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Racing CANCELLED Sunday 20th July 2014
Due to the rain that fell overnight, the rain that we are currently having and what is forecast for later today and tomorrow we have had to take the decision to cancel the meeting.
Lee Victory will be at the track tomorrow between 10 and 12 for those that need pre-nationals scrutineering. Alternatively you can ring him on this number to make other arrangements with him 07730300910.
Please note this is the last club meeting before both the Mens and the Ladies & Juniors Nationals - all cars representing Concord at these meetings will need to be Pre-National Scrutineered on Sunday by Lee Victory, he will provide you with a signed form to take with you.
Thank you everybody for such a great weekend! Thank you to all those people who helped out to make the meeting run smoothly! Thank you to all the visiting drivers. We hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as we did and we hope to see you back soon!
The lucky number winning tickets were:
1st – 457 £40
2nd – 484 £25
3rd – 400 £15.....claimed
If you have either of the 1st or 2nd place tickets come and find either Lynn or Sharron at the next meeting (15th June) with your winning ticket.
See you all on the 15th of June for our memorial race day!
FREE SIGNING ON FOR VISITING DRIVERS ON MONDAY 26TH MAY
FREE CAMPING AVAILABLE ON
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY EVENING –ENTRANCE GATES WILL BE OPEN BETWEEN 1PM AND 10PM SATURDAY AND 7AM UNTIL 10PM SUNDAY. OPEN AGAIN 7AM MONDAY
CASH PRIZES FOR EACH ADULT CLASS – POINTS ACCUMALTED OVER BOTH DAYS
CASH PRIZE FOR ADULT CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS DONATED BY FRED CARPENTER
TROPHYS FOR CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS
ENTRY AND SIGNING ON PRIZES FOR JUNIOR CLASSES – POINTS ACCUMULATED OVER BOTH DAYS.
WEEKEND ENTRANCE FEES
ADULTS - £20
OAP - £10
CHILDREN 12-16 - £10
CHILDREN UNDER 12 – FREE
NO GENERATORS AFTER 10PM
NO DISPOSABLE BBQ’S ALLOWED – ALL BBQ’S MUST BE ON A STAND
May 11th Winning Gate Number – 301 prize claimed on the day.
Committee Meeting – Thursday 8th May 2014
Committee Members only 7.30pm
Open to all members from
At The Norton, Cold Norton Essex
Good Luck to the Concord Drivers
competing at the UKAC
and the BAS this weekend.
Thank you to those members that
turned up and worked at the track this weekend - your help was much appreciated.
A large roll on/roll off skip has been hired for Sunday – I need your help in loading this and moving the tyres etc... let’s not waste the clubs money in hiring it!
Thank you to all those that worked hard to prepare and put on Sunday’s meeting –
the hard work paid off with the track being in a very good condition and I think that the meeting was enjoyed by all including our visiting drivers, it was a shame that the weather didn’t
hold out for the finals – although they were challenging to drive in albeit not so exciting to watch!
As I stated at the drivers briefing we have a track maintenance/clearance day
planned for Sunday 27thApril gates opening at 10 am – ALL members help is required because we have a lot of stuff to move. The new landlord has a DEFRA inspection on
Monday 28th April so we have to complete all of
this work on Sunday to comply with their requirements of us.
We will need cordless grinders or disc cutters on Sunday – if you have these that you are able to bring along please can you let me know either through Facebook, Twitter or by phoning/texting 07739019646.
April 20th Winning Gate Numbers – prizes were not claimed on the day.
1st Prize - 205
2nd Prize – 172
Bring the raffle ticket to me next race meeting to collect your winnings
We need help to
set up the pits on Saturday 19th April in the afternoon
There will also
be a maintenance day on Sunday 27th April from 10 am – your help is
really needed this day to ensure that we have made the changes and cleared the
site to comply with the new landlord’s agreement.
A posting has
been made on the club forum. Twitter and Facebook – it would be useful if you
can let me know if you are attending either or both days.
Dean (C19E) and Nikki Rochard (Your membership secretary and pits control), who
married recently in Mexico.
April 6th Winning Gate Numbers – prizes were not claimed on the day.
1st Prize - 49
2nd Prize – 110
Bring the raffle ticket to me next race meeting to collect your winnings
We will be
further work to enable us to race this weekend on Saturday 5th April
Please attend if
you can –
more hands make lighter work!
Track Maintenance Day
Saturday 29th March – starting from 10am
Club members help is required on Saturday to complete jobs such as re-fixing the armco, painting and a general site tidy up.
We also require people who are able to bring petrol
strimmers (petrol and oil to be provided by the club) and tree loppers, to cut back brambles.
Steve Hathaway is coordinating the work party – if you have any questions give him a call on 07511 565861
The 2014 Season Is
Nearly Here (April 6th) ….. Club News Update
Firstly I am sorry there has been no website and Facebook updates from me recently but I have been out of the country for the last couple of weeks. I wanted to update you with pre-season progress and club news.
There has been a delay in our pre-season preparation this year while we have not only been waiting for a
breakthrough in the weather to allow the site to dry sufficiently to work on the track but also for completion
on the sale of the farm land we rent. This has taken place in the last couple of weeks; Barry and I have now had the opportunity to meet our new landlords and continue with the necessary pre-season preparation.
The events of the sale and the recent improvement in the
weather have coincided brilliantly and at short notice we have been able to arrange for a 360 digger to be at the track for the last 4 days, the track has been dug up and re-layed to improve on the track conditions.
I have visited the track today and huge amount of work has taken place over the last few days. An update of our new landlord’s requirements of us and the full details of the work that has already taken place this week will be given at next week’s drivers meeting.
During the next few days an assessment of the remaining
jobs to be completed will be made and any necessary additional help from club members will be announced later this week....
BUT CURENTLY ALL IS LOOKING GOOD FOR NEXT
2014 Signing On
Both our signing on evenings have taken place now. Details on how to apply for a licence by post can be found by the link below:
REMEMBER: No licences will be sent off to NASA between the 10th march and the 25th march. So get them done early because if you haven't got a licence you can't race! Thanks Nikki
Essex success at Radford Autograss Karting event
Aaron Mason, Mike Sullivan, Mark Sullivan and two of Mark’s
friends, Charlie and Joe took part on Sunday in the Radford Autograss club event at F1 Karting in Birmingham on Sunday afternoon. The event was a very competitive afternoon which involved 10 teams (50 people) in an endurance race
of 2 hours and 15 minutes. Well done to the Essex boys who won and have bought the trophy home to Concord.
The Radford members have challenged us to another race at Brentwood track next month – more details to follow. If you are interested in taking part please reply to either the message on the Forum of on the Facebook pages.