Assen Trip 2017

A number of Auto 66 marshals and officials have recently returned from a weekend in the Netherlands, visiting the TT Circuit, Assen, for the first part of the ‘showdown’ to determine the ultimate BSB champion. As a thank you to those marshals and officials who have put endless hours of hard work into the 2017 season for Auto 66, Peter Hillaby, Head of Organisation, arranged the trip overseas by drawing out a number of names from a list of those who have attended the most meetings throughout the year, both at Oliver’s Mount and club meetings. MSVR very kindly donated some tickets to our competition winners, which allowed them to watch an action-packed weekend of racing, along with full paddock access over the two days at this unique circuit, which happens to be the only track outside their own country where the British choose to organise a BSB race.

The group were not only there to watch the racing, but to also take in some of the local culture, paying a visit to Groningen, Assen, Volendam and Amsterdam, before rounding out the trip and hopping on-board the ferry back to Hull. The trip was very much enjoyed by all who attended and it provided a great opportunity for the group to relax and enjoy a bit of time to themselves as a reward for all of their voluntary work, without which, racing just would not be able to happen. Some of our marshals made the following comments:-

“I had a great time at Assen. I met and was able to talk to marshals and members who I haven’t really had chance to get to know before which was great!”
Dave Clark – Start/Finish Line

“I thoroughly enjoyed the trip, I loved every part of it. Especially watching the racing and being able to walk amongst the racers. Everything ran like clockwork. The hotel was beautiful and all the staff were lovely. I really liked how the trip was split into racing and viewing the Dutch culture which was really lovely to see.”
Millee Lloyd – Course Car Driver & Scrutineer

The Trip was Norman Ward’s first ever trip outside of the UK, he said:

“I had a fabulous time with great people! A well organised trip, thank you Auto 66! I still haven’t stopped laughing!”

Auto 66 would like to take this opportunity to thank all of it’s marshals and officials, who all contribute many hours of hard work and dedication to the club, often going above and beyond their call of duty to make our meetings a great success. Each and every one of you, no matter how many or few meetings you attend throughout the year, are so valuable to the club and we hope to have you with us for many more years going forward.

The club are always on the look out for new marshals, so if you are interested or would like any more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch:

Chief Marshal, Shaun Dalton:
Tel: 07895086860

The Circuit Office:
Tel: 01723 373000




Entries Close 13th October 2017

As the Auto 66 season draws to a close, we hope to go out with a bang for our last meeting of 2017 – the Cadwell Park Bonanza & Sidecar Bash on 28-29th October. After the success of this meeting in 2016, we are hoping to make it even bigger and better than ever with an already huge entry from both Sidecars and Solos. With an ever increasing list of entries, we want to remind you to get yours in before the closing date on 13th October to avoid disappointment! We have classes to cover almost all types of machine, from Ultra-lightweights to 1000cc solo machines and F1 & F2 Sidecars to Vintage, Classics and BEARS, plus many more!

Championships run at this meeting are as follows:-

  • UK Super 2 Sidecar Masters
  • Count of Cadwell Championship
  • UK Road & Track Race Series

Entry forms can be downloaded from

If you have any questions about anything related to the Sidecar Bash, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 01723 373000, Sue or Alice will be more than happy to help you out. Otherwise, get your entries in and lets round out 2017 in style, with the best Sidecar bash to date!


Spectator Information – 2017 Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup



Oliver’s Mount race circuit can be found just off the A165 Scarborough to Bridlington road.

  • Turn into Deepdale Avenue and follow that road to the end where entrance is on your left.
  • Venue is signposted from the A165 and A64.

Please drive carefully in and around Scarborough and especiallly whilst driving up Deepdale Avenue – respecting the national speed limit of 30 MPH and importantly respecting the residents of Deepdale Avenue – our neighbours.



Saturday – £25
Sunday – £40

Weekend pass – £60

Children – 15 years and younger are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult.

Paddock Access – £20

Car Parking – free of charge



Camping is completely sold out for the weekend. Please do not try to arrive and pay on the gate.

All occupants must be in possession of a valid event admission ticket for duration of stay.
Children under the age of 15 at all meetings are admitted FREE, when accompanied by an ADULT.



Local accomodation is very busy, but there are still some rooms available. Please use: for hotel information. Our host hotel is The Royal Hotel in Scarborough – 01723 361 774



There will be a marquee on site serving alcohol during Friday night and on Saturday evening a live band will be playing.



