Previous Events

S.A.C.C. Challenge Autotest 

Being held on Sunday 08th Nov. at Knockhill Racing Circuit.

The event is being run primarily as an all forward Autotest to encourage new competitors who could use their road car but drivers will have a choice of routes on some tests which include reverse manouverse.

We are holding this event for all of the Autotest drivers in the Scottish Association of Car Clubs to compete for a prestigeous trophy against the best in Scotland.

There will also be a Production Car Autotest running alongsde the main event.

The event will consist of 5 tests - staring at 11.00, entry fee is £15.00

 

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KINGDOM UPDATE 

COMPETITORS

We filled the entry in record quick time, congratulations if you have an entry, don't panic if you are on the reserve list.   If you wish to withdraw your entry you will receive a full refund and make a reserve crew extremely grateful, please don't delay if you change your plans. 

The competitor "bring a marshal" deal still applies even if you have not registered someone yet, please email the Chief Marshal (see below) with the details. 

 Nick Young is looking for a navigator seat, call him on 07845372594, he's experienced so must be worth a few seconds a stage.

 

MARSHAL?
You will be very welcome at Crail, and we'll do our best to give you a great day.  The lack of light will mean reasonable start and finish times, plus we offer; a hot breakfast, a packed lunch, £5 fuel money, cosy gloves and hats and an exciting day of sport. Marshals will also receive free Glenrothes MSC membership for 2016.
 
Please contact Richard on richard.m.crozier@gmail.com or 07942359208.
 
 
MEDIA?
Sorry folks, there will be no media other our own invited photographer.
 

KINGDOM STAGES 2015 

Sponsor
 Glenrothes MSC are delighted to return to Crail for the 2015 staging of the Kingdom Stages, this year in association with CurvyKit.co.uk  We've a few changes for the event too, so read on....
 
COMPETITOR?
We've got 60 stage miles over 6 stages for £235. PLUS bring a marshal and you'll earn a £35 refund after the event. Marshals must sign on and help all day. 
 
We've made some changes to our layout, with a couple less chicanes so expect a quicker, flowing layout to keep you warm!  With a longest stage of 11.7 miles this will be a great way to finish your rallying year.  It's the final round of the Blackwood Plant Hire Scottish Tarmack Rally Championship, so we expect some spicy action throughout.   
 
Entries go live on Friday 2nd October, we encourage you to get your entry in quickly, particularly if you are a Championship competitor.  Regs are here and the entry form is here.
 
MARSHAL?
You will be very welcome at Crail, and we'll do our best to give you a great day.  The lack of light will mean reasonable start and finish times, plus we offer; a hot breakfast, a packed lunch, £5 fuel money, cosy gloves and hats and an exciting day of sport. Marshals will also receive free Glenrothes MSC membership for 2016.  Please contact Richard on richard.m.crozier@gmail.com or 07942359208.
 
MEDIA?
Sorry folks, there will be no media other our own invited photographer.
 
Gordon
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Scottish Rally 

www.scottishrally.co.uk

Hot on the heels of the Summer Stages is the Scottish Rally, running on the 26th-27th June. 

The official word is that there is a serious shortage of marshals, possibly to the point that the event may not be allowed to run. This would be an extremely sad situation, given the history of the event and the support that exists in Scotland for rallying.

If you can lend a hand at any point, our Chief Marshal is Bill Creevy, please give him a call or email on: 07740 374458  bill.creevy@btinternet.com

www.scottishrally.co.uk

Edwards Wins Summer Stages 

 
Bruce Edwards and Grum Willcock ended up victors in the GMSC Crail Summer Stages in their Darrian T9, winning by a 40 second margin from Gary and Gordon Adam in their Escort.  Both John Rintoul and Tom Morris suffered mechanical woes while in strong positions, and there was a tie for third between the Subarus of Colin Gemmell and Ross Fernie, settling in favour of Colin due to his time on SS1.
 
Class winners were:
Ross Fernie/Craig Simkiss
Class 5
Barry Renwick/Steve Dargan Class 4
Ross Marshall/Dave Robbson    Class 3
John Marshall/Scott Crawford Class 2
Ross Carbry/Charley Sayer-Payne Class 1
 
 
Ross Carbry didn't even know he had an entry until Friday lunchtime, so for a last minute rush he did really well.  Graeme Rintoul and his father Jim were the first GMSC crew home in their Fiesta.
 
