Staffs & Shrops Comp Safari Championship 2022
Staffs & Shrops are pleased to bring you their Comp Safari Championship for an 11th year, and as in 2021 this is a single club championship, meaning it is only open to members of Staffs & Shrops. This is due to changes brought in by Motorsport UK in 2020, and in turn means that all drivers and navigators will be allowed to enter using the Free of Charge RS Clubman Licence (or higher if they have it).
It remains a competitive annual league of seven OPEN events, with six to count, held over a six month period including six one day and one two day event. Events will still be held as Safari Plus, allowing average speeds of up to 50mph, together with the provision of Motorsport UK Rescue and Recovery on site.
Past winners are:-
2021 – Kevin Stubbs (S&S)
2019 – Kevin Stubbs (S&S)
2018 – Peter Roberts (S&S)
2017 – Ian Roberts (S&S)
2016 – Peter Roberts (S&S)
2015 – Peter Roberts (S&S)
2014 – Ian Roberts (S&S)
2013 – Kevin Stubbs (S&S)
2012 – Ian Roberts (S&S)
2011 – Jonathan Wilshaw (S&S)
There is a £70 registration fee, which goes towards the class trophies that are awarded at the annual S&S Dinner Dance, usually held the following February or March. Drivers who compete/marshal in three or more events also receive an award. All drivers must be registered before the second event, after which registration will close.
Please note that registered drivers will have priority booking over non-registered drivers for all rounds*, ie. they can book in for any event at any time, but those not registered will not be able to pre-book until a set date. Also, registered drivers will pay £10 less per event than those not registered*. Plus, any registered drivers that act as Clerk of Course or marshal an event will get their camping free of charge* in order to get some of the registration fee back.
Registration is limited to 60, and will open on Tuesday 1st February 2022, but those that have competed in the championship regularly for the past three years will get first refusal. The members log in page is available HERE, and from this you can access the pre-booking pages for all events*.
The 2022 Calendar of Events:
|Round 1||Sunday 1st May||Baden Hall - May Day Interclub||S&S ORC|
|Round 2||Sunday 12th June||Babell||S&S ORC|
|Round 3||Sunday 17th July||Evesham - Martin Gallis/Mick Gillett Memorial *||S&S ORC|
|Round 4||Sunday 7th August||Green Hall||S&S ORC|
|Round 5||Monday 29th August||Elwy Valley, Near Abergele - NW LRC Interclub||S&S ORC|
|Round 6||Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September||Stone Enduro - Valerie Gilbert Memorial||S&S ORC|
|Round 7||Sunday 16th October||Papplewick||S&S ORC|
Please note that all events are subject to change.
* No aggressive tyres allowed – maximum of mud terrain.
Entry to all events is on a first come first served basis, and entries are open to # non registered drivers from the set dates noted below.
|Round 1||Baden Hall||Open to non registered drivers from 8th April 2022|
|Round 2||Babell||Open to non registered drivers from 27th May 2022|
|Round 3||Evesham||Open to non registered drivers from 1st July 2022 *|
|Round 4||Green Hall||Open to non registered drivers from 22nd July 2022|
|Round 5||Abergele||Open to non registered drivers from 12th August 2022|
|Round 6||Stone Enduro||Open to non registered drivers from 9th September 2022|
|Round 7||Papplewick||Open to non registered drivers from 30th September 2022|
# Non registered drivers can be from any Motorsport UK registered clubs, including the ALRC, as the events are hosted by Staffordshire & Shropshire Off Road Club and run as OPEN events.
It is important to read the Supp. Regs. above for the Interclub, together with the SR’s for each individual event, and can we remind drivers that all vehicles must comply with the Motorsport UK Blue Book.
The classes to be run are:
|Class 1||Independent Suspension - 4,600cc or more|
|Class 1a||Independent Suspension - 4,599cc or less|
|Class 2||Coil Sprung Beam Axle - 4,000cc or more|
|Class 3||Coil Sprung Beam Axle - 3,999cc or less|
|Class 4||Coil Sprung Diesel - all engines|
|Class 5||Leaf Sprung - all engines|
|Class 6||Production Vehicles – all engines *|
|Class 7||Two Wheel Drive – all engines|
|Class 8||Sports Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) – all engines #|
* Entrants in Class 6 will be allowed at the discretion of the Scrutineer.
# Entrants in Class 8 to MSA guidelines (ie. production vehicle).
Please consider helping any of the clubs in the running of the events, because valuable points can be earned if you cannot enter for any reason – from the CSIC Supp. Regs; “For one round per driver (or one driver from a shared entry) officials points will be awarded as follows:- For the Clerk of Course of a championship round the number of points equal to their best scoring round of the championship season will be allocated. For a marshal of a championship round the number of points equal to half of their best scoring round of the championship season will be allocated”.
2022 Registered Drivers
|Callum & Roger Edge||3||13|
|Mark & Ross Walker||8||34|
|Grant Mitchell Smith||1||117|
|Jake & Simon Smith||7||127|
|Simon Martin & Nathan Harber||4||183|
|Doug Devonald Batt||8||190|
|Dan & Ian Gibbons`||8||263|
MSA Registration No. 49/2022
- * Updated 20th April 2022