Michael Dunlop

Dean Harrison
Ivan Lintin

Lee Johnston

Daley Mathison
Jamie Coward
James Cowton
Dan Hegarty

Derek Shiels

Joey Thompson
Ian Lougher

Tom Weeden

Peter Boast

Paul Owen

Adam McLean

Dave Molyneux

Tim Reeves
Conrad Harrison
Greg Lambert
Lee Crawford
Steve Ramsden



PRACTICE – 4 Laps:

08.50                           Newcomers Briefing

09.00                           Junior Even No’s

09.15                           Junior Odd No’s

09.30                           Super Lightweight

09.45                           Lightweight and Ultra Lightweight

10.00                           Senior

10.15                           Classic Superbike

10.30                           Open Even No’s

10.45                           Open Odd No’s

11.00               Sidecars



11.15                           Junior Even No’s

11.30                           Junior Odd No’s

11.45                           Super Lightweight

12.00                           Lightweight and Ultra Lightweight

12.15                           Senior

12.30                           Classic Superbike

12.45                           Open Even No’s

13.00                           Open Odd No’s

13.15                           Sidecars



14.00               Race 1             David Jefferies Cup – Junior A race    1st Leg             8 laps

14.25               Race 2             David Jefferies Cup – Junior A race    1st Leg             6 laps

14.45               Race 3             Lee Pullen Trophy – Super L/weight  1st Leg             6 laps

15.10               Race 4             Les & Sheila Porritt Trophy F2 S/cars 1st Leg             6 laps

15.35               Race 5             Solo Open – A Race                            1st Leg              8 laps

16.00               Race 6             Solo Open – B Race                            1st Leg             6 laps

16.20               Race 7             Stu Reed & Phil Mellor Trophies Lightweight & Ultra Lightweight       1st Leg              8 laps

16.45               Race 8             The Marshalls Cup – Senior                1st Leg             8 laps

17.10               Race 9             Les & Sheila Porritt Trophy F2 S/cars 2nd Leg             6 laps

17.30               Race 10           Classic Superbike                                1st Leg             8 laps



PRACTICE – 3 Laps:

09.00               Junior

09.12               Super Lightweight

09.24               Sidecars

09.36               Lightweight/ Ultra Lightweight

09.48               Senior

10.00               Classic Superbike

10.15               Gold Cup Qualifying – 15 minutes



11.00               Race 11           Stu Reed & Phil Mellor Trophies Lightweight & Ultra Lightweight       2ND Leg             8 laps

11.25               Race 12           David Jefferies Cup – Junior A race    2ND Leg            8 laps

11.50               Race 14           David Jefferies Cup – Junior A race    2ND Leg            6 laps

12.10               Race 15           Les & Sheila Porritt Trophy F2 S/cars 3RD Leg             6 laps

12.30                                       LUNCH

13.35               Parade             Parade of Stars                                                           4 laps

14.15              Race 16           Lee Pullen Trophy – S/Lightweight    2nd Leg             8 laps

14.40               Race 17           Open Solo – A race                             2nd Leg             8 laps

15.05                           Race 18           Open Solo – B race                             2nd Leg             6 laps

15.25               Race 19           Classic Superbike                                2nd Leg             8 laps

15.45                                       Gold Cup Build up

16.00               Race 20           Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup        Final                8 laps

16.30               Race 21           Les & Sheila Porritt Trophy F2 S/cars 4th Leg             6 laps

16.50               Race 22           The Marshalls Cup – Senior               2nd Leg             8 laps

17.30                                                   Trophy presentation at the Start Line



The organisers reserve the right to reschedule in the event of bad weather or other circumstances beyond their control.




This weekend will see the continuation of these 2017 Championships organised by PMH Promotions:

UK Road and Track Race Series

UK Classic TT Superbike Series

UK Super II Sidecar Masters Series

King of the Roads



There will be a trade village selling food and drink, clothing and accessories located by the spectator car park.

Please support our traders as they support our sport and venue.

Oliver’s Mount official clothing is available at the Clinton Enterprises stand.



Food and drink is available in several areas around the circuit.

  • In the trade village
  • At the centre of the esses corners
  • Opposite Druries hairpin
  • Mountside hairpin
  • By the start/finish line
  • In the paddock diner

3 Wheels return to Oliver’s Mount

The annual “Cock O’ The North Road Races” at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough will be held this coming weekend (24th & 25th June), and many classes are oversubscribed, with some entries unfortunately having to be returned. A full grid of Formula Two Sidecars will be fighting for supremacy in four races over the weekend, with “UK Super 2” points at stake in all of their outings. In addition, the “Robin Daykin Memorial Trophy” will be presented to the overall winners (highest point scorers over the four legs). The current holders – Dave Wallis and Harry Payne – will both be looking to retain the award, but this year line up on separate machines!

