Autotest Training Day at Knockhill on Sat 17th of September 

Autotest Training Day at Knockhill on Sat 17th of September

Always wanted to try motorsport but thought it was too expensive?  Try Autotesting!  It’s fun, cheap, and you can use your own car! 

Come along to Knockhill, join GMSC, and participate in grassroots motorsport.

 

INTRODUCTION TO AUTOTESTING

Organised by Glenrothes Motor Sport Club Ltd in conjunction with GoMotorsport

All new entrants to motorsport require a proper introduction to thebranch of motorsport they are particularly interested in.  This will clearly illustrate what will be involved, and how they can proceed to enter their chosen motorsport discipline.

If you would like to consider Autotesting, GLENROTHES MOTOR SPORT CLUB has developed an introductory programme to provide information about this type of motorsport.   This also gives practical training in driving techniques, in order to give newcomers the ability to experience the enjoyment of competitive events.

GMSC has a car available for prospective participants to use for their initial induction and training, without having to use their own vehicle.  Having had this initial driving experience in the club car, we are sure most will then have the confidence to use their own vehicle.

The first introductory event will take place at Knockhill Racing Circuit on Saturday 17th September, where GMSC has access to one of the large paddock areas, depending on the level of interest.

The cost of the training day will be just £15.00, and for this participants will receive:

  • One year’s membership of Glenrothes Motor Sport Club
  • Practical training in driving skills by an experienced Autotest driver
  • Participation as a driver in an entry-level Autotest where newly-found skills can be put to use
  • The club car will be available but attendees will also be able to use their own vehicles

If you would like to take part, fill in an application form now and hand it in at the GMSC/GoMotorsport stand.

Autosolo Challenge on Sunday 21 August 2016 

On Sunday 21 August 2016 the Scottish Sporting Car Club will be organising the third (and final) round of the Scottish Association of Car Clubs’ Autosolo Challenge 2016, a series of Autosolos sponsored by Craig Moncrieff Cars.  The event will be held at the premises of Irvine Bay Events, Ardeer and Supplementary Regulations and an electronic entry form are attached.

Please note that this event is only for Autosolo cars (ie cars that are taxed, insured and, if appropriate, MoT’d).  However the good news is that anything capable of being driven legally on the public highway is eligible – previous entries have included a Smart car and various other unlikely vehicles.  Also the tests will be more open and flowing than our normal autotest-based layouts (and hence far more car friendly) so if you fancy a bit of fun in your road car, now’s your chance.

 

To enter this event:

EITHER print the entry form which forms the second part of the attached Regulations document and post it with a cheque for your entry fee to the address on the form;

OR download the electronic entry form (the second of the attached documents) and follow the instructions given at the head of that form for submitting an entry and paying the entry fee electronically.

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CRAIL SUMMER STAGES RESULTS 

Final Results are now available.

To view in PDF format, please download the attached files.

Or view online at http://www.scotresults.co.uk/summer2016.html

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Crail Summer 2016 Junior Results.pdf15.01 KB

CRAIL SUMMER STAGES UPDATE 

Marshals:  

All very welcome.  Best to book with Graeme on marshal@glenrothes-msc.com or call him on 07768 748836.   Lots of grub and goodies on offer.

 

Set Up:  

Assistance needed at Crail on Sunday, Thursday and Friday, all days from 10am.  Contact Rab on president@glenrothes-msc.com or just turn up.

 

Final Instructions:  

Will be emailed by Monday at the latest.  Seeded entry list will be online by Tuesday at the latest.

 

Reserves:  

We are oversubscribed so any entries withdrawn will get a full refund.  Reserves will get email updates and should watch the unseeded/seeded list online.

 

Media:

Only invited and approved media permitted.

 

Spectators:  

Arrive after 8am and you will be charged parking.  Arrive pre- 8am and you can be a marshal for free.

 

CRAIL SUMMER STAGES 

Update: The unseeded entry list is now available HERE

Regs are now available for the Crail Summer Stages and Crail Summer Junior Stages, both running on Saturday 18th June 2016.  And the big news is,,, we're on the telly!  Motors TV will be running a 30 minute feature on the event.  So book your annual bath for the run up and maybe even give the car a wash?

We expect the usual frenzy for entries; the entry system opens on 1st May at 20:00, where you can enter online from the links below.  This needs backed up with payment by Tuesday at the latest (its a Bank Holiday Monday) and we will then publish a provisional entry list. Details in the regs.  We are running a reserve list, which past experience suggests will have plenty movement, so please don't get too emotional if you are a long way down that list. 

 

Marshals

We need 'em; Graeme is the contact on marshal@glenrothes-msc.com.

Media is by invitation only.  Spectator information will be posted closer to the date.

