CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Championship

Class A Winner 2017 - Paul Rose Class B Winner 2018 - Luke Armiger Class C Winner and Champion 2018 - Joe Spencer Class D Winner 2018 - Oliver Thomas Class E Winner 2018 - Piers Grange Class F Winner 2018 - Iain Gorrie

About the CNC Heads Championship

This Sports/Saloon championship started off back in 1984 as a Special GT championship with a small core of regular enthusiastic entrants. Over the next 30 years it has grown into a successful, stable and cost-effective Sports/Saloon championship over 12 rounds with grids regularly exceeding 30 cars of varied make, model and power.

Championship sponsor CNC Heads is welcomed back for another year, without their enthusiastic support the Championship would not be as strong as it currently is. To be eligible cars must have been originally designed for road use, they are then split into two basic categories, Special and Modified. Each of these categories is then sub-divided into three capacity classes with splits at 1600cc and 2500cc. The more highly modified cars fit into the Special classes, basically as long as the car has the same silhouette as the original then it will probably be suitable. The Modified classes are for the less tuned cars and does also include virtually road going cars.

Latest News

The registration documentation for the 35th running of the CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Championship are now available and can be found at the bottom of any of the CNC Heads pages on this website. If any new driver wants questions answered of a general nature then please contact the Co-ordinator, John Leck, or if it is of a technical nature then Peter Gorrie, our eligibility scrutineer, will be the best person to talk to. Their contact details are on the contacts page.

Race Meeting Documentation and Information

Regulations for the 2018 season are available and can be found below.

2018 Standings - CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Championship

2016 Final Points Positions


2017 Final Points Positions


2018 Reports - CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Championship

Timing Files Courtesy of TSL Timing Solutions Ltd.


Round 1 - Oulton Park - 18th March - Race Report


Round 1 - Oulton Park - 18th March - TSL Timings


Rounds 2, 3 & 4 - Anglesey - 22nd/23rd April - Race Report


Rounds 2, 3 & 4 - Anglesey - 22nd/23rd April - TSL Timings


Rounds 5 & 6 - Cadwell - 13th/14th May - Race Report


Rounds 5 & 6 - Cadwell - 13th/14th May - TSL Timings


Round 7 - Oulton Park - 8th July - Race Report


Round 7 - Oulton Park - 8th July - TSL Timings


Rounds 8 & 9 - Donington - 22nd/23rd July - Race Report


Rounds 8 & 9 - Donington - 22nd/23rd July - TSL Timings


Rounds 10, 11 & 12 - Anglesey - 2nd/3rd Sept - Race Report


Rounds 10, 11 & 12 - Anglesey - 2nd/3rd Sept - TSL Timings


Rounds 13 & 14 - Oulton - 21st October - Race Report


Rounds 13 & 14 - Oulton - 21st October - TSL Timings


Seasonal Review 2017


Latest News - CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Championship

Drivers and Marshals receive their Awards at the Real Night Out

The Annual awards presentation Dinner Dance - The Real Night Out took place on the 27th January. The room was packed with drivers, marshals and their guests and after an excellent meal the drivers received their championship awards both for class positions and the special end of season awards. Marshals also were presented with annual awards.

2018 CNC Heads Championship Registration Documentation Available

The Centre is pleased to announce that thew registration documentation is available for the 35th running of the CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Championship. All 2017 registered drivers have been sent the documentation. Any new drivers can find the information on the CNC Heads page on this site. Click to Read More for additional information. We look forward to seeing as many drivers as possible out in 2018.

BARC(NW) announces the 2018 CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Championship

The BARC North Western Centre is pleased to announce the running, for the 35th time, of the CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Championship in 2018. The Championship will be largely unchanged from 2017 and run over 14 rounds at 7 meetings at Oulton Park, Anglesey, Cadwell Park and Donington Park. Registrations will open in the New Year.

