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Results & Report for the Sept 2019 Aintree Sprint

September 9th, 2019 • By: Chairman Aintree, Events, News, Results & Reports, sprint

The results for the Aintree Sprint held on 7th September 2019 are available to download by clicking on the appropriate link below:

Full Results Sept 7th 2019, including practice runs and the timekeeper’s full data sheets.
Event Report Sept 7th 2019 by Steve Wilkinson

A fully customisable version of the full times is also available at Resultsman.co.uk – Live Timing where you can select the times for just one car or a group of cars.

We include a time for the first 64ft off the line as a time of 2 secs to the 64 feet mark equates to an acceleration of 1G.

 

Photos from the event would normally be available from Brian Taylor at http://www.whitedogphotography.co.uk/pages/2019-motor-sport-galleries.php 
Unfortunately, Brian was unable to be with us this time as he was being fettled by the NHS, so we send him our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Help wanted: Greenpower Electric Car Races at Aintree

September 5th, 2019 • By: Chairman Aintree, Bulletins, Events, News, Uncategorized

Greenpower Electric Car Races

Wednesday 25th September

We need volunteers to help with this year’s Greenpower event as once again we are looking after safety on-track for the Greenpower’s eleventh annual visit to Aintree.

We need at least a dozen people to keep an eye on activities on the circuit and to report when cars stop. Your help will ensure the event runs safely.
Would you like to be involved with this unusual event? It’s a great opportunity for Motorsport enthusiasts to contribute towards the careers of the engineers of the future.
There will be two 90 minute races for the Formula 24 cars (secondary education pupils) separated by a 1 hour race for the Formula 24+ cars (further education and corporate competitors).

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What is Greenpower? The Greenpower Trust is a charitable organisation that promotes engineering as a rewarding career, while also focusing on sustainability, teamwork and the community.
How? Students have to design, build and then race simple electrically powered cars.  Or the school can buy a kit-car to develop themselves. Greenpower specify certain design parameters, mostly safety related, supply a standard 24v electric motor and batteries, and then the teams get on and build a car. Several of the cars contain amazing leading edge technology, and some past pupils have gone on to careers in F1 motorsport. The project is part of the National Curriculum and has now spread worldwide.

This is now a truly international event. In the last 2 years we have hosted teams from Poland, Portugal and Spain, this year there’s a team coming to Aintree all the way from Argentina!

For those of you who haven’t been before, there’s nothing strenuous about your duty, but don’t jump out in-front of one of the cars, some can be averaging over 35mph round the circuit and they don’t slow down for the corners! The day is particularly suitable for our less active (or more senior) helpers as you can sit down in the comfort of your car or arm chair (if you bring one!) and watch the cars go by. Can you help?

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  Click HERE for a 3 minute Greenpower video

Signing on is from 8.15 to 09.00am, and the last race will finish at approx 4.45pm. There will be Breakfast provided from 7.30am for early arrivals. Hot and cold drinks and a sandwich lunch will be provided to volunteers too, but as the lunch break is only 30 minutes long, we recommend that you bring food & drink with you, as that 30 mins includes getting to & from your post; they keep to the timetable!
We already have a few volunteers but could do with several more. Motorsport marshalling experience is not necessary and there is no need for orange fireproofs. If you can help, or know someone who may be interested in coming along to assist with this charity event, please let me know. The more people we get, the more interesting it will be for all of us!

Provisional timetable for Greenpower Aintree 2019 event:-

Date: Wednesday 25th September
06.30 – Gates open
08.15 – 09.00 Marshals Signing-on
09.00 – Marshals’ Briefing
09.30 – 11.00 – Practice
11.45 – 13.15 – IET Formula 24 Race 1 (competitors ages 11-16) – (Awards at 1400)
13.15 – 13.45 – Lunch
13.45 – 14.45 – Formula 24+ (competitors ages 16-25) 60 minute race (Awards at 1500)
Approx 15.15 – 16.45 – IET Formula 24 Race 2(competitors ages 11-16) 90 Min Race (Awards at 17.15)
17.00 – Pack up

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If you know of anyone else who would like to come along to keep an eye on the circuit please spread the word. But I do need to know who’s coming so that I can ensure there’s enough food for all.
If you volunteered earlier in the year, please contact me again anyway so that I know you are definitely still going to be there.

If you can help or for more information, please contact LMC Chairman, John Harden via our secure messaging service.

Whilst spectators are welcome we’d rather you helped, even for just half a day.
Access is from Melling Road, Liverpool L10 8LF – just follow the signs for Aintree Golf Centre.
But please tell us you are coming along!

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First on Scene Training, 7th December

July 30th, 2019 • By: Chairman Events, News

7th December: First on Scene Training, including practical hands on experience available to all.
At M65 Blackburn with Darwen Services, hosted by Accrington Motor Sport Club & U17 Motor Club.
Booking is essesntial : complete the booking form HERE  or email Tracy Smith [email protected] for more information

The sessions are aimed at giving Marshals practical knowledge either as a refresher, or as a first time experience, but are open to anyone to attend and learn what to do if you are one of the first people to arrive at the scene of a motorsport, or road collision.

The sessions are open to anyone, drivers, navigators, spectators, as well as marshals!

The first actions that you take could save a life – it could be yours!

 

Results & Report for the July 2019 Barbon Hillclimb

July 8th, 2019 • By: Chairman Barbon, Events, Hillclimb, News, Results & Reports, Uncategorized

The results and event report for the Barbon Hillclimb held on 6th July 2019 are available to download by clicking on the appropriate link below:

Full Results July 6th 2019
Practice times July 6th 2019
Entry List (includes key to Championships)
Event Report July 6th 2019

In the results, we include a time for the first 64ft off the line as a time of 2 secs to the 64 feet mark equates to an acceleration of 1G.

100’s of photos of the event will be on-line shortly after each event at
www.whitedogphotography.co.uk

There are also lots of photos published by visitors on our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/barbonhillclimb

Results & Report for the June 2019 Aintree Sprint

July 1st, 2019 • By: Chairman Aintree, Events, News, Results & Reports, sprint

The results for the Aintree Sprint held on 29th June 2019 are available to download by clicking on the appropriate link below:

Full Results June 29th 2019, including practice runs and the timekeeper’s full data sheets.
Event Report June 29th 2019 by Steve Wilkinson

A fully customisable version of the full times is also available at Resultsman.co.uk – Live Timing where you can select the times for just one car or a group of cars.

We include a time for the first 64ft off the line as a time of 2 secs to the 64 feet mark equates to an acceleration of 1G.

 

Photos from the event can be viewed at http://www.whitedogphotography.co.uk/pages/2019-motor-sport-galleries.php
Brian Taylor, the photographer, will provide high resolution copies on request. He doesn’t personally charge for the images but asks you to donate an amount which you feel appropriate to Cancer Research UK.  You don’t just get your pictures you are helping the fight against Cancer