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Nick Goodall
20-04-2007, 01:03 PM
Having not been a BRCA member for at least 4/5 years, can anyone tell me what the deal is with formula's and end of year finals?

I've just got my license again so assume that i must be an F5 now?

Can i still get my F2 license at Regionals if i get on well enough?

Also this year would i be able to compete at the F3,4 & 5's AND the F2's or would i have to wait until next year to do the F2's if i get it this year?

emzy
20-04-2007, 01:05 PM
You step down one licence a year... so if its been more than 3 years since you last raced, you'll be an F5 again.

Yep you can still get your F2 at Regionals... and yep you can compete in the F345s AND the F2s! :D

Kopite
20-04-2007, 01:42 PM
I'm an F5 cos i've been out of the game for 8 years or so, and i'm gonna do the F3, F4, F5's, and the F2's. I think the F3, F4, F5's are at Coventry this year...although not sure where the F2's will be

spenner
20-04-2007, 01:49 PM
Nick,


As long as you finish in top 20% of final standings in the regionals you will gain F2 if not you will get whatever licence for position you finish in. You can attend all end of season finals just tell Phil Truman you want to go to them, he will put you down. F2's are at Silverstone Buggy Club this year.
Be good to see how you get on this weekend with the trusty Cat!!!
There was one or two last year at Nationals and they were still on the pace.

Nick Goodall
20-04-2007, 02:24 PM
Thanks for all the quick replies!

I've just found out that i can actually only do 2 of the 2wd regionals so that kind of messes up my plans for the end of year Finals but will have to see what happens i guess :eh?: ??

Thanks Jon, looking forward to this Sunday, hopefully the Cat will be ok but she's not turned a wheel for a good few years so i'm sure there'll be a few little niggles - just gotta hope none are too serious or un-fixable :D

Wraggy
20-04-2007, 02:28 PM
and yep you can compete in the F345s AND the F2s! :D

but surely if you get F2 in regionals you wont be able to compete in the F34&5's finals at cov ????

jim76
20-04-2007, 02:32 PM
Nick
the end of year finals have been a little undersubscribed the past couple of years so i don't think it would be a problem for you to get in for both 2 & 4wd. I assume you will be representing mid-south? about time we had our own ringer after Niggs last year!

The top 20% that John mentioned excludes any current F1's and national F2's. So it is the top 20% of those left. If you don't make that you should retire again!!

jim76
20-04-2007, 02:34 PM
but surely if you get F2 in regionals you wont be able to compete in the F34&5's finals at cov ????

the grade you get this year determines your license for the following year. So this year Nick is F5, so he can enter both F3's and F2's. But next year he will only be able to enter the F2's

losixxx
20-04-2007, 02:34 PM
he won't be able to compete in next years f3/4/5's.

for the f3/4/5's it's the top 5 from each license grade from each region that get automatic entry, after that any place's left are slit between the regions usually on first come first entry basis. so you would need to speak to your regional rep and make them aware you are interested at racing,
can't see it being a problem as the out of the last 4 years f3/4/5's there has been some space's available on both day's

Wraggy
20-04-2007, 02:35 PM
the grade you get this year determines your license for the following year. So this year Nick is F5, so he can enter both F3's and F2's. But next year he will only be able to enter the F2's
ah good news for me aswell then :D .

cheers

emzy
20-04-2007, 02:36 PM
but surely if you get F2 in regionals you wont be able to compete in the F34&5's finals at cov ????

Your F2 doesn't count until the 2008 season... so for the finals you're still whatever you were during the year.

*EDIT* Oops, getting slow in my old age!

Nick Goodall
20-04-2007, 02:45 PM
I'm not worried about 2008 really, just hoping to be able to do the 2007 Finals (F2's and F3,4 & 5's if i can)!

If my F2 doesn't count until 2008, how can i do them this year then?

Sorry, it's years since i've had to look into all this stuff :D

Jim, yes i would be representing Mid-South if i end up qualifying. My main concerns are reliability to get through the regionals ok, then i may "borrow" some kit for the finals........ :cool:

emzy
20-04-2007, 02:56 PM
You don't need to be an F2 to do the F2 finals... you just have to be an F2 or lower.

