Welcome to the DPRAC website. Here you can find out about the club, what the benefits are when you join and see what the club does to support the circuit. You can also learn about the history of the club and some of the trophy's that the DPRAC presents. The website also can keep you up to date with the latest goings on around Donington and within the club itself. Just click "Club News" in the menu above.
The Donington Park Racing Association Club was formed in 1973 to support Tom Wheatcroft's campaign to bring back motor racing to Britain's first road racing circuit, Donington Park, which had been host to the famous 1937 and 1938 Grand Prix events. During the war Donington was used by the War Office as a vehicle depot and was finally abandoned in 1956. Following his purchase of the circuit, Tom faced strong opposition from the local community and authorities, which prompted the formation of the Club by those who wanted to see motor racing return to Donington Park once more.
Tom finally achieved his goal in 1977, but, rather than simply disbanding, the members decided that the DPRAC should live on in the form of an independent supporters' club, run by the members themselves through an elected committee. Nowadays members enjoy a number of discounts and concessions, for example free entry on selected racedays, discounts on other circuit activities such as racing tuition, and reductions at some local businesses.
Donington Park Racing Association Club