I was having a look today at the Reg's we received for all the FF1600 Championships across the Country. Why is it that the North West Championship, as healthy as it is, has no prize funds..........
The Combe and Star of Midlands Championships do. I didn't have the details on the others. I was told that we don't get prize fund because the Sponsor would have to pay the BRSCC a huge cut if they wanted to give out prize funds. Is this right and if so, the sponsors of the other Championships must be shelling some wedge out to the organising clubs. Or is it just the BRSCC that uses this ruling. Another black mark against our Championship I think.
I know we have some good associate sponsors on board, but when you look at the winners at Croft, they get £175 for a win and our winner gets a "cut plastic" paper weight.
Another string to this is the attitude of the circuit towards us. One incident of this is the episode with the Moose Centre on the test day for the last meeting.
There has been a lot of rumours lately of the Darlington and District Motor Club's interest in our Championship. How does everyone feel about the Championship having a new home of Croft? I was speaking to a competitor in the Westfields at Croft a few weeks ago and he said that the Club would love us. They don't have a single seater Championship and we would probably be guaranteed 2 races at each meeting. And for a lot less. Croft is as far as Anglesey for most, if not nearer and we could still run at other circuits.
Just testing the water here..................
It goes back to what we have previously said in other Threads about the apathy towards our Series. I'll also add that I know there are several members of the BRSCC doig all they can and they are hitting their heads against the proverbial brick wall, but things sometimes need a shake up!!!!!!!!!