I've done them the past few years as an F3 and 4... :D

jim76
20-04-2007, 03:33 PM
Jim, yes i would be representing Mid-South if i end up qualifying. My main concerns are reliability to get through the regionals ok, then i may "borrow" some kit for the finals........ :cool:

excellent, we should have a strong team then and a good chance of retaining the trophy! Although we've lost Mr Spenner, we might gain Darren Boyle who has also dropped back to an F5, if we can talk him out of retirement!

alrg500
20-04-2007, 09:16 PM
Jim
Darren is actually F3 this year due to not doing the regionals last year and he hasn't been doing nationals for quite a while so I beleive his F1 is over 5 years old as well so he can still race at the F3's.

See you Sunday.

alrg500
20-04-2007, 09:21 PM
Alec Springer seems to be down as a F3 as well this year, not sure why or if its a mistake?

Lee Martin
26-04-2007, 03:42 PM
nick....

you can borrow all my stuff to do the F3's..........

jim76
26-04-2007, 03:58 PM
there goes my chances of a win!

Slimboyfat
09-05-2007, 04:22 PM
what is the rule regarding ex F1's? Is it 5 or 3 years prevous to do F3/4/5's????

emzy
09-05-2007, 04:23 PM
5 I think?

emzy
09-05-2007, 04:25 PM
Oh lord, new levels of sadness... I've just checked!

11.1 Eligibility for this event is restricted to drivers holding an F3, F4 or F5 licence on the scheduled date of the event. (F1 and F2 licence holders are excluded).
Previous holders of F1 licences have to wait for five years before becoming eligible.

matdodd
09-05-2007, 08:54 PM
Ye it was 5 mate, you can do the F2's though!

Nick Goodall
10-05-2007, 02:18 PM
nick....

you can borrow all my stuff to do the F3's..........

Is it not the F3's you're away for??

Cool though mate, will have to see what happens i guess! At least i have a B4 now, and the Cat was running ok for it's first time out last weekend :D

RLGfx
10-05-2007, 02:55 PM
i think i want to play at the f345s, i might have to sabotage stan to get anywhere though...

Lee
10-05-2007, 03:12 PM
Ill be there too chaps, an all F5 a final would be very cool:D

Wraggy
10-05-2007, 03:15 PM
i think i want to play at the f345s, i might have to sabotage stan to get anywhere though...
just make sure hes driving doddy's xx4 :D , he only finished one race i think at the mids regional the other week i think ...
only way we will stand a chance..
or i can just slap him ??;)

RLGfx
10-05-2007, 03:23 PM
or i can just slap him ??;)

Not before i do...

I think it should be my turn for a go of mats XX4, stan's been hogging it!

Kopite
10-05-2007, 03:45 PM
i think i want to play at the f345s, i might have to sabotage stan to get anywhere though...

Didn't realise they did a formula licence down to 345 Rob?

And the XX4 is MINE! (actually, it's Doddy's, but he knows he's my bitch!)

RLGfx
10-05-2007, 03:50 PM
yep, i'm right down there... it's been that long since i raced off road...

not long to go before i start beating phil though...

matdodd
10-05-2007, 10:52 PM
ill tell Phil that Rob :D

If you want you can both borrow one for the F5's!

RLGfx
12-05-2007, 10:29 AM
sweeeeeeet.....

I promise I'll only break it as much as stan does...

matdodd
13-05-2007, 09:17 PM
:( Ill get some more spares in!

Southwell
12-06-2007, 08:15 PM
So who do i contact to get a entry form? I don't know how many regionals i can do but i want to do this meeting!

GRIFF55
12-06-2007, 08:19 PM
Think its your regional rep

Southwell
12-06-2007, 08:32 PM
I never had anything from mine lol

PTRU
13-06-2007, 08:14 AM
Ian
which Regeion are you doing this year?
The entry form is on the BRCA web site

Nick speak to me at the weekend at Swindon if you are going.

Phill T

PTRU
13-06-2007, 08:17 AM
Ian
which region are you doing this year?
Entry form is on BRCA Web site.