Heading the entry are multiple TT and Southern 100 winners Dave Molyneux and Dan Sayle, on their DMR Yamaha-R6. They will be looking to make amends for a disappointing Spring Cup event, where mechanical issues ruled them out of contention. The pair took a podium place in the opening sidecar TT this year, and will be looking to build on this result this weekend.

Race victories were shared equally at the Spring Cup by the father and son team of Steve and Matty Ramsden, who have been regular winners at Scarborough in recent years on their LCR Honda; and Lee Crawford and Jake Lowther (LCR Suzuki), who took their debut wins at the circuit, improving their best laptime to a very competitive 1.56.01. The Ramsdens were running strongly in race two at the TT, before a brake problem lost them time, eventually placing twelfth, winning them a bronze replica. Crawford has had a sporadic season thus far. He has run strongly in A.C.U. / F.S.R.A. British Championship events – a dominant win in the torrential rain at Cadwell Park being the highlight – however, reliability problems have hampered his season to date. Teaming up with Lee this weekend will be Harry Payne, who has been competing alongside regular driver Ryan Crowe on the 675 Triumph engined machine with success in a variety of events.

The aforementioned Jake Lowther will be joining up with his brother John (LCR Honda). They have not competed at Scarborough since the “Barry Sheene” meeting last season, but they will be looking to quickly get on terms with the front runners. Jake joined up with Alan Founds for this year’s TT, placing in a fine fourth place in race one, and lapping at over 115mph. The Scunthorpe pairing are having their best season to date in the British Championship, currently lying in joint second place in the standings.

Conrad Harrison and Andy Winkle (Bellas Honda) took seventh place in race one at the TT, and followed it up with a fine third place in race two. Coupled with their results from the Spring Cup, they find themselves at the top of the “UK Super 2” championship standings, with a six point lead over the Ramsdens. Surprisingly, the Spring Cup was the debut Scarborough outing for former TT winner Andy, so with the duo now getting more familiar with the new Bellas machine, they could well find the front running form that Conrad has been renowned for at Oliver’s Mount in recent years.

Scarborough regulars Greg Lambert and Julie Canipa (GLR Honda) currently occupy third place in the championship table, their points being boosted by an excellent seventh place in the second race at the TT, with reliability providing them consistent finishes at the Spring Cup. Another familiar team is Dave Wallis and Scott Hardie (LCR Suzuki), who are capable of running at the front – indeed, Dave took several wins at the “Barry Sheene” event in 2016 with his former passenger. Scott quickly got to grips with the circuit earlier this season, so they will be looking to build on these foundations this weekend.

Dean Lindley and Rob Bell (DMR Suzuki) are having a quiet season, with a more relaxed schedule than many of their peers, and this will only be their third outing of the year. They were running inside the top four all weekend at the Spring Cup, until a minor incident ruled them out of contention – they will be hoping to make amends for that with a more positive meeting this time around. Dave Hirst and Doug Chandler (BHR Honda) are welcome returnees to Oliver’s Mount. It has been four years since Dave last competed at Scarborough, where he was a regular top five finisher. Doug has passengered with several drivers (including Dave at the 2012 “Cock O’The North”), but has been more familiar as a sidecar driver around the circuit in recent years.

Andy Wilby and Paul Lowther (Shelbourne Honda) are a newly formed partnership, and have had some decent results in the F.S.R.A. British F2 Cup Championship so far this year. Andy made his circuit debut at the 2016 Gold Cup meeting; however, Paul has competed with a number of drivers at Oliver’s Mount events for over a decade. The entry is completed by circuit newcomer Mark Saunders, with the experienced Karl Schofield (GLR Honda) alongside him. On a newly constructed outfit, this combination, who only teamed up at the end of last season, have had little development and practice time, but still managed a creditable finish in the second sidecar race at the TT, and they will be looking to quickly get to grips with the demanding parkland circuit this weekend.

Practice gets underway at 9am on Saturday morning, with qualifying following immediately after, around 10.45am. Ten races will be held on Saturday afternoon, along with three parades. Sunday warm ups commence at 9am, with racing beginning at 10.40am. Twelve races are scheduled on Sunday, once again with three parades.

Advance tickets are now all sold and have been dispatched, however tickets are available for sale on the gate: £25 Saturday, £35 Sunday. A reminder that advance weekend  tickets are available for all events at Oliver’s Mount, including the Barry Sheene Classic and Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup, which allow paddock access, and are heavily discounted when bought online.

A further reminder (to competitors), that entries for the Barry Sheene Classic close this Friday (23rd June) – so please submit entries this week, or in person at the circuit on Friday. It is the intention to run F2 and Classic Sidecars at this event, but these classes will only be run if sufficient numbers of confirmed entries are made by Friday.

Word – Tim Langham









Photo – Dirk Wharton


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


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


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