72 of the 91 Seniors entered completed the rally, an exceptionally high proportion, but unfortunately Jock McFarlane, George Fell and Roy Millar all rolled, caught out by tight sections at the airfield.
 
Rallying returns to Crail for the Kingdom Stages, with a revised date of 14th November.
 

The Final Countdown 

Not long to go now, and the forecast is for sunshine!  First car on Saturday at Crail starts at 8am, and we can expect a full-on day of motorsport with cars able to fully enjoy the grippy Crail surface. Seeded entry list is here. The final instructions can be found here.

Marshals:  We looking forward to welcoming marshals, signing on from 06:45 with a briefing at 07:15 at the stage start.  We offer £5 fuel money, a hot breakfast, a packed lunch and entry into our marshals draw.  There are plenty of prizes, including tickets for the Touring Cars at Knockhill (proper ones, not sitting at a marshal point!!).  Bill is the Chief Marshal bill.creevy@btinternet.com 07740 374458 and we look forward to welcoming you on the day.

Media:  Any media personnel should have made contact with Graeme by now  brown.graemea@gmail.com and all media must sign on when they arrive at the venue.

Competitors:  Everything you need to know should be in the final instructions (link) any queries email treasurer@glenrothes-msc.com or the Competitor Liasion Officer, that cheeky chappy  Ian Forgan  iforgan@fsmail.net

Anyone Else:  There are strictly controlled areas for viewing, so please follow the instructions of marshals.  Entry after 8am will result in a parking charge by the land owner.

Final Instructions

 Thank you for your entry to the Summer Stages, we look forward to welcoming you all on the day. Once again the response has been brilliant, so the stage is set for another big day out at Crail. A few things to tell you, including a few changes from recent events, so sit up and pay attention…..

 

Start time

We are now starting first car at 8am, a change from the initial schedule, so please plan your scrutineering, travelling, accommodation and socialising accordingly.

 

Schedule

15:00 Friday 12th June        Scrutineering and signing on opens (seniors only)

20:00 Friday 12th June        Scrutineering and signing on closes (seniors only)

07:00 Saturday 13th June  Scrutineering and signing reopen (seniors only)

08:00 Saturday 13th June  First Senior Car Starts

08:30 Saturday 13th June  Scrutineering and signing reopen (juniors only)

10:15 Saturday 13th June (est)     First Junior Car Starts

 

Seeding

Seeding will be published online by Tuesday evening. Start times will be on the official notice board. Junior start times are subject to the Senior rally running to time, they may be adjusted forwards or backwards.

 

Withdrawal

If you cannot make the event for any reason and wish to withdraw your entry, contact Gordon on 07802 551297 or treasurer@glenrothes-msc.com  You will get a full entry refund if we can fill your place. The combined entry will not exceed 100, so we cannot sneak in any extras, but we will endeavour to get 100 cars starting.

 

Refueling

We will be policing and enforcing refueling arrangements. The refueling area has moved, it is now clearly marked at the north east of the service area (bring a compass). Only vehicles refueling and the minimum number of personnel should enter the area. Refueling elsewhere carries an exclusion penalty. Can the person who stole the extinguishers from November’s refuel area please return them this time.

 

Friday Scrutineering and Signing On

Scrutineering, noise and signing-on are available from 3pm to 8pm on Friday, at the FCE Group, Banbeath Place, Leven, KY8 5HD. Map ref NO 370015 Landranger sheet 59. Please use this slot if at all possible. Contact Willie Greig to book your scrutineering time, contact  WillieGreig@talktalk.net 07703 436023 (mobile) 01337 831952(home). See attached for directions.

There are companies trying to earn a living in the same industrial estate, please be sympathetic to them and park with courtesy. No juniors will be scrutineered on Friday. All senior competitors are encouraged to attend on Friday, in particular the top 50 seeds.

 

Saturday Morning

Please be on your best behaviour travelling to the venue, in particular driving through Crail and the East Neuk villages. Expect a high police presence. Signing on and scrutineering are in the hangar at Crail. Please park in the signed area (note the Juniors have a marked out section, no grown ups allowed) and keep the stage access and refueling area clear. Stage 1 starts from the opposite end from normal, so that area will be crowded in the morning. Stage reconnaissance is permitted on foot or by pedal cycle but this must be complete before the crew briefing (07:30).

 

Numbers and Stickers

Numbers will be provided at signing on. Glenrothes members will also be supplied with car stickers which should be attached to each side of the car.

