2021 Fixtures Released!
The Modstox fixtures for the 2021 season have been officially released today (Friday 2nd April 2021), after confirmation by the promotions involved. As last year, the season has been impacted by the continuing Covid pandemic, and the Modstox committee would like to send their thoughts to any of our drivers, supporters and their families if they have been affected during the last year.
The fixture list shows a range of tracks, which Modstox have all visited before, but the main fixture people will look for first will undoubtedly be where the British Final is to be held and when. This year it will be run at Great Yarmouth on Sunday 22nd August and will also be the final round of the 3 meeting Summer Bash Series.
The Summer Bash series includes the midweek trek to Skegness, 10 days before the British Final and 11 days after the Modstox venture south to the first round at Aldershot. The Aldershot round coincidentally is also the final British qualifying round so hopefully a good turnout of drivers seeking to sneak onto the grid or push themselves further up the main grid.
The season was due to open with a double header as support at the Devon Truck Show in mid May but this has been pushed back a month to 26th/27th June due to Covid restrictions. A busy May then continues with first visits to Buxton and then Birmingham on consecutive weekends for rounds 3 & 4 for British qualification. There is some respite for drivers and teams with a 2 week gap before a double Incarace/Spedeworth shale weekend (one for the purists!) as first the small tight track of Mildenhall then the faster midlands shale of Northampton host the club. Both fixtures are Shaleshifter rounds and could set up some drivers for a bumper points haul in the championship.
British qualifying continues through the first 3 months (Yarmouth 2019 and Mildenhall 2020 rounds will still count towards 2021 qualification) whilst the Northern and Midland Championship is extended from 2 rounds to 5, still held between Birmingham and Buxton.
Following the British Final in August, the Shootout begins for the top 10 drivers over 6 rounds at a mixture of Birmingham, Buxton and Northampton ending at Birmingham late November. Additional Championships are being held at Aldershot (Champion of Champions) and Buxton (Neil Clayton Memorial Trophy).
The full fixture list can be found here.