Other queries to treasurer@glenrothes-msc.com

 

Online Entry

Senior Entries:
https://www.rallies.info/webentry/2016/summer/webentry.php

Junior Entries:
https://www.rallies.info/webentry/2016/summerjunior/webentry.php

 

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Annual General Meeting on 26th April  

We are holding the Annual General Meeting of Glenrothes Motor Sport Club on 26th April (Tuesday) starting at 19.30.  Venue is upstairs at 50 High St Kirkcaldy.
 
AGENDA
 
1) Approval of Previous Minutes
2) President's Report
3) Treasurer's Report
4) Secretary's Report
5) Election of Directors
6) Election of Committee
7) Re-appointment of Auditors
8) Written Proposals
9) AOB
 
Written proposals should be sent to Ian Forgan (iforgan@fsmail.net) to arrive at least 7 days prior to the meeting.  AOB can be raised on the day but no vote can be held. 
 
Are members are welcome to attend.

First Round of the SACC Knockhill Autosolo 

Glenrothes Motor Sport Club ran the first round of the SACC Autosolo series at Knockhill on Sunday 20th March, attracting a very encouraging entry of 25. 23 cars started the event.

There was a wide selection of cars competing including a classic Mini, a Smart Car, a Clan Crusader, a MG Midget, a BMW 323, a Seat Ibiza, a Fiesta ST, Ford Focus, VW Golf VR6, Caterham Roadster, a selection of Lotus Elise and Exige, a handful of Maxda Mx5's and last but not least a Skoda Superb.

Class 1 was very hotly contested and David Finlay's Seat emerged the victor by only 2 seconds from Jim Wilson's Mini after nearly 8 minutes of competition.

Grainger Robertson in the Fiesta was the clear winner in class 3 from the surprising Skoda of Paul Hughes and the 3 wheeling Golf of Gavin Alexander, James Wilson found that having a welded diff in a BMW is a bit of a handful.

The largest entry was in class 4 and Michael Scibber as in his 280bhp Lotus was closely matching times with Ryan Gardiner in his Turbocharged Mazda MX5 until Ryan clipped a cone finishing second by 3.3 seconds.

Archie Simmonds in his MG was trying everything he could to catch the more modern sports cars but needed a few more horses under the bonnet. Scott Clements did a great job entertaining the crowds with his power slides and astronomical revs in his Clan.

Within class 4 the times between the Mazdas and the Lotuses were very evenly matched and all the drivers enjoyed the friendly rivalry.

Thanks to everyone's efforts the event was a great success and an encouraging start to the series.

What the event did prove was that you can enjoy grass roots motorsport in your road car at very little expense and no damage to the car, Michael Scibberas took fastest time of the day in his first ever motorsport event, in fact 75% of the entry had never competed before, and going by the feedback on the day this won't be their last.

Just a reminder that the Andy Wilson Memorial Autotest is being held on Sun. April 10th at Knockhill the event has a conventional Autotest for the main trophy, a PCA where you must carry a passenger and an all forward Autotest, regs and entry form can be found on the SACC website or the Glenrothes website.

The Big Weekend! 

Glenrothes MSC had one of its busiest weekends on record on 19th-20th March, with two rallies and an autosolo run over the two days.

On Saturday the inaugural Memorial Garden Stages Rally was held at Condor, comprising both senior and junior events.  It was the first round of the Junior Championship, with 13 crews competing for overall honours.  The win was secured by Finlay Retson and Andrew Falconer in their Citroen, with a 46 second margin separating them from Ewan Tindall and Paul Hudson.

It was even closer for the senior crews, Quintin Milne and Chris Collie lead the event for most of the day in their Subaru, but were forced to accept 2nd place after a late push from Nigel Feeney and Abi Louden gave them a 9 second winning margin in their EVO8. 

Gary Adam and Neil Ogilvie steered their Mk2 to RWD success, with Nick Rintoul and Dave Cranston winning the FWD class in the Skoda.  4WD honours went to Charlie and Lindsay Shaw in the Impreza.

Trophies were presented by Major John Bowgen who went on to praise the competitors and organisers, and extend an invitation for the Club to return to the venue, an active military base used by The Royal Marines, to run further rallies.

Sunday and Glenrothes MSC were at Knockhill, running an autosolo (all forwards autotest) for 23 competitors.  A wide variety of machinery lead to an exciting day of sport, fastest time of the day went to Michael Sciberras in his Caterham, and he also collected the team award alongside Douglas Thain and Fergus Kennedy.  The Club are running tests at Knockhill on a regular basis so watch the web site for future dates.

As if that wasn’t enough for one weekend, club member John Rintoul was competing at the Border Counties Rally. Unfortunately he clipped a rock and ended up in a ravine, with extensive damage to his Accent WRC.   Better luck for fellow member Alan Cowan who collected a class win at the same event.

Finally, Richard Hislop, who has been our regular recovery operator at GlenrothesMSC events for a number of years, was helping as normal at Condor on Saturday.  Then on Sunday he was in hospital receiving a kidney transplant, with the early signs looking positive.  Richard has been a tremendous servant to the Club and we all wish him and his wife Hazel well at this time.