Friday, 31 October 2008

This weekend

So just a quick one, this weekend will see yet more changes at the track, nothing major, just some tidying up on Saturday with Juan going down with Max to tidy up and throw some surface down for gate practice on Sunday, which leads me nicely too;

This Sunday is the 1st gate practice of the winter so come on down,

11 till 1
Everyone welcome

Friday, 17 October 2008

What's going on?

Park Lane, the access road running parallel to the 2nd straight of the track has been closed by RTC for the winter to let the grass recover after this wet summer and is due to be opened again in spring of 2009. This means that we ask all visitors to Ramsey BMX track to park in the car park next to skate park and be mindful of other road users for both your and their safety.

The planned track work for Saturday has been pencilled in for Sunday so if you have some free time pop by and lend a hand. Due to the nature of the help given to us by Lezayre Landscapes our work force has to be pretty flexible around Max's other jobs. Some of the broadsheet readers among you may have noticed that in Monday's Isle of Man Examiner there was an article on the work the the club does to make Ramsey BMX track a great resource for the Island so thank you to Sam Comaish-Coole who wrote a letter to the paper a few weeks ago, not just for that but for picking up a rake and helping build. For those of you that missed it it can be found here.

The final series standings for the Summer 2008 series will be in next Friday's Manx Independant so dont forget to pick it up.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Juan, national #5

Well done to Juan who competed in Preston this week in the last round of the national series, after qualifying 4th for the final, he got an 8th on the day and a 5th overall for the year. It has been a mixed year for Juan after some great results at the start of the season only to get sidelined for 6 weeks with a shoulder injury mid season so this result is well deserved.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Dates Galore

Well done to everybody that has raced this year, its been a long season and the racing has been faster than ever with some really close battles, like Ryan and Brandon (above). Instead of taking a back seat over winter as has happened in the past couple of seasons we are going to take a couple of weeks rest and then kick back with gates so get your diary out because here are some dates for you.

There will be a work party at the track on the 18th of October, Max will be down from Lezayre Landscapes with the digger so come down at any time after 9am and lend a hand.

Gate practice is going to start on the 26th of October from 11oohrs to 1300hrs at a cost of £1.

The Club prize presentation is on the 8th of November, keep checking your e-mails about that one.

The club winter series will start on the 16th of November, with the following dates provisionally set for the other 5 rounds;
7th December 2008
28th December 2008
18th January 2009
8th February 2009
1st March 2009

As for last weekends racing, there was a great turnout with 36 riders all competing in great racing with the usual crowd out in front of their packs. For a full round up of results dont forget to buy Fridays Manx Independant. The tag race at the end was won by Team Mickey Cain well done to them, Juans team in 2nd, Stephens in 3rd and Luke Stewarts boys rounding of a good day for Ramsey BMX.

Mickey Cain headed for the win in the final lap of the tag race.

Liam McCann in the 9's

Thursday, 2 October 2008

See You Sunday

Thanks to those that attended Tuesday nights gate session. It was only a short one but be sure to remember that every second on your bike is going to make you faster. The final round of racing will be on this Sunday with signing on at 1:45pm, please come down no matter what the weather and enjoy the extra events Mickey has planned.
There have been another couple of tweaks around the 1st corner and now we're just waiting on some more surface to get it running perfectly smooth. The top of the 1st berm now has a viewing platform on top and the jump into the bomb-hole has been changed to give it more flow. Pics courtesy of James Bailey, Top; Stephen Kelly leading it out last Sunday. Middle; Matt Black rocking his #1 plate last Sunday. Bottom; Superclass at the Manx Champs, Juan Watney leading out Tom Skillicorn in the 4th moto.