 

Service Area

Maximum speed limit in the service area is 10mph. Grass areas can be used for parking but no wheel spinning. After

8am vehicles entering the airfield will be subject to a per car charge.  No exceptions. Competing cars cannot leave the venue to warm brakes or tyres; penalty is exclusion and paying to get back in.  No quad bikes, go-peds, mopeds etc allowed, leave them at home.

 

Damage

Drivers will be liable for the £350 excess for any 3rd party damage (fences etc).

 

Briefing

One member of every crew must attend the briefing, held outside the hangar at 07:30.

 

HQ

Rally HQ is the hangar, results will be published from the results cabin. The interior of the cabin is out of bounds to all persons other that signed on officials. The notice board will be in the hangar.

 

Changes to Regulations

The permit for the Summer Stages is now increased to 95 cars, subject to the entry for both rallies not exceeding 100. By signing on you are agreeing to this change. Note the scheduled timings are different to the Regs. Changes/additions to officials:

Documentation:          Beth Ness, Trix Grant

MSA Steward:                    George Hay

Competitor Liaision:                     Ian Forgan

Stage Changeover:     Kevin Thomson

 

Litter

Black bin liners will be issued with the start pack. Put your rubbish in the bag, and put it in a bin or take it away with you. Especially, do NOT leave empty fuel containers or cans of used oil; take them away with you. Service on a groundsheet, and clear up any spills of oil or other fluids. Competitors are held responsible for the actions of their service crews, and may be penalised, up to and including exclusion.

 

Friday Night: You may stay on the airfield – a charge will be levied by the landowner for anything left overnight.

 

Stopped in Stage

Usual SOS/OK board and warning triangle rules apply. If a stage has finished and you are still in stage, you cannot move your car unless specifically instructed by an official or marshal, even if your car miraculously works again. This is particularly relevant if the Juniors are running or about to run. Do not work on your car in a dangerous position.          

If in doubt, don’t move!  Stand well clear of competing cars if you become a spectator.

 

Recovery

Recovery will take place after Senior stage 4 and at the end of the rally. Other recovery may also be possible, however we will not delay the start of subsequent stages to allow recovery. Please note that if you wish to enter the Trophy(less) Rally, you will need to be re-scrutineered, so contact Rally HQ.

 

Out of Bounds Areas

Some areas of the airfield, including all buildings other than in use by rally personnel, are out of bounds. Any unauthorized people found in these areas will cause the associated crew to be excluded. There are clearly marked spectator areas. Competitors, service crews and spectators must stay off the crops, and must also keep off the bales and fences. Competitors may be penalised for the actions of service crews, friends, etc.

 

Lunch

The burger van will give priority to serving marshals before competitors and service crews. Please be patient, they have been standing out in the cold while you have been sitting in your nice cosy car.

 

Missing Details

If you left blank spaces on your entry form – like co-driver name and address, next of kin name and address and contact details – please take a couple of minutes and email the missing bits to  treasurer@glenrothes-msc.com. That will save holding up a hundred people behind you in the signing-on queue on Saturday morning.

 

Tyre Vans

Will be in attendance, but check with your favoured supplier to see if they will be taking what you need.

 

 Finally, thank you for your entry. Have a safe and enjoyable rally.  Be super nice to the marshals who’ve given up a Saturday so you can have a play. We are having a marshals draw, any prizes handed in at signing on will be added to the draw, what will you bring?

 

 

 

Go to www.getamap.co.uk or maps.google.com and type the postcode KY8 5HD

Don’t use MultiMap, which gets it wrong and puts that postcode several miles away in Cupar.

 

From the Forth Bridge leave M90 at J2a and take A92 towards Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes for 10 miles

Follow the A92 dual carriageway past Kirkcaldy West exit then at the Kirkcaldy East exit, take the third exit onto the A921. After 0.7 miles turn left on the A915 towards Leven for 7 miles. Entering Leven go through two roundabouts, The Diageo plant will be on your left  then turn left at traffic lights into Kennoway Road (traveling northish) , then second left into Banbeath Place, follow arrows.

From Tay Bridge, follow A92 for 24 miles to Glenrothes.

In Glenrothes, go straight on at first roundabout then under footbridge and turn left at roundabout onto A911 towards Leven for 4.2 miles.

At next roundabout take second exit A915 towards Leven for 1.6 miles.

