20TH AND 21ST JULY AT DEAN MOOR
The weekend at Dean Moor started very wet and windy so the racing was held back for a little while with the promise of it drying up around 11am. The adults went out first to clear the track for the kids but in all fairness, the first block of racing was wet and muddy.
Racing went according to plan all weekend after that with no hiccups with minimal paramedic/medical intervention all weekend. Everyone seemed to enjoy their days racing and the rain held off, or at least until it was time to empty the bins!!!
Over the weekend there was various fund raising events taking place. There was a cake stall both days, a cream tea served by a butler in the buff (sorry Albert, couldn't resist), and an Auction on Saturday evening in the beer tent.
The cakes went down a storm, and I think Maddy has just about recovered from her cream tea, but the auction was the place to be with some excellent items donated to auction off. Items were donated from all corners - riders, passengers, photographers, ACU and many others. Thank you all.
There was many highlights of the night but a couple that stood out was when Josh Chamberlain auctioned off his third place trophy from Strasbessenbach, Germany. George (known as Grandson No2 to Eric Maguire) was desperate to win it as Josh is one of his hero's. Unfortunately he missed out on it but Paul Hope won the bidding and then gifted it straight to George. The picture on George's face was priceless.
The other moment was when one of our youth members, Jay Sams, who turned 10 prior to the meeting asked if he could auction his birthday cake out of the blue. It was all done up in the NETT colours and logo's. It made a whopping £50.
There was whip round in the beer tent later in the evening for Nathan Robinson and Oliver Sayer to sing what is now known as their Dean Moor Connor Smith Memorial signature song, "Back in the Summer of '69"!
So, you are probably wondering what all this fundraising was about. It was to help send our quad and sidecar teams to Germany to compete in the SMXON and the QXON. We raised over £3,000 and we believe there is still more coming in.
Thank you to everyone who took part, donated or helped with it all. We would also like to thank Darren (Albert) McPherson and his wife Wendy for arranging it.
Thank you also to Bill Smith and Family for his continued generous support with riders competing in both the Cingoli #660 memorial event and the Deanmoor event.
Our biggest thank you goes out to every person that helps on the day to make these meetings happen. Without you all we couldn't do it. There are too many to mention but you all know who you are.
As we move into our next round in September, we wish both the quad and sidecar teams the best of luck in the Nations and hope that the money raised will help achieve your goals.
Yours in sport.
NETT Club Championship.
On Saturday evening in the beer tent we will be having an Auction. starting approximately 8pm. Again, any proceeds go towards the SMXON and QXON Teams.
We have had quite a lot of items donated for this, including Wulfsport Clothing, your own choice pictures on canvas, an ACU licence for 2020, memorabilia to name but a few.
Come along and join in.
Entries for this coming weekend closes at 6pm Thursday. Any entries after that need to be by calling Dot on 07756 948960.
Timings for the weekend
- Signing on and Scruitineering 7.30 - 8.30am
- Marshals briefing 8.45am
- Practice 9.30am
- Signing on and Scruitineering for Sunday 4.30pm - 6pm
- Signing on and Scruitineering 8.00 - 8.30am
- Marshals briefing 8.30am
- Practice for Sunday entrants 9am
- British Quads Practice 9.15am
- British Sidecar Practice 9.45am
All times are approximate.
As most of you will have seen, Darren McPherson and Wendy McPherson will be doing a little fundraising at Dean Moor at the weekend. The money raised will be split between the QXON Team and the SMXON Team. There will be an assortment of items on offer. Also, on Saturday evening they will be holding an auction.
As anyone who comes to NETT will know there is always cakes at signing on. Normally these are a gift to riders (mainly to encourage people to get there on time! :-D) but to help with the fundraising, all we ask for is a donation.
Any donations of cakes, pies, scones or traybakes or Auction items will be greatly received.
So come on guys support our teams and come get your cake at signing on or Wendy throughout both days and you wont be disappointed.
Don't miss out, when they're gone they're gone!
Race day is fast approaching so get your entries in without delay.
We would like to thank Topshot Motorsport and Paul Ervine for the brilliant photos on our programme. Please check out their facebook pages for more excellent shots. Race day is fast approaching so get your entries in without delay.
We would like to thank Topshot Motorsport and Paul Ervine for the brilliant photos on our programme. Please check out their facebook pages for more excellent shots.
If anyone wishes to order any NETT Merchandise:- Hoodies, Caps, T-shirts or Beanies, we will be placing an order on Wednesday, so if you could message Dot before then please. Either via Messenger, Facebook or text - 07756 948960.