The first records of racing at Croft date back to the 1920s, but it was after World War 2 that Croft circuit became a significant motorsport venue.
At the beginning of World War II an airfield named RAF Croft was built on the site now occupied by the circuit. Croft Aerodrome, as it was known, was mainly used as a bomber base.
During the late 1940s and in to the 50s, Darlington & District Motor Club held Motor Race Meetings on various layouts and then in 1962 Bruce Ropner and fellow enthusiasts bought half the venue at public auction, completing a track on the site in July 1964. The first meeting on 3 August 1964 attracted a crowd of 50,000 people.
In 1997 the circuit underwent a major transformation - the circuit was extended to 2.127 miles (3.423 km) and new pits, paddock complex, control tower and spectator areas were constructed.
British Touring Cars and British Superbikes soon came to the circuit and they are now a regular feature on the calendar.
Where to stay
How to get there
Acorn Corner B&B
Tel: 01325 378506
Google Map: DL7 0JU
Tel: 01748 850750
Google Map: DL10 5EF
Croft is situated near Darlington. From the A1, take junction 57 and the A66(M) towards Darlington, then the A167 in the direction of Northallerton. The circuit entrance is one mile beyond the village of Croft on Tees.