Nick speak to me at the weekend if you are doing Swindon.

Phill T

Nick Goodall
13-06-2007, 08:25 AM
Hi Phil,

I'm in NY this weekend so unfortunately won't be at Swindon..... Could you pass any info/details on to Lee so that he can tell me? I think he's going anyway.

Thanks again.

Southwell
13-06-2007, 08:26 AM
I did the first 4wd meeting for Mid-South and am 99% to be doing the last two 4wd's at least, i wanted to go this weekend but forgot im going on holiday!

Ill grab the entry form off there, cheers Phil.

spenner
13-06-2007, 08:42 AM
Phil,


I am looking at attending F2's at Silverstone, have you got any forms or do i need to complete one on here and hand to you ???

John

Northy
13-06-2007, 09:29 AM
We have a couple (if not more) A final candidates from the North East ;)

G

Lee
13-06-2007, 09:33 AM
I`ll be there showing how to do it F5 stylee:D

wacattack
13-06-2007, 10:11 AM
In order to compete in the 4WD event, do you have to qualify independently of how you do in 2WD?

Reason I ask, I dont run a 4WD and consequently havent taken part in any of the regionals. However, I am running in the 2WD regionals.

If I choose to do so, can I compete in both 2 and 4WD for the regional finals (borrowing the bulks car) without doing the 4WD regional series?

Cheers peeps

Stu
13-06-2007, 04:17 PM
You can do 2wd & 4wd Wayne.

I would think you would be in for a shot of the title.

Myself I'd like to make the 'A' on one of the days so that when Steve Brooke comes to ask questions for 'Racer' I can give him some proper random answers.

PaulRotheram
13-06-2007, 04:26 PM
i wouldnt mind going to one of these.. i've not been to an end of season final before.

Nick Goodall
13-06-2007, 04:34 PM
I'm not doing enough to qualify but have been told i should be able to enter no prob's also........

I'm also attending as an F5 so hopefully will be fun :cool:

Wraggy
13-06-2007, 04:49 PM
so if you do quite well in the finals nick will that lower your "f" grading for next year ?? or is that only on regional's ???

Southwell
13-06-2007, 09:59 PM
The meeting does not affect your license.

Col
13-06-2007, 10:55 PM
We have a couple (if not more) A final candidates from the North East ;)

G

I hope you're not including me in that statement! I intend to strugle all weekend and make the E final (8th)

wacattack
14-06-2007, 11:37 AM
You can do 2wd & 4wd Wayne.

I would think you would be in for a shot of the title.

Myself I'd like to make the 'A' on one of the days so that when Steve Brooke comes to ask questions for 'Racer' I can give him some proper random answers.


Thanks mate, would be nice but dont think it will be easy, there are plenty of good drivers out there that dont have a formula that reflects their ability.

Ive been comparing how ive done to how the other 3/4/5'd have been doing in the Nationals, in the 2 ive done ive finished the highest but others have been close, lets wait and see :p

Northy
14-06-2007, 11:48 AM
Maybe we can sort it so all the NE (and maybe NW) lads pit together so we can help each other out? I'll be down there pit bitching I think anyway ;)

G

Lee
14-06-2007, 01:57 PM
Sounds good northy, see if we can get Mr Lowe there also to "manage setups" on the BJ4`s:D

Col
14-06-2007, 04:25 PM
Maybe we can sort it so all the NE (and maybe NW) lads pit together so we can help each other out?
G

It was kinda like that last year at TIverton - we turned up, saw someone we knew (Gaz and Baz), shoved everyone else outa the way and slung a few tents down! Awesome weekend:)

spenner
14-08-2007, 11:30 AM
Mr Truman,

Have you got a list of people entered for F2's at Silverstone, from our region???
Have we got many going ??
Any news on the track situation at the moment...

Mr Goodall,

Have you decided if you will be coming to the F2's ?????

Southwell
14-08-2007, 11:38 AM
Hopefully Tris gave Phil my entries....

jim76
14-08-2007, 11:46 AM
anyone know if the GRP tyres will be allowed or is it just Sch/Ballistic nominated tyres?

