Oliver’s Mount Cock O’The North 2018 Cancelled

It is with utmost sadness that we have to inform road race fans, riders, teams and the media that the 2018 Oliver’s Mount Cock O’The North road races on June 23rd/24th 2018 have had to be cancelled.

Auto 66 Club and its team of volunteers have been working with Scarborough Borough Council for the last 6 months trying to bring the circuit up to the new strict, safety standards that will ensure not just the road races in 2018 continue, but also future events at Oliver’s Mount.

So far, the new required safety levels have not been achieved and so it is with a heavy heart that we have to cancel the 2018 Cock O’The North road races.

With regards to ticket refunds we will continue to try and resolve this complicated situation as soon as possible.

We continue to work closely with Scarborough Council to try and rectify the current situation and will update with any news in the coming weeks.


We want to thank Spada for their continued support of Oliver’s Mount. For 2018 they have become the title sponsor of the Spring Cup which is fantastic news.

Entries are filling up very fast for the Bob Smith Spring National at Oliver’s Mount, apart from the sidecars which are very slow to come in as usual.

This event has attracted a lot of Irish competitors as this will be the first Road Race of the season. A lot of riders are using the ‘Mount’ to warm up for the TT including several French riders.

If you have not got your entry in, please do so as soon as possible to avoid being disappointed. Entry forms can be found on this web site

The highlight of Saturdays racing will be the Steve Henshaw Gold Cup, which was postponed from last September, the same invited riders and grid positions will be used as posted last September, the Bob Smith event will be the prominent event on the Sunday.

Once again the meeting will include the first round of the Road and Track series. Unfortunately a sponsor this series has not yet been found, so we are keeping our fingers crossed. The second round of the series will be at Cookstown in Northern Ireland with rounds at the Southern 100 in the Isle of Man, Armoy, Croft, and Cadwell Park with the final round at the Gold Cup, Oliver’s Mount.

The only change is that the Ultra Lightweights have been dropped, but machines in this class can still enter the Lightweight also the 400’s can enter this class. Super Lightweights is for Supertwins and Minitwins, The Junior class is for 600cc 4 cylinder, 675cc 3 cylinder and 750 twin cylinder machines and the big class is the Senior for 700cc to 1100cc.

More news on the championships will be available in the next two weeks including the Cadwell Sidecar Bonanza, including the Super 2 Masters series


The first round of the new UK Road and Track Ultra Lightweight Championship will take place at Oliver’s Mount at the Bob Smith Spring Cup on 16th 17th April.

Everyone is guaranteed two practice sessions and two races per day plus prize money, £400 for first place £300 for second, £200 for third, £150 for fourth, £100 for fifth and £50 for sixth. There is also an end of season championship awards.

The supplementary regulations and entry forms are available to download from www.auto66.com. There are still 5 or 6 places left on the grid for this class. Entries are closing very shortly so we advise that you enter quickly.

The UK Championship also includes a Lightweight class with machines up to 450cc, Super Lightweight, 400cc – 650cc Twin Cylinder 4 stroke Machines, Junior 600 and Senior which is 700cc – 1100cc

UK Super 2 Sidecar Masters Series will hold its first round at the Bob Smith Spring Cup which also has spaces left on the grid.


Friday 22nd January – Steve Parish ‘One Night in Scarborough’ The Royal Hotel, Scarborough

Saturday 23rd January – Annual Presentation Evening 2016 Season Launch – The Royal Hotel, Scarborough

19th – 20th March – Cadwell Park Season Warm up Road Races Louth, Lincolnshire

16th – 17th April – Spring Cup Bob Smith Road Races Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough

30th April – Classic Car Rally – Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough

1st – 2nd May – Festival Speed – Oliver’s Mount Scarborough

18th – 19th June – Cock O’ the North Road Races European Bike Rally – Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough

2nd – 3rd July – Count of Cadwell Road Races Leg 1 – Louth, Lincolnshire

3rd July – Cadwell Bike Twisty Sprint – Louth, Lincolnshire

23rd – 24th July – Barry Sheene Races & Japanese Bike Rally Festival Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough

21st August – National Hill Climb – Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough

10th – 11th September – Count of Cadwell Road Races Leg 2 Louth Lincolnshire

24th – 25th September – 66th Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough

8th & 9th October – Oliver’s Mount Bike Hill Climb – Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough

22nd – 23rd October – Cadwell Sidecar Bash & Final round of UK Road & Track Championships – Louth, Lincolnshire


