Swift Rallycross Championships

Swift Rallycross Championships


As the Swift Sport Championship heads to North Yorkshire’s Premier Motorsport Complex, Croft Circuit, for Round 6 of this weekend, with new drivers joining the mix and the championship title still there for the taking, the ever-entertaining Swifts are going to be ones to watch at their penultimate round.


The dominance of the Suzuki Swifts in The Shannon MSA British Rallycross Championship 66 car entry, attracts a new Championship Sponsor.   The 19 strong field will carry the branding of Vehicle Cleaning and Additive Manufacturer Power Maxed



Taking time out from the Dales, Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher who plays Andy Sugden, joins the line-up of Swift stars. Whilst new to the Swifts, Fletcher is no stranger to Croft Circuit having raced here previously this season in the Porsche Carrera Cup.


Former BTCC and WTCC driver Harry Vaulkhard makes his debut in Swift Rallycross.  Having proved himself in BTCC qualifying P2 at Donington lining up alongside another Rallycross favourite Andrew Jordan.  The Newcastle hotshot took on the works drivers giving an impressive performance which was the talk of the post-race round up by Steve Rider and Tim Harvey.   


 “I’m really looking forward to my first foray into rallycross, it’s a totally new discipline for me from touring car and saloon racing and I’m under no illusions as to how tough it will be, but I raced Schoolboy Motocross for a lot of years at a high level so I’m not afraid of 'getting my hands dirty' as it were.”  says Vaulkhard.  I’ve watched Rally X loads in the past at Croft and have a few friends in the paddock too so I’m looking forward to a great fun weekend of racing”


Also joining Vaulkhard with the Peter Gwynne Motorsport Team is the man behind Power Maxed Racing, Adam Weaver.   Having supported many drivers throughout the season including BTCC driver Chris Stockton, Weaver takes time out after last weekends final round at Brands Hatch to get out and have some fun behind the wheel himself.


Nathan Heathcote makes a return to the championship having purchase the ex-Phil Sherwood swift after enjoying his sample of the Swifts back in July at Pembrey.  Coming from a Karting background, Heathcote had the Swift regulars raising eyebrows when he took the chequered flag in his third time out on track. 


A late entry sees Supercar driver Pat Doran now joining the pack piloting the new SH Racing Swift, formally owned by James Knight-Coney.   The recently formed SH Racing team have added a Swift to their stable having seen the value of the championship and to encourage more new drivers into Rallycross.


Whilst the excitement of new drivers is high, championship favourites Graham Rodemark, Tristan Ovenden and Chris Mullen have everything to play for with the championship win and a seasons free racing still up for grabs.


In the Swift Juniors, local drivers Charlie Bean, Drew Bellerby and Jennie Hawkes will all be looking for a win in front of their home crowd.  With the championship crown still to be claimed, joined by Retford racer Jake Taylor they will all be eager to secure points in this cruicial penultimate championship round.

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