_sleigh_
14-08-2007, 11:52 AM
Only Schumacher Mini-Spike or Ballistic Buggy Mini-Spike at both events

jim76
14-08-2007, 12:12 PM
Only Schumacher Mini-Spike or Ballistic Buggy Mini-Spike at both events

ta, thought it probably would be.

DCM
14-08-2007, 12:15 PM
If I can get a decent 4wd I might try and do both days.... and camp over

Nick Goodall
14-08-2007, 12:24 PM
Mr Truman,

Have you got a list of people entered for F2's at Silverstone, from our region???
Have we got many going ??
Any news on the track situation at the moment...

Mr Goodall,

Have you decided if you will be coming to the F2's ?????

Jon,

Yes I will be there, Lee's going to pit for Me and Wraggy on the Saturday and on Sunday i'm running the very kind Mr Truman's D4 so should be cool.

Looking forward to it anyway :)

CharlieF
14-08-2007, 12:24 PM
Hi Guys.
For all of you wondering if you can enter F2,s or F3/4/5's etc(whether you have qualified or not through the regional competition) get an entry form (either from your RR or download one from the BRCA website), fill it in and give it to you Regional Rep and leave it up to him to get you an entry. I am certain he will be able to get you in.
In all my years of racing I do not remember any FULL End of Season Finals entry. Dont miss out - get the entry form filled out.
Regards
CharlieF

spenner
14-08-2007, 01:26 PM
Nick,

Good man,
Whilst it is another tough competitor it will make it a good meeting.
Oh, and you are from the mid south so it all adds to our strong team this year!!!

Nick Goodall
14-08-2007, 02:39 PM
Nick,

Good man,
Whilst it is another tough competitor it will make it a good meeting.
Oh, and you are from the mid south so it all adds to our strong team this year!!!

Indeed competition is always a good thing, shame we won't be able to run the M3 Step-pins though, the cars were ace with those on!!

spenner
14-08-2007, 02:58 PM
Big shame about the step pins!!!
I had the car pretty much sorted with them on, although i don't think they would be that good in the wet!!!!
Im hoping there is more grass on the track, with all this rain we have had there must be some green on there now.

Should be good meeting anyhow, some very quick guys if they all attend!!!

Nick Goodall
14-08-2007, 03:14 PM
Do you know of many ex-racers such as myself that will be there? Will be fun to catch up with some old faces

spenner
14-08-2007, 03:19 PM
Could be Mark Stanley, Bret Birch, Russell Williams ....
You normally get a few of the top guys come down Yardy,Sleigh and others....

Not sure who else has started up again that would be there....

_sleigh_
14-08-2007, 03:25 PM
I'm sure the Mid-west can come up with a few good names to send along. ;) ;)

I might have to invest a bit of time trying to convince our trump card to attend. (iff eligiable) :D :cool:

Wraggy
14-08-2007, 03:27 PM
I might have to invest a bit of time trying to convince our trump card to attend. (iff eligiable) :D :cool:
im already coming Phil !!!!! lol :D :D :D

emzy
14-08-2007, 03:28 PM
I might have to invest a bit of time trying to convince our trump card to attend. (iff eligiable) :D :cool:

Isn't he called Stan?!

Nick Goodall
14-08-2007, 03:29 PM
I'm sure the Mid-west can come up with a few good names to send along. ;) ;)

I might have to invest a bit of time trying to convince our trump card to attend. (iff eligiable) :D :cool:

Would be funny if it was Craig :D

I remember Mark Stanley, certainly rings a bell anyway.

Wraggy
14-08-2007, 03:30 PM
I might have to invest a bit of time trying to convince our trump card to attend. (iff eligiable) :D :cool:

CD by any chance ?? ;)

spenner
14-08-2007, 03:38 PM
That would be quality!!!!
just out of interest has Drescher ever one the F2's, did they even have them back in those days ?????

emzy
14-08-2007, 03:41 PM
I hadn't thought of Craig!

He's one reserve higher than me for Stotfold... I feel so special...!

Nick Goodall
14-08-2007, 03:42 PM
That's a good point, i wonder if he has??

