Downton Motor Club - 2022 & 2023 Season Updates

We are looking at 2023 being another great season of motorsport at Downton Motor Club.

Andrew Mathis, our Competition Secretary, has been busy behind the scenes and we can now announce our provisional calendar for 2023. This is probably one of the most comprehensive 'Speed Event' calendars of any motor club in the UK with  - 

  • 32 Hillclimbs

  • 9 Sprints 

  • 6 Junior friendly events for youngsters looking to try Motorsport 

  • 2 Non-championship events

  • Events from March through to Mid October

Click on the icon to download the latest calendar in Microsoft Excel format.  Note that the calendar is provisional at this stage (updated 1/12/2022) - call back for updates.


Update - with the 2022 season drawing to conclusion then we can reflect on another successful year of close competition at Downton Motor Club.  As they say on "Strictly" .....  the scores are in:

The winners of the 2022 Downton Motor Club Championships are -

Downton Speed Championship:    Stu Samson  (Photo)

Clubman Cup:                                    Simon Fox

Wiscombe Park Challenge:               Stu Samson

Burlen Fuel Award:                            Stu Lugger

Maniflow Exhaust Award:                  Stu Samson

Richmond Trophy:                             Stu Samson

Novice Shield:                                   Kevin Taylor

A big 'thank you' from all competitors to our Competitions Secretary, Andrew Mathis, for organising and scoring all of these championship events.

Details of the 2022 event results and confirmed championship positions can be downloaded in (Excel spread sheet format) by clicking on the XLS icon.

Downton Motor Club - Championships

With our club being born out of Downton Engineering you can appreciate that Motorsport is core to our DNA.  We organise a number of very special championships that run each calendar year - our objective is fun, friendly competition that wont break the bank. If you are interested in joining the fun  then please contact our competition secretary by email - 

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Downton Speed Championship Trophy


This is the main championship event with the competition being scored against their own class times meaning you are competing fairly against all types of cars over the season. A maximum of 3 events will count from any one venue.


Best nine qualifying events will count towards the Overall Championship, subject to a minimum of two 2 Sprints.

1st and 2nd for the top two highest points scorers will receive a trophy plus a cash prize of £100 and £50 respectively.

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Downton Clubman Cup


​ The Clubman Cup is Downton's smaller Championship, its a very popular one for competitors wishing to compete but have limited time or budget for a full season.

  1. This Trophy is awarded to the highest scoring member registered for the award, having competed in 8   events or less.

  2. The best five 5 scores go towards the trophy with at least 3 different  venues and 1 sprint.

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The Wiscombe Park Challenge Trophy


Kindly donated by Jan Odor in memory of his son Keith.  This award will be presented to the highest point scorer from the Downton Motor Club championship rounds held at Wiscombe Park for registered competitors.


The best 5 scores will count towards this award, irrespective of the Downton class entered.

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The Chairman's Cup 


This award is given to the person that the Chairman feels has contributed outstandingly towards the club in that calendar year.   


It usually reflects 'hands on' service or contribution to Downton Motor Club and its members.    A great honour. 


The Maniflow Exhaust Award

The trophy will be presented to the highest Championship point scorer using Maniflow exhaust components (manifold or silencer). 

The winner will also receive cash prize of £100


The Burlen Fuel Systems Award


This beautiful trophy is made from original SU components and is for competitors  running SU carburation systems.

It is presented to the highest Championship point scorer using the iconic SU Carburettors.

The Novice Trophy 

At Downton Motor Club we are always keen to see new competitors. 


This trophy for a competitor who has never held a competition licence before & accumulates the most points within the regular championship.

A great way to start your motorsport career !

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Want to have a go?

Our friends at Wiscombe Park Hillclimb provide an up to date and comprehensive guide.  As well as car and driver preparation it also covers paddock protocol and start line procedures.  Although this guide is aimed at starting hillclimbing the basic rules and regulations are the same for all speed events - including Sprinting.

Go to to download a copy of their getting started guide (in pdf format).   Please contact us if you have any questions about getting started.

All Wiscombe Park Action Photos by Nigel Cole