BriSCA F1 Grand National Championship

Prior to 1971, the last race of each F1 meeting was known as the 'Helter Skelter' and was primarily for lower graded drivers who had failed to qualify for the meeting final. The race did not carry any points, and was increasingly suffering from poor turnouts.

In an effort to inject some life and interest into the 'last race', the Grand National Championship was introduced in 1971, being a annual Championship race, with qualification via points scored in the renamed last race - the Grand National. The format has stood the test of time, with the Championship race being held every season up to 2013 - see Footnote below. The only exception was 1979, when the Stockcar Silver Jubilee celebrations and events took precedence.

Year Track Champion Second Third
1971 Northampton 238 Les Mitchell 396 Doug Cronshaw 391 Stuart Smith
1972 Harringay 391 Stuart Smith 348 Tony Allen 238 Les Mitchell
1973 Coventry 391 Stuart Smith 100 Tony Neal 306 Mick Noden
1974 Long Eaton 348 Tony Allen 375 George Ansell 30 Dave Talyor
1975 Nelson 396 Doug Cronshaw 212 Frankie Wainman 199 Mike Close
1976 Northampton 391 Stuart Smith 229 John Hillam 212 Frankie Wainman
1977 Belle Vue 212 Frankie Wainman 199 Mike Close 2 Wille Harrison
1978 Sheffield 212 Frankie Wainman 2 Wille Harrison 55 Bert Finnikin
1979 Not staged
1980 Belle Vue 391 Stuart Smith 212 Frankie Wainman 190 Len Wolfenden
1981 White City 190 Len Wolfenden 212 Frankie Wainman 1 Stuart Smith
1982 Sheffield 304 Dave Mellor 160 Andy Stott 175 Glyn Pursey
1983 Bradford 55 Bert Finnikin 53 John Lund 1 Stuart Smith
1984 Northampton 199 Mike Close 190 Len Wolfenden 306 Mick Noden
1985 Skegness 212 Frankie Wainman 33 Peter Falding 354 Richard Ainsworth
1986 Aycliffe 53 John Lund 212 Frankie Wainman 33 Peter Falding
1987 Scunthorpe 53 John Lund 212 Frankie Wainman 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr
1988 Sheffield 53 John Lund 55 Bert Finnikin 85 Ray Tyldesley
1989 Aycliffe 53 John Lund 190 Len Wolfenden 85 Ray Tyldesley
1990 Crewe 53 John Lund 260 Dave Berresford 22 Paul Harrison
1991 Hednesford 53 John Lund 501 Chris Elwell 422 Nigel Whorton
1992 Scunthorpe 64 Kev Smith 53 John Lund 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr
1993 Boston 172 Steve Hodgson 33 Peter Falding 91 Wilf Warnes
1994 Northampton 53 John Lund 33 Peter Falding 172 Steve Hodgson
1995 Long Eaton 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr 33 Peter Falding 53 John Lund
1996 Stoke 33 Peter Falding 2 Paul Harrison 97 Murray Harrison
1997 Long Eaton 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr 53 John Lund 97 Murray Harrison
1998 Coventry 53 John Lund 515 Frankie Wainman 2 Paul Harrison
1999 Northampton 217 Rob Perry 53 John Lund 97 Murray Harrison
2000 Northampton 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr 2 Paul Harrison 97 Murray Harrison
2001 Sheffield 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr 391 Andy Smith 21 Mark Gilbank
2002 Northampton 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr 391 Andy Smith 21 Mark Gilbank
2003 King's Lynn 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr 335 Mark Woodhall 97 Murray Harrison
2004 Northampton 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr 53 John Lund 1 Peter Falding
2005 King's Lynn 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr 391 Andy Smith 2 Paul Harrison
2006 Coventry 391 Andy Smith 107 Lee Robinson 2 Paul Harrison
2007 Birmingham 391 Andy Smith 2 Paul Harrison 185 Lenny Smith
2008 Belle Vue 390 Stuart Smith 515 Frankie Wainman 2 Paul Harrison
2009 Birmingham 37 Chris Cowley 2 Paul Harrison 212 Danny Wainman
2010 Birmingham 16 Matt Newson 322 James Neachell 462 Scott Davids
2011 Coventry 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr 16 Matt Newson 55 Craig Finnikin
2012 Belle Vue 84 Tom Harris 150 Mick Sworder 53 John Lund
2013 All Tracks 212 Danny Wainman 84 Tom Harris 217 Lee Fairhurst
2014 All Tracks 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr 16 Matt Newson 318 Rob Speak
2015 All Tracks 217 Lee Fairhurst 16 Matt Newson 51 Dylan Williams Maynard
2016 All Tracks 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr 16 Matt Newson 318 Rob Speak
2017 All tracks 390 Stuart Smith Jnr 445 Nigel Green 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr

Early in Season 2013, it was announced that the GN Championship would no longer be decided by a single race. Instead, points will be accumulated by all participating drivers on a grade multiplier basis (white x4, yellow x3 etc) with the end of season driver with the most points becoming the Grand National Champion. Declining interest in the one off race was cited as the reason for this change.