21st Cadwell Park Sprint & Club Road Races
22nd Cadwell Park Pre TT Warm Up Road Races
11th Oliver’s Mount Spring Cup Road Races
12th Oliver’s Mount Spring Cup Road Races
2nd Scarborough Festival of Speed Bike & Car Hill Climb
3rd Scarborough Festival of Speed Bike & Car Hill Climb
20th Oliver’s Mount Barry Sheene Road Race and Rally Festival
21th Oliver’s Mount Barry Sheene Road Race and Rally Festival
18th Oliver’s Mount Cock O’ the North Continental
19th Oliver’s Mount Cock O’ the North Continental Road Races
1st Cadwell Park Anniversary Road Races
2nd Cadwell Park Anniversary Road Races
16th Oliver’s Mount National Car & Bike Hill Climb
12th Oliver’s Mount International Steve Henshaw Gold Cup
13th Oliver’s Mount International Steve Henshaw Gold Cup
11th Dalby Forest Bike Hill Climb
24th Cadwell Park Road Races Bonanza & Sidecar Bash
25th Cadwell Park Road Races Bonanza & Sidecar Bash

Road Championship Starts at Oliver’s Mount

A number of Championships have been put together by PMH Promotions after requests by many Road Racers who can’t afford to do the short circuit Championships. The first one has been run successfully for 2 years by the Auto 66 Club and for 2015 becomes the “UK Road and Track Championship” with rounds at Oliver’s Mount, Armoy in Ireland, the Southern 100 in the Isle of Man and the Ulster Grand Prix, counting towards this Championship.

The Championship is being supported by Silkolene and Bridgstone and will cater for Super Lightweights ie minitwins etc – Junior 600ccs and Senior 700cc-1100cc classes. There will be 14 rounds with 12 to count and there is already £1000 in the pot for the end of season Champions with hopefully more to come.

Another new Championship being run at the request of many riders and entrants is the UK Classic F1 and F2. These events will be run at Oliver’s Mount and Cadwell Park with 2 rounds at each meeting. The formula for the classes is the same as the Classic TT regulations which can be found on the Isle of Man webpage.

Already there is £2500 in the kitty for the end of season prize fund and talks are carrying on with a possible sponsor to increase this series.

The Sidecars have not been forgotten – work is in progress to put together Formula 2 Road Masters Series. More details on this in the next few weeks.

New website for Oliver’s Mount

The Auto 66 Club have set up a new webpage solely for the Oliver’s Mount race meetings. The current Auto66.com will be used for all social and club race meetings as well as car and bike speed hill climbs.

The new webpage www.oliversmountracing.com is now up and running and with a little bit of tweeking over the next two weeks.

The current Oliver’s Mount webpage run by Chris Machin will shortly become Oliver’s Mount Legends and will deal purely with the historic part of the racing and can be found at oliversmountlegends.com. This will also tie in with the new proposals that are presently being put before the council over the legends museum at the circuit.

The marshal’s association will continue to use the auto66.com site. The new website will deal solely with road race information for the mount including advanced tickets which will shortly be able to book online and pay by paypal or credit/debit card. Those who want to book tickets for next season the usual way, the booking form can now be downloaded from the Auto66 website.

The club have also opened a facebook and twitter account and an instragram page:




Super Teesside Speed Weekend

After a terrible entry the club decided to run the sprint alongside the road race on Sunday 6th July.

The morning started off damp and drizzly so the club decided to run the sprint first which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.

This event also counts towards the Northern Bike Speed Hill Climb and Sprint Championship.

Listed below is the 1st in each class:-

Class 1 – Michaela Tiernan

Class 2 – Nigel Critchley

Class 3 – Nick Colley

Class 4 – Keith Pringle

Class 5 – Sam Cartwright

Class 6 – Neil Waterhouse

Class 7 – Geoffrey Shackleton

Class 8 – Neil Paylor/Ian Paylor

The Road Race was run as one big class with 4 legs of 10 laps with the overall top 3 riders listed below:-

Race 1 – 1st – Nick Colley,   2nd – Keith Pringle,     3rd – Sam Cartwright

Race 2 – 1st – Nick Colley,   2nd – Keith Pringle,     3rd – Thomas Pugh

Race 3 – 1st – Nick Colley,   2nd – Keith Pringle,     3rd – Thomas Pugh

Race 4 – 1st – Nick Colley,   2nd – Keith Prinlge,     3rd – Thomas Pugh

The weekend turned out to be a huge success and this type of event will hopefully be run next year.