 

 

In Leven, go through two roundabouts, Diageo plant on your left, turn left at traffic lights into Kennoway Road, second  left into Banbeath Place (arrows).

 

   

 

  • From Perth, leave M90 at J9 Bridge of Earn turning left onto A912, at the Bien Inn turn left still on A912 to Gateside.
  • In Gateside turn left onto A91 for 2 miles,
  • then turn right onto A912 through Strathmiglo and Falkland. At roundabout, turn right (3rd exit) onto A92.
  • In Glenrothes, go straight on at first roundabout then under footbridge and turn left at roundabout onto A911 towards Leven for 4.2 miles.
  • At next roundabout take second exit A915 towards Leven for 1.6 miles.
  • In Leven, go through two roundabouts Diageo plant on your left, turn left at traffic lights into Kennoway Road, second left into Banbeath Place (arrows).

 

Crail is further East…..

 Crail



Servicing etc ….

 Servicing

 

Service Area Risk Management

Entrants, competitors and service crew members should be aware of their own and other people’s safety and well

being, when competing in motor sport.

1. All entrants should have an environmental ground-sheet in place before work commences on the vehicle.

2. All service vehicles should have an environmental spill-kit, for use in the event of liquid spillage. (Competing cars should also carry such a kit.)

3. Fire extinguishers should be readily available at all times when vehicles are to be worked on, particularly in the event of any welding or grinding being carried out and when vehicles are being refuelled.

4. Vehicles should be supported by axle stands, chassis sill stands or ramps, all with recommended base plates, when raised in the air by trolley or any other types of jack. Engines should not be run when the vehicle is raised on stands. No other work on the car should be attempted, when raising or lowering of the car is taking place.

5. If re-fuelling is permitted in the Service Area, this should be the last operation to be carried out before the vehicles leave. The vehicle should be off any support stands, have all four wheels on the ground, have all other work ceased and have no occupants, when re-fuelling commences. Ideally re-fuelling should be by hand pumping, rather than from hand held containers.

6. Spillage of any liquid should be contained immediately by the crew concerned.

 

A) Storage & Use of Petroleum Spirit

1. Containers should comply with the relevant British Standard, should be marked “Petroleum Spirit-Highly Flammable”

and be kept from any source of ignition.

2. All empty containers should be removed from the venue after the event.

3. Petrol is to be used as fuel only, not for any other purpose.

4. All vehicle re-fuelling is to take place in the open air. A “No Smoking” area should be enforced and an operative should be on standby with a fire extinguisher.

5. Refuelling operatives, including those standing by with fire extinguishers, should ensure they are wearing protective clothing, including gloves and eye protection.

 

B) Hazardous Substances

1. Some vehicle parts, for example brake & clutch linings, contain asbestos. Competitors are encouraged to use non- asbestos substitutes where possible. Where asbestos is used, every effort should be made to prevent dust being released.

2. Some mineral oils may cause skin cancers. Where contact does occur, contamination should be washed off immediately. The wearing of any contaminated clothing should be avoided.

3. Other substances may cause ill health. Suppliers will have information about the possible effects of their products, on request.

 

C) Electrical Safety

1. All electrical equipment should be maintained in a safe condition.

2. Extension leads & cables should be neoprene, oil resistant flexible cable.

3. All electrical equipment used externally should be weatherproof and tools should be “double” or “all insulated”

against electric shock.

4. Electrical equipment and hand tools should not be used where flammable vapours are present.

 

D) Fire Precautions

1. All competition and service vehicles should carry a suitable fire extinguisher.

2. Special consideration should be made before lighting any cooking appliance.

3. All sources of ignition should be kept away from any fuel store or re-fuelling area.

4. Fire extinguishers should not be moved from their known location, other than when in use.

5. In the event of any fire, a report should be made to the organisers of the event before leaving the venue.

6. All entrants are encouraged to train their personnel in correct fire prevention and treatment procedures.

 

E) Compressed Air Equipment

1. Air blasts from over inflated tyres can cause severe injury. Tyres should not be inflated above manufacturers recommendation figures.

2. Always stand clear when inflating tyres.

3. Compressors & air lines should be inspected regularly.

4. Compressed air cylinders should be stored and used to suppliers recommendations.

 

F) General Working Practices

1. All working areas should be kept clean & tidy. All waste & spillage should be cleared up immediately, removed by the entrant at the end of the event and disposed of in a responsible manner.

