Saturday 29th August 2020 – Skegness – 6pm – Round 2 of The Chase 2020
This Saturday see the return of BriSCA F1 with Startrax who take this fixture on the road to Skegness Raceway in Lincolnshire after an agreement with Rob & Asha Speak.
The last time we visited Skegness was 10 months ago when it hosted the National Points Championship speed weekend where Bobby Griffin (166) and Luke Davidson (464) took victories in the two Grand Finals that weekend in very different weather conditions.
After Round 1 of The Chase at King’s Lynn, two of the three drivers who played their Jokers top of the points. John Dowson (94) leads the way with a 30 point gap between Willie Skoyles Jnr (541) and himself. Both drivers picked up their respective grade awards, sponsored by Teng Tools.
Only 4 points separate the next three places with Frankie Wainman Jnr (515), Paul Hines (259) and Lee Fairhurst (217) very quick all night. Wainman could well have found himself with a greater points haul had it not been for an electrical problem in his first heat meaning a DNF.
Mark Woodhull (335), Joe Nickolls (242) and Jake Harrhy (345) all had consistent results throughout the night, with Harrhy picking up a win in the first race of the 2020 season.
Craig Finnikin finds himself in 9th place after two non-points scoring races but placed well in his other two whilst white grader Darren Clark (83) will no doubt be proud of his results as he sneaks into the top 10, level on points with Finnikin and also picking up a grade award in the process.
As we switch surface for the first tarmac meeting of the season, it’s highly likely that new drivers will enter the points chase and will be interesting to see if any shale drivers decide to take the trip to gain further points in the chase for the rainbow roof.
In addition to The Chase for the Rainbow Roof, Saturday sees the return of former World Champion Murray Harrison (97) to the raceways for what son Ryan describes as “One last blast” in Ryan’s tarmac car so make sure you get your tickets soon before they are all gone!
Booking List – 38 cars (as at 26th August)
|2||13||Kelvin Hassell||Lower Dicker|
|15||172||Micky Randell||Sharnford, Leics|
|17||242||Joe Nickolls||Melton Mowbray|
|19||275||Terry Hawkins||Boulton Moor|
|20||300||Paul Carter||Lea, Lincs|
|24||345||Jake Harrhy||Hampton in Arden|
|33||479||James Hunt||Louth, Lincs|
|37||532||Daz Kitson||March, Cambs|
- 2pm – Gates open
- 2:30pm-5pm – Practice
- 5pm – New driver assessment
- 5:15pm – 5:45pm – Micro F2 Heats
- 6:00pm – National Ministox Heat 1
- BriSCA F1 Heat 1
- V8 Hotstox Heat 1
- Micro F2 Heat 3
- National Ministox Heat 2
- BriSCA F1 Heat 2
- V8 Hotstox Heat 2
- Micro F2s Heat 3
- BriSCA F1 Heat 3
- National Ministox Heat 3
- V8 Hotstox Final
- BriSCA F1 Grand Final
- National Ministox Final
- V8 Hotstox All Comers (subject to cars)
- BriSCA F1 All Comers
This event is ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY. No tickets will be available on the day and if you arrive without a valid ticket you will not be refused entry to the stadium.
Ticket numbers are becoming limited day by day and ticket sales will end at the close of business on Friday 28th August or when sold out, whichever is sooner.
It is anticipated to be a sell out before Friday so make sure you purchase your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. To purchase tickets, please click here. Make sure you choose the correct ticket to purchase (Adult, OAP or Junior).
You should retain your order for admission on the day however to obtain a physical ticket/invoice simply re-enter your account and download a PDF copy.
If you are feeling unwell and have any symptoms of COVID-19, please DO NOT ATTEND for everyones safety and comfort. All of us have a duty to respect each other and prevent the spread of the virus however, we want your experience to be enjoyable and as near normal as the ‘new normal’ will permit and together we can make it happen!
On arrival please park sensibly allowing a respectful space for access and egress from vehicles. A large free car park is adjacent to the stadium whilst disabled parking is situated near the turnstiles. It is recommended to arrive early to secure a space.
Please ensure you have your order number/PDF tickets available for inspection, this will speed up the process for entry and please socially distance when awaiting admission. The gates will open at 2pm.
Around the stadium
Spectators are restricted to the arena only. The pit area is reserved for the drivers, teams, families/named guests who should ensure they follow the details issued by each formula and all tickets for the pit zone for those eligible MUST be purchased by close of play Tuesday 25th August. Unfortunately, to respect social distancing and to follow guidance, we are very sorry, but NO admittance is permitted to the pit area other than nominated/named people with race teams who have wristbands that will be issued on arrival to designated people.
Please social distance and follow notices etc in the stadium arena and toilets. Please respect any requests from staff who are only working for your safety and enjoyment. With the open layout we have plenty of room.
Where indicated please follow any one way systems.
Face Covering are recommended but are mandatory in shops/bars/toilets as per the current government guidelines. We have hand sanitizers in a number of locations so please use them. Please also read our track and trace posters and follow the instructions.
Startrax have collected your details via your online bookings and they will keep your data for 21 days, you can however use the text/app on display as you enter.
Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the bars will operate a take away service only. There is a large undercover grandstand (extended for 2020) to allow social distancing. If you prefer to watch from outside, all around the arena is raised terracing so plenty of unhindered viewing.
PLEASE – when leaving the pit area to watch a race, it is your duty to NOT congregate in adjacent areas, please be sensible and walk a little further for everyones comfort. Racing will not commence until people have respected those rules.
Lots of catering units and bars ready to serve you plus a couple of trackshops for all your sweets, drinks and mementos.
Large quantities of food and drink are not allowed to be brought in to the stadium arena. You may enter the stadium with a small amount of food and non-alcoholic beverage suitable for one person’s consumption ie. sandwich, packet of crisps and bottle of soft drink. They will not allow cooler boxes, hold-alls, shopping bags, backpacks etc. filled with refreshments. Nor will they allow trays, packs crates etc. of soft drinks. STRICTLY NO ALCOHOL or GLASS. Alcohol will be confiscated.
The Chase 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic brought the whole country to a standstill the week before our season was due to start back in March and with five months having passed, the decision was taken to postpone all major championships until 2021.
Once our sport was given the green light to finally get the season underway, albeit with a redueced capacity crowd, the fixture list was finally agreed and we now have eleven meetings until the end of the season on Sunday 8th November.
The eleven meetings are now officially known as “The Chase 2020 – BriSCA F1 Celebrate Our Frontline Workers”. The winner of this mini series will go down in history as the only person to win the title and will be allowed to display a Rainbow Roof for the 2021 season.
Fundraising has begun for The Chase 2020 and more information can be find via the GoFundMe page below: