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Race Entry Forms

If you are competing in all rounds of the National Championship ‘ET Bracket Bike’, Santa Pod entries for this season can be found here – http://www.eurodragster.com/sprc/entry.html  and the first round at Shakespeare County Raceway for ETB/NAST – https://www.shakespearecountyraceway.co.uk/docs/2017_Springspeed_Nationals_Entry_Form_Bikes.pdf

For NAST ET and Gas, the number of meetings to count out of the seven events are five. As in previous years the worst results above this number will be dropped. No extra points awarded for competitors who compete in all rounds.

The two rounds at SCR are also a stand-alone APIRA championship.

AGM report and final details of the ‘SuperTwins Challenge Cup Series’ at SCR soon.

Riders and Drivers Meeting

Reminder: At ACU events (all race meetings?) riders must present their ‘bike and themselves ready to race i.e. in leathers etc. to check safety wear fitting at scrutineering.

Details of the Riders and Drivers meeting held at the Hilton Hotel Northampton 26th February.

ET Bike is now a National Championship starting this year at both tracks.

Shakespeare County Raceway

Race Dates

29 April-1 May 10th Annual Springspeed –  ETB/NAST, Gas

26-28 August 11 Annual MSA/ACU open Sport Nationals –  ETB/NAST, Gas 

Entry Fees Frozen this year by both tracks

3 Day, APIRA £135

Santa Pod Raceway

Race Dates

14-16 April Festival of Power ETB/NAST, Gas

21-23 April Big Bang (ETB/NAST, Gas – proposed, decision by 6th March)

Note: If Big Bang is a championship round this will mean 3 consecutive meetings – SCR Springspeed Nationals, 29th April/1st May.

20-21 May Race RocknRide ETB/NAST, Gas

24-25 June Summernationals ETB/NAST, Gas

23-24 September UK National Finals ETB/NAST, Gas

Entry Fees (electric)

2 Day, SPRC £135

3 Day, SPRC £150,

Santa Pod electric, 2 day £45, 3 day £55, 4 day £70.

To qualify for SPRC championship winners free entry to following season a minimum of 6 ‘bikes in class must race at each round.

Proposal to change the ETBike cutoff from 8.70 to 8.90 was rejected by the tracks but discussion by some riders feel that this should be looked at again for 2018 when a case may be made if ETBike riders are not going faster than 8.90 or entries in 8.50 ‘bike are suffering.

SuperTwins Challenge Cup Series

If you find yourself with a ‘bike in the garage and nowhere to race between rounds when the sun is shining in June and July then this is for you. For Saturdays only, at RWYB meetings at Shakespeare County Raceway, we are running a series over 3 weekends based on a Gambler format. Open to all types of motorcycle – street/strip, as long as it passes scrutineering – no comp. licence required.


However, if you ride a Twin and are a member of NAST (join on the day for £10) there will be additional benefits/prize-money and trophies up for grabs at each meeting and at the completion of the 3 rounds. More details to follow after the AGM 4th March.


 2017 National Association of Supertwins AGM

 (Agenda) click on link

Date –  Saturday 4th March

Place – Warwick

Venue – Holiday Inn Express (same place as last AGM)

Time – 3.00 for a 3.30 start until about 6.00.

Very short walk across the road from the Warwick Hilton so you will be back in time for the APIRA/SCR Prize Presentation. Holiday Inn Express – Warwick – Stratford upon Avon Stratford Road Warwick CV34 6TW Junction 15 on the M40 (Click on map for more detail) agm2015The Hotel is near both Warwick and Stratford and both are great places to visit so why not bring the family – leave them for a few hours to shop or chill out while you come along and have your say at our AGM.

ACU backs ‘Vnuk’ campaign

The Auto-Cycle Union, as the governing body of motorcycle sport, are working to fight the ‘Vnuk’ judgement which, if implemented in full, could effectively end motorcycle sport activity.

