Over the closed season of 2019 we were very busy putting together a BSCDA Promotional Team. A social media presence is vital in this day and age along with as much exposure in the general media too.
We are thrilled to have these members on board for this challenge and they will be working with the BSCDA committee throughout the year. All of these people have unique skills but one major thing in common, they love the sport we all love.
Thank you to our new team for their help so far, here is to a fantastic 2019 and beyond!
Sophie Clark & Guy Parker
After several years of holding the position of BSCDA Secretary, myself and Guy Parker decided it was time to form a Promotional Team. Whilst the BSCDA had social media we felt it wasn’t being used to its maximum and we wanted a team behind the BSCDA to work with us on Promotional items.
After an appeal in the newsletter several members come on board and what a team we have. All our PR team have their own skills and bring so much to the table. Over the past year we have worked hard to ‘up our game’ and provide information via the world of social media to give fans what they want. We needed fresh ideas and enthusiasm and that’s exactly what evolved when we formed the PR Team.
Lockdown wasn’t easy for anyone as we were all missing what we love, however the PR Team worked hard to move into a new area of E Series Racing and the Lockdown Interview series along with other projects, making sure the fans were entertained and not missing out on the world of BriSCA F1 in some form or other.
All our ideas are based on trying to attract new fans as well as keeping our regulars informed with what’s happening within our fantastic sport. We have lots of other projects in the pipeline and with such a dedicated team the future is incredibly bright.
I’ve been a fan of the sport for thirty years. My first ever BriSCA F1 meeting was at Crewe as a 5 year old and within a couple of seasons I was attending every meeting, every season, with my dad.
Although I have had to cut back on a few meetings over the last few seasons, for varying reasons, I still get to 30+ meetings and still love the sport as much now as I did when I started.
As part of the BSCDA Promotional Team, I am hoping we can showcase BriSCA F1 to more people via social media. The world’s largest social network has over 1 billion daily active users meaning the sport can reach a huge audience easier than any other method meaning it should be embraced and seen as something that can help the sport move forward and bring in new fans.
I am also an admin on the BriSCA F1 Stock Cars (#OvalFamily) Fans Group on Facebook and have been for the last few seasons. I have been involved in keeping fans of the sport updated with booking lists, results and various news items all in one place. I will continue to do so but in my new role for the BSCDA.
I look forward to working with all the drivers and teams over the coming seasons in this new role.
I have a relatively short history in the sport. I went to Sheffield probably 3 or 4 times as a child that was it until 2013. Having watched Gears and Tears, it reminded me of the sport and just happened to hear the Big League was in Sheffield, I decided to have a wander down. 2014 I branched out and took in a few other tracks before a massive rise in meetings in 2015 and ever since I have loved it.
I’m more of a varied oval racing fan, enjoying F1s as well as a host of other oval sports including Speedway. I try to be at a track most weekends (sometimes during the week as well) and I am always up for a crazy road trip. The variation of my racing helps as you see how others do things and how to get it done. So hopefully harness some of my experiences and apply it to BriSCA F1.
As part of the BSCDA Promotional Team I’m hoping to help raise the profile of BriSCA F1 to a wider audience. It really is a fantastic sport and sadly one of the UK’s best kept secrets, but hopefully we can start to undo that and not only bring new fans in and more importantly keep them but also encourage some of the fans who used to grace our ovals to come back for a look.
I also hope to help with the new fan experience. Our sport is complicated as it has many moving parts that sometimes aren’t obvious to a new fan. I know this having tried to learn the sport without people on hand to ask as I found the sport by accident one day. I have done a lot of this already through Facebook trying to explain certain aspects of the sport that might not be obvious.
I’m also an admin of the BriSCA F1 Stock Cars (#OvalFamily) Fans Group and regularly provide live results and content whenever required. I also document nearly all the meetings I attend on my Twitter feed including pit pictures and results from a variety of formulas.
The challenge is set, hopefully we can reach a new audience of drivers and sponsors and push the sports profile and improve on what is already a great product.
In 1972 my father, Gary, began spectating BriSCA Formula One following the formula from that day forward. In 1996 I was born and just a few months later I too whilst still in a nappy was at the side of the track. Thus my passion for racing was born.
My aim within the BSCDA PR Team is to bring BriSCA F1 to the forefront of social media through the use of infographics, some of which were seen towards the end of the 2018 season, with the “National Series Shootout” points table which are intended to make the sport easier to follow for fans at home and trackside alike, 2019 onwards will undoubtedly be the biggest years for BriSCA F1 fans yet.
I’m told my Dad took me to my first stock car meeting at four years of age. Alongside my Grandad, the three of us made the monthly trip to Long Eaton, and as I got older we expanded our travels to the likes of Coventry and Northampton. Some 38 years later, I’m still going Stock Car Racing!
I have a genuine passion for the sport, haven’t missed a seasons racing, and for me Stock Car Racing has always been that constant. That I now attend with my own family and the enjoyment it gives us, I guess in some way, is part of my reason for getting involved with the BSCDA Promotional Team. I want the sport to thrive, and allow future generations the same pleasure I’ve had.
Interviewing stock car drivers in one form or another, has been around as long as the sport itself; during an early 2019 Mildenhall meeting Guy Parker enthusiastically approached me with an idea to mix this up a bit. From memory the conversation started “you’ll be good at this” – and it’s gone from there.
The basic proposition was to interview drivers away from the intensity of a race meeting, where answers to the questions posed, would allow fans to really get an insight to who these drivers were, ‘away from the stock car track’. This was the basis for the original Off Track series. From then, I have produced Off Track Small Talk, and bringing us up to date Off Track, the Lockdown series. All three have had a differing objective, but driven by the same principle, ‘what would fans of the sport really want to know?’
I have a view that the more accessible drivers / individuals are, the more fans will engage and the more prosperous the sport will be. My role within the BSCDA PR team will be to continue producing interesting and engaging content, which supports this vision, and ultimately benefits Formula 1 Stock Car Racing.
I’m Jordan, I run JCproduction, 22 years of age and son of BriSCA F1 driver Russell Cooper (415).
I have been going F1 racing my whole life with my dad and I raced in BriSCA Ministox as a kid for a couple of years.
Back in 2015 I purchased my first GoPro off a friend and used it taped to the back of my dad’s car with loads of gaffa tape. We watched the footage back at end of the meeting in the bar and couldn’t believe how awesome the footage looked, even the bar security crowded around my tablet to watch the footage. From that day I knew I wanted to keep filming on board footage and get more camera angles.
Slowly I started getting more gear and purchased my first DSLR camera and have been taking photos and videos of BriSCA F1 ever since. I now have multiple DSLR cameras and a large amount of GoPro cameras ready for the 2020/21 season and loads of mounts to leave on cars for the whole year.
I would like to thank everyone who has donated to me to keep the videos going. I would also like to thank my sponsors; Oypla, SD Racing, J.D Car and Commercial, Paul Wadsworth Landscapes, Progress windows, Keeping Abreast, Stox Safe and Cambridge Oval Racing Club.
Also, a big thank you to all drivers for taking part in my on-board content!