A great Trackday in excellent weather at Forrestburn

A great Trackday in excellent weather at Forrestburn

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We had a great day in excellent weather at Forrestburn for our Trackday event. A brilliant sunny day (entirely typical of Forrestburn – haha), excellent track conditions and a great effort and organisation by MSCC’s Trackday Team. Participants were able to get maximum track time and many commented on how much value for money these events provide. All the Covid-19 requirements were met willingly by all who were present.

Here’s an in-car video of 19-year-old Ben Jackson in his Citreon Saxo VTS ascending the hill. Look out for a future blogpost about Ben and his car.

Thanks to all the entrants – we hope you all enjoyed the day – and of course to the Marshals without whom this event could not have taken place. And finally, thanks to Tricia MacDonald for these images of the day:

MSCC Production Car Trial – 11 October 2020

MSCC Production Car Trial – 11 October 2020

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EVENT MOVED TO 1 NOVEMBER – entries open again

Hello everyone,

Remember me? Yes, it’s your friendly PCT organiser who has climbed out from under his rock to see what’s going on.

More seriously I hope that you are all safe and well. I was worried that we would not be allowed to hold a PCT at Forrestburn this year (and indeed that may be the case if Nicola feels she has to tighten restrictions) but I have been very impressed with the safe way that the Trackday events have been organised and hats off to the team that worked out how to do this safely. This gives me confidence that we can do the same for the Production Car Trials starting on Sunday 11 October 2020 rather than the previously advertised 4 October.

They will have to be different of course – similar set-up in the paddock to the Trackdays, on-line entry and payment via the web-site and no entries on the day. Also no barbecue, teas or coffee I’m afraid.

Enter
.To enter this event, please register and pay here. Please also note that we are limiting entries to 20

Marshals
To marshal at this event, please register here.

Cost
The cost has gone up I’m afraid (MUK have doubled their fees per car!) but the entry price is still a reasonable £30 per entrant.

This event is very much a test for the new means of running these events so I’ll not be checking licences, etc too closely but I do hope that you can join us, either as a competitor or as a marshal. If you have questions (and I still have a few myself) then, by all means, get in touch.

If you are curious about car trials and what they entail have a look at this video or read our own brief summary of what is involved here.

I hope to see you soon.

Jonathan

Forrestburn Trackday: 27 September 2020

Forrestburn Trackday: 27 September 2020

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It’s that time again! We are hoping to run another track day at Forrestburn on Sunday 27 September – Covid-19 permitting. The event will run from 11:00 to 15:00 with a strict gate opening and closing window. No spectators or photographers are allowed.

The team has been working very hard behind the scenes to accommodate the strict COVID-19 social distancing requirements and to ensure that Club members and staff alike have a safe visit to Forrestburn. As you will be aware the Covid-19 situation is very fluid at present and one we have been keeping a close eye on over the last few weeks. This event is subject to change and or cancellation due to the ongoing pandemic. We endeavour to keep our members regularly updated and should the event be cancelled you will be updated and refunded in full within 48hrs.

In addition to our already stringent Covid-19 safety measures, we are asking members and marshals to ensure that they are wearing face coverings whilst out-with their vehicles at the venue. This is to fall closer in line with the Motorsport UK’s latest guidance for their events. If you have an exemption from wearing a face-covering please do get in touch with us and let us know before the event.

It is absolutely essential that you read the regulations fully as they contain important information regarding the running of the day. You can download the Regulations here.

You can enter the event through the online Entry Form here and entries are now open. Again, we are restricted to 20 places due to social distancing requirements and we have a 5 place waiting list as before.

We are also asking that anyone wishing to marshal at the track day registers their details with us. You will find the online registration form here and the Guidance for Marshals here.

I hope we all have a great day and look forward to seeing you at Forrestburn.

MSCC Track Day Staff

Another successful MSCC Trackday

Another successful MSCC Trackday

Sheer determination
In spite of the weather forecast, there was no rain today although the track was quite wet in places, to begin with. The strong wind quickly dried the wet patches and almost everyone managed to stay on the tarmac. There were a couple of mechanical problems but they seemed to have been sorted on-site. Strangely there were only as many MX5s as Austin 7 Specials.

The Club would like to thank members for supporting this event – it sold out in a couple of hours – and we also want to thank the marshals who gave up their time to help out – without them, the event wouldn’t have happened. And many thanks to our Trackday team who worked behind the scenes to make this happen.

Photogallery – some of the cars

Photogallery – some of the entrants

Forrestburn Trackday: 13 September 2020

Forrestburn Trackday: 13 September 2020

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We are delighted to say that we will be running a third closed Trackday at Forrestburn Hillclimb on Sunday 13 September 2020. The event will run from 11:00 to 15:00 with a strict gate opening and closing window. No spectators or photographers are allowed.

The team has been working very hard behind the scenes to accommodate the strict COVID-19 social distancing requirements and to ensure that Club members and staff alike have a safe visit to Forrestburn. It is absolutely essential that you read the regulations fully as they contain important information regarding the running of the day.  You can download the Regulations here.

You can enter the event through the online Entry Form here and entries are now open. Again, we are restricted to 20 places due to social distancing requirements and we have a 5 place waiting list as before.

We are also asking that anyone wishing to marshal at the track day registers their details with us. You will find the online registration form here and the Guidance for Marshals here.

I hope we all have a great day and look forward to seeing you at Forrestburn.

Paul
MSCC Track Day Staff

MSCC Trackday: 16 August 2020

MSCC Trackday: 16 August 2020

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Our second trackday under Covid-19 restrictions was a success! Entrants enjoyed a dry day at Forrestburn with only a couple of minor issues that you would expect of machines being rebuilt over the lockdown period. For many, it was an ideal time and place to make sure the upgrades applied in quieter times worked as planned. Others just wanted to blow out the cobwebs or shake the rust off from the unexpected downtime we have all had to endure.

Keep your eyes on your inbox for further track days – we expect to be able to offer another soon. Meanwhile here is a Photogallery courtesy of Tricia MacDonald.