Motorsport in Northampton
Team Tuckley Racing
Adrian and Simon Tuckley have both competed in the Mighty Minis Racing Championship for several seasons, they had a year of something different in 2013 racing with the Blue Oval Saloon Series (BOSS) to race Fiesta XR2s. The BOSS championship is part of the Classic Touring Car Racing Club (CTCRC) run by the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC). Adrian had a difficult year in the Fiesta with some good and some bad results, but the best being a class D win at Silverstone at the last meeting of the season.
For 2014 they return to the Mighty Minis championship, with continued support from Rock Oil, The Gearbox Centre Northampton and The Mini Hospital.
The racing line-up for 2014 is:
Rounds 1 & 2, Silverstone International 5th & 6th April
Rounds 3 & 4, Brands Hatch Mini Festival 10th & 11th May
Rounds 5 & 6, Zolder Belgium 7th & 8th June
Rounds 7 & 8, Oulton Park 5th July
Rounds 9 & 10, Castle Combe 25th August
Rounds 11 & 12, Cadwell Park 20th September
Rounds 13 & 14, Donington Park 18th & 19th October.
Adrian has also joined a team to race in the Mini Grand 24hr race at Anglesey. This will be held on the 28th - 31st August.
Photos on Flickr:
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2014 Team Tuckley Racing Sponsors
We are very pleased to announce that Rock Oil will be supporting us for the 2014 season.
Also a big thanks to the following companies supporting the team this year:
The Mini Hospital Northampton
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Burton Blue Oval Saloon Series (BOSS)
The Blue Oval Saloons are made up of a diverse range of Fords ranging from Escort Cosworths, Fiesta XR2s and MkI Escorts right up to the Ford Focus.
The championship is separated into classes based on engine size and modifications, Ade is going to be running class C which is virtually unlimited modifications, but limited to 1700cc. Simon will compete in class D, which is also up to 1700cc but limited modifications.
Click here to visit the Classic Touring Car Racing Club (CTCRC) website.
About Mighty Minis Racing
The Mighty Minis all run the same 1.3 SPi (single point injection) engines which are unmodified apart from a high flow K+N air filter and a Maniflow exhaust system. Other modifications made to the cars to bring them up to race spec include a full Safety Devices roll cage, plumbed-in fire extinguisher system, FIA approved race seat and harnesses. Other improvements allowed include a light weight aluminium fuel tank, brake bias valve, gear shift light, personal lap time recorder and a 14" interior mirror which helps with rear visibility.
On the mechanical side steering, suspension and brakes can be upgraded from standard. All the cars run GAZ adjustable dampers and Hi-Lo's, however adjustable rear track/camber brackets and front tie bars are optional depending on budget. Front brake pads and brake fluid can be uprated but all other braking parts must be standard items.
The regulations are fairly strict, so to get the best from the car you really need to upgrade everything thats allowed. The great thing about keeping the regulations strict is that the cars are very evenly matched which results in some very close and exciting racing!
Visit the Mighty Minis Racing Website: click here
You can also find out more on the BRSCC website: click here.