HERE YOU WILL FIND IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS IE: SAFETY NOTICES, RULE CHANGES ETC. PLEASE KEEP CHECKING BACK THIS WILL BE UPDATED EACH WEEK.
JW: A police investigation is underway after two cherished classics were stolen and then allegedly used in a banger race this weekend.
This has been all over social media today and it's getting a lot of people hot under the collar, with the usual speculation and accusations. Nevertheless, we are fully aware that a huge majority of those in the sport are committed classic enthusiasts too, helping to keep classics on the road by extracting usable parts from terminally rotten cars, and join us in the condemnation of criminal activity.
Our hearts go out to the devastated owners of the cars in question. We understand Hampshire Police have possession of the cars and we await the results of their investigation.
28th June: His and Hers Bangers
Morning all. the upcoming his and hers B2B , open bangers coming up I’m trying to make this as easy as possible for you to race So bear with me This meeting will be run to back to basic RACING rules! The car is allowed to be raced, as per open banger rules, ie focus being the smallest car allowed, no upper limit Cars must have a harness, seat and door plate fitted to the passenger side of car. YOU CAN USE A CAR BUILT TO NATIONAL SPEC FOR THESE RACES, RACES WILL BE RUN TO B2B RULES THOUGH! The 1st race of the day will be the His and her's race. His and her's races will be run with the 1st race ladies driving, 2nd men, 3rd ladies, and 4th men. This will bring the last race of his and hers, to the front of the cycle, and give you time to remove the passenger seat, harness and door bar. At the end of the day, we will hold a final into DD, run to national rules, and either the lady or the man registered to this car for the day can go out in this race. But, ONLY CARS BUILT TO B2B RULES WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THIS RACE, no national build cars will be allowed out into it With regards to hand restrains for the passenger, holding on to your harness is probably the best thing to do, please pad out the inside of the car well, and if you want you can fit a passenger floor plate. Iv tried to make it as easy as possible for you guys to race, and have a good day. With regards to paperwork and licencing on the day, if you hold a banger licence already, then the passenger will be your plus 1. If you come on a day licence, the passenger will be your plus one. They will need to fill out the driver form on the day. So, Hopefully as cheap and easy as possible to make it a great day for you all. If it all goes wrong, then this was Mac Bell and Aaron Nelson's idea 🤪🤪🤪
27th June: Fixture changes
7th August: National bangers,2ltrs Team meeting (Upto 4 cars per team) £1000 prize fund, if we end up with 35 2ltr bangers on the day, I’ll add another £1000 to the prize fund! Please share and let people know what we are up to, would be nice to see some proper banger grids this Summer
26th June: water supplies
Please can all teams bring their own water for their cars. We are running low due to the weather and need the water we do have for the bowsers to water the track.
Thank you, Terry
1st May: Roof grades.
Good afternoon all! After extensive talks yesterday with Terry and the team, and after listening to feedback from the drivers, there will be the following changes to the roof grading and points system: All day licence drivers will start from the rear of the grid, and will not gain roof gradings through the season. for annual licence holders, the roof grades achieved in the previous year will be used for the first two meetings of the race season, then roof grades will be awarded from the points accumulated so far that season. Initially the roof gradings are set as follows: white - 15 points and under yellow - 16 to 29 points blue - 30 to 49 points red - 50 points or more these targets will increase half way through the racing season so that: white - 29 points and under yellow - 39 points to 59 points blue - 60 points to 99 points red - 100 points or more We hope this proves to be a simpler and fair system, and I would ask that all drivers who have purchased an annual race licence check the updated points sheet on the website to make sure that their number is shown in the correct formulas.
25 April: Racecar storage and moving
Hi all, Drivers that keep their cars at the track, you need to be in the raceway before 10 am please, so you can get your car down safely from the storage area, also after you have finished racing you must wait until the spectators have cleared the raceway before you bring it back up to the storage area, you driving your 1/2 smashed up dirt rod through spectators nice shiny cars can’t happen. Also, if your car is damaged, and dragging up the gravel/tarmac area, you are not going to be top of the good list, in fact, if you do either of these things, then you will be asked to take your car home, and not come back to race. It’s not a big ask, so please don’t turn it into a big thing, by not abiding by these simple rules.