Speaking of others that did the F2's I did them along with Chris Doughty back in what must have been 96 at Kiddy?? Those were the days we ran ribs and silver ifmar pins at the track!

ashleyb4
14-08-2007, 03:58 PM
How many other people have entered the juniors from the mid west phil????

A
I'm sure the Mid-west can come up with a few good names to send along. ;) ;)

I might have to invest a bit of time trying to convince our trump card to attend. (iff eligiable) :D :cool:

_sleigh_
14-08-2007, 03:59 PM
The first F2's I remember racing at were at Holbeach. I went along as a reserve (those were the days) and made hte A from heat 1. I remember running Sch. Green Mini-Pins on my Cat EC.


Yeah it was Craig I was thinking about. Not sure whether he's elligible, or even whether he'd be up for it.

Nick Goodall
14-08-2007, 03:59 PM
Also, anyone know if Brian Harris will be gracing us with his presence?

GRIFF55
14-08-2007, 06:29 PM
[quote=_sleigh_;56076]The first F2's I remember racing at were at Holbeach. I went along as a reserve (those were the days) and made hte A from heat 1. I remember running Sch. Green Mini-Pins on my Cat EC.


I did the holbeach f2's, terrible day for me!! What year was that?
I remember they had the shumacher blow up tent there.

WHITTLER555
20-08-2007, 04:38 PM
Can anyone give me the exact location of the Silverstone outdoor track as the website just shows a picture of the guys building the track but no directions that I can find??

Also I would like to book the caravan in for the BRC/F2's

Anyone know who I should contact:confused:

mattym0310
20-08-2007, 05:18 PM
i think that is it (http://www.srcmcc.com/where.html)
but again i cud be wrong [it was on the site]

im goin ash but im not from mid west.

JCJC
20-08-2007, 05:53 PM
A post code would be NN12 8XA this puts you in Church Street, on the north side of the village of Silverstone, the track is at the back of the rec, on the north side of Church Street, almost where it meets West End.

For contacts try via the web site: http://www.srcmcc.com/contacts.html

WHITTLER555
21-08-2007, 04:12 PM
Thanks for the info, I now have a map!

I have sent an email to the contact us section of the website, but I have not heard back?

There seems to be very little information around regarding this meeting when you consider it is the BRC Finals.

ashleyb4
21-08-2007, 04:17 PM
damo if you do have to book caravans in will you let us know

A

spenner
21-08-2007, 04:22 PM
The members of the commitee are away on holiday. They should be back anytime soon.
Going by the size of the field they have i would have thought there is enough room for Caravans 'Don't quote me on that though'.

jim76
21-08-2007, 05:48 PM
are they allowed on the cricket pitch then John? thought they would struggle with the usual regional allocation of space.

spenner
21-08-2007, 06:34 PM
The cricket pitch becomes a football pitch this time of year!! The only problem will be if it rains as im pretty sure the football lot might moan!! But then it's down to the owner and he seemed to get on well with the car club.

WHITTLER555
21-08-2007, 10:43 PM
Put it like this, most Nationals cater for between 10 and 20 caravans plus all the tents.

Although I would not expect to see 130 drivers at the BRC and therefore less caravans, I would have expected a bit more communication from the club seeing as there is the Stotfold weekend then the BRC next weekend and no info from the club.:confused:

Personally, as it is a 500 mile round trip with the caravan, I am staying down near the Stotfold track for the intervening week and then driving over to Silverstone on the Friday.

All the other clubs running Nationals this year have had a system for booking caravans in, I just don't want to turn up and then be told we can't stay and then have to go searching for a caravan site nearby.

Not too much to ask, is it???

Maybe the information is held somewhere else on this site or on the BRCA site, but I can't find it.

ashleyb4
21-08-2007, 10:46 PM
I know we are alloud to camp with the caravans as i rang phone number on the site and they said they where sorting the caravans and they said there was evening entertainment but i think they where driving and in a rush. So it was a very quickand brief convastation.

A

ashleyb4
21-08-2007, 10:47 PM
I just wanted to know if we have to book in in advance

A