The agenda for the AGM on Wednesday 4th December can be viewed on the link below.
Last Year Nigel and I swapped roles for the season but Nigel has now resigned from the Committee so the members will need to vote again if you wish me to continue in the role next season.
In addition to this there are a number of other committee positions to fill, if anyone wants to nominate themselves for any of the roles below or find out what is involved in them give me a call 07739019646:
Chairperson – permanent selection and combining League and Club Chair roles – 1 nomination
Vice Chair person - 1 nomination
Vice League Chair
Advertising/PR role – New Role
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Nigel Richardson, Caroline Rochard Graham Douglas and Richard Crowther for the time they have spent in their roles supporting the club and its members.
Concord AGM 4th December 2013 at 8pm
This is your club and we need you to attend this meeting – there is important news for those that attended this year’s presentation evening, committee positions to be filled and some significant decisions to be made that affect the club next season.
The Norton Community Pub
54 Latchingdon Road,
The racing season may have been brought to a premature end, but it’s not all over yet! Presentation Evening!!!!! An evening with your fellow club members where we can congratulate those that came top of the shop, in which for many classes has been a close run season.
The evening includes a 3 course meal, presentation and disco until 2am!!!!!!
Saturday 2nd November
Brentwood Holiday Inn (just off the A12)
Arrive from 6:30pm for meal at 7:30pm
£40 per adult
£20 under 12’s
I need to know numbers by next Friday (25th October).
You can contact me on 07849764015 or email me at email@example.com
End of season trophy positions
Next Dates for your Diary
AGM - 4th December
Night and Awards Evening
On the evening of 2nd November 2013
The Holiday Inn, Brentwood
£40 per adult
£20 for under 12’s
Includes 3 course meal & DJ until 2am
Speak to Kelly on Sunday so we can finalise numbers
Concord on Tour
This weekend was the last round of the UKAC at North Wales, again I was unable to go, but was updated throughout the weekend. And what a weekend it was to miss!
Mike Sullivan, Steve Hathaway, Lynn Thomas and Barry Hathaway were the Concord representatives this weekend.
Before this weekend started both Mike in class 4 and Steve in class 6 were sitting second in their class championships and still in reach of getting the top spot.
Heat 1 and the Concord crew got off to a flying start with Mike getting a 1st. Next out was Steve with a 3rd, then it was the turn of the class 8’s with Barry and Lynn out in the same race and Barry getting a 4th and Lynn a 6th.
Heat 2 being the club’s best cumulative set of results with Mike coming 1st, Steve 2nd, Barry 1st and Lynn 3rd!!!!!!! Bet the Concord supporters could have been heard this time.
Heat 3 also being run on Saturday and again it was a 1st for Mike, a 4th for Steve and Lynn and a 6th for Barry.
At the end of the day Mike is still in with a chance of getting the championship lead, but unfortunately for Steve it is now out of reach, but sitting comfortably in second, which is still a top result for him.
Sunday morning and its finals time. Lynn and Barry both making it into the class 8 B final, where Barry claimed a 1st and Lynn a 5th.
Making it 4 out of 4 Mike gets a 1st in the class 4 final. Steve sustaining some damage in the first attempt at the class 6 final, the Concord crew managing to get the car back out for the rerun were he got a 4th place, despite struggling with tracking problems. Well done boys!
Next up was the Champion of Champions where Mike made it a clean sweep this weekend with another win, which I hear was the race of the weekend! Top job Mike!
Despite this weekend’s success it wasn’t quite enough for Mike to claim the top spot in class 4 missing out by just 3 points!!!!!
Steve and Mike having a fantastic run in the first UKAC championship, both bring home to Essex 2nd place trophies.
So another great weekend for the Concord Team to end this Championship. Thank you to all the UKAC organisers and host clubs for a fantastic series. We look forward to next year’s.
Congratulations to Allan Crowther C5E who won the Nick Shorter Memorial Race, trophy to be presented at the presentation evening on 2nd November
Dont forget Sunday's race meeting will incorporate the Nick Shoter Memorial race - all adult saloon drivers are eligble to enter - give your details to Nikki and Kelly at Signing on.
Please note that there are 3 more points meetings (weather permitting)
Fun Day (no points) will now be the 20th October (weather permitting)
Concord on Tour Part 4 - Ladies and Juniors Nationals 2013
In contrast to the Mens Nationals a month ago, the Ladies and Juniors had a weekend of dry sunny weather, which set the scene for the fast and close racing that was to be seen over the two days.
