The OSS Championship started as a series in 2009 and was created to provide a home for all prototype sports racing cars, be they open or closed top. The regulations have been drafted to attract cars of all types and engine size and also to enable the club competitors to exploit their design and engineering abilities.
Last season was the third year for OSS as a recognised MSA Championship and it produced some thrilling racing all year with cars from each class appearing in the top 8 positions in the Championship.
For fans of sportscar racing it was a real tonic to see cars such as Jades, Chirons, Junos, Radicals, Global Lights the unique Bowlby and an LMP2 Lola out on the track and racing regularly in a very competitive environment.
As the name implies the regulations are kept open to attract cars of all types and engine size and also to enable the club competitors to exploit their design and engineering abilities.
There are five classes;
Class A is for machinery over 2001cc
Class B covers cars between 1500 to 2000cc
Class C is for any sportscar between 1301 and 1500cc
Class D caters for the older Radicals from 1001cc to 1300cc
Class E offers an opportunity for cars up to 1000cc
This class system results in an eclectic and spectacular mix of sportscars lining up on the grid at every race. 2013 promises to be very exciting with a wider variety of cars as more competitors are attracted to the format of the OSS Championship.
Other Features of OSS
* Very competitive cost per minute track time compared with other championships.
* Regulations tailored for competitors to share a car and compete for the Championship as a pair. Where else can you do that?
* Very friendly paddock atmosphere but with fierce but safe on track competition - ask the drivers!
* Driving standards closely monitored to avoid damage caused by reckless driving.
* Fantastic calendar of interesting circuits.
Photos courtesy of www.jonesmotorsport.co.uk