ACUIt is clear to see from the Government Impact Assessment that “when compulsory competitor-to-competitor third party liability insurance was introduced in Finland it effectively ended grassroots motorsport in the country because this cost became prohibitive for the amateur motorsport enthusiast”

John Collins, Chairman of the ACU said “It’s really important that we get as many people to sign the petition as possible. The ACU will be responding to the Government consultation on behalf of its members and the more people who can get behind this campaign, the better”

You find the petition here: http://bit.ly/2i6Cgsf

Visit the campaign website at www.fightvnuk.co.uk

Things to do in 2017

  • Renew NAST membership (can be done in March at AGM 4th March – details soon)
  • Renew ACU licence – Message or email Yvonne for your ACU affiliation code (or if you are a member of APIRA http://eurodragster.com/news/news.asp?Story=november25#november25 )
  • Sign the petition or you may have wasted your time doing the previous 2 things!

Dear All 
Help us save UK Motorsport

Following the landmark ‘Vnuk’ case, the European Court of Justice has ruled that national laws must be changed to ensure that all mechanically propelled vehicles are insured for third-party losses regardless of type of use, in all places, at any time.

This applies to everything from Formula One racing cars, to mobility scooters, to antique trams and everything in-between (obviously includes all forms of motorcycle sport).

The UK Government opened a consultation on Wednesday 21st December, seeking views on two proposed ways forward. You can read more here: www.fightvnuk.co.uk.

So how can you help? We have started a petition asking that HM Government under no circumstances implements the ‘Vnuk’ judgement in a way that encompasses vehicles involved in motor and motorcycle sport activities.

Website: www.fightvnuk.co.uk

Petition: http://bit.ly/2i6Cgsf

Can I ask you please to sign the petition to show the Government the strength of support we have in Motorcycle sport and then please disseminate this email as far and as wide as you can to all the Membership and likewise encourage all our Licence Holders and anyone you know who rides motorcycles/enjoys the sport as a competitor/official/spectator to sign the petition.  

Kind regards

 Gary Thompson MBE BEM

General Secretary

Telephone:  01788 566414

Fax:  01788 573585 

Website:  acu.org.uk


Avon Park International Racing Association, Shakespeare County Raceway, Supercharged Outlaws and the National Association of Supertwins are pleased to announce details of their combined Championship Trophy Presentation Evening to be held on Saturday 4th March 2017 in the Avon Room of the Hilton Warwick, Stratford Road, Warwick CV34 6RE located on Junction 15 of the M40. The evening will honour the 2016 APIRA Champions and runners up and APIRA and SCR Perpetual Award winners, together with winners and runners up from the UK Supercharged Outlaws. The evening will commence at 6:00 pm with pre dinner drinks at the bar followed by a full sit down dinner which will be served at 7:00 pm. The Championship presentation begins at 8:30 pm. There will be a disco till late provided by Kenny’s Bar resident DJ Jamie, and making the presentations will be track announcers Shaun Wilson and Jerry Cookson. There will be the usual raffle as well during the course of the evening. Tickets will be £25 per adult and £15 for under-twelves which includes a three-course sit-down meal finished with tea and coffee. A vegetarian option will be available on request but please tick the box on the booking form. APIRA have negotiated a preferential rate for rooms in the hotel. These are priced at £86 for a double or £76 for a single. All rates are inclusive of breakfast, car parking and VAT. To book your room, please call the reservations team on 08008 568000 or visit the website at www.hilton.com/warwick quoting reference code ASCRA. Cut off point for bedrooms on the special rate is twenty eight days prior to arrival. You can download your booking form (PDF format) from the Shakespeare County Raceway web site at www.shakespearecountyraceway.co.uk Payments can be made by BACS; account details can also be found on the booking form. Please note that all booking forms should be returned to the address on the form by 18th February 2017. If you have any queries then please call 01789 720180, or E-Mail shakespearecountyraceway@gmail.com. 2015 Perpetual Award winners please note that all trophies should be returned to APIRA/SCR as soon as possible or in the case of NAST to Yvonne Mott.

NAST AGM will be held before the event – details nearer the day. Any items for discussion/Agenda as well as voting for MINT ‘bike and CREW please message Yvonne on Facebook.