I was only able to go Sunday, but was updated with Saturday’s goings on.
The Concord Crew that were there representing the club this weekend were Sharon Douglas and Lianne Teather in the ladies class 3 and the juniors of Billy Wilson, Connor Victory, Matt Perry, Phil Carey, Declan Stansfied and Lewis Alexander-Williams.
The ladies had a mixed weekend. They both had successful first heats with a 2nd for Lianne and a 3rd for Sharon. Their luck changed in heat two causing plenty of work for their pit crews, with both having collisions. Both cars were repaired overnight and both were out again Sunday morning for heat three with Lianne getting a 3rd and Sharon a 5th.
After a good run Lianne made the class 3 final where she came 4th. Sharon was unlucky just missing out on the final, sitting in 9th position in the final standings. Well done girls!
The junior’s again had a bit of a mixed weekend, but should all be proud of what they achieved in a very close fought class. Great heat results for Connor with a 2nd in heat three, Billy getting a 3rd in heat two, Declan getting a 3rd in heat two and for Phil getting two 3rds, in heats two and three.
Phil was the most successful of our juniors over the weekend, reaching the quarter finals, where he finished 6th, not quite making it threw to the next round.
Well done to all those that raced this weekend. You did great.
Next stop on the Concord Tour of 2013 is either Round 5 of the UKAC at the North Wales track or Round 4 of the BAS at Severn Valley. Both of these take place on 14th and 15th September. Good luck to all those that are taking part.
But first we look forward to seeing everyone this Sunday (8th September) at Concord, for another great club meeting!
Concord on Tour Part 3 - Border Counties
A last minute change of plan due to terrible weather conditions at Kent the Concord Crew headed to Border Counties…..and the sunshine.
And it was certainly worth it, what a fantastic weekend we had. We were there for days two and three of the three day festival.
Day one and we had 12 drivers to cheer for. Aaron Mason, Robert Buckmaster, Ian Thorndyke, Trevor Martin, Keith Rapley, Dean Rochard, Harry Buckmaster, Mike Sullivan, Lynn Thomas, Dave Saunders, Bill Rochard and Sharon Douglas. And on day two this was increased to 14, with Dougie and Barry Hathaway joining.
Great heat results on Sunday with Aaron getting a 2nd in his first heat, Robert getting a 2nd in his second heat, Ian with a 3rd in heat one, Keith with two 2nd’s, Harry getting a 3rd in heat one, Mike with two 2nd’s and Sharon with a 3rd in heat one.
Ian, Keith, Mike and Sharon all made their finals on Sunday, with Keith, Mike and Sharon all getting a 4th and Ian getting a 7th.
We had an even better day Monday, with more great heat results with Aaron, Rob and Ian getting a 2nd in heat one, Trevor getting two 3rd’s, Keith with a 1st in heat one and a 3rd in heat two, Dean with a 3rd in heat one, Mike getting two 1st’s, Barry with a 3rd in heat one and a 1st in heat two, Dave with a 1st in heat one and a 3rd in heat two.
We again had finalists on Monday in Ian, Trevor, Keith, Mike, Barry, Dave and Sharon. And what finals they were with, Barry getting a 3rd, Ian, Trevor and Sharon all with a 5th and an 8th for Dave.
And even bigger congratulations to both Mike and Keith, both of whom WON their finals!!!!!!! Well done boys, fantastic drives!
Also a big well done to both Robert and Harry Buckmaster coming such a distance for their first away meeting from Concord, both getting some great results on this outing. Well done boys.
Another weekend that proved that the only was is Concord Essex!
Next on the 2013 tour is the Ladies and Juniors Nationals this weekend (Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September) at St Neots Autograss club. We wish all those who have entered the best of luck!
Concord on Tour Part 2
Another weekend the Concord Team travelled away, this time to Round 4 of the UKAC at the Southern League. Unfortunately I was unable to make it, but was updated with how they all got on.
The club was represented by Fred Carpenter, Paul Carpenter, Trevor Martin, Mike Sullivan, Steve Hathaway, Barry Hathaway and Lynn Thomas.
Well done to Fred, Paul, Mike and Steve for all making it to their finals. And we hope that Mike Sullivan isn’t feeling too sore after his dramatic rollover in the final.
Well done, also, to Mike, Steve and Trevor for getting heat wins during the weekend.
Next stop Invicta Kent this bank holiday weekend with racing on Sunday 25th and Monday 26th. We hope to see you there for another fab weekend.
