Oli Meggitt and the well-known EWS Events team have announced the 2018/19 edition of the popular Essex Winter Series. The five-event championship will take place at EWS’s indoor venue in the south of the UK. The EWS is one of the most popular on-road series in the UK, and will be keeping many of their simple, straight forward rules the same again this year. There will be classes for Modified and Super Stock 13.5 Blinky Touring Cars, plus a new “Amateur Stock” class for this year. Amateur Stock will follow the lead of the ETS in trying to attract new racers to the bigger events – it will use a hand-out 17.5 motor, is open to novice/new drivers, and doesn’t allow any drivers with sponsorship to enter. All classes will race on a brand new Sweep tyre, which offers more grip and speed than the previous version, whilst remaining very consistent over many runs – perfect for the huge EWS track which uses the now-standard ETS carpet. Entries are now open via the EWS website and are expected to fill quickly. More details on the series, along with full rules and information, can also be found on the site or via email to Oli Meggitt (email@example.com). More details on the signature “EWS International” race, to take place in December, will follow in a few months’ time.