Accrington Motor Sport Club is delighted to announce that we have a full entry for our next autotest/autosolo at Blackburn Services on Sunday 3rd December 2017. If you’d like to come along and spectate or marshal on the day, the marshals briefing is at 10.30 and first car due to start at 11am.
Membership subscriptions for the Accrington Motor Sport Club are also due. Please complete an application form if you wish to join the club or renew your membership for 2018 or come and see us at Blackburn Services on the day.
Thank you for your continued support. See you all soon.
Marshals from Accrington MSC were out again in November supporting local car club events.
Pictured here, our marshals are running the stop control at the Neil Howard Trophy at Oulton Park on 4th November for Bolton-le-Moors Car Club. Marshals also ran ATC at the Hall Trophy for Clitheroe and District Motor Club on 25th November.
Accrington marshals were out all weekend to support Wales Rally GB. The team helped set up the National Service Park at Deeside on Thursday and then headed out to the remote mountains above Bala to the Aberhirnant stage for the 2 stages on Saturday; one to be run at night.
Just before the running of the night stage the weather turned and with windy conditions the light rain turned to fog.
“We were in the middle of nowhere, in the fog, the night and the mud. I thought it was game over,”
The team saw World Champion Sebastian Ogier arrive at their stop control with a punctured front left tyre and damaged brakes. The remote location meant he was out of radio contact with his M-Sport team. “I was trying my best to try to fix this car which was quite bad. The front left was missing the discs, the pads, everything. In a very short time we had to find a solution to find some brakes but we drove the last stage and we made it.
The rally leader is through stage 15 safely increasing his lead to 49.8s. “It’s totally mad. Just totally mad.”
Sunday took the marshals out to the Brenig stage and the car wash at Abergele.
Elfyn Evans with local lad Daniel Barritt navigating won Wales Rally GB-their first WRC victory. Elfyn is the first British winner of the event since Richard Burns in 2000. M-Sport also took the constructors title for the first time since 2007. Congratulations!
Sunday 8th October 2017 was notable for a number of reasons. New marshal Amanda (AMSC member) experienced her first event at Wigan Three Sisters; the Adgespeed Stages. Amanda helped to run the Main Time Control, the first time control of the day.
A Renault Zoe has made history after becoming the first electric car to take part in a competitive car rally. Welsh ex-junior rally champion and current Junior BRC driver Cameron Davies and navigator Scottish Junior rally driver, Andrew Blackwood made Rallying History.
Passage Control for the Renault Zoe
Marshals received a comprehensive safety briefing about the new Renault Zoe.
14 year old Owain Hughes from North Wales was navigating in his first event for uncle Chris Phillips in the blue Peugeot 106. Proud mum Sarah was on hand and saw the pair finish 20th overall. And of course, first place went to John and Alex Stone in the Fiesta. Enjoy the in car footage from Stage 12.
Accrington MSC members were out in force over the August Bank Holiday weekend at the Pendragon Stages near Penrith, Cumbria. The club provided marshals to cover radio and time controls.
Another 2 club members competing in the event managed to bring home the Trophy Rally award, but only after a dramatic morning and urgent repairs to the car.
You can read the full story in the September edition of Spotlight magazine.
Photograph courtesy of Phil James at Pro-Rally.co.uk
Supplementary Regulations are now available for the AMSC Autosolo, Autotest and Production Car Autotest to take place at Blackburn Services, M65 J4 on Sunday 3 December 2017.
The regs and entry forms can be downloaded at www.sd34msg.org.uk (event regs section) and 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.
Accrington Motor Sport Club members recently volunteered at the Pirelli International Rally, a round of the British Rally Championship.
Just before the start of stage 3, the crews had a stop-off in Bellingham, about an hour east of Carlisle. ANWCC Chairman Bob Milloy conducted interviews and provided another brilliant commentary. The event gave local residents and fans alike an unrivalled opportunity to get up close to the cars and crews.
The event also gave the British Rally Championship a real presence in the village. Many residents were unaware of the event taking place just a few miles away in the Kielder Forest and were thrilled by the noise and spectacle of the cars.
A small team of marshals from Accrington Motor Sport Club joined Deputy Chief Marshal Dave Brodie and his team to help set up the event and run the special time control.
Organisers of the British Rally Championship are looking for exciting new ways to widen the rally’s appeal to both existing fans and new audiences and this special event in Bellingham did just that. It is estimated that over 250 people came out to welcome the cars into the village. Not your typical Saturday afternoon, perhaps?
Accrington Motor Sport Club members spent their Bank Holiday weekend helping Warrington & District Motor Club organise the first Production Car Autotest at Wern Ddu quarry near Corwen, North Wales. See Twitter @werndduquarry.
AMSC members marshalled the event and others competed over the three tests finishing 1st and 3rd in their class.
A number of North West clubs are collaborating to develop the new venue to make this a cheap and fun motorsport event.
The event attracted over 30 entries on the day.
AMSC is providing support for the next Boundless by CSMA NW AutoSOLO, Autotest and Production Car Autotest events on 14 May and 18 June at Lymm Services. The regulations and entry forms can be found on the SD34MSG and ANWCC websites.
If you’d like to get involved, please get in touch via our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A team of 4 marshals from Accrington MSC were out in the glorious Yorkshire sunshine last weekend helping Ilkley & District Motor Club to run time controls at the Ilkley Jubilee Historic Rally and Run.
Picture – Paddy Hopkirk’s Mini Cooper (Car 0) at signing-on.
The Accrington Motor Sports Club Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 24 March 2017 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 ?