In 2021 the Hillclimb and Sprint Association will be organising three different Championships to provide competitors with a wide choice of speed event competition.
The HSA Speed Championship, 23 years old in 2021, provides the perfect starting point for new competitors to the sport of Speed Hill Climbing and Sprinting and also appeals to the more experienced competitor. Widely recognised as the premier clubman’s speed championship you may enter with just an Motorsport UK RS Interclub licence, which does not require a test or medical.
Comprising more than 30 rounds throughout the British Isles including iconic venues like Shelsley Walsh, Prescott, Gurston Down, Castle Combe, Aintree, Snetterton and Goodwood. There are 22 different classes, which cover cars of every type from your daily road car, with minimum safety additions, through modified and specialist cars to single seat racing cars and classic cars from the past. All cars must comply with Motorsport UK rules in the ‘Blue Book’, which you receive with your competition licence.
The championship is scored on the best 9 results so you can choose where to compete and as much or a little according to your personal preference. The unique scoring system gives all competitors the opportunity to score consistently by gaining points from both their place in class and their best time achieved. All rounds of the Championship are reported on the HSA's web site and in Speedscene magazine together with plenty of action photos.The annual awards will be presented at an event following the final round.
For full details about the HSA Speed Championship please go to the Regulations page.
The 2021 SBD Motorsport UK HSA British Sprint Championship, organised by the Hillclimb and Sprint Association, is made up of 18 events (36 scoring rounds of which the best 20 count) held at venues in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Venues include Castle Combe, Snetterton, Aintree, Anglesey, Lydden Hill, Knockhill and Kirkistown.
The British and National championship titles are the most prestigious in UK motor sport and the British Sprint Championship is the premier Championship in the discipline of sprinting. It is open to competitors holding RS National and above competition licences.
The British Sprint Championship celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2020, dating back to 1970 when it was first won by Patsy Burt driving a 4.5L Oldsmobile powered McLaren M3A and it has continued to attract the fastest racing cars to feature on the UK's circuits. In recent times V10 and V8 powered Goulds, Pilbeams and Lolas have featured at the top of the Championship tables providing a spectacle unmatched by other classes of circuit racing with the exception of Formula One.
The event format for the principle championship title comprises, practice, qualification and two Run Offs for the fastest 12 qualifiers for each Run Off. The fastest time recorded in each Run Off receives twenty five points reducing by one point for each subsequent slower competitor down to 1 point for the 25th qualifier for that Run Off. Bonus points are awarded to competitors who finish the timed and Run Off runs with a new record for their particular class of car.
Alongside the principle competition there are titles to be won for newcomers who have not previously finsided in the Top 12 of the Championship before (the Foundation Cup) and for competitors in seven class based categories - Modified Production Cars, Sports Libre Cars and Racing Cars (1100cc, 1600cc, 2000cc, 1600cc forced induction car engine and unlimited capacity).
Drivers and Entrant/Drivers must be paid up members of the Hillclimb and Sprint Association. In addition, they must be registered for the Championship.
All rounds of the Championship are reported on the web site and in Speedscene magazine together with plenty of action photos.
The Sprint Leaders Championship returns for the 2021 season having been re-introduced in 2019 for the first time since 2003. The SBD Motorsport UK HSA Sprint Leaders Championship will be organised by the HSA, and is a class based sprint championship which runs alongside the British Sprint Championship and includes most of the British Sprint rounds as well as a selection of other well known Sprint venues. It is open to competitors holding RS National competition licences.
Across 20 events with 40 scoring rounds, the series caters for most types of car including production cars, sports racers and racing cars and is an ideal Championship for sprinters looking for that extra challenge, or considering entering the British Sprint Championship. Points are scored dependant on placing in class at the event.
Drivers and Entrant/Drivers must be paid up members of the Hillclimb and Sprint Association. In addition, they must be registered for the Championship. The Championship class structure is intended to find a home for each competitor against a background of quite widely differing event class definitions being run at sprint events by various clubs and in different parts of the UK.
All rounds of the Championship are reported on the HSA's web site and in Speedscene magazine together with plenty of action photos.