Race with Monoposto
at Mallory Park this year!
Simon Davey writes:
Monoposto has been asked if we can provide a grid for the only
car race meeting that is currently planned at Mallory Park in 2014
Key details are:
· Sunday 20 July
· Race organisers are CSCC (who we know well)
· Non Championship race for The Brownhills Glass Trophy
· One grid, all Monoposto classes eligible
· £500 cash awards: Winner takes £250: Other class
winners £50; plus trophies for all Classes
· 15 minute qualifier, 20 minute race
· Entry fee £175
As most racers will know, the company managing Mallory Park went into
liquidation last year, and the future of the circuit looked in doubt.
However a new management team is now in place. They are bike-oriented
but also want to ensure car-racing continues at Mallory. The circuit has
missed out on 2014 Championship dates, but CSCC has agreed to organise
this car race meeting.
On 1st March the "new" Mallory held an Opening Day, which enjoyed
massive support. The circuit looks to be in good nick and it is hoped
that a track licence will be granted soon. A few pics are attached, taken
before the start of the Opening Day on-track displays.
As the largest single-seater racing Club in the UK, Monoposto feels that
we should support the July car race meeting; in part as a contribution
to helping ensure that Mallory is not lost to the sport.
The Mallory event has been scheduled for the day after our Oulton Park
double header, and we hope that many competitors will be able to make
a racing weekend of it. The Mallory event organisers are also planning
a party for the Saturday evening. We will work with CSCC to schedule our
Mallory qualification session on the Sunday so that there is time to refettle
cars after Oulton. Also: if you enter both Oulton and Mallory, but need
to withdraw from the Mallory race due to problems at Oulton, the Club
will look benevolently upon Mallory entry fee refund requests.
However, the finances for the Mallory Monoposto race will only be feasible
if we get a good level of support in terms of entries, and we would not
want to take up track time at the meeting if we can only field a few cars.
Please tell us if you want to support this race:
If you fancy a unique weekend of racing this summer, and a chance to make
a real contribution to saving an iconic race track, then please
let me know (click here) asap if you are interested in entering Mallory.
As usual we are not looking for commitment at the moment, but we do need
to know if this is something that Monoposto members will support.
I'm going to enter! So form a queue behind me, please, for a grid place:
Asst ed adds:
I too called in at Mallory, towards closing time. Like Simon I was very
encouraged by the goodwill extended - mainly by the motor cycle community,
but it was good to see a race school and a supercar experience company
which means some non-racing income. CSCC's Hugo Holder and Rob Williams
had seen a lot of interest in the day and were looking forward to the
race in July. Also significant was that the Williams FW08 present was
accompanied by Marcus Pye, who was tremendously enthusiastic about the
re-opening. It's good to have Marcus on your side.
I was later informed by Mallory that car testing starts 5 March and is
every fortnight. The alternate weeks are bikes. Half a day was quoted
to me at £135, £250 for a full day if pre-paid.. 01455 502214.
Eddie Roberts & Stuart Hicken of Real Motorsport Ltd, who have
taken over the Mallory operations (pic Leicester Mercury)
A bustling paddock at the open day
Walking the track was popular