owner of two Scarab’s and has already entered both for the event.
The deal for the weekend is good value; with testing on Saturday for £100.00 per car. Sunday is scheduled to be One Qualifying and Two Races for £175.00
There will be a Trophy for the top FV and if there are more than five there will be awards for the traditional first, second and third.
For more information email Andrew Crighton (email@example.com) or Annnette Freeman (firstname.lastname@example.org)Read more →
The 2016 Formula Vee festival is at Brands Hatch on 29/30 October. It’s much earlier this year so let’s make sure we fill the place with Vees and set the scene for next year’s 50th Anniversary. More details will follow on the exact format soon but be assured this will be the usual excellent value with practice and up to 3 races. It is still only £250! The event will be over the two days.
*Cars must conform fully with their current national regs including tyres! The usual prizes will be up for grabs. Get your entries in early as places are limited and you don’t want to miss this last fun and great value outing before the winter. Entry form below (click on it).Read more →
Well done to Paul Smith for a great double at Donington to get the season under way.
It’s nice to have Ravenol on board as championship title sponsor and a big Vee thanks goes to them. At each meeting a £100 Ravenol voucher will go to the driver with the most over-takes (difference between qually position and finish) over the weekend. At Donington two people, Ian Buxton and James Harridge, tied with 17 places made overall and in such circumstances the award will go to the person with the highest place finish in either race which in this case is James. Well done James. At future rounds the Ravenol vouchers will be awarded on the day.
The Vee Centre will be awarding the usual trophies and cash prizes this year. There are a number of awards competed for by drivers throughout the grid. For newcomers to the formula you can see details of the various competitions here. All registered drivers are now automatically enrolled in the Vee Centre and eligible for the awards thanks to the support of the club. In additional to our usual awards new for 2016 will be the teams competition with a generous cash prize kindly donated by Mike Oldknow. The magnificent Willetts trophy will also go to the winning team this year. The standings after round one are:
1. Paul Smith; Martin Snarey; Nick Brown; Harry Webb 21pts
2. Ian Jordan; Alex Jones; Ben Miloudi; Adam MacAuley 9pts
3. Craig Pollard; James Clennell; Colin Gregory; David Leniewski 18pts
4. Dave Hughes; Ed Lowndes; Darren Lomas; Jake Hockley 15pts
5. Paul Taylor; Ian Buxton; Sam Engineer; Jimmy Furlong 11pts
6. Jack Wilkinson; Jamie Harrison; Oliver Williams; Andrew Cooper 13pts
7. Tim Probert; James Harridge; Craig Bell; Neil Aldridge 19pts
8. Graham Gant; Maurice Gloster; John Hughes; James Cater 28pts
9. Francis Twyman; John Hartin; + 2xTBC 10pts
In the other Vee Centre competitions the Driver of the Day for round 1 goes to Harry Web who made a superb debut and, whilst he did suffer a DNF, was running in a strong 2nd place close to the race finish. Sunday’s DoD goes to John Hughes with an excellent P2 on his return.
In the Vee Centre Challenge the top 10 are:
1 Colin Gregory 50
2 Jamie Harrison 42
3 Francis Twyman 36
4 Darren Lomas 33
5 Neil Aldridge 24
6 James Cater 19
7 Alex Jones 19
8 John Hartin 17
9 David Leniewski 15
10 Jack Wilkinson 12
In the Masters the standings are:
1 Graham Gant 50
4 Paul Taylor 23
6 Ian Buxton 21
7 Tim Probert 19
11 Martin Snarey 17
If you qualify for the Masters (i.e. you are 45 or older) please let us know so we can ensure you are included in the scoring.
The top 10 Grid Movers standings are:
POS Name Total
1 Ian Buxton 13
2 James Harridge 12
3 Ben Miloudi 6
4 John Hughes 6
5 James Cater 5
6 Paul Taylor 2
7 Graham Gant 2
8 Martin Snarey 2
9 Jamie Harrison 2
10 David Leniewski 2
Thanks once more to Mike Oldknow who has kindly done the scoring.Read more →