CROFT 13TH MAY – CANCELLED

Due to unforeseen circumstances, beyond of the clubs control, the club have been left with no option but to cancel the Coupland Cup Club Road Race meeting being held at Croft Race Circuit on the 13th May 2017.

The Championship and Race Series that had rounds due to run at this meeting, Auto 66 Northern Clubmans Championship & UK Road & Track Race Series, will now be hopefully accommodated at other events later this year.

All competitors and marshals will hear form the club in the coming days.

For any further information please contact the Auto 66 Office on 01723 373000 or email office@auto66.com.

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John Clark on the mend

The Auto 66 Club would like to extend their best wishes to John Clark for a speedy recovery after he suffered a heart attack recently.

John is now out of hospital and on the road to recovery. Annie Wakeford would like to thank everyone for all the cards and messages during this tough time.

Get well soon John. From everyone at Auto 66.

2017 Auto 66 Season Starts this Weekend!

The 2017 Season gets underway for Auto 66 Racing at Cadwell Park on the 18th & 19th March, this weekend.

This meeting has attracted some top riders of the road race world as they test there machines for the up and coming road race events such as the Bob smith Spring Cup, Isle of Man TT and the North West 200. In attendance will be Dan Hegarty and Gavin Lupton, testing there Honda backed Top Gun racing machines. Mick and Mark Goodings, the two brothers from Doncaster, will also see there first outing of the 2017 season. TT Star James Cowton will be testing his 600 and 650 Super twin machines. This is alongside Auto 66 Racing regulars such as Joe Thompson, Paul Marley, Callum Ward, Steve Degnan and the farther and son race team of Adam & Kaine Sheriff.

There isn’t just Solos racing this weekend, there is also a strong sidecar presence. The sidecar entry is led by the one of the fastest rising stars of sidecar racing Lee Crawford. Lee finished second the UK Super 2 Sidecar Masters in 2016 and is looking to go one step further and take the title this year. He will be joined by the fellow Team ARC member John Lowther. John is looking to make a big impact in this years various championships on his Honda backed machine. Auto 66 Regulars Eddy Wright and Greg Lambert will also be in attendance.

There are still a few spaces lift in all classes which will get two 8 lap races a day plus practice and qualifying on the Saturday. For more information ring the office on 01723 373000 or email office@auto66.com.

THE LONDON MOTOR SHOW

The London Motor Show is being held from Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th May 2017 at the Battersea Evolution Centre.

Auto 66 members can receive an exclusive 10% discount on tickets for this super event. If you are interested in attending this event and would like the promo code, please contact Alice in the office on 01723 373000.

For more information on the event and to book tickets visit www.thelondonmotorshow.co.uk

MARSHALS TRAINING DAY – ROYAL HOTEL

The Auto 66 Marshals Association are holding a training course at the Royal Hotel in Scarborough on Sunday 12th February. Due to the over whelming response, the original location where training was going to be held,  at Oliver’s Mount,  is to small so the committee have decided to move to a larger venue. The Training starts at 10.30 and will last around 2 to 2 & half hours. Anyone is welcome to attend this course, which is a basic training course for new marshals. for more information please ring the office on 01723 373000.

Oliver’s Mount and Yorkshire Air Ambulance Join Forces

Auto 66 are delighted to announce that Yorkshire Air Ambulance will be their recognised charity for the forthcoming race season here at Oliver’s Mount. One of the main events in our 2017 calendar is the ‘Scarborough Festival of Speed’ which will take place over the May bank holiday weekend. A Car and Bike Hill Climb is scheduled for the Saturday and Sunday, including a Classic Car Rally on the Bank Holiday Monday. We are hoping to attract a great number of spectators as their attendance will not only support Auto 66, but the Yorkshire Air Ambulance too, as this is where all of our gate money will be donated.

This weekend will be made even more memorable, as we plan to officially open the Mount’s brand new helipad, something which has been a work in progress for some time now. Although we admire the great work carried out by the team at Yorkshire Air Ambulance on a daily basis, we hope that we will not require them to attend any of our meetings in the future. However, we are all aware of the dangers that come with road racing, particularly around the beast that we call Oliver’s Mount, therefore the helipad will provide a safe landing place should we ever need it.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance will remain as our recognised charity for the whole of 2017. Their representatives will be in attendance at our meetings with collection buckets, so if you see them out and about, please dig deep and support this brilliant charity.

SPRING CUP TICKETS SELLING FAST!

Tickets for the 2017 Spring Cup have been on sale for well over a month now and they are selling out quick! There are now only 190 tickets left and a few camping spaces available. Visit www.oliversmountracing.com to book your tickets or call 01723 373000