1st April: Scrutineering
Scrutineering Guys n girls please follow these simple instructions so scrutineering can run smoothly Bangers junior bangers and fwd dirt rods please go to the right of scrutineering towards paul carter rwd and hot rods to the left towards Aubrey Woodley Please do not come to scrutineering with your bonnets on you will not be scrutineered Please ensure your kill switch is working if it doesn't you will fail immediately and be sent back to rectify it Message re fwd dirt rods mainly guys running focuses I know a few of you have moved your rads back and made frames for them even though rules state must remain in original position I will be lenient but if I deem too much or too big u will fail and be asked to remove some !!!
28th March: late licences
It is now too late to send in your licence application,
You can do your licence at the gate, we ask you to arrive early if you need to do so.
Please print off and fill in the licence forms, please bring two passport photos and the right cash to pay (cash only at the gate)
Bangers £65 on the gate
All other formulas are £50 at the gate and then £20 to race on the day.
Any driver that has left their race cars here all over winter will need to bring your storage money with you to pay the farmer. if you don't bring ALL the storage money you owe your cars will not be released from the compound and you won't be able to race.
25th Sept: End of season presentation night.
This year's presentation night will be held at the Times club, Stevenage on the 20th of November.
There will be a buffet and a bar.
We will be presenting the top 3 drivers from each formula with their trophies for the 2021 championship.
Hope to see you all there.
The Times Club, The Oval, Vardon Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. SG1 5RD P:01438 355720
18th Sept: Car swapping and incorrect drivers.
1st and last warning drivers
If you lend your car to someone and get caught, you will be banned till the season and may face further disciplinary action
If your driver causes issues, you’ll be getting a longer ban.
No ifs no buts
You have been warned
It is an insurance requirement that the driver is registered to race with his own race number and car.
IF YOU ARE UNSURE PLEASE ASK
10th July: Junior Bangers' proof of age
Juniors bangers that are racing tomorrow.
Unless you hold a full licence with us already, where we would have already checked your proof of age, you must bring either a passport or births certificate with you to scrutineering, so we can check your ages.
No proof of age, no racing.
Please don’t travel to the track, without it, as you will have wasted your day and will not be racing
26 April: Starting positions
Stansted Raceway Roof Grade Start Positions.
The roof grades were released prior to the last meeting, and there was some confusion across the categories on who starts where.
If you are a red roof, do not start in front of the red start point at the entrance to turn 3.
If you are a blue roof, do not start in front of the blue start point halfway round the top corner.
If you are a yellow roof, do not start in front of the yellow start point at the exit of turn 4.
If you are not any of the above, you are a white roof and you can start at the start/finish line.
22nd April: Covid rules/ Cheating
A bit more info for Sunday all.
Only drivers with their cars are allowed out to scrutineering, no passengers are to be on or in the car.
You are to stay strapped in your cars until you are back in the pits, no getting out of cars, whilst on track or being recovered.
No one, for any reason is to enter the track, if your Mrs decides to come into the track to say her bit, you’ll be getting loaded.
Please, yes it’s not what we are used to, but things have changed, and if we don’t change, we will be closed.
If you cannot stick to these rules, you will automatically be loaded up, and possibly get a ban too. (this is not what we want)
The Covid police (H&S with police) have been visiting businesses in Stortford since rules have been relaxed and issued fines to business owners in excess of 10K each for failing to adhere to Covid laws and hasto also passed fines onto customers of the businesses too if they have also been seen to be breaking or ignoring the law at the cost of 1K each.
For example Car washes, hair saloons and also Gym's (this man was on television).
Please let's not make it Stansted raceway or any of our race teams. We are a business like any other and you would be considered customers as you pay to race.
