Maple Garage Beaver Rally 2007 Regulations
Welcome to the 2007 MAPLE GARAGE BEAVER RALLY. We are again grateful to Maple Garage for their continued support over the last 30 years.
The first Beaver Rally ran in 1977, in those days it was an event run solely for novices. This format carried on until 1987 and the loss of Pre-Plot, Targa Timing events. After a shaky end to the 1980's, when the event did not run for a couple of years, it carried on throughout the 1990s and through to today.
As this year is the 30th Anniversary of the event, we are keen to provide you all with a bit of everything.
Graeme Potter, the Clerk of the Course from 1898 to 2005, is expected to be competing on the event, as is the Clerk of the Course from 1987, Mike Ogram.
Lloyd Walker, the Clerk of the Course from the early days, is back as Chief Timekeeper. Lloyd is now in charge of the timing of events such as WRC Rally Wales and The British Rally Championship, etc etc.
Hopefully, you will all enjoy our efforts this year. We have brought you back some Pre-Plot to do sat in your car at the start, but unfortunately could not bring back Targa Timing. We have some very good sections for both Driver and Navigator to contribute to, as the Navigation will be a fairly even mix of Pre-Plot and Plot and Bash.
The event is a mainly sealed surface event, with around 25 miles of 'white' roads. This will be made up of approximately 50% concrete/tarmac, 25% forest style tracks and 25% farm tracks. These are all passable in a standard car. However, competitors are advised that spirited driving may benefit from a sump guard, as some of the roads are not entirely smooth. Any particular areas that are not as smooth as others will be cautioned in some way.
All competitors on the event will receive two copies of the event DVD free. These will be sent shortly after the event, and will hopefully show everyone in action at some of the more spectacular parts of the route.
If competitors are of the opinion that Road Rally DVDs can appear unexciting, make sure you are not on this night !!! Film crews are making the effort to turn out for you, hopefully, all film locations will be indicated in the route instructions or have a 'Photo' board prior to them. Filming will ONLY take place off the public highway.
Examples of the navigation which may be used on the event, are shown at the back of the regulations. These will comply with the requirements of all the championship regulations.
Beverley & District Motor Club Ltd. would like to thank the following:
Maple Garage for sponsoring the event for the last 30 years
MSA for authorising the event
North Yorkshire Police
The Park Rose Pottery, Carnaby for the Start and Finish Venue
Inventair Fabrications, Carnaby for the Scrutineering Venue
DTE Landmarc North for their Co-operation
Shell Garage Staxton for petrol
Residents and farmers on route for their 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 for the first time this year also 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 24th/25th November 2007.
The events 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 ????? 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:||Midnight Motorsport Northern Road Rally Championship|
|EMAMC:||AB Motorsport Road Rally Championship|
|ANEMMC:||CARS ANEMMC Road Rally Championship|
|KLMC||Team Northern Construction 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 will commence at 19:00 prior to Scrutineering at Inventair Fabrications, Carnaby Industrial Estate (map ref 101/130636)
Then proceed to documentation at Park Rose Pottery (map ref 101/152641).
All competitors must be signed on by 22:00, when the Driver's Briefing will be held. Any competitor not signed on by this time may be excluded.
Pre-plot information is due to be issued from 22:30 at one minute intervals.
Car 0 is due to depart the start venue at 23:10 for a run out to MTC1.
The first car will start from MTC1 at 23:41 with subsequent cars at one-minute intervals. The total mileage will be approximately 155 miles, mainly on public roads. OS 1:50000 maps 101 (D2) and 106 (C2) are required for the event.
The finish will be at The Park Rose Pottery, Carnaby near Bridlington (map reference 101/152641) 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.
|CLASS E||EXPERT:||where either crewmember has finished in the top 5 of a road rally.|
|CLASS S||SEMI EXPERT:||where either crewmember 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.
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 2008 or earlier if so requested.
Entries open on 13th October 2007 and close for seeding at 10.00 am on 17th November 2007. The entry fee is £55 and includes two breakfasts and two DVDs of the event. 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 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% (£2.20), 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 849213
|Club Stewards||Dave Hemingway|
|Clerks of the Course||Ian Gibbins||01482 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mike Petch||01482 email@example.com|
|Deputy Clerk of the Course and Chief Marshal||Matthew Atkinson||01482 876400|
|P.R. and Publicity Officers||Andy Beaumont||01482 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Danny Robinson||07880 email@example.com|
|Chief Timekeeper||Lloyd Walker|
|Chief Scrutineer||Jim Kilmartin|
|Environmental Scrutineer||Paul Hewer|
Provisional results will be published as soon as possible following the end of the event (B13.1).
Ties will be decided in accordance with K20.3.1.
Protests must be lodged in accordance with O5.
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 K19.
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, K18 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:
|K3.3.2||The organisers may establish a checkpoint at any point for the purpose of observing maintenance of a set time schedule and/or route.|
|K15.4||Regularity sections may be used. Details will be given in the final instructions or will form part of the route handout instructions.|
Final Instructions will be posted to the nominated member of the crew in the week before the event and have the same effect as these regulations.
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 K13.1.
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 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 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 Alexander Forbes 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 £15.50 per car.
New applicants wishing to use the scheme must be able to complay with all points of the Alexander Forbes 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 Alexander Forbes prior to the event to allow sufficient time for a Letter of Acceptance to be issued. Faxed copies are acceptable to 0161 236 0995, or by post to Hanover House, 30/32 Charlotte Street, Manchester, M1 4FD.
The organisers reserve the right to cancel part or the entire event if necessary.
The route will be approximately 155 miles, of which about 25 miles are on unmetalled roads. Fuel will be available at two points on the route, with a maximum distance between fuel stops being approximately 55 miles. 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.
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.