2022 Fixtures Released!
Today (Friday 28th January) has seen the release of the Modstox 2022 fixtures, which sees the season’s green flag dropping at Northampton Shaleway on Saturday 26th March for an evening of racing under the lights. It is the same venue that saw the finale to the 2021 season and will potentially set the cat amongst the pigeons, if any of the low graders get to grips with the Northamptonshire shale. If you cast your eyes down the fixture list you will see the introduction of 3 larger oval tracks to the Modstox racing calendar with Hednesford, Bradford and Ipswich hosting the formula at various points through the season with Ipswich being handed the honour of rounding off the season with the iFactor final. Bradford ‘Odsal’ Stadium will host the Shaleshifter final and Hednesford, the Northern and Midland final round.
Moving into April and we see the start of a 6 tarmac meeting run with the return of the Skegness Easter weekend double and the Skegvegas Championship up for grabs. Unique in the fact that the grid is drawn on the choice of a playing card for the driver’s grid position. Also a popular Modstox social event with camping and camaraderie on the Sunday evening before the Easter Monday racing. A trip south to the Aldershot oval sees out April.
May begins with a Sunday afternoon blast around the Cannock bowl of Hednesford, more famous for the BriSCA F1 World Finals of the past and Hot Rods, the Modstox make their debut at the Staffordshire circuit. It is the first of 2 visits to Hednesford with the second in September for the final Northern and Midland round. Buxton hosts its first 2022 Modstox meeting on the 29th May before we return the following Sunday 5th June rounding off the 6 tarmac meetings.
From then in June the shale drivers get a chance with a weekend of dirt at Northampton (18th/19th June) followed by a further Northampton and Aldershot in July. August begins with the midweek Skegness which doubles as the final National Championship qualifier before the National Championship Final 10 days later at the small and tight Mildenhall shale track. 8 days after the National Championship the Shaleshifter final is held at the Yorkshire bowl of Bradford. September meetings at Hednesford (Northern and Midland final round) and the east coast trip to Great Yarmouth for the Champion of Champions continue the run in to the October finale at Ipswich with the last Buxton at the beginning of October hosting the Neil Clayton Memorial Trophy.
A season that looks well worked and with time between each meeting should allow drivers to get cars back together or tuned for the next meeting. Looking at the season list, the up to August is the qualifiers then starting from the National Championship at Mildenhall sees the run in for a title at each remaining meeting.
Let the countdown begin to Northampton Shaleway on Saturday 26th March – 57 days and counting…
The full fixture list can be found here.