THE SPRING CUP TO BE TITLE SPONSORED BY SPADA

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

NEW START FOR SUCCESSFUL SEASON AHEAD

After two years of backroom problems the club is having a fresh start coming under the banner of Auto 66 Racing from 1st March, with PMH coming out of semi retirement and taking control of everything once again. This is the ideal time with Peter’s P.A. Alice Robinson’s contract coming to an end.
Alice is pursuing a new career to become a personal trainer. The club wish her all the best, but Alice has already said that she is available if we require her on race days.

PMH’s first job is to sort out the regulations for the coming season and the car events.
Secondly we are making sure that the web site is up to date. By then we will be into the race season.
Keep an eye on this site for the latest news as the season goes on.

The club are now on the lookout for a circuit manager come handy man to fill the void left by the death of Jim Adams. Anyone interested in this position should ring Peter Hillaby on 07970441104 for more details, this is an ideal position for someone who has taken retirement. All candidates must have a full, clean driving licence.

NEW ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR DUCATI’S

This championship will be run at all Cadwells and Croft, there will be a minimum of two races at each event, plus all the Ducati’s will be eligible for other classes. The machine eligibility will be published in due course.
More information is available from
Caroline Owen on 07376865609 or Dave Croft on 07921375158

ENTRY REGULATION BOOKLETS

This year there will be no regulation booklets printed, everything is now on this web site, once again you will have to download the entries, fill them in and send them back to the office. Unfortunately the ability to enter on the web site is not going to be completed for this season.
To help the club, it is essential that you enter, well in advance of the closing date, also it would be a great help if you could pass on this information and the dates to any rider who has not competed with us before.

NEW SPONSORS FOR 2018

As already mentioned SPADA are the main sponsors for the Oliver’s Mount Spring Cup, also the Festival of Speed on the May bank holiday weekend will be supported by St Catherines Hospice, and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance have come on board to run the helmet park at Oliver’s Mount race meetings. It is hoped that Suzuki will support the Barry Sheene week end as in the past.
We are now on the lookout for a major sponsor for the Cock O’ the North and the Gold Cup. Anyone interested should contact Peter Hillaby on 01723 373000, when we will be able to design a package to suit all concerned parties

COMPETITION SECRETARY REQUIRED

Now is the time to find a replacement for PMH at the end of this season. Anyone interested in this post should have knowledge of the sport and have a clean driving licence. If you are interested please contact Peter Hillaby on 07970441104

MSV Discount Code

Upgrades & Discounts for Auto 66 Competitors

Please find more information in the leaflet below regarding discount and upgrades for MSV Circuits. You could be getting up to 20% off additional tickets purchased through the MSV website. There is also a range of hospitality upgrades for competitors’ family and friends. Don’t miss out, check it out!

Club Discount Leaflets_Auto66

Over £10,000 raised for Yorkshire Air Ambulance!

Oliver’s Mount have been working in partnership with Yorkshire Air Ambulance recently and have developed a great working relationship, with staff and volunteers from YAA attending all Oliver’s Mount road race meetings to raise money and spread awareness of the fantastic charity.

On 29th November, a cheque presentation took place here at Oliver’s Mount for the overall amount raised since our partnership began and we are extremely pleased to announce that we have been able to donate a whopping £10,094.64.

Representatives from Yorkshire Air Ambulance attended, alongside Paul Vasey and a couple of the girls from VF Racing Grid Girls and the cheque was presented on the start line of the famous circuit. This amount has been raised through various events, including the grid girls bucket collections, the YAA stall on the trade field, a charity auction and the Auto 66 marshal’s cake sale, amongst other fundraising and donations.

We are delighted to be able to donate such a huge amount of money. However, to keep both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances maintained and in the air, the charity needs to raise £12,000 a day! As they provide such an incredibly valuable service, day in day out, we will be continuing our partnership into 2018 and fundraising once again for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Special thanks must go to the following people, on behalf of the team at Oliver’s Mount: Rob Scott, Bob Smales and the rest of the crew at Yorkshire Air Ambulance for attending each meeting and working so well alongside us, to Paul Vasey and the grid girls who do a fabulous job of collecting money over the race weekends and to our Auto 66 marshals and officials who have been extremely keen to get involved in some extra fundraising in their own ways. Most importantly, a huge thank you to the general public, our spectators and anyone who has donated to Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Long may this generosity continue for such a wonderful, worthwhile and life saving charity!

