Due to the COVID-19 lockdown disrupting the calendar of events, there will no longer be a Championship for 2020. All registered drivers have been contacted and given the opportunity to transfer to 2021.
Staffs & Shrops Comp Safari Championship 2020
2020 brings the 10th year that S&S have run a comp safari championship, but this year changes have had to be made to ensure that it is affordable to all after changes bought in by Motorsport UK, thus resulting in a change of name.
For 2020 registration is only open to members of Staffs & Shrops as it now a single club championship. This 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:-
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 marshals 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 at 10am on Sunday 2nd February 2020. The members log in page is available HERE, and from this you can access the pre-booking pages for all events*.
* Please note that we hope to use the event hosted by NW LRC, using an S&S permit, on August Bank Holiday but this may affect certain aspects of the booking pricess as shown above. Details are still to be worked out, and information will be posted as soon as things are clear.
The 2020 Calendar of Events:
|Round 1||Sunday 10th May||Baden Hall||S&S ORC|
|Round 2||Sunday 14th June||Babell||S&S ORC|
|Round 3||Sunday 19th July||Stone - Martin Gallis Memorial||S&S ORC|
|Round 4||Sunday 9th August||Green Hall||S&S ORC|
|Round 5||Monday 31st August||TBA||TBA|
|Round 6||Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September||Stone Enduro - Valerie Gilbert Memorial||S&S ORC|
|Round 7||Saturday 10th October||Ferndown Wood||S&S ORC|
Please note that all events are subject to change.
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. Details on pre-booking for Round 5 to be advised.
|Round 1||Baden Hall||Open to non registered drivers from 15th April 2020|
|Round 2||Babell||Open to non registered drivers from 20th May 2020|
|Round 3||Stone||Open to non registered drivers from 24th June 2020|
|Round 4||Green Hall||Open to non registered drivers from 22nd July 2020|
|Round 6||Enduro||Open to non registered drivers from 2nd September 2020|
|Round 7||Ferndown Wood||Open to non registered drivers from 23rd September 2020|
# 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 - 4,999cc 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”.
2020 Registered Drivers
|Callum & Roger Edge||3||13|
|Paul & Neil Waldron||1a||38|
|Robert Dilwyn Davies||1a||82|
|Grant Mitchell Smith||1||117|
|Sam & Tom Smith||7||120|
|Jake & Simon Smith||7||127|
|Richard Wynne-Williams & Jordon Oldbury||1a||192|
|Dan & Ian Gibbons||8||263|
|Rupert & Jo Astbury||4||515|
MSA Registration No. 43/2020
Updated 24th June 2020