Round four of this year's championship was at Cadwell Park, the circuit used most often in this championship's 32 year-old history. Leading the title chase by a fair margin were Pete Founds and Jevon Walmsley, hoping to leave Cadwell a bit happier than they did last year – their first meeting together and Jevon was ejected at Charlies!

A select group of 13 regulars were joined by two wildcards, Shane High and Jenny Stainton, along with Bruce Collins and Peter DeAngelis, this last pairing having made the journey from Australia and are due to be at Assen next weekend in their whirlwind global tour! Their first impression of the Cadwell circuit? – A bit different from anything previously seen!

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Photo Credit - Dirk Wharton

The A.C.U./F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship entered the second half of its season at Cadwell Park last weekend - a favourite venue for competitors and spectators alike. The Lincolnshire circuit is one which has been a happy hunting ground for Team A.R.C. - with three British Championship podium places (including a win in 2015), numerous club wins and the Auto 66 Club F2 sidecar lap record - it was clear that the Newton Aycliffe based team would be considered amongst the favourites for honours at this meeting.


Round 4 of this year's British F2 Sidecar Championship takes place at Cadwell Park on Saturday/ Sunday 30/31st July. The last round at Anglesey saw the end of Pete Founds and Jevon Walmsley's four-wins-in-four-races sequence, with first Steve and Mattie Ramsden taking their first British win on the Saturday with Lee Crawford and Patrick Farrance opening their win account for the year on the Sunday. Founds had to be content with a second place in race two but with all three leading outfits also suffering a retirement, Founds' title lead was only cut by five points and his 120 points total to Ramsden's 84 and Crawford's 81 still represents a healthy lead.


The Championship went to the seaside with a weekend visit to the Coastal Circuit of Anglesey's "Trac Mon". At the close of proceedings, the competitors have now reached the halfway point of this years six round series.

Overcast conditions greeted the competitors for the Saturday's opening practice session, as outfits from the Wirral 100 Club and F.S.R.A. Post Classic / Pre-Injection series along with the British championship outfits took to the circuit. The session was completed without incident. Issues reported afterwards included a handling problem for Crawford / Farrance: adjustment to suspension required, and a slipping clutch for Riley / Parker, which would be replaced after the qualifying session.

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Photo Credit - Dirk Wharton


Following a seven week break to accommodate the Isle of Man TT, the A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship campaign resumed at Anglesey Circuit, North Wales on the 25th and 26th June. On the back of a hat-trick of podium finishes at Oliver's Mount the previous weekend, Newton Aycliffe-based Team A.R.C. arrived full of optimism in the hope of closing the gap to the championship leaders.

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Photo Courtesy Of Dirk Wharton


Lee Crawford and Patrick Farrance took a runners up position in the opening race in the second round of the A.C.U./F.S.R.A. British F2 Sidecar Championship meeting at Donington Park on the 7th May, and looked set to repeat the feat on the following day, until they were cruelly denied by an engine failure on the final lap of the event.


The season began on what was, thankfully, a dry day, sunny but cold. Qualifying saw the top six separated by just one and a quarter seconds. Pete Founds and Jevan Walmsley took pole from Sean Reeves and Ashley Hawes second and Lee Crawford and Patrick Farrance, pretty much the top three crews at the end of last season. F2 Cup favourites Dwight Beare and Ben Binns were fourth ahead of Conrad Harrison and Lee Patterson, and Ian and Carl Bell – late out for this session having changed an engine in the hour or so since the free practice!

Unfortunately, Lewis Blackstock and Patrick Rosney's crank problems continued so no racing for them. And no race one for Roy Hanks and Kevin Perry – the petrol filler cap worked loose and was spraying onto the outfit behind so they were taken off the start grid after the warm-up lap.


Some details for the first round of the FSRA Championships this weekend, taking place SATURDAY 23rd at Oulton Park. 

For a championship season preview and the list of registered teams for the British F2 and F2 cup click the link to the FSRA site here

From Tim Langham, the timetable for this weekend - click the grey read more box or the article title. 

From Mark Dennis, the live timing for the weekend should appear as if by magic (just like the shopkeeper) on this page on TSL Timing here


The list of teams registered (to date) for this seasons F.S.R.A. / A.C.U. British F2 Championship is now on the FSRA website


A reminder that in order to score points in this championship (and also those taking part in the Pre-Injection Championship) both driver and passenger need to be members of the F.S.R.A. - if you have not yet joined, forms are available to download from the website, and details of how to submit them are on this page 


The F.S.R.A. committee would like to welcome on board a new sponsor for the 2016 ACU/FSRA British F2 Sidecar Championship:

Breitenbach Rennsport/Pagid RS Racing Brake Pads; along with the Championship sponsors for 2014/15 Lockside Engineering, A.V.Craine & Yorkshire Engine Supplies, who continue to support the top British F2 Sidecar Championship in the U.K.

Breitenbach Rennsport/Pagid RS Racing Brake Pads will, through a lottery, make a donation of £50 for both classes ("Super" and "F2 Cup") at all six rounds of the Championship, in addition they will award a set of brake pads to the winners of each class at the conclusion of the series.

Breitenbach Rennsport/Pagid RS Racing Brake Pads kindly awarded brake pads to the overall winners of the 2015 Championship: Alan Founds/Tom Peters and F2 Cup winners Sean Reeves/Mark Wilkes.




At last the dates you have been waiting for sorry its been so long but do like to get them agreed before they are published  
There is a FSRA Magazine at the printers which had provisional dates before all were agreed, please use the list below.   

In case you missed it on TV.. in fact it's better than the TV coverage.. British F1 at Assen coverage here.. 


First and foremost, congratulations to ALAN FOUNDS and TOM PETERS, the new ACU/FSRA British F2 Sidecar Champions. After their runners-up placing last year, they were determined to go one better and their enthusiasm, talent and machine preparation (23 finishes from 24 starts in the last two years!) have seen them rewarded with the number one plate for next year!

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Photo Credit: Dirk Wharton


The 2015 F.S.R.A. British F2 Championship came to a close at Croft, near Darlington on the weekend of the 26th and 27th September; considered to be the home circuit of Newton Aycliffe-based Team A.R.C. Driver Lee Crawford, once again with Patrick Farrance alongside him enjoyed a near perfect weekend, with pole position, a win, a second place and a new F.S.R.A. Cup lap record.