A speed event can be summarised as a timed competition on tarmac surfaces, with cars running one at a time. Typically, the course is between 1 and 2 miles long, and you’ll have 2 or 3 timed practice runs in the morning, followed by 2 or 3 runs in the afternoon which count for the results.
Sprints and hillclimbs both fit this description, but in the South of England, hillclimb venues are scarce, whereas many racing circuits, airfields, and other military sites (which tend to be flat not hilly) can be used for sprints. The Abingdon CARnival sprint, jointly organised by FDMC, Sutton and Cheam MC and Craven MC, runs two separate courses on the same day – two events in one!
The classes are designed to let you compete against cars of similar potential. FDMC’s classes correspond to those in the ACSMC‘s Sprint and Hillclimb championships, and include one class for standard cars (up to 2 litres), which offer very affordable motor sport, with competitors typically using the same cars that they drive every day.
FDMC normally runs three sprints during the year, see our latest calendar for more information.