It’s fun, it’s fast, it’s friendly, it’s cost effective… it’s the HyperDrive ST-XR Challenge!
With roots going all the way back to the 1980s, this long-standing home for racing Ford saloons has been providing great racing at a reasonable price for over 30 years as the series conforms to Group N regulations and uses Yokohama control tyres. In 2018 there are a trio of signifcant changes – all for the better.
HyperDrive are the lead sponsors for 2018. To broaden the appeal of the series we have 3 new classes joining the existing categories for the Mk2 Ford Fiesta XR2 (Class A), Mk2 Ford Escort XR3i (Class B) and Ford Fiesta Si (Class C). In the 2018 these will be joined by a Class D for 2004 to 2008 Model Ford Fiesta ST cars, Class E opens up the series to Mk2 XR2s running without an LSD and at a lower weight limit than their Class A counterparts and Class F will feature invited entrants who can compete in any Front Wheel Drive Ford – usually with a maximum engine size of 1800cc.
Finally, the predominantly North West based series will be branching out across the country this year. While there will be 2 visits each to the heartland circuits of Oulton Park and Anglesey, competitors will also visit Snetterton and Croft – in the latter case as a support category to the high profile TCR UK Championship. With 15 rounds across 6 meetings, plus qualifying sessions, plenty of track time will be availabe at a low cost for the season.
See you there!