2. Trailing cables & hoses should not be allowed to create a trip hazard and should not be run across access or roadways.

3. Whenever vehicle engines are being run, adequate ventilation must be in place.

4. All safety notices should be complied with.

5. Any personnel carrying out work should ensure that they adopt safe working practices at all times.

6. Service crews and competitors need to be aware of the long periods of exposure to cold, wet or heat, experienced while on location in service areas and dress accordingly.

7. Children under 16 years of age are to be closely supervised and should not leave your designated area unaccompanied. They are children and as such are your responsibility!!


G) Noise

1. Exposure to excessive noise may result in hearing loss, or other complaints. These may be short term, or after prolonged exposure, permanent.

2. Where exposure to noise is unavoidable, ear defenders should be worn.

 

H) Manual Handling

1. Lifting, carrying and propelling of loads by bodily force is a major cause of industrial injuries. All entrants are encouraged to train their personnel in safe manual handling techniques.

 

I) Waste

1. Entrants should remove all waste from the venue, including containers, packaging, tyres, oils etc. They must be disposed of it in a responsible manner.


J) Vehicle Safety

1. A 10 mph speed limit should be observed at all times in a Service Area, other than for Emergency Vehicles which may be attending an incident.

2. There may be pedestrians in Service Areas. Special care must be taken in these circumstances, to avoid collisions.

3. The unauthorised use of mopeds, motorcycles, scooters, go-peds, quads etc. is forbidden in Service Areas.

4. Vehicles may only be driven by persons holding valid driving licences for that class of vehicle.

 

K) First Aid

1. Any person sustaining injury or illness, should seek treatment from the event emergency services, by initially reporting to the Senior Official in charge of the Service Area, who will ensure the appropriate response.

 

L) Public Safety

1. Entrants and their associated personnel should act in a manner so as not to put either themselves or any other person at risk of injury.

 

M) Reporting of Accidents & Incidents

1. All accidents where any person sustains injury, or where damage to property occurs, should be reported immediately to the Senior Official in charge of the Service Area.

 

N) Further Regulations and Information

1. Entrants are reminded of their obligations to comply with the requirements of the appropriate sporting regulations at all times. These Guidance Notes should be read in conjunction with all relevant regulations.

The MSA Rallies Committee are indebted to the following for assistance in the compilation of this paper:- The Rallye Sunseeker & Southern Car Club.

Neil Roden – Safety Officer of the Rallye Sunseeker.

Peter Clingan – MSA Environmental Scrutineer of Dumfries.

John Arnold – Hon. Secretary. Association of West Midlands Car Clubs

Summer Stages Update 

We have effectively completed the entry process for both the Summer Stages and the Summer Junior Stages, thank you for the tremendous response.  Any entry now received will be added to the reserves; we have limited the Junior field to 10 competitors, allowing us 90 entries to the Summer Stages.  We have already moved 10 competitors from the reserves to the main entry. 

If you need to withdraw for any reason, please contact us immediately – you will receive a full refund and make one of our reserves very happy!  If you are still on the reserve list, we will keep updating the unseeded list, so you can see where you are in the queue.

 

PLEASE NOTE; to maximise the chances of getting everyone through all the stages, the start of SS1 is changed to 08:00.  You may wish to review your travel/scrutineering plans as a result.  We are scrutineering in Leven on Friday night. 

MARSHALS: If you are marshalling we will need you on site by 07:15 but in return you get a free bacon roll!!  If you plan to come please email bill.creevy@btinternet.com

 

Gordon
Entries Sec
treasurer@glenrothes-msc.com

SUMMER JUNIOR RALLY 

We have moved the closing date for the Junior Rally to Sunday 17th May.  This will allow us to recycle any spare places not used by the Juniors.  Please get your entry in as soon as possible.  If there are any issues contact treasurer@glenrothes-msc.com .

SUMMER STAGES: SENIOR RALLY 

We have had a fantastic response for this event and we are now fully subscribed and have a substantial reserve list.  Thank you for your entries and well done to those who navigated their way through the entry system.  We will be able to "promote" a chunk of the reserves once we have the Junior rally finalised, and to that end we have moved its closing date to the 17th May.  We will then provide an updated position to the reserves.

Please, be patient until this date has passed.  Also, if you cannot make the rally for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible so we can allow in an additional reserve.  We will fully refund (including Paypal fees) any entry that is cancelled.