Saker Double but Joe Spencer takes title at Oulton

Although the two Sakers triumphed in both the races with Paul Rose and Steve Harris sharing the wins, Joe Spencer in his Stuart Taylor Locosaki won his class twice and won the Championship outright for the second time with Iain Gorrie runner up in his Raw Striker. Congratulations from all at the North Western Centre to Joe on this achievement. The other classes were won by Paul Rose in Class A, Luke Armiger (Tigra) in Class B, Stuart Oliver (Impreza) in Class D, Piers Grange (Escort) in Class E and Iain Gorrie in Class F. Well done to all of the class winners.

Thomas & Rose dominate Anglesey

Both Oliver Thomas and Paul Rose took triple victories in the split grid races on Anglesey at the beginning of the month. Other class winners over the weekend of decidedly mixed weather, sun and torrential rain, were, Garry Watson, Luke Armiger, Joe Spencer, Steven Parker, Piers Grange, Richard Roundell, Iain Gorrie and Clive Dix. Joe Spencer took over the overall championship points lead.

Nicholas Bartlett wins Cam Forbes Trophy

At the recent Anglesey meeting Nicholas Bartlett was awarded the Cam Forbes Trophy for advancing the most from practice in the first two rounds. Dawn Forbes was present to make the presentation.

A double for Paul Rose in Donington

Paul Rose returned to the championship after missing the last Oulton Round with an emphatic double win in Donington Park. In both races he was slow off the line but within a few laps had regained the lead. Garry Watson would have given him a good run for his money but in the first race spun into the gravel on the first lap. Again there was an over subscribed grid, however with a few pull outs and mechanical gremlins all that turned up got two races.

Dave Harvey takes prestigious Dave Simpson Trophy

At Oulton Park in July the magnificent and prestigious Dave Simpson Memorial trophy was won by Class C driver Dave Harvey. This trophy is awarded to the driver that wins their class by the greatest speed differential. This year the trophy was taken by Dave Harvey in his Stuart Taylor Locosaki.

The Garry's take over Oulton

With the entry exceeding 50 for the meeting the entry was split into two races, one for modified cars and one for specials. Obviously Garry is the name to have as in the first race Garry Wardle came home ahead of Ilsa Cox with other class winners Robert Burkenshaw and Iain Gorrie. In the specials race Garry Watson led home David Harvey and Ric Wood.

Spencer wins twice in Cadwell Park

Joe Spencer continued his march to the title with two wins in Cadwell Park. There was again a capacity grid which resulted in some frenetic racing at this picturesque circuit. The class wins were shared between several drivers and all got back safely. See the attached report from Peter Scherer.

Contact - CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Championship

Championship Co-ordinator

John Leck
Tel: 0151 475 9237
Tel: 07889 760872

Contact John if you have any general queries regarding the Sports/Saloon Championship, registering for it or chasing entries etc. All Driver Registration forms should go to John

Championship Eligibility Scrutineer

Peter Gorrie
Tel: 01253 884580
Tel: 07813 848671

Contact Peter if you have any technical questions regarding the championship or want to check the eligibility of your car. All Vehicle Eligibility forms should go the Peter

Driver Representatives

Duncan Aukland
Tel: 01928 723773
Tel: 07902 739685

Graham Saul
Tel: 07782 348055

Contact any of the Drivers Representatives if you have a comment or concern on the Championship, ideas for making it better or liaison on race day. One of them will usually be in the paddock talking to drivers at each race meeting

Permanent Championship Clerk of the Course

David Williams
Tel: 01606 74205
Tel: 07932 651079

Contact David if you have any questions regarding standard of driving or the operation running of a Championship race.

Forms & Regulations

Championship Regulations 2018


Driver Registration Document 2018


Vehicle Specification Document 2018


Driver Information Sheet 2018


Full Day's Marshalling Form 2018


Joker Form 2018


Decal Request Form 2018


Race Entry Form 2018


2018 Bulletin 001 - Registration


2018 Bulletin 002 - Race Entry


2018 Bulletin 003 - A Day Marshalling