29th June Aintree Sprint – It’s defintely going ahead, and we need you to spread the word!

By Chairman • May 30th, 2024
Update, 30th June:
Having reviewed all our options, we have decided the 29th June Aintree sprint WILL definitely go ahead as planned, despite the potential of a significant financial loss.
In the 30 hours that followed 27th May’s announcement, we received a sudden burst of entries, taking the event to 50 competitors. We’ll still make a loss, but at least that loss is gradually reducing by £1000 for every 10 extra competitors.
We have been buoyed by the many messages of support you have sent – thank you so much, it means a great deal to us to know we have your sympathy and support.
So, whilst we are still highly unlikely to get anywhere near break-even, please continue to help us by encouraging potential competitors to enter the event.
In addition to the following invited championships:
Liverpool Motor Club Speed Championship
ANWCC Speed Championship
ANWCC/SD34 Sprint & Hillclimb Championship
Jaguar Drivers’ Club, 4-Hills & Sprint Championship
Longton’s Northern Speed Championship
MGCC Speed Championship
members of the following clubs are all invited to take part, whether or not they are contesting a championship:
Bentley Drivers Club
Caterham & Lotus 7 Club
Classic Marques Sports Car Club
Ferrari Owners Club GB
Kirkby Lonsdale Motor Club
Longton & District Motor Club
MG Car Club
Morgan Sports Car Club
Sevenoaks & District Motor Club
Sheffield & Hallamshire Motor Club
Shenstone & District Car Club
Vintage Sports Car Club (VSCC)
Westfield Sports Car Club (WSCC)
Wigton Motor Club
Members of any club in the ANCC or ANWCC regional associations
See you on 29th June at Aintree!

IMPORTANT APPEAL 27th May 2024 – (See Update above)
Following a superb event last Saturday, we are now faced with an extremely tough decision regarding the 29th June’s Aintree Sprint.
To put it bluntly, we haven’t yet received enough entries to give us hope that we shall reach an acceptable number of competitors.
It currently costs approx £14000 to stage a sprint at Aintree.
The entry fee is £135 of which £32 goes directly to MSUK.
We need 120 entries to break even.
We have suffered a loss on every Aintree sprint since June 2019.
Since 2019, each sprint has lost an average of £3100.
IF we run with 50 entries in June, the event will lose £7000.
Even if we get 60 entries, we still lose £6000.
Clearly, this is not sustainable and we have to decide tomorrow (Tuesday) whether we should cancel the event and run a test/track day instead; (track days have lower overheads). (We feel we must run something in order to retain the date in the Aintree calendar).
So, dear competitors, if you intend to compete in the 29th June Sprint, please show your commitment by entering right away.
(If we do cancel, we guarantee to refund every entry fee in full, so you’ve nothing to lose)
After all these years toiling away to keep Aintree open for competitive motorsport, it’ll be a sad day if we have to cancel an event due to a lack of entries.
Rest assured, this will not be an easy decision to make.
John Harden, LMC Chairman
Use it or lose it!


By Dave Taylor on June 4th, 2024 at 11:27 am

Has a decision been made re end of JUNE Sprint or is it a Test /Trackday THX Good Luck either way


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