National Motor Sport Week 2013 - Aintree Circuit Club announced as Prize Winners!
The Club is delighted to announce that they are this year’s winners of the Motorsport Industry Association run National Motorsport Week 2013 Motor Club Prize!
“We received a record number of entry forms from MSA clubs who took part this year and due to the high standard of applications, this initially proved difficult for our judges to decide upon an overall winner. Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding.
It is however the judge’s opinion that, Aintree Circuit Club are the winner of the 2013 £500 prize, congratulations. The club successfully engaged with the town and public by completing an Auto Solo, a great entry level event in motorsport.”
The Club organised a superb display of a wide range of vehicles in Ormskirk Town Centre on Market Day (4th July) and also organised a brand new event - a “taster” AutoSOLO in the Town’s Swimming Pool Car Park, which was put on to attract new competitors to the sport as well as providing some free town centre entertainment.
The success of this taster event was the basis for the Ormskirk “Rally Challenge” Autosolo event, that was run at the same venue during this year’s Motorfest.
Club Chairman, Michael Ashcroft said, “The Club is naturally delighted to have won this prestigious prize and reflects the tremendous hard work of the clubs small organising team and it’s efforts to develop and promote club level motor sport in the region”.
17 years old Ryan Burns presented with Motorfest AutoSOLO Rally Challenge Trophy
The specially commissioned glass crystal Motorfest AutoSOLO Rally Challenge Winner's Trophy
Ryan Burns being presented with Motorfest AutoSOLO Rally Challenge Trophy by ACC Chairman, Mike Ashcroft
Up and coming Rally Driver, Ryan Burns, 17, from Liverpool, was the inaugural winner of the Ormskirk Motorfest AutoSOLO Rally Challenge.
The event provided a “warm up” for visitors to this years Motorfest and took place at Park Pool Car Park with specially invited competitors competing against the clock over a 400 metre course, each driver having 7 timed runs over the course.
Ryan was competing in a Formula 1000 specification Nissan Micra, built and prepared by the family owned Burnley Motors/BAT Motorsport in Liverpool.
Ryan took great pleasure in beating his dad, David, who was also competing in his Super 1600 Spec Vauxhall Corsa.
Hundreds of spectators cheered and clapped competitors as they tackled the crankshaft shaped course with other local competitors including Gary Wright, Burscough (MG ZR 1400), who is currently winning his class in the British Rally Championship. Other competitors included Julian Davies - Ormskirk (SAAB 99 Turbo), Tim Rogers - Hull (Ford Fiesta R5 and runner up,19 year old Daniel Brady - Formby (Renault Clio 172 Sport Cup) - winner of the pilot AutoSOLO “taster” event held in July using the same course.
Reward for Stolen Club Equipment
A four wheel , flat bed Ifor Williams trailer, containing motor sport event safety equipment belonging to Aintree Circuit Club, was stolen in the early hours of Monday 5th August, from a secure storage yard in Crowland Street, Southport.
This included 100 new traffic cones “Big Foot” and 10 new 9Kg Dry Powder extinguishers with a “H Roberts - Liverpool” badge on their front.
The Club is offering a reward of £250 for information on who carried out this theft and £450 if the trailer, cones and extinguishers are recovered.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your local police if you have any information that could assist the Club in recovering the trailer and equipment.
The Halewood Autosolo & PCA 2013 - Results
Attracting competitors from the length and breadth of the country, Aintree Circuit Club’s second AutoSolo event at the Jaguar Land Rover plant at Halewood, Liverpool, was a huge success.
Making travelling the long distance from London well worth his while, Arthur Chan drove away as overall Nat B winner in his Mazda MX5, having beaten his rivals by more than 20 seconds.
Chan was actually beaten to FTD by a mere .84 seconds by Dan Darkin from Bridgenorth, the overall winner of the Clubmans event.
The ACC Halewood AutoSolo was a qualifying round of the BTRDA AutoSolo Championships and the ANWCC Autosolo, Allrounder and Junior PCA Championships.
Official Results halewood-autosolo-pca-2013-results
Press Release - acc-2013-asjlr
Arthur Chan - London, overall winner of the National B Autosolo pictured being presented with his award by Club Steward, Paul Hiles with Clerk of Course, Nick Stafford behind.
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