Maple Garage Beaver Rally 2009 Regulations
Beverley & District Motor Club Ltd is once again running the Maple Garage Beaver Rally. It will be a round of the PJ Parts ANCC, EMAMC AB Motorsport, C.A.R.S. ANEMMC, KLMC-TNC, and SD34 Road Rally Road Rally Championships as usual.
The organising team, who are all successful Road Rally competitors, are again planning an event that other competitors will hopefully enjoy, covering roads away from the more traditional Maple Garage Beaver Rally territory, on OS Maps 94 and 100, covering approximately 150 miles.
The Event will Start and Finish at The Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire. Map Reference 100 / 855½ 876½.
As many of the best Events are being required to do, many hours have been spent gaining permission from land owners to use roads on private land. Some are still being negotiated!! There will be approximately 15+ miles of these 'white' roads.
The 'whites' will be of mixed surfaces, but not entirely smooth tracks, some of which will be 'Forest style' in surface. As usual, these have all been traversed in a standard car, but would still recommend sump guards for the more flamboyant competitors.
As competitors from the last two or three years will know, a lot of effort has been made each year to listen and learn what you all (and we!!) want from an Event. More importantly, what you don't want. The Navigation will be straightforward, without anything you could call a 'trick'. I hope you enjoy this year even more, I think I will!!
As is becoming increasingly necessary on Road Rallies, the Organisers will take care to ensure that competitors are not required to drive at excessive speeds on the public highway.
To achieve this, as some other events have already done this year, some Standard Sections may be completed with more simple navigation, acting more as link sections to the more competitive sections, some of which will be partly on private land.
Route Checks will also be used for safety, at SGW's as we have done previously, as well as at some particular points of danger. (i.e. uneven road surface, bad bend, long straight)
That is our intention; hopefully we will come close to achieving this.
Beverley & District Motor Club Ltd. would like to thank the following:
Maple Garage for sponsoring the event
MSA for authorising the event
John Richardson, RLO for North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Police
The Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire
Middleton Service Station near Pickering
S M Autocare, Thornton Road Industrial Estate, Pickering, for Scrutineering venue
Residents and farmers on route for their co-operation and patience
The Marshals and officials for braving the elements
You for taking the time to read these regulations and enter the event.
The Beverley & District Motor Club web-site at www.bdmc.org.uk is the primary source for information about this event. It holds definitive versions of all official documentation issued before the event, as well as results, photographs and the route after the event.
The website is also the most popular way to enter the event, and as before allows you to pay the entry fee online using a Credit or Debit card.
There will also be an un-seeded entry list published as entries are received, and a seeded list once the entries have been seeded.
Results will also be posted on the web site at three points during the event, and at the end, within a few minutes of the time cards being collected. This will allow family and friends to be able to see how you're doing during the night.
Beverley & District Motor Club Ltd. will promote a National B Navigational Rally, the Maple Garage Beaver Rally, on 28th/29th November 2009.
The event will be held under the general regulations of the MSA (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting code of the FISA), these supplementary regulations and any written instructions the promoting club may issue for the event.
MSA Permit number 55193 has been issued. Authorisation of a Motoring Event on the Public Highway will be posted on the official notice board. This official notice board will be on display at the start, the rest halts and the finish venue.
The event is open to fully elected members of the promoting club and to all members and championship contenders of the Association of Northern Car Clubs (ANCC), the Association of North East Midland Motor Clubs (ANEMMC), the East Midland Association of Motor Clubs (EMAMC), and the Association of North East and Cumbria Car Clubs (ANECCC).
The event is a round of the following road rally championships.
|ANCC:||PJ Parts Northern Road Rally Championship|
|EMAMC:||AB Motorsport Road Rally Championship|
|ANEMMC:||CARS ANEMMC Road Rally Championship|
|SD34 Motor Sport Group:||Road Rally Championship|
|KLMC:||TNC Road Rally Championship|
Competition licences and club membership cards for both driver and navigator will be inspected at signing on. Additionally drivers must ensure that they have Third Party insurance for the event. Cars must also be taxed where applicable. Cars will be identified by numbers, fixed to each side of the vehicle, to be supplied by the organisers. These must be removed or covered after retirement from or at the conclusion of the event.
Noise Test will commence at 19.30, at Thornton Road Industrial Estate, Pickering (Map Reference 100 / 818831), prior to Scrutineering at S M Autocare, Thornton Road Industrial Estate, Pickering (Map reference 100 / 811¼830).
Once Scrutineering is completed, proceed to The Dalby Forest Visitor Centre (Map Reference 100 / 855½876½) for Documentation. Please be very quiet through Thornton-le-Dale and along the Forest Drive past Low Dalby Village.
All competitors must be signed on by 22:30. Any competitor not signed on by this time may be excluded. The first car will start from MTC1 at 23:31 with subsequent cars at one-minute intervals. The total mileage will be approximately 150 miles on public roads. OS 1:50000 maps 100 (C3) and 94 (C3) are required for the event.
The finish will be at The Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, where breakfasts will be provided. These are included in your entry fee and are available by producing a ticket which will be given out at documentation.
