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The Robin Lackford Engineering - Midget and Sprite Challenge

In 2012 the Austin Healey Club Sprite race series merged with the MG Car Club Midget Challenge to form the Midget and Sprite Challenge. The only exclusively 'Spridget' race series in the UK, backed by Marque specialist and keen Sprite racer Robin Lackford of Robin Lackford Engineering Ltd (pictured right in his red Frogeye)

The Robin Lackford Engineering Midget and Sprite Challenge is a national race series for MG Midgets and Austin Healey Sprites that were built between 1956-1979 and the championship is run at a all major circuits in the UK. It is professionally organised but also a very friendly championship that is the natural home for racing Midgets and Sprites

Any driver, whether a novice or expert, who relishes close racing and the challenge of a traditional British rear wheel drive sports car, will want to take part.  It combines enjoyment and a cost effective racing experience, with serious racing on track but a friendly and fun atmosphere off track.

Cars eligible for the Championship

The Championship is open to MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprites. Historic bodied versions of these cars, including: Ashley, Lenham, Sebring, Speedwell, WSM, and Arkley are also accepted. All cars are subject to the MSA approved championship regulations that can be found under the Regulations menu option above.


The class structure reflects the different specifications that Spridgets have raced over the years. There are 6 classes:

  • Class A - Fully Race Modified Cars - The ultimate racing Spridget, based on classic Modsports rules.
  • Class B - Race Modified Cars - Race modified engines and slick tyres
  • Class C - Road Going Cars - limited modifications allowed and road tyres
  • Class D - Cars conforming to Healey Club regulations (2011) - limited modifications
  • Class E - Cars conforming to Healey Club regulations (2011) - Race engines and suspension on treaded tyres
  • Class I - Invitation class for cars invited at the discretion of the coordinator.

Cars must also comply with MSA General Technical Requirements as detailed in current Yearbook sections Section J and Section Q

Championship Sponsor

The Midget and Sprite Challenge is actively supported by Robin Lackford Engineering, a renown builder and restorer of classic and race cars, including MG Midgets and Austin Healeys. Robin and his son Nigel also take part in the Championship in class E and D class cars respectively.

Contact Information

Championship Coordinator: Tim Storrar 01242 224193 or 07884 165123 or email timssprite71@hotmail.co.uk

Championship Secretary: Gil Duffy 01886 880882 or 07977 554087 or email gilduffy@supanet.com

To find out more information about this series - go to the website MG Midget Challenge