Abingdon Long Course Sprint


Following on from increased local authority pressure to reduce the amount of activities at Abingdon Airfield, and the holding of a tri-club meeting on Monday 20th November 2023 regarding dates at Abingdon next year, it has been agreed that the Long Course Sprint originally planned for 7th April 2024 will now not take place.

The decision has been agreed by they key organising clubs (Sutton & Cheam MC, Farnborough DMC and Craven MC) in order to protect the continued success of the Abingdon Motorsport CAR-nival charity fund raising event, now in it 28th year.
The CAR-nival will continue to promote a Sprint, Auto Solo on Saturday 8th June with a 100-Car Stage Rally on Sunday 9th June at the Oxfordshire venue.
However, 2024 will now see the Sprint revised to a Single Long Course format of up to 2+ miles in length (as similar to that used on the popular Long Course event). The Autosolo and Stage Rally will still be organised along similar lines to previous years.
As we all know, environmental issues are at the top of most agendas nowadays and thus we have to concede to certain restrictions in order for our events to survive and this is certainly the case at Abingdon.
It is important that the 2024 event receives huge support as we move towards its eventual venue closure within the next few years (the venue is scheduled to be closed by the MoD completely by 2029 – Airfield and Barracks) and so this may be everyone’s last chance to enjoy the super-smooth tarmac for one last time – who knows?
Further CAR-nival Event details will appear in the new year and entries should open on 6th April 2024.

Looking back at the


The sun finally shone after a murky day  at Abingdon Airfield on Sunday 2nd April and the top slot went to Tony Beesely in his Jedi, taking Fastest Time of the Day at 96.47 seconds on his 2nd Timed Run.

Tony’s time was over 6-seconds faster than his nearest rivals Andrew Bisping in his OMS (103.26) and Will Nicholls in his Fiesta R5 (103.53).

Nick Olson took the honors in the Modified Production Class in his Lotus Esprite with the win in the Standard Class being claimed by Steve Lyle in the Porsche Boxter.

This year we featured a new course layout and we would welcome any comments to entries.secretary@aol.com so that we can continue to provide the event that everybody wants and enjoys.

Our thanks go to all the marshals, radio operators, rescue and recovery teams who worked alongside our tireless officials to make the Long Course sprint a major success.