GOOD START TO THE SEASON FOR THE AUTO 66 CLUB

The Auto 66 Clubs 50th Anniversary celebrations got under with the first meeting of the 2016 season at Cadwell Park last weekend (Saturday and Sunday 19th & 20th March). The weather conditions were good apart from a noticeable cold breeze. There were two complaints received, the sun was to dazzling in the afternoon and running ten laps on the Sunday as a lot of riders didn’t have the stamina.

The meeting was the first round of the Northern Clubman’s Championships, which is open to Auto 66 members only, was very successful with a good entry in most classes. The Junior and Senior Championships are currently headed by Mick Gooding followed by Mark Gooding’s. The Lightweight Class is led by Tom Saville, Super Lightweight Class is led by Andrew Walters and the Formula Libre Class is led by Mark Ess after a very strong performance at the weekend. The Northern Clubman’s Sidecar championship is currently led by Doug Chandler & Julie Canipa followed by Alistair Hawkins & Lindsay Croft.

All results and championship information can be found on the Auto 66 website.

The next round of the Northern Clubman’s Championships will take place on Saturday & Sunday 2nd & 3rd July at Cadwell Park. This will also be the first round of the Count of Cadwell Championship.

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WANTED MOTO 3 & 125 GP RIDERS

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.

2016 SIDECAR REGULATIONS FOR OLIVER’S MOUNT

The Auto 66 Club are pleased to announce their sidecar regulations for 2016 after a meeting with the ACU. The ACU have taken a good look at the FIM sidecar regulations for 2017. They have decided that that all Road Race Circuits in England (Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough) and the Southern 100 Road Race Circuit in the Isle of Man will be allowed to run everything above the head gasket to Supersport 600 Specification. This will bring the sidecar regulations for Oliver’s Mount and the Southern 100 very close into line with TT Specification.

This decision by the ACU was made at a meeting held late last week in the presence of the ACU Road Race Committee, Ben Birchall, Tim Reeves and Dave Molyneux. There was also a lot of input from the Auto 66 Club and the Southern 100 Club which helped the ACU come to this decision. 

The road class will be part of the new UK Super 2 Series which includes rounds at the Isle of Man TT, Southern 100, all four Oliver’s Mount meetings and Cadwell Park. The final round will, once again, be held at Cadwell Park at the annual Cadwell Sidecar Bash on the 22nd & 23rd October.

SCARBOROUGH FESTIVAL OF SPEED RESHEDULE

Due to the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race coming to Scarborough, it has been confirmed they will be using part of the Oliver’s Mount circuit on Sunday 1st May.

This has forced the Auto 66 Club to reschedule their traditional May bank holiday weekend festival of speed. This year the festival of speed was due to be one of the biggest events of the season with big sponsorship and TV coverage.

Due to clash the Auto 66 Club have been forced to split the two day meeting in to two one day events. The car Hill climb, which is a round of the Northern Counties Speed Hill Climb Championship, will now take place on Saturday 30th April, followed by the bike Hill Climb which will take place on Monday 2nd May.

It is hoped that this format will not have to be used again next year as plans are already being made for a festival to take place over the May bank holiday weekend in 2017.

Marshals Newsletter Spring 2016

FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR THE 2016 SEASON

 

After a spectacular 2015 season, all is settling in to place for this coming year. More sponsors have been attracted to Oliver’s Mount and we are still looking for a sponsor for marshals clothing. Once this is done there will be a wide range of clothing available and will be able to be purchased on Auto 66 website, www.auto66.com. There are still some water proof coats left in stock, please call the office on 01723 373000 for more information.

 

The celebration for the 50th anniversary of the Auto 66 Club started with a social weekend in Scarborough back in January with a Steve Parrish night, which was a complete sell out, and the Dinner Dance and Presentation night at Royal Hotel, Scarborough. For the first time in many years there was a great turn out of marshals at the dinner with over 30 attending who all seemed to enjoy themselves. The date for the Dinner in 2017 will be announced on the Auto 66 website in due course.

 

With a lapse of 5 to 6 years without anyone interested in pushing the Marshals Association, we are now pleased to announce we have a hard working committee who are getting things moving.

 

The training day on the 28th November 2015, which was for A & B grade Marshals, was a brilliant success. It was full house for the first aid training which was organised by Shaun Dalton, our Chief Marshal. The list of people who attended this is on the back of the new handbook enclosed. This now means up to 80% of Senior Officials and Sector Leaders are trained in first aid. These people will carry a new lanyard badge so they can be spotted easily if they are needed.

