Aintree

Class 1 Records

2007
Matthew Jenkins
53.50s
2012
Paul Boston
53.44s
2016
Paul Boston
53.54s
2017
Paul Boston
53.35s

Class 2 Records

2005
Mark Durrant
51.10s
2016
Mike Cocker
51.56s

Class 3 Records

2007
Dave MacFarlane
50.71s
2010
Richard Price
49.57s
2012
Matthew Jenkins
49.55s
2016
Matthew Jenkins
50.64s

Class 4 Records

2007
Martin Sargent
50.72s
2008
Mark Durrant
49.04s
2009
Mark Durrant
48.16s
2010
Mike Sankey
47.69s
2012
Paul Forster
47.44s
2016
Phil Cook
52.05s
2017
Phil Cook
50.40s

Class 5 Records

2007
Andrew Griffiths
46.06s
2008
Simon Rogers
47.30s
2010
Robert Grigsby
46.35s
2012
Rob Grigsby
45.88s
2017
John Caldicott
51.89s

Class 6 Records

2007
Andrew Griffiths
46.06s
2016
Shaun Elwell
46.30s

Class 7 Records

2005
45.55s

Historical Results

Location - Aintree Golf Course, Aintree, Liverpool,  L9 5AS

Best known as the venue for the Grand National, it also has a long and proud history as a motor sport venue, hosting the British Grand Prix in 1955—1962 and was also the venue where Stirling Moss scored his first victory in a World Drivers Championship Event.

A large section of the circuit still exists (within the horse racing course) upon which this sprint is held. The course may appear deceptively simple but lines need to be perfect in order to achieve the highest possible speeds down the long straights .

Section

Description
Start
You’ll Line up on the right of the track,  drop the clutch and floor it, keeping over to the right
County  Corner
Dab the brakes and feather the throttle, late turn in and stay off the kerb and the concrete edging if wet. Feed the power in and drift over to the right. Before sweeping left in preparation for Village Corner
Village  Corner
Feather the throttle, another late turn in , get as close as you can to the kerb, start applying power from the apex, as much as you dare, but stay on the black stuff as the car will push to the left but stay away from the fences as they are solid under the brush.
Valentines Way
Now floor it and hope for a tail wind on the longest straight, keeping over to the left.
Betchers Bend
Leave your braking as late as possible, carry as much speed as you dare but watch for the dip just prior to the apex which unsettles the car, then it’s back on the power. Stay in the middle and hang on, theres another dip before the exit but try and drift wide to go around it.
Railway Straight
If you had a tail wind on Valentines you’re heading into it now! Keep to the centre of the track, head down.
Finish
Keep on the power until over the line , the scrub the speed off for the return to the paddock.