Concord on Tour - Report on Nationals 2013
The Nationals was yet again a weekend of two halves. Fab, fast racing on Saturday in lovely sunshine and then the rain came Sunday creating terrible conditions for those racing!
The Concord Crew put on a great show for us supporters regardless of those conditions, showing the true Concord spirit.
The club was represented by the following drivers in their respective classes who all did fantastic. Well done to Fred Carpenter, Alan Crowther, Paul Carpenter, Keiran Lonergan, Trevor Martin, Keith (Spud) Tatum, Jonny Meare, Mike Sullivan, Steve Hathaway, Barry Hathaway and David Saunders.
A special well done to Mike Sullivan, finishing 9th overall in the class 4 standings just missing out on the final!
Great heats results for Alan Crowther getting two 2nd’s on Saturday, Mike getting a 1st and a 3rd on Saturday, Steve getting a 3rd Saturday morning with Barry also getting a 3rd Saturday afternoon.
Good luck to those racing at the Ladies and Juniors Nationals at St Neots Autograss club on 31st August and 1st September.
Good Luck to all the concord drivers taking part at the nationals this weekend
If you have a free weekend this coming weekend come along and support our drivers at the Men’s National 2013 – it is an excellent weekend for both drivers and supporters – a great opportunity to build on friendships you have made at the Club, camping, watching racing, barbecuing and sharing beer all together.
& Sunday 4th August 2013
Proudly Hosted by The Wiltshire League
Venue: Thinghill Court, Withington, Hereford, HR1 3QG (must approach via A465)
For those of you unable to attend our roving reporter – Kelly will provide an update of the club results on the website next weekend.
Two weeks until the Men’s nationals and as always the Concord Supporters like to get behind their drivers. For those that haven’t been it is a cracking weekend and one I recommend!! As usual we have designed some t-shirts for those that are going (this year no date though so they can be recycled J)
They are available in t-shirts or strap vest tops, £14 each and come in sizes:
T-shirts small through to 3XL
Strap vest tops extra small to XL (but come up smaller than classic sizes)
If you want to order a top or 2 – you will need to let Nikki and Kelly know on Sunday and you will also need to bring the cash with you.
Concord on Tour
A good weekend was had by all travelling away to either the BAS round at York or the UKAC round at Radford.
News from the
Allan Crowther, in his class 3, won a heat on Saturday, beating Martin Gould of all people. Nigel Richardson also had a heat win on Sunday in his class 5. Allan just missed out on getting in the final, he was 9th overall. Nigel finished 14th overall. Also there was some good driving by Kieran Lonergan and Richard Crowther, both racing in class 5.
News from the UKAC
With a few more faces at the UKAC, Aaron Mason and Fred Carpenter in class 1, Paul Carpenter in class 3, Trevor Martin in class 7, Jonny Meare in class 2, Mike Sullivan in class 4, Steve Hathaway in class 6 and Barry Hathaway and Lynn Thomas in class 8.
All these guys had a weekend of great racing. Barry, Mike and Steve all got heat wins; Aaron, Paul, Mike and Steve all made the finals for their classes. Aaron and Mike both getting 4th, I’m not sure where Paul finished and Steve made it home but with a broken shaft.
Even the Concord supporters got a mention on the commentary on Saturday for our
cheering and it was only me and Sharon, and the commentary box was the other end of the field to us!
Well done to all those who raced this weekend at both events. A good weekend all round for the Concord team.
Roll on the nationals - can't wait!!!!!!!!!!
Lynn 08 | 07
Nick Shorter's Memorial Race has been postponed until the next meeting on 7th July.
Lynn 24 | 06
Results Of Niall Cutts Memorial Race
1st Nigel Richardson
2nd Aaron Mason
3rd Rob Britchford
Lynn 24 | 06
Many Thanks to local company CNH UK Ltd whose loan of a monster tractor transformed the track watering
Lynn 17 | 06
Big write up of the south of england meeting now on the autograss review website and lots of other up to date news from the world of Autograss racing
Mens Natinals list of drives is now on the news page
details of how to get to the Nationals to show your surport and exsperance the best and the biggest weekend on the autograss calindar visit the fixures page.
Richard | 17.06
THANK YOU to everyone that turned up at the track Sunday, we had a very productive day and the site is beginning to look a lot better.
Some important updates for you discussed and agreed at the recent Committee meeting:
Lynn | 10.04
Spalding results and photo gallery updates @ Autograss Review
Dan Perry (C60E) makes the most of his visit to Spalding by taking
the class 1 final in his new Micro.
Uk Autograss News
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NASA 2013 Second Meeting update (April)