THE 2023 SPRINT LEADERS CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS
The 2023 SBD Motorsport UK HSA Sprint Leaders Championship Regulations are available for download here:
2023 Sprint Leaders published regs V2
Note: V2 of the regs has changed the Championship grade from C to B
The Sprint Leaders Championship returns for the 2023 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 Interclub or above competition licences.
The Championship continues to enjoy support from SBD Motorsport.
As the ‘junior’partner to the British Sprint Championship, the Sprint Leaders will take in most of the British Sprint venues with the exception of Kirkistown in Northern Ireland. In addition, competitors will also have the opportunity of competing at Hethel, Aintree and Curborough making it a truly national Sprint championship with up to 18 events (and with two scoring rounds at each event).
The Championship has classes for Road and Modified Production cars (both Series and Specialist) as well as Sports Libre and Racing classes so this national Sprint championship provides the opportunity for a competitor in virtually any class of car to win a prestigious title or award. Since 2022 the classes have been expanded to include many of the customary engine capacity splits.
Scoring is based upon the two fastest times set by each competitor across all of the timed runs available and measured against the class winner for their Sprint Leaders class. With two scoring opportunities at each event there will be up to 44 championship rounds with each competitor’s best 22 scores counting towards their total (reduced if events are cancelled).
“Event class results will, if necessary, be reconfigured to match the Sprint Leaders class structure.Championship registered contenders will be awarded points…....... and judged against all competitors (whether entered for the Championship or not) entered in the reconfigured classes “
Sprint Leaders classes all fall within one of MSUK's categories – Road, Modified, Sports Libre or Racing cars and to facilitate scoring the scorers will allocate the classes used at each particular event to one of these four categories where possible, depending of the class descriptions used by the event organisers. Where it is not possible to make this allocation competitors in those classes will not be included in the scoring.
Where the event classes use different capacity groups to the Sprint Leaders classes the upper level of each event class will be used to determine in which Sprint Leaders class competitors will be allocated. So, if the event has a class for 1,601cc to 2,300cc then competitors in this class will be allocated to the Sprint Leaders over 2,000cc class. This is because in many cases event organisers do not publish engine capacities in their results.
Finally, the Class trophies will now include many formerly awarded to the British Sprint categories with many of them having a long and illustrious history:
1100 class the Da Silva Trophy
1600 class the Bill Gouldthorpe Memorial Trophy
2000 class the Dick Seaman Trophy
1600T class the Kent Trophy
Unlimited class the Nuvolari Trophy
Sports Libre Cars the Yorke Trophy
Series Production 1400 the Calder Shield
Series Production 2000 the Fli Mow trophy
Series Production over 2000 the Les Wilkinson trophy
Specialist Production the David Render Trophy
Series Production 1400 the Nutcracker Trophy
Series Production 2000 the Ruinous Trophy
Series Production over 2000 the Oppenheimer Trophy
Specialist Production the Plays Kool Trophy
You may register for the 2023 SBD Motorsport UK HSA Sprint Leaders Championship by filling out the registration form and sending with a cheque for £45, payable to the Hillclimb and Sprint Association Ltd, to the championship co-ordinator (details on the entry form). Please ensure that your HSA membership is up to date or that your membership application has been submitted before registering for the Championship.
Alternatively you can register on-line here and pay through PayPal using either your PayPal account or with your credit card.
If you are paying by Paypal please remember to wait after you have clicked on 'Pay Now' until Paypal returns you to the HSA web site and your registration number and details are displayed on screen. You will then be sent a confirmation email and your details will appear in the list of competitors.
The 2023 SBD Motorsport UK HSA Srint Leaders Championship Championship entry form can be downloaded here:
If you have difficulty in reading or printing these documents please contact the Championship co-ordinator. Details on the contacts page.