Engines, and cheating.
If you are caught you will be loaded up, if you turn up with an engine with the numbers taken off, then you won’t be racing, all engines will be checked, and be verified that they are correct for said formula.
Corsa engines, no numbers no racing, we know what people are doing.
That’s the rubbish bit over
See you all Sunday!!!!
21ST MARCH: Hotrod rule change !!!
Hot rods, please be aware of a rule change in the hot rods
The rule of no rear engine cars is being changed to allow cars that were built as rear engines originally. this rule was originally in place from when we took over the track and was designed to stop the massively fast autograss cars ruling the roost, minis with v8s in the boot and the like.
Iv had a few drivers asking about using a Hilman Imp and a Toyota MR2.
We want as many cars on the track as possible, so the rule needs changing.
PS this will be updated in the main rules as soon as possible.
18TH FEB: Licencing forms and costs
From this season, To be in the points championship you will need a full licence, a full licence will cost £40 for the year, National Banger licences are unchanged @ £55 (£65 after 1st of March). You will also need to pay £20 for each meeting that you race(excluding National bangers), this will get a driver and a plus one in on race day. For drivers that do not hold a full licence, the day licence will be £30 and will get a driver and a plus one in. You will not be in the points championship when racing on day licences. Drivers that brought a full licence last season will receive a full licence plus 1 race day entry free. After you have used your 1free race day entry, you will then need to start paying to race, as with everyone else. You will not need to do anything, we will use everything you sent in last year and send you your licence. If you don’t wish to do this then we will refund you your licence fee from last year. We hope you can all appreciate our reasons for having to do this and thank you all for your ongoing support at Stansted raceway.
14TH FEBRUARY: Message from the Boss
Apologies for the delay in getting the licence forms sorted out and fixtures.
Work has been mental and working at the track as well hasn’t left much time but to collapse in front of the tv.
Licence forms and updated licence info will be up by Monday.
1st meeting will have all formulas racing as every meeting will
Bangers will be micro bangers
See you all soon
28th July: Scrutineering message from Paul Carter.
Attention fwd dirt rods ....please read the rules re car build I have attached the link HERE to the rules (yes you have rules) ...the only extra metal you are allowed is 1x1 box to protect your rads and 2x2 in the back following the chassis rails if you want it you are NOT allowed banger style bonnet bolts or crush tubes if you come to scrutineering and EXTRA armouring is found you will not race until it is cut out we were lenient last week as 1st meet of the season we won't be this week you have been warned. The build rules are simple guys lets follow them and keep a good formula going!!!
24th July: 26th race meeting.
Drivers and mechanics must arrive together. If in separate vehicles, please come in the gate behind each other, with the race car transporter. So you are in your (racing bubble) and we can tally up who’s with who!
Thank you for your help and understanding in these difficult times.
10 July: 26th race meeting details.
Time to start getting your payments in guys n gals
This meeting will be live-streamed for free.
Stansted 26th July 2020
FULLY BOOKED !!
Free live streaming has now Been confirmed by the company we have doing it.
1st of all, thanks for all the support and kind words, it means a lot, knowing we have your support.
2nd, the meeting on the 26th of July.
just wow! we are a bit gobsmacked at the response, possibly one of the biggest meetings ever held at the track in its 49-year history, and people can't come and watch! but we have a plan!
So, 1st up, the booking list and paying.
we now will be taking payments for the bookings, if you are on the list, please make payment of £50 to the payment details at the bottom of this post, also, we are now allowing driver plus 2 people, I'm sure this will help a lot of drivers out.
there will be a cut off of 5 pm next Sunday, 19th July, if you are on the list, and not paid by then, then you will be scrubbed from the list, and we will start offering places that are spare from each formula to the reserve list running for each formula.
