Promenade Stages September 2016

2016-09-06-09-05-43-2Accrington marshals braved the cold rain at the weekend to run the main time control at the Promenade Stages at New Brighton.

Pictured here with car #45 Dan Woods and Tony Garret from Clitheroe & District Motor Club.

 

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Roger Barfield

RogerIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Roger Barfield on Tuesday 26 July after a short illness. Roger passed away very peacefully with his family at this side. He had been diagnosed with leukaemia just a few days prior to his death. His funeral will be held on Friday 12 August at the Southern Manchester cemetery crematorium. Roger was a kind, gentle man who gave so much of his time and himself to supporting local motor sport clubs at grass roots level and was well known for providing driving instruction for young drivers. He was also a club official at Under 17 and Accrington MSC events. Beneath his quiet exterior Roger was a great driver, popular competitor and most recently won his class in the local non-race/rally championship.

He was a great friend and will be remembered fondly.

 

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AMSC Marshals at the Lookout Stages Rally, Melbourne – 3 April 2016

DSCF4642 (2)Steven and Tracey Smith from Accrington Motor Sport Club were out in the Yorkshire mud at the weekend marshalling in stage at the Lookout Stages Rally at Melbourne Airfield in Yorkshire.

Tracey says, ‘The crews kept us very busy down at the chicane ! And, it’s official, Yorkshire mud is just as sticky as Welsh mud.’

‘We’re looking forward to our next event – the Ilkley Silver Jubilee rally – and hoping for better weather than we had last year !’

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AMSC AGM – Friday 18 March 2016

The Accrington Motor Sports Club Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 18 March 2016 at Accrington Cricket Club, Thorneyholme Road, Accrington. The programme for the evening is as follows: 7pm open committee meeting.
7.30pm AGM start
8.30pm pie and peas supper – meat and potato or cheese and onion, followed by an open forum/social event.  All members/prospective members welcome – why not bring along a friend ?

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Accrington Club Member Receives Top Motor Sport Award

Dave BDave Barratt – 2015 winner of the Brian Molyneux Award for outstanding contribution to Motor Sport. Pictured receiving his award from Ian Grindrod, local rally star.  Photograph courtesy of Brian Taylor at White Dog Photography.

Since first getting involved in motorsport in the early 80s his contribution has continued, unabated, as a marshal, timekeeper, organiser, active club member over all those years right up to the present day .

He’s not just been marshalling and organising, he’s also had a go at competing – navigating on a few road rallies, stage driving and co-driving and Autotesting.

However, it’s his prolific work on the organisational and club side that makes him stand out – or not, as the case may be. He’s the sort of chap that you don’t really notice, doesn’t make a big fuss going about his business, just gets on with it, you would hardly know he’s there – but we’d definitely miss him if he wasn’t! The words that spring to mind are words like “dependable” and “reliable”. You know, without fail, the job will be done right.

So, let’s list a few credentials. What’s he been up to lately:-
– Ever present on the autosolos and autotests run by AMSC and CSMA NW
– Radio operator on various events, stage rallies and bike rides as Hodder 2
– a valued member of the organising team for the Clitheronian Rally for the last 9 years and before that the CSMA rally, assisting with PR work and in various other roles, more recently as chief timekeeper and 50% of the set up crew – both vitally important jobs carried out faultlessly.
– Founder member of the CSMA NW WMG and Founder member and secretary of AMSC and
– And, a stalwart of the SD34 motorsport group, having attended virtually every monthly and bi-monthly meeting as for as long as anyone can remember and has just completed 20 years as compiler for the off the road championship.

Paying tribute to Dave Barratt, colleagues said, ‘In short, quite simply the sort of person that Motorsport can’t exist without.’  Congratulations Dave.

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Accrington Marshal Features in 2016 Rally Calendar

Mr FebruaryAccrington Motor Sport Club marshals feature in a 2016 rally calendar produced by talented local photographer Chris Boyle.

This picture, entitled ‘Calm Before the Storm’ shows Mads Ostberg in his Citroen DS3 World Rally Car on the start line for the Gartheiniog Stage of Wales Rally GB on 14th November 2015. The rally took place during storm Abigail that caused widespread flooding and gave rally organisers a headache.

After the stage Mads told reporters, ‘It was OK. I was quite careful. With a puncture on the previous stage I need to be a little bit careful now. There was so much water in the stage. Everything is OK as it stays in my footwell.’

Copies of the calendar are available from FlatShiftMedia.

 

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AMSC 10th Anniversary Autosolo, Autotest, PCA – 14 February 2016

In 20balloon16, Accrington Motor Sport Club will be celebrating 10 years as a club.

To celebrate we are offering a complimentary, commemorative T-shirt for all entries for our February event received before Saturday 30th January 2016.  Supplementary Regulations are now available for our anniversary Nat B & Clubmans Autosolo and Autotest and Production Car Autotest to take place at Blackburn Services Services, J5 M65 on Sunday 14 February 2016.  The regulations and entry forms can be downloaded at www.sd34msg.org.uk (event regs section) and at www.anwcc.org

The Nat B Autosolo is a round of the ANWCC and SD34 championships. The Nat B Autotest is a round of the ANWCC and SD34 championships.   The PCA event is a round of the ANWCC Junior Production Car Autotest championship and SD34 Junior Championship.  We look forward to receiving your entry.

Regards Tracey Smith.

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CSMA (NW) Autosolo, Autotest & PCA – 17 May 2015 – Lymm Services J20 M6

Supplementary Regulations are now available for the CSMA (NW) Nat B & Clubmans Autosolo and Autotest and Production Car Autotest to take place at Lymm Services, J20 M6 on Sunday 17 May 2015.

The regs and entry forms can be downloaded at www.sd34msg.org.uk (event regs section) and will soon be available at www.anwcc.org

The Nat B Autosolo and Autotest are rounds of the ANWCC and SD34 championships.

The PCA is a round of the ANWCC Junior PCA Championship and SD34 Under 18 Non-Race/Rally Championship.

Please note that there is a slight change to the AUTOTEST format in that it is NOT ALL FORWARDS will contain a number of stop-astride and reversing manoeuvres. The Autosolo and PCA remain all forwards as usual.

 

 

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The Under 17 Motor Club (NW) Autosolo & PCA and CSMA (NW) Autotest – 17 February 2013

The Under 17 Motor Club (NW) & CSMA Club (NW) will hold a NAT B & Clubmans Autosolo and an All Forwards Autotest and a Clubmans Production Car Autotest at Blackburn Services, M65, J4 on Sunday 17 February 2013.

The Nat B Autosolo is a round of the ANWCC and SD34 championships.

The Nat B Autotest is a round of the ANWCC and SD34 championships.

The PCA is a round of the ANWCC Junior PCA Championship

Autosolo Regs

PCA Regs

Autotest Regs

 

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AMSC & CSMA Club (NW) Autosolo, Autotest & PCA – 2 December 2012

Accrington MSC & CSMA Club (NW) will hold a NAT B & Clubmans Autosolo and an All Forwards Autotest and a Clubmans Production Car Autotest at Blackburn Services, M65, J4 on Sunday 2 December 2012.

The Nat B Autosolo is a round of the ANWCC and SD34 championships.

The Nat B Autotest is a round of the ANWCC and SD34 championships.

The PCA is a round of the ANWCC Junior PCA Championship

See Events page for results

 

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