 

The next training day is on Sunday 28th February in the paddock dinner, Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough. It will be starting at 10am and is primarily for newcomer and D grade Marshals. We also would like to invite C grade marshals who feel they would like a refresher course. Please return the enclosed form as space is limited and places will be sorted by a first come first served basis. In the afternoon, from 1.30 till 4, is the radio training for all radio operators, who have been sent a letter separately, please confirm if you can attend as space is limited.

 

As from 2016 all correspondence will be done via email. This also means you will receive all press releases by the club about Oliver’s Mount and the normal newsletters. If you do not have an email address please inform us so we can send you a copy in the post. PLEASE PUT YOUR CURRENT EMAIL ON THE FORM ENCLOSED

 

We have the pleasure to enclose the 2016 edition of Marshals training booklet. This is more for newcomers but if you all have a read through it we will then be all singing for the same hymn book. The new booklet has been put together by John Clark and checked by Gary Thompson & Pip Micklethwaite.

 

There is also a small poster enclosed, if you could display this in a place of work or in a place so it can be seen by people at home, so we can attract new members.

 

As many of you may have seen we have a new Auto 66 website. Here you can get all the latest Marshal information, who to contact and who is who in the Officials’ gallery.

 

Chris Machin has join forces with us to set up the new Oliver’s Mount legends site which will carry all the history of Oliver’s Mount including results etc. this site isn’t quite finished yet but is in progress.

 

Oliver’s Mount signing on times remain the same as the 2015 season. All Officials, Scrutineers & Paddock Marshals must sign on no later than 7.30am. These officials will only be allowed entry via the Mere entrance. This is a ticket only entrance and tickets will be sent out nearer the meeting. NO TICKET, NO ENTRY.

 

Track Marshals have a new system this year. All Marshals must be a member of our association so we have a record of their information in case of incidents etc. I.e. someone signing on who isn’t a member who attends an incident and signs as a witness, we have to know who you are in case insurers ask questions. Admission to all Scarborough meeting is by your membership card which should have a passport photo attached. NOT BY YOUR GRADE CARD. At Oliver’s Mount, people who are not members will be asked to fill in a membership form before signing on. This will allow them admission for the weekend and to be covered by the ACU insurance policy.

 

Oliver’s Mount security will be on the gate checking passes and will direct you to the Auto 66 mobile office where you will sign on. This will stop congestion on the main gate which has caused problems in the past. You will be told were to park when you go to sign on. Please follow the instruction of the parking attendant to save arguments. Camping will be available to permit holders only. To save any confusion please state that you would like to camp on your availability form.

 

Finally, there have been date changes to the Festival of Speed in May. The hill climb has had to be spilt into two individual one day events. Cars will compete on the Saturday (30th April) and bikes will compete on the Monday (2nd May). This is due to the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race using the Mount on the Sunday.

 

We hope to see some of you at Cadwell park on the 18th & 19th March if not, at Oliver’s Mount at the Spring Cup on the 16th & 17th April.

 

 

MARSHAL PRIZE DRAW

 

Win a free trip to the British Superbike round in Assen, Holland on the 30th September & 1st/2nd October plus many other prizes.

 

PMH Sports Travel have allocated 18 places for the prize draw winners.

 

When signing on make sure your name is legible otherwise you will not be allocated points. Your name will be automatically put on the database which will add points to your name at every meeting you attend. This will run from the first Cadwell Park meeting until the Sunday of the Barry Sheene meeting. The winners will be announced after the last race on the Sunday of the Barry Sheene Meeting. If you are a winner and wishing to take your partners etc., you will be able to purchase a reduced price package. Please contact Charles on 01723 373000

 

As well as the main draw, Scott has got goodie bags for all marshals thanks to our sponsors for all Oliver’s Mount meetings.

 

The Circuit Office, Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, YO11 2QP.  Phone 01723 373000

Email: office@auto66.com

Auto 66 Marshal Training Day for Newcomers

The Auto 66 Marshals Association is organising a newcomers training day for all E grade & D grade Marshals. It is the utmost importance that all new marshals attend so they have a feel for what it is like and know the basic do’s and do not’s of marshalling.

They will also be able to apply for the ACU Road Race Marshal Licence when they have completed the course.

