OLIVER’S MOUNT GOLD CUP CANCELLED

It is with great regret that the 2018 Oliver’s Mount Gold Cup Road races due to take place on September 22nd and 23rd have had to be cancelled.

The organisers have tried everything they can to enable the racing to take place but unfortunately they have not been able to succeed.

Please keep an eye on our website for further news!

CADWELL PARK SIDECAR BONANZA

The Sidecar Bonanza is definitely taking place on October 27th and 28th.

Can all Sidecar and Solo Riders let us have their entries ASAP!

We are hoping to make this meeting even bigger than last year with the final round of the FSRA Preinjections Championship which will be held over the weekend.

See you all there!!!

Croft Battle of Britain – A Fantastic Success

Thanks to all for making the meeting of 25th and 26th August a fantastic success.

The Marshals did an amazing job and unfortunately spent most of the weekend wet due to the rain!!!

Hope to see you all at Cadwell 27th and 28th October!!!!

NATIONAL CAR & BIKE HILL CLIMB CANCELLED

NATIONAL CAR & BIKE HILL CLIMB CANCELLED

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control Auto 66 Racing is sad to say the Car & Bike Hill Climb due to take place on Sunday 19th August at Oliver’s Mount has had to be cancelled.

We will update our website with further details as they occur.

NEW LEASE OF LIFE FOR AUTO66

As you are aware we have had major problems. The first issue has been access to the web page. The second one of course is the problem at Scarborough.

If you have read the spring newsletter, Peter Hillaby has announced he be will retiring at the end of the year. Due to the amount of stress caused in the last three or four months he has been advised to take early retirement from the end of June. This will allow for him to go into hospital in July. A major factor in this decision is the stress endured by his wife Jan, brought on by false rumours circulating on social media of which 98% are completely wrong. We would prefer if people asked the Club directly for the true turn of events rather then just hearsay.

The true facts are simple which we will not we go in to now but the main factor was three years ago a well known sponsor was coming on board to sponsor all the meetings. The club was asked to spend all of its finances on updating the equipment. This seemed a very good deal at the time but unfortunately the guy in charged sadly died 3-4 weeks later leaving the club with very little finances.

At this moment we would like to thank all the members that have rallied around helping to organise things. Without this support I am afraid the club would not have survived.

Things are now slowly getting back to normal. Unfortunately we no longer have any paid staff so we are asking you to contact us by email if possible or call the office between 10 am- 12 pm Monday-Friday

What we need is all your help Marshall/Competitor wise for our next big meeting at Cadwell which includes cars, bikes, sidecars and karts We really would appreciate all the help we can get at this meeting! The next big meeting after Cadwell will be the Bank Holiday 25th/26th Battle of Britain meeting at Croft.

Regarding the hill climb at Scarborough taking place on the 19th of August. If Oliver’s Mount is not available we have another venue in mind so we would be grateful if you keep an eye on the web page.

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.

Car and Bike Show cancelled at Festival of Speed

Unfortunately the Car and Bike Show this weekend at the Oliver’s Mount Festival of Speed has had to be cancelled.

The hillclimb events will continue to run as per the schedule but due to a lack of uptake from car and bike clubs we have unfortunately had to cancel the displays we had planned.

With a record entry the hill climb is set to be a great event and we look forward to getting racing going again at Oliver’s Mount this weekend.

Record Entry for Festival of Speed Hill Climb

With just 1 day to go, the 2018 Oliver’s Mount Festival of Speed is looking like being one of the biggest hill climb events ever to be staged at Oliver’s Mount.

With over 110 bike entries and 50 car entries, there will certainly be plenty of action to watch.

The Festival of Speed compliments an amazing weekend of sport with Scarborough once again hosting a stage of the Tour De Yorkshire cycle race. If you are in town for the cycling, why not come and watch 2 wheels going just a little faster!

Oliver’s Mount Spring Cup Cancelled

It is with great sadness that we have to confirm the unfortunate news that the 2018 Oliver’s Mount Spring Cup event is cancelled.

For the last few months, many changes have been made around the circuit in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, to aid rider and spectator safety in preparation for us obtaining the required permit from the ACU to allow us to hold this event on April 21st/22nd.

New fences have been built, road signs moved, course markers purchased, additional marshals posts built and additional harris style fencing installed. The main problem however, remained with the amount of recticel that the Auto 66 Club would have to purchase to allow them to comply with the requirements of the ACU to obtain the necessary permit. The total of all recticel needed for the circuit is £90,000.

Peter Hillaby has worked tirelessly trying to obtain the required amount of recticel that would need to be added at key areas of the track. Sourcing recticel to hire has proven very difficult and the club simply could not afford to purchase the amount of recticel needed.

Our first club race at Cadwell Park was a chance for the Auto 66 Club to make some money to help fund the purchase of recticel. However, the weekend was tainted by a poor weather forecast and even worse weather on the day which actually caused day two of the event on Easter Monday to be cancelled. Rider numbers were extremely low and on a weekend that was supposed to help us raise funds, we actually lost money.

This week, we have continued to appeal to both the ACU and Scarborough council to give us more time to find a solution, one which we now feel we have with the kind gesture of the Ulster GP organisers offering us the required recticel; but it has just come too late to save this event with the permit and insurance needing to be in place already.

We are truly sorry to the race fans, riders, teams and media who have planned to attend our Spring Cup event. Postponing an event is something we do not take lightly, and we have fought as hard as we possibly could to get the Spring Cup Road Race event the permit it needs, but unfortunately it now has to be cancelled with a new date to be announced soon.

In the coming days we will be issuing another statement detailing the future plans for the Spring Cup event.

Thank you all for your messages of support. Oliver’s Mount is England’s only road race circuit. The history that has been created at this unique venue means we will not be ending the journey in this way. This is not the end, but the start of a new, safer Oliver’s Mount road race venue.

 

Wet start for Auto 66 at Cadwell Park.

The season began for Auto 66 Racing at the famous Cadwell Park on Sunday 1st April. With a good entry of solos, sidecars and go carts, the meeting was all set for a great 2 days of action.

However mother nature had other ideas and once the rain started Saturday morning it was a very wet affair all weekend. After some torrential downpours throughout Saturday, the Club were extremely proud to complete a full programme of racing – even after taking an hour and a half break to clear standing water from the track. Hats off to all the staff and marshals for some amazing teamwork.

 

 

Unfortunately though Day 2 of our meeting had to be cancelled due to adverse weather.

The club had no choice but to take this decision, along with Circuit Management with the safety of riders & drivers taking priority.

Points & awards are being awarded based on Sunday’s dramatic season opener. 

Full results are available now through our timing provider – Sports Timing Services: 

http://www.sportstimingservices.com/?page_id=3593

 

 

Images – Graham Stevenson, Cadwell Park.