The Market Hall in Burton will play host to around 100 model car enthusiasts as the Formulae 1 stock cars British championships and Formula 2 stock cars world championships come to town.

This will be the first time that the championships have been held at Burton’s market hall and will be the climax to a year of qualifying to get to the finals.

The championships are organised by the British radio car association and are now in their sixth year of running the annual occasion.

Eight qualifying races have been held since January across the country, from Hereford and Bicester, to Plymouth and Devon, with the 12 best performing cars from throughout the year taking part in the finals in the market hall.

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The cars themselves are a 1/12th scale replica of the full sized Formula 1 and Formula 2 stock cars that entertain crowds throughout the year.

Between 80 and 100 drivers are expected to flood to the market hall for the event, on Sunday, September 24.

The cars are 1/12th replicas of the real thing

David Tomlinson, 71 is the chairman of F2 at TTT Raceway, near Newhall and has said that it was all thanks to his recommendation that the event is being held at the market hall.

Mr Tomlinson explained that: “This is the first time it’s being held in Burton, in the market hall. The British radio car association, BRCA hold an AGM every year to talk about the championships for that year. Now, because I’m quite local, I thought I would recommended the market hall in Burton.

“I think it’s a great venue, there’s plenty of space and balcony’s for the public to come and watch to lean across.”

Drivers from all over the UK will be taking part

Mr Tomlinson is a retired, former construction worker from Swadlincote who won the F2 event in 2015, then held in Bicester and is now set to take part in his fifth straight competition, having participated in all of them apart from the first, in 2012.

On September 24, not only will be the finals be held, but three rounds of general racing will be competed as well for drivers who unfortunately did not make the final cut to take part in the final race.

There will also be junior races for those young stock car enthusiasts under the age of 16 to be able to compete against one another.

The day will kick off at 9am on Sunday, September 24 in the Burton Market Hall, just off the high street in Burton.

Be prepared for a fully packed day out, as races will be running throughout the day, right up until 5pm.