Live to stream
whilst other tracks are offering a pay per view service, we feel that with everything new and untested, we would hate to take peoples money and it not work, also it isn't hard to work out that this will be quite a good meeting money-wise to help us get back on our feet at Stansted raceway, and with the drivers supporting us, and all the spectators supporting us over the years, we will be in a position to give something back to you all as a thank you.
so rather than pay per view, we will be live streaming this meeting for free
There will be a load of other considerations concerning covid19 that we will need to address affecting how the meeting will be run, nearer the time.
payment for booking into the race.
You must reference name, race number formula, as much information as possible when you make the payment, so we can put the payment against the booking(especially if someone is making payment on your behalf, if we cannot tie it up cos you have been eating lego bricks and not read this, then we will return the money with no booking confirmed, please help us, help you!
23rd June: We can race !!!
Ok, info for racing this year.
If you have brought a licence, as it stands, it will not be used as such this year, we will roll the licence over for next season when things should be back to normal.
We are going to be racing very soon
No spectators will be allowed into the track.
Only Driver plus one will be allowed into the raceway, you must adhere to social distancing rules whilst inside the raceway.
Sorry, but as I’m sure you can see, we are all in a pickle, and with no spectators, we will have to be charging.
£50 per car, each car will get driver plus one other in.
Sorry guys, it’s the only way we can do it
May 3rd: COVID message.
Hi all, Hope you are all well, and cabin fever hasn’t set in. As you can all see, no one really knows when this virus will be under control, and things will get back to normal, I have a feeling the new normal, will be loosely based on the normal we all once knew. Personally, and I’m probably wrong(I normally am😜) I can’t see this going away Any time soon.
I Just wanted to let you all know a few things.
We are ready to open, and race. Tomorrow if we were allowed too.
We are in a position to weather this storm, and come out the other side, as it stands, we are good to ride this out for a year, and if needed, us, the Ratcliffe family, can then step in to prop things up, for longer.
We are still making things better during this lockdown, albeit smaller projects than we had planned due to the lack of money needed, but progress is progress, even if it’s the small things.
As you all know, we, as well as other tracks around the country joined the NSA, which comes with a code of conduct to which we will run to, this will mean changes, not only to the infer structure at the track but also to how we run things. So things will be different in the future. If you don’t change with the times you become irrelevant!
Rumour control is in overdrive at this time, so just wanted to let everyone know, we ain’t going nowhere, neither the track nor us running it. Yes.your stuck with me moaning at you 😜
You guys keep building cars, and we will keep building the track for you to race them at!
Keep your heads down and stay safe
Can’t wait to see you all again, grinning and smiling!
Take care of all
Team Stansted raceway!
1 March: Ramp rollover rules.
The ramp rollover rules have now been added to the website. These can be found here
_________________________________________________________________________________________________ 12 February: Roof grades and starting points.
Roof grading and starting positions: These will be updated every month; you will be required to paint your roof with the relevant colour. This year we will be doing things slightly differently to help break up the pack. So, the white roofs will be starting as normal on the start line, the yellow roofs at the start of the home straight, blue roofs halfway round the top corner and the reds on the entry to the top corner. We are waiting for some conformation from the juniors as some will be removed and progress to the adult races. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 08 January: New season.
New season starts 29th March weather permitting get building. But just to be clear you can race at any other track you choose. Of course we want you to race at Stansted but there may be a time where your invited elsewhere and we understand that. We will not ban or discipline any driver for racing at other tracks. We appreciate your continued support. Thank you. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 7 September: Award night.
End of Season award night This year the award night will be held at the Times Club Stevenage on the 30th November. There will be a Buffet and a bar (you will need to pay for your drinks). Dress code is smart casual and no Overalls !!! We will also be presenting the trophies to the top 3 drivers from each formula. For directions please click here. POSTCODE FOR SAT NAV SG1 5RD We look forward to seeing you all there and if the other years have been anything to go by they have been a cracker. If you are a trophy winner and are unable to attend please contact us to make other arrangements. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1 September: Roof grades.