2018 GALA DINNER TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Gala Dinner.
The event marks Auto 66’s 50th Annual Prize Presentation where the 2017 Championship awards will be presented.

More information will be released regarding the Rider Presentation and Chat Show in due course, so keep your eyes peeled and ears open for that! In the meantime, get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Simply fill in the below form and return it to the office, along with full payment:

Gala Dinner Order Form 18

The Circuit Office
Oliver’s Mount
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO11 2YW

We look forward to seeing you there!

**SPECIAL DISCOUNT AVAILABLE TO AUTO 66 MARSHALS**

Charity Taxi Rides at Cadwell

As some of you may be aware, we are holding charity taxi rides at our Cadwell Park Bonanza & Sidecar Bash at the end of the month. This has required a lot of organisation, however we have finally managed to get the supplementary regulations and entry forms in order, with help from Rowena at the ACU. The taxi rides will take place on Saturday 28th October only, over the duration of lunchtime.

If you are aged between 18-70 and wish to take part, you can either download and return a completed entry form to the office in advance of the meeting, at a cost of £20. Alternatively, you can enter on the day at a cost of £30. Please note that we are limiting taxi ride entries to 40 due to time constraints on the day, so get your entries in early to avoid disappointment! Entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

The taxi ride will consist of 1 lap, with no competitive element. All drivers are very experienced and have current national ACU licences. Protective clothing must be worn as stated in the supplementary regulations.

If you plan on entering, PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS CAREFULLY and abide by all rules and regs stated. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Alice at the office on 01723 373000.

Charitable Taxi Ride Passenger Entry Form

Taxi Ride – Supplementary Regs

Return address for completed entry forms:

F.A.O Alice Robinson
The Circuit Office
Oliver’s Mount
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO11 2YW

Entry forms can be sent to the office and payment made via a card over the telephone. Alternatively, entries can be returned with an accompanying cheque.

*CHEQUES TO BE MADE PAYABLE TO PMH PROMOTIONS LTD.*

(This will then be sent to the chosen charity following the meeting)

Bumper entry for Oliver’s Mount Bike Hill Climb

Auto 66 run the last Hill Climb of 2017 this weekend, on Sunday 8th October and it is certainly shaping up to be a big event. Running the final round of the Northern Hill Climb Bike Championships, we have 80+ entries for this meeting.

Currently leading the Championship is Terry Hall from Knaresborough on his KTM FX-F. Following closely behind is Bridlington man Chris Graily on his Honda CBR RR in second place. Third place is Neil Waterhouse from Grimsby on a Honda NC30. We also have some other familiar faces lined up for the meeting, including the likes of Pete Smith, Dave Ward, Rocko Ruckledge, Richard Grisdale, Charles Rich Pitman, Julian Tillotson and Father and Son Duo, Len and Nick Auckland. Up to date championship standings can be found on the ‘Road/Club Racing & Hill Climbs’ dropdown box of this website.

Oliver’s Mount Hill Climb produces a first class competition for entrants, including classes from scooters to 1300cc bikes, supermotos, sidecars and trikes. The ‘Run What Ya Brung’ class is also increasing in popularity, meeting after meeting. The circuit is one of the best in the country, with competitors starting in the paddock, sweeping right onto the Farm Bends complex towards Mere Hairpin, up Quarry Hill and turning a sharp left at the Esses to finish on the slip road which leads to Druries Hairpin.

We are aiming for a 10am start, with two practice runs and 6 runs, hoping to round off the event at approximately 4:30pm.

Spectators are asked to use the main entrance off Filey Road to enter the circuit. Tickets are £10 for adults with under 15’s going free. This ticket price includes free parking and a free programme of events. There is an open paddock too, so spectators can come down and walk amongst the riders, taking a closer look at their machines.

The Hill Climb only requires a part road closure so access can still be gained off Filey Road and the Mountside entrance to the Mount, meaning that access up to the Memorial and Oliver’s on the Mount Restaurant will not be disrupted.

If you have any questions about this event, be it from a spectator or competitor point of view, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 01723 373000, we will be more than happy to help out.

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
Email: tempesttwo@live.co.uk

The Circuit Office:
Tel: 01723 373000
Email: office@auto66.com.

ENTRIES STILL OPEN FOR CADWELL PARK BONANZA & SIDECAR BASH

 

**CALLING ALL COMPETITORS**

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 https://auto66.com/cadwell-park-entries/

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!