A brief history of BriSCA F2 Stock Car racing.
Junior Tens racing was introduced to the short oval raceways of the UK in August 1960, they were designed to offer the working man a chance of Stock Car racing without the prohibited expense of trying to run against the big spenders in the Senior Stock Car class.
Junior Tens became Juniors and then were eventually renamed BriSCA Formula Two Stock Cars, and the Senior Stock Cars are what we today call BriSCA Formula One Stock Cars.
The growth of BriSCA Formula Two Stock Cars during the 1960’s was astonishing, with tracks opening in various parts of the country, with the South West becoming a particular stronghold of the sport.
During the 1970’s dramatic modernisation of the sport took place, which saw the racing become limited to the South West, before the sport went nationwide again in the late 1970’s, before being reintroduced to Scotland in 1981.
Near year on year growth in the driver ranks now sees BriSCA F2 racing as the largest open wheeled Stock Car sport in the country with nearly six hundred registered drivers, and tracks that span from Aberdeenshire in Scotland right down the to the South West of England, touching base in the North East, Lancashire, Yorkshire, The Midlands, the East Coast region, and the South East.
There are several main manufacturers of BriSCA F2’s, but drivers can build their own cars if they wish, as long as they comply with the strict construction rules.
Unlike big circuit racing, Stock Car racing sees the stars of the sport start at the rear of the grid; to win they have to force themselves through the grids of cars with use of the front bumper being allowed. It is a contact sport, but out and out wrecking tactics are not allowed.