This class is ideal for beginners to the sport, those racing to a low budget and is also the only saloon class in which 12 – 16 year olds (Juniors) may race.
A complete family often race the same car in this class, Dad in the Men’s races, Mum in the Ladies races and Junior (girl or boy) in the Junior races. Sometimes they even have a car each. There are no special tuning modifications allowed, the engine/gearbox must remain basically standard within strictly enforced maximum and minimum tolerances.
This ensures that costs are kept within affordable limits and that there is very close racing in this class.
The car used must be a Mini saloon or Citroen AX, or Fiat Cinquecento. The engine and gearbox must be from the same car of a maximum of 1000cc capacity.
This class is ideal for beginners to the sport, those racing to a low budget and those who wish to race either a Rear Wheel Drive or Front Wheel Drive vehicle, although nowadays, front wheel drive cars dominate.
There are limited special tuning modifications allowed, the engine gearbox must remain basically standard within strictly enforced measurements. All the fuel-air mixture must pass through a single 32mm diameter restrictor.
This ensures that costs are kept within affordable limits and that there is very close racing in-this class. The car used may be of either Rear Wheel Drive, either a saloon, estate or hatchback, or Front Wheel Drive either a saloon or hatchback.
The engine must be of a maximum of 1300cc capacity. To limit the use of “odd’ or “specialist” cars the types of vehicle make and model are restricted to those that are listed in the original Palgrave and now Glasses Guide Technical Services Data Manuals.
At present there are over 200 different types of car makes & models eligible for this class. e.g, Ford Fiesta, Escort, Orion, Toyota Starlet/Corolla, Mazda 323, Hillman Imp (875cc only), Suzuki SCIOO, Skoda 120, 130, & 135/6, Vauxhall Nova, Astra, Cavalier, VW Polo, Golf, Rover Maestro, Montego, Nissan Micra, Fiat Uno, Strada, Peugeot 205, Renault Clio, Seat Ibiza, etc.