JEC launches Track Sport

JEC launches Track Sport

Increasing demand for events sees JEC introducing extensive new programme

The Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club has announced a new programme of track, hill climb, sprint and navigational events for its members under the newly formed initiative of JEC TrackSport. The JEC became aware of an increasing need and demand for more accessible and inclusive forms of motorsport-derived activities after the popularity of the moving motor show at the 2021 Summer Jaguar Festival, the open-to-all hillclimb at Harewood and track days at both Blyton Park and Castle Combe.

Commenting on TrackSport, Ray Searles, the JEC chairman said, “Being new to track days, I was hugely impressed with the help and guidance I received from our ARDS instructor Ray Ingman on my first visit to a track day. Having used his experience to understand racing lines, braking zones and safe overtaking rules, I have become a real fan of driving my own high-performance car on track with fellow enthusiasts. It also gives me the opportunity to really explore my Jaguar’s capabilities and grow my confidence in driving it.”

The launch of JEC TrackSport will also enable the JEC to open up the sporting elements of Jaguar ownership to all club members with road-going cars, regardless of model or era.

Four events are already confirmed for 2022, starting with the Mallory Park Circuit Day on 4 April, followed by Harewood Speed Hillclimb on 26 June, and Anglesey Circuit in North Wales on 6 September with the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust. The season closes with JEC Racing’s ever-popular track day at Castle Combe on 4 October 2022. Further events will be added as the calendar develops, including some fun, road-based, navigational events.

It has also been announced that Swallows Racing will offer technical support on the day of the events. The Bristol-based specialist will have an array of its successful racing and track cars for high-speed passenger rides.

Continued Ray (who sadly passed away the day we went to press), “A recent passenger ride with Tom Robinson in the Swallows racing Jaguar convinced me that I’m not the next world champion, yet the enjoyment that track day experiences have given me is immense, and I look forward greatly to all our events next year and to meeting many of you as the year progresses.”

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