The session will start at 10am on Sunday 28th February at the Oliver’s Mount Paddock Diner.

Space is limited so book your slot earlier to avoid disappointment.

For more information call Charles on 01723 373000 or e-mail office@auto66.com

BUMPER YEAR AHEAD FOR THE AUTO 66 CLUB!

This year the club is celebrating their 50th Anniversary as well as the 70th Anniversary of the Oliver’s Mount Race circuit, Scarborough.

The Season starts on Friday 22nd January with a night of fun and laugher with the one and only Steve Parrish at the Royal Hotel, Scarborough. The title of the event is ‘One Night in Scarborough’ were Steve will be reliving his days of competing at Oliver’s Mount alongside Suzuki team mate Barry Sheene. Tickets for this have now been on sale for over a month with only 18 left to date (January 13th) the remaining tickets will be sold on a first come first serve bases. Call now on 01723 373000 to avoid disappointment.

The following day, 23rd January, the club will be holding their annual prize presentation of 2015 awards, again at the Royal Hotel, Scarborough. Tickets and rooms for this event are completely sold out. Among the guests are the Club President Robert Goodwill MP, stars past & present including Jamie Whitham, Mick Grant, Ian Lougher, Lee Johnston, Dean Harrison, Ivan Lintin, Jamie Coward and World Supersport Champion Sam Lowes just to name a few.

Sam Lowes started his racing career at Auto 66 alongside his brother Alex who have both now gone on to be two of the world’s top riders. 

The new directors responsible for lifting the events at Oliver’s Mount to an even higher level in the coming years are Scott Beaumont, Marketing Director, Chris Machin, Director of Legends & Dave Short, Director of Developments. This team are hoping to bring motorsport in general to the forefront of sport in years to come.

The full plans of the coming year will be unveiled by Scott Beaumont at a Press launch at the Royal Hotel on Saturday 23rd January at 2.30pm. Members of the press are invited to attend the conference. If you haven’t received an invitation then please e-mail Scott at scott@pmhpromotions.com.

The Auto 66 clubs first meeting will take place at Cadwell Park on the 19th & 20th March and first Oliver’s Mount meeting will be on 16th & 17th April which will now be known as the Bob Smith Spring Cup.

Any Question on the above Press release can be answered by Peter Hillaby on 01723 373000

Auto 66 Car HillClimb Members Championship Awards

 

Auto 66 Car HillClimb Members Championship Awards

          1            Robin Haslam           MGF

          2            Peter Fletcher           Austin Healey Sprite

          3            Roy Bolderson         Austin Mini Clubman

          4            Jon Woolfit                MK Indy

          5            Paul Woolfit               Z Cars Mini

          6            Andrew Steel             Westfield SE

All awards will be presented at the presentation evening on Saturday 23rd January 2015 at The Royal Hotel, Scarborough.

CADWELL SIDECAR BASH TAKES OFF

The end of season Road Race Bonanza at Cadwell on 25th-26th October has attracted a lot of interest, particularly from the Sidecars who are keen to support the Sidecar Bash which is one of the main attractions of the weekend.

As welll as the normal Formula II bash, the club have now included:

Pre 1958 (Conventional with bolt on)

Up to 1972 (National Kneelers, Twin Cylinders – two valve)

Cycle Cars (Three Wheelers, Morgan etc)

Bears (Up to 1986 same spec as 1958 inc. BMW, Moto Guzzi etc)

Classic and Post Classic

F2 350cc and Scooter Sidecars

Open Sidecar up to 1300cc

To make the meeting good value for money, all Solos and Sidecars will ge their usual practise and 3 races in each class entered. This must be the best value for money of the season!

The MSA have also allocated us the final round of their National Long Circuit Kart Championship which will take place on the Sunday.

Vintage, Classic Solo & Classic Sidecar Hillclimb Championship Results

Today, Wednesday 2nd December, the Auto 66 club have confirmed the final standings for the Vintage, Classic Solo & Classic Sidecar classes in the 2015 Northern Bike Speed Hillclimb & Sprint Championship.
Below you can see the winners for each of the classes:

Classic Solo Winner: Len Auckland – Aermacchi 2 350 – 1964

Classic Sidecar Winner: Len & Nick Auckland – Norton Commando – 1971

Vintage Solo Winner: Pete Smith – Norton ES2 – 1958