Competitors bringing their cars to the Maple Garage Beaver Rally on trailers will be able to leave the trailers at the finish venue in a specific area, in the Car Park furthest away from the Visitor Centre. Please contact us if you wish to do this, so that we can advise accordingly. Thank you.
|CLASS E||EXPERT:||where either crew member has finished in the top 5 of a road rally.|
|CLASS S||SEMI EXPERT:||where either crew member has finished in the top 15 of a road rally.|
|CLASS N||NOVICE:||all other crews.|
The organisers reserve the right to re-classify any crew and no protest will be allowed on this point. Standard cars are eligible, as are van derivatives of production vehicles. Vehicles with petrol engines with forced induction are NOT eligible.
Awards will be presented as follows:
|1st||Overall||The Beaver Cup|
|2nd||Overall||Richard Jordan Motors Trophy|
|3rd||Overall||The Harvey Graham Services Ltd. Cup|
|1st||Expert||The Swift Caravans Ltd. Cup|
|2nd||Expert||The Minster Cup|
|3rd||Expert||The Maple Garage Trophy|
|1st||Semi Expert||The Moores of Hull Ltd. Cup|
|2nd||Semi Expert||The Armstrong Massey Trophy|
|3rd||Semi Expert||M.W.J. (Hull) Ltd Trophy|
|1st||Novice||Jobling Trailers Trophy|
|2nd||Novice||The Richardsons (Bridlington) Ltd Trophy|
|3rd||Novice||The Greens Signmakers Trophy|
|Last||classified Finisher||An award|
|First||Lady/Mixed Crew||The Kelvin Brown Goblets (subject to 3 entries)|
N.B. Replicas will be supplied with all awards and will go to each crewmember.
No person may win more than one award. Awards will be presented after the results have been declared final. Trophies must be returned to the promoting club before 12th November 2010 or earlier if so requested.
Entries open on 16th October 2009 and close for seeding at 10.00 am on 21st November 2009. The entry fee is £65 and includes two breakfasts. All entries must be made on the official entry form (either on the web-site, or paper) and accompanied by the appropriate fees. Entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Entries will be accepted by web entry, post, fax or by hand providing that the entry fee is paid within 7 days. Entries will not be officially accepted until payment is received.. Late entries may be accepted after the closing date at the organisers' discretion. These will not appear on the entry list sent out with final instructions, but will be updated on the website, and a final entry list will be displayed on the Official Notice Board when all the competitors have signed on.
Entries made on the web-site will be offered the opportunity of paying with a Credit or Debit card, using Paypal. This option will incur an additional fee of 4% (£2.60), in order to cover the processing cost of this option.
Entry fees will be refunded in full if the entry is withdrawn before entries close for seeding. Entries withdrawn after seeding will only be refunded if the place is filled by a reserve entry.
The maximum entry for the meeting is 60. The minimum is 20. The minimum for each class is 5. Should any of the above minimum figures not be reached the organisers have the right to cancel the meeting or amalgamate the classes as necessary.
The Entries Secretary to whom all entries must be sent is:
Mrs Andrea Atkinson
22 Potterdale Drive, Little Weighton, Cottingham HU20 3UX
Tel: 01482 876400
Fax: 01482 240480
|Club Stewards||Howard Everingham|
|Clerks of the Course||Ian Gibbins||01482 email@example.com|
|Mike Petch||01482 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deputy Clerk of the Course and Chief Marshal||Matthew Atkinson||01482 876400|
|Publicity Officer||Andy Beaumont||07799 email@example.com|
|P.R. Officer||Danny Robinson||07880 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chief Timekeeper||Lloyd Walker|
|Chief Scrutineer||Jim Kilmartin|
|Environmental Scrutineer||Paul Hewer|
|Course Cars||Graham Benfield|
Provisional results will be published as soon as possible following the end of the event in accordance with A61(b) or A61(d).
Ties will be decided in accordance with H90.
Protests must be lodged in accordance with C(d)45-82
Competitors will be supplied with Route Instructions/Time Cards at signing on and at various points along the route. These documents will provide all the information as specified in H9.11, H42 and H85
The fails system will apply as will schedule timing on the event. Marking and penalties will be as printed in the appropriate section of the MSA general regulations, H84 except as modified below.
|d||Not reporting at or providing proof of visiting a route check. A maximum of 2 incorrect digits will be allowed without penalty.||5 mins|
|s||Further breaches of k||Exclusion|
|Excessive speed as observed by the Police||Exclusion|
All other regulations of the MSA apply as written except for the following, which are modified:
|H9.12||The organisers may establish a checkpoint at any point for the purpose of observing maintenance of a set time schedule and/or route.|
|H83||Regularity sections may be used. Details will be given in the route handout instructions.|
|H106(e)||Forced induction is not permitted for petrol engines. Forced induction on diesel engines is permitted.|
Final Instructions will be posted on the website in the week before the event and have the same effect as these regulations. They will also be posted to crews who request paper documentation.
Cars will be scrutinised in accordance with the appropriate MSA Technical Regulations. The scrutineering sheet will be given out at the Sound Check.
All marshals and officials of the event will be appointed Judges of Fact for observing Give Way junctions, unauthorised servicing, false starts, use of auxiliary lights in neutral and transport sections and excessive sound, as described in H37-40
Controls will open 20 minutes before the first car. Maximum lateness will be 30 minutes.
Controls & checks will be designated one of the following:
|MTC||Main Time Controls located at the start and finish, and during the event, that competitors MUST visit, timed to the previous whole minute. The controls at the end and during the event end neutral sections unless otherwise informed.|
|STC||Control at the end of a standard section, timed to the previous whole minute.|
|TTC||Control at the end of a transport section where you may make up time subject to the ¾ rule.|
|NTC||Control at the end of a neutral section, timed to the previous whole minute.|
|IRTC||Control in the middle of a regularity section timed to the previous whole second.|
|RTC||Control at the end of a regularity section, timed to the previous whole minute.|
|PC||Passage Control untimed used as a manned route check or where a clock fails.|
|RC||Route Check, evidenced by writing down a seven digit code on time cards and signed by the marshal at the next manned time control.|
If an official clock fails, then the control will assume the status of a PC.
If a control is known to be unmanned, proceed to the next manned control by the route instructions. Your due time at the next control will be the time for that section and the next added up. Unmanned controls will be advised at the briefing or at MTC1.
To be classified as a finisher, competitors must visit two thirds of all manned controls and visit all main time controls (MTC's) within their maximum permitted lateness. (K20.1). Any lateness must be made up at the rest halts. Competitors will restart from the MTC after the rest halt at the scheduled time as shown on the time card plus their start number.
The Club has applied to Lockton for a Blanket Cover Note under the above scheme. This will provide those competitors who need to use the scheme with third party cover to meet RTA requirements on the Road Sections of the Event. The basic rate (before loading) will be £16.28 per car.
New applicants wishing to use the scheme must be able to complay with all points of the Lockton Declaration:-
If able to comply with all points above you will simply sign the Signing on Form for Insurance - no letter of acceptance will be issued.
If unable to comply with all points above, contact the event secretary who will send you a Declaration Form to complete. This should be returned to the secretary or sent direct to Lockton prior to the event to allow sufficient time for a Letter of Acceptance to be issued. You can contact Lauren Burgess at Lockton by phone on 0161 828 3300, by fax on 0161 828 3335, by e-mail to email@example.com or by post to 19 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 1FB.
The organisers reserve the right to cancel part or the entire event if necessary.
The route will be approximately 150 miles, of which about 15+ miles are on unmetalled roads. Fuel will be available at two points on the route, the first being on the run out from MTC1. Any crew who has a thirsty vehicle may wish to top up fully as the next fuel will be after 85 miles. Fuel will also be available very close to the finish venue. The route will be the shortest route on any road marked on the map between controls avoiding out of bounds areas and complying with the road book. All official distances are deemed correct and no protest will be allowed.
It is not a marshal's duty to interpret or explain any regulation, if in doubt ask an official preferably before the start.
A brief explanation of the type of sections being used on the event is shown below: -
You are penalised for losing time on these sections. If you take a time earlier than allowed, the penalties are doubled. You are not penalised for arriving early if you can make up time subject to strict guidelines (see 5 below). If you cut route and rejoin at a standard control you CAN rejoin at your scheduled time. Note: Some Standard Sections may be clearly noted in the Route Instructions as 'Relaxed' Sections. These should be traversed steadily and you will have plenty of time to complete these sections without losing time.
Neutral sections are non-competitive; you cannot make up time on these sections no matter how late you are. You must grin and bear it - the penalties are severe at one fail. If you rejoin at a neutral control, you MUST take a time equivalent to the same number of minutes late at the last control you recorded a time.
These sections are used to take you from one part of the route to another. You are not penalised for arriving late other than for maximum lateness. You may make up time subject to section 5.
These sections require you to stop at intermediate control [IRTC] where you will be timed to the previous second as you enter the control. The control at the end of the section RTC is timed to the previous whole minute. Time CANNOT be made up in these sections.
Make the most of any designated time make-up sections or any standard sections that are easily cleanable. If such a section is 4 miles or less you can take any time allowed for the section. If it is more than 4 miles then you can only make up a quarter of the total time allowed, e.g. if it is 6 miles long and the time allowed is 12 minutes then you can take 9 minutes for the section without penalty. The above only applies if you are running late in the first place. You will be penalised if you make up time and book in before your scheduled time. The make up time allowed is shown on your timecards.
Always watch OTL. If you are more than 30 minutes late at any time control then you pick up a maximum penalty of 1 Fail. So if you do reach OTL then don't keep plodding on - instead miss out a section and get yourself back within 30 minutes lateness. See 1 & 2 above as where you should rejoin. You can work out your OTL time at any control by adding your start number plus 31 to the car 0 due time.
Refer to the website for full route instructions from previous Beaver Rallies for examples of the sort of navigation which we use.