The organisers of the Essex Winter Series have announced details of their 2016/17 championship. The series, now in its sixth year, is recognised as one of the most popular on-road championships not only in the UK, but across Europe too. Following a successful fifth season, the organisers have made a few tweaks and changes to the programme and rules. The series will continue to feature classes for Modified and Super Stock (13.5 Blinky/Zero Timing) Touring Cars. The first major change will see the series now utilising controlled tyres from Sweep Racing. The tyres will be specific to EWS, and feature the EWS logo on the wheel and they will be available very soon, in the UK via CML Distribution. The organisers will also be investing in new carpet, switching to the popular “ETS” style carpet and with it the track expands to a massive 24×34 metres, one of the largest carpet tracks in the world. The series will consist of five rounds again, and be concluded with the EWS International, previously known as the International Carpet Challenge, which will take place after the end of the regular championship. Entries for the series open on 1st September 2016, and the series is expected to fill up quickly. More details and all dates can be found on the series’ website here and also on Facebook here.