Roof Grades (Si Avis) The roof grades have been done for the final time this year, this is the second roof downgrade of the season. As with moving upwards, drivers can only be adjusted one roof colour at a time. The next roof downgrade will be at the end of the race season ready for the start of the 2020 season. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1 September: Van bangers.
Message from Terry Ratcliffe concerning Van Bangers on 22nd Sept. We have changed the scheduled Van Banger's due to take place on 22nd Sept to Open Banger's, due to a lack of vans. Open Bangers (smallest size car civic/focus ,vans,4x4s, yanks,unlimited Banger's. _________________________________________________________________________________________________25 August: Nick Moyle.
Message from Nick Moyle @ N.C.M.R.C All of us from North Cornwall motor racing Club would like to thank Terry and all involved for this weekend, it has been absolutely brilliant and we all was made to feel so welcome by all, from Marshall's helpers etc, to the local drivers. Roll on next year when you visit us again and hopefully we make the trip back up again also Thank you, from N.C.M.R.C. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 12 August: Nick Moyle.
Message from Nick Moyle @ N.C.M.R.C Just want to thank all that travelled down to Cornwall this weekend. Great bunch, great racing and great sportsmanship all round. It's been a brilliant weekend. Thank you all, and see you you 2 weeks. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 07 August: B2B rule changes.
Back 2 Basics rule changes Floor plates are now allowed (optional but advisable) Corner plates are now allowed (optional but advisable) These changes are for your safety only and must not be used to strengthen car !!! Twin carburettors are ONLY allowed if the car was designed with these as an OE fitting from the factory. Injection systems may be removed and replaced with a single carburettor only. These amendments will be checked and enforced at scrutineering. There is a comprehensive B2B rule download HERE in PDF so please familiarise yourself with these rules. If you are unsure with what you are allowed please ask before you build your car we do not want to disappoint anyone on the day. See you all Sunday. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 28th July: Purple car day.
There will no points allocated for Purple car day as it was a charity meeting with just one formula running. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 25th July: Purple car day.
Hi all, few things for Sunday, things will be different from normal 1. If your car is not built to the rules, you will be asked to change it, if you don’t or can’t, you won’t be racing 2. If you can’t race to B2B rules, then you’ll be loaded, no warning, just loaded. 3. All transporters, drivers with plus one must enter through the normal entrance, if your car is being delivered and you're coming later, then go to that gate to, if you go to the spectators' gate, you will have to pay to get in, they will not know who or what you're talking about. You won’t be able to park your car in the pits, just the transporter, you will be parked in the field at the top of the track. 4. Water, please bring some, we have the tanks filled in the pits, and bowsers topped up, but we are low in our water ponds and the track will take priority on the day, there are 4000ltrs in pits and 20,000ltrs in the bowsers ready to go on track, we can quite easily us 40,000ltrs on track in a day. Please bring some with you. 5.all track staff, and disabled spectators please use transporters entrance, you will be able to park in top parking field closet to the track. 6.all spectators, please look at the signs put out and follow staff instructions, for parking. It will all make sense on the day boys and girls. 7. Be very careful with cigarettes and grinding, the grass is dry as it can be, we set fire to it twice today, please think about what you're doing. 8. Tickets are available on the gate, cash only 9. don’t forget your tickets 10. All have a great day, it’s fun so don’t get all stressed out, and make it brilliant for you and everyone, and let’s make a lot of money for the charity 11. We can’t wait, hope you can’t, be a big build-up, see you all Sunday bright and early Gates open at 9:30. , scrutineering is 10:30 -12:00 Green flag drops on 1st race at 12:30 _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 23RD June: Focus Bangers.
A big thank you for everyone that came and made today happen. Sadly the all focus bangers didn’t attract the drivers we thought it would, but we have to try these things. The Focus meetings left this season will now be 1800 (no Mondeo,Vectras or Cougars) _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6th June:
We are unable to offer early drop off for your race cars this Saturday 8th June for the following days meeting. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 23rd June: Focus meeting.
Hi all, next Sunday's race meeting is our 1st all focus meeting, numