**2020 Race Calendar**

Revised 2020 race calendar.
18th July Round 1
25th July Round 2
8th August Round 3
9th August Round 4
15th August Round 5
29th August Round 6
12 & 13 September Ulster TT
26th September Round 7
10th October Round 8

All Rounds are subject to the current Covid-19 regulations and could change or be cancelled depending on the circumstances within Northern Ireland at the time. The TT has been included in the calendar but is subject to a limit of 30 at the minute under the current regulations. Please also note that at the minute we do not have access to the toilets at the football pitches. I will update you if I hear anything more. Drivers should bring their own hand sanitizer, gloves and high viz vest for marshaling. We will operate a one way system to and from the rostrum. The rostrum will only be able to take approx 4 drivers the rest will be along the bank at 1 metre intervals weather permitting. If your car breaks down during qualifying/ final you will have to remain at your spot until Race Director calls race over. We hope to have the online booking in system up and running by Monday 13th July and would ask that everyone uses it to book in. We also hope to have the online pay facility working as well. If you can’t pay online then correct race fee must be given to Race Director at time of booking in. There will be no access to race control accept for Race Director and helper.
Your understanding is appreciated at this time. The Club is doing everything possible to get things back on track, excuse the pun.

It goes without saying thst if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 that you do not attend any events.

*****We are Racing again*****

Racing is recommencing.


After a Trustee meeting we have drawn up a new calendar for what remains of 2020.
Round 1 will be on 18th July. The full calendar will be published here shortly along with the guidelines we will have to follow. Everyone will be expected to book in online. Booking in will be available from Monday 13th July. We are also looking into paying online with more details of this soon.

***Covid-19 Statement***

On Tuesday 26th May I submitted the Club’s plan for reopening the track. I am pleased to say that this has been accepted by the Council and we are good to go for practice only. However, there are strict rules that all members must adhere to. Please read the following I know it’s long but it’s important.

Craigavon Model Racing Club
Kernan, Portadown
COVID-19 Guidance for CMRC members during Step 1 of The Northern Ireland Executive Approach to Removing the Covid-19 Restrictions.
At this stage the Club is only permitted to reopen for practice, there will be no competitions held during this time.
To access the track at Kernan in this phase of the reopening, a driver must:
– Be a current, fully paid up CMRC Club member and hold a current BRCA competition licence.
– Not have been out of the country in the last 14 days
– Not have been around someone with symptoms of Covid-19 in the last 14 days
– Not be in a period of self-isolation and required to cocoon under the current Health Policy Rules.
– Not be displaying COVID-19 symptoms, high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. If you have any of these symptoms, we would ask you not to travel to the venue and to seek medical advice.
To try and ensure every member gets their fair share of track time and that we adhere strictly to the Covid-19 guidelines we will for the present time be running 2 sessions on a Saturday, 10:00 to 13:00 and 13:30 to 16:30. Numbers are restricted currently to a maximum of 6. To ensure we keep to this number we have a booking in system in operation. Members wishing to practice must contact the Race Director, Philip Ryans, in advance to indicate which session they want to be booked in for and also advise him if there are others accompanying you. We cannot guarantee that this will always be available but we will endeavour to accommodate you where possible. Remember, if you bring a family member with you, who is not going to use the track, this will restrict the numbers for other racers so at present you should come on your own. Exceptions are for junior members who have to be accompanied by a parent.
Basic Rules:
1. Strict social distancing at all times. Remember the 2m rule. Signs have been put up round the track as reminders.
2. When parking, leave at least a cars width between other vehicles.
3. NO sharing of tools.
4. NO working on others cars.
5. The rostrum will not be open during this phase. Please ensure you are on the bank at all times when driving. Keep your distance apart, 2 metres, this is the space between the fence posts, so use them as a guide.
6. Marshall your own car should you go off the track.
7. Do NOT overstay your allocated time. If you arrive early stay in your car till it is your time for practice.
8. Members should, ideally, bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer with them and keep it in their pocket or pit bag for use.
9. Wash or sanitize your hands frequently.
10. Please take any rubbish home with you and ensure your area is left clean when you leave.
11. When on track please close the gate behind you so that members of the public do not wander on to the track.
12. Members should ensure that they utilise toilet facilities in their own home prior to arriving at the Club as toilet facilities will not be available during this phase.
13. The track is also open during the week. We do not expect the uptake to be as high as it would be on a Saturday. However, please contact the Race Director prior to travel so we can continue to keep to a maximum of 6.
Members must adhere to these rules. There may be checks carried out by the Council to make sure we are following the rules and the Club Trustees will be carrying out Risk Assessments from time to time as well.
Above all Stay Safe and enjoy what we have at the minute.

**TRACK CLOSED for ALL ACTIVITY**

Important news.
Following on from a meeting with ABC Council I have to advise you that as off today the track is closed for all activity including practise and racing. I know this is not the news you wanted to hear but we have to abide by the decision of the Council. I will keep you updated as and when the position changes.

Chairman & Trustees
CMRC

*****2020 Championship Dates*****

CMRC Summer Series 2020.

R1 4th April

R2 18th April

R3 2nd May

R4 16th May

Jim Strain Memorial 30 & 31 May

R5 13th June

R6 27th June

R7 4th July

R8 25th July

NIGP 8 & 9 August

R9 22nd August

TT/BRCA 12 & 13 September

Final R10 26th September

6 from 10 to count for mini
7 from 10 for bikes, saloons & Fiats.

****Round 3 of the Winter Championship Cancelled****

Due to adverse Weather Forecast the 3rd Round of the Winter Championship has been Cancelled…….

Winter Championship….Rounds 1 and 2…..

Round 1 of the winter series. Very cold for the few racers that braved the weather to support the event.
The mini final saw a good race between Junior driver, Matthew Leeman and not so junior, John Campbell, with Matthew taking the win.
The Fiats had a five car line up but Richard Dorman failed to make the grid with transmitter problems. The 15 minute final saw Tommy McKendry take an early lead which he managed to hold on to to take the win. Robert Dorman & Philip Ryans fought it all the way to the flag with Dorman taking 2nd from Ryans by only 1 second. Fourth went to new junior member Luke Sibbett who drove a very good 1st race with some respectable lap times.

Round 2 of the winter series. Weather was cold and damp but that didn’t stop a few guys turning up to compete in the mini & Fiat classes. In the mini class young Matthew Leeman took pole and the win ahead of Tom Patterson. There were 5 competitors in the Fiat class. Russell Armour took pole and the win ahead of Tommy McKendry 2nd & Robert Dorman 3rd. New junior driver Luke Sibbett was 4th with Philip Ryans in 5th. Next round is on 11th January 2020.

 

2019 Championship Winners

2019 FG Mini Champion Timothy Ryans

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2019 FG Mini Champion Timothy Ryans

with Runner up Matthew Leeman and Tommy McKendry 3rd

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2019 Superbike Champion Jim Lee

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2019 Superbike Champion Jim Lee

with Runner up Michael Cairns and 3rd Thomas Magill (not available for photo)

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2019 Fiat 500 Champion Russell Armour

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2019 Fiat 500 Champion Russell Armour

with Runner up Robert Dorman and 3rd Jim Lee

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2019 Super National Saloon Champion Irvine Martin

(Runner up Tom Patterson and 3rd Jason Noonan, not available for photo)

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2019 Nation Saloon Runner up Gary Bell with 3rd Russell Armour

(2019 National Saloon Champion Jamie McCartney not available for photo)

 

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2019 Top Junior Member Matthew Leeman

 

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2019 AGM Saturday 2nd November

CMRC 2019 AGM

2nd November at 10.00 am in Portadown Rugby Club

2019/20 Winter Series Championship Dates…

Round 1…..16/11/19

Round 2…..14/12/19

Round 3…..11/01/20

Round 4….08/02/20

Round 5….29/02/20

Round 6….21/03/20

4 Rounds from 6 to Count