By Ryan Denney, 23-May-2013 16:32:00
This weekend the Club took the decision to cancel the Grass track events scheduled for 21st and 22nd May. This was a difficult decision and it had to be taken early to provide sufficient notice to competitors and the organisations providing supporting infrastructure. Believe me the Club is dedicated to professionally promoting race events for you all. Planning for the season starts each November and involves hundreds of man hours in the months and weeks leading up to each event. We apologise for the disappointment, no–one can be as disappointed as we are and we plan to ensure the rest of the season goes without a hitch.
We called a special meeting last night on the 21st May to take stock of the season so far. We have been unable to put on any of our planned events due mainly to the very poor weather conditions. The Club has a very strong core group of members and we do not run away from problems, we confront problems and find solutions. We have made the plans necessary to deliver the remaining events for this year and we plan to come back next year with a different and exciting range of events.
So what does this mean for the riders? All planned events will go ahead this year. We have a new venue in Larne for our next grass track race. It is an excellent location and we promise to provide the sort of classic grass track layout that put us back on the map almost six years ago. We have placed extra support in behind the Event planning team to ensure the preparation is flawless.
One thing we would ask is that each club member talk to at least two of your friends and come along with them to the next club meeting on Tuesday 28th May at Dobbin’s Inn Hotel at 8pm. We need the support of our members to rally round and help to make these events happen; it cannot fall on the shoulders of two or three people. I especially appeal to parents of youth competitors. The strength of the club comes from its members.
Carrickfergus and District Motorcycle Club
By Ryan Denney, 19-May-2013 20:24:00
The club has reluctantly taken the decision to cancel wednesday evenings adult grasstrack after the heavy rain yesterday. The paddock is unusable and waterlogged.
Tuesday evenings scheduled youth grasstrack is also cancelled but this is due to the lack of entries.
The club is holding an emergency committee meeting this week to discuss the years remaining grasstracks and we will update you all when we make a decision.
By Ryan Denney, 12-May-2013 20:15:00
Less than a week now remains for riders to guarantee a place behind the gate at the second round of the Watt Motorcycles Adult and Youth Grasstrack Championships as entries set to close on Saturday 18th May at 8.00pm.
After the cancellation of round one due to the poor weather, the club has had the Dalway’s Bawn venue rolled to help with the drainage so are confident that round two will kick off the series on Tuesday 21st May for the Youth and Wednesday 22nd May for the Adults.
This year sees a fresh track layout at Dalway’s Bawn, built to encourage close racing on the hillside circuit so why not put an entry in for these excellent evening events. Classes available include at the evening event include, Expert (Grade A & B, Scored Separately), Clubman MX1, Clubman MX2, Veteran (Over 35) and Quad while the Youth evening will have the usual youth groups along with junior quad support. The format of these evening events is to keep races short and sharp so each group will get a practice followed by three races.
By Ryan Denney, 06-May-2013 20:47:00
The club will be holding a working party at the Dalway's Bawn circuit in Carrickfergus on Thursday night (9th May) to continue with work building the track ahead of the events on 21st and 22nd May. Your help at the build would be much appreicated, many hands make light work as the saying goes to if your free please take a run out to Dalways from 7pm until dark on Thursday evening. Directions are available under the 'Directions' section of this website.
By Ryan Denney, 06-May-2013 20:37:00
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