NETT Connor Smith Memorial Weekend featuring British Quad & British Sidecars Essential information

1st & 2nd July 2023

Postcode:  Deanmoor MX, Lamplugh, Cumbria. CA14 4RH

This weekend is The Connor Smith Memorial at Deanmoor. Running NETT Championship Quad & Sidecar races on the Saturday and NETT, British Quad & British Sidecar Championship races on Sunday.

If you’ve not yet got round to entering, please do it soon, not only will you avoid the £10 late entry fee if you enter by 6pm Thursday, but you will be helping the team get all the essential paperwork sorted ahead of the weekend. 

Enter the event here …. .... then please read on….

A few things to note…

PRIZEGIVINGS – there will be a prizegiving ceremony 30 minutes after the last race on Saturday for Youth classes and Sunday Connor Smith Presentation for all Classes and British Quad and British Sidecar classes. Please join us to congratulate the races that have put in so much effort over the weekend. 

ACU OFFICIALS – Our Clerk of the Course for the weekend is Steve McCauley.

When you arrive at the event, a few reminders….

SIGNING ON – starts at 7.30am and finishes 9:00am.

Please bring a printed copy of your ACU licence or the QR code sent to you by the ACU to prove you have a current licence, otherwise a day licence will need to be purchased which incurs a fee of £15. 

SACU, MRA and other licence holders you must bring your licence and start permission where applicable.

Please bring your transponder number to sign on, even if you registered it when you entered.

Riders arriving for Sunday only, you can sign on between 18:00 and 19:00 Saturday & 07:30 and 08.30 Sunday. 

Please pick up a copy of the schedule for the weekend when you are at sign-on.

PARENT SIGN ON - Parents of 50/100 cc group riders wanting to help their child on the start line must sign on during above hours. A BLUE hi-vis bib must be worn at t he start line and you must step well back when the Starters green flag is raised.  

SCRUTINEERING - This will be carried out for British Championship Quad & Sidecars ONLY, at the top of the pits, near sign on, between 18:00 & 19:00 Saturday and 07:30 & 08:30 Sunday. Club races do not need scrutineered, however you and your machine must be safe & track worthy, NETT Officials and CoC can request your machine to be scrutineered at their discretion.   

RIDERS BRIEFING – 09:30 Saturday, 08:45 Sunday, all riders must attend.  

RUNNING ORDER –the anticipated running order is as follows….

  • Adult Supports/40s
  • 250cc (Y3/Y4)
  • 50cc/100cc (Y1/Y2)
  • Sidecars
  • NETT Championship Quads

Race timings and lunch breaks are shown in the schedule, copies available at sign-on.

GATE PICK – Club Races - For the first race of the weekend, riders will pick a peg to determine the order in which you go to the line. Please park in the pre-start area beside the number you have selected.

Your performance within your GROUP in the first race will then determine the order you go to the gate for all the remaining races of the weekend.  

British Championship Quads and Sidecars will post qualifying times for gate position.       

Please be at pre-start area in good time, as riders will be called to the start line when the race before yours is only half over.  If you are not  in the holding area you may lose your gate position for that race.

TEAR OFFS – Are not allowed at this track.

PRACTICE & TRANSPONDER CHECK - please be sure to have your number board on your tail for practice and racing –and cover up any numbers on your bike that don’t match your race number.  

At the start of practice, there will be a transponder check lap - please space out going over the finish line so our timing team can pick up your transponder and number board and match your name to your transponder.

RESULTS – results will be posted on the results board at the sign-on hut after each race. Please check your results after EACH race, particularly RACE 1, and be sure to raise any query you have well before the start of your next race. 

SPECTATORS - An entry charge of £5 per person will be levied for spectators.

CATERING - on site catering will be available throughout the weekend. 

LITTER - please bring your own black bags and take your litter home.  Please be prepared to clear up around you and check you have not left any litter when you depart.  

LOOS – we have been asked to remind you to tidy up after yourselves when in the portaloos and to avoid emptying chemical toilets in them – there will be an IBC in place for this purpose, please use it. 

RESPECT VENUE RULES – please remember, no campfires, no pit bikes, no noise late at night – this will help us maintain the good relationship we have with the tracks we hire, so we are always welcomed back.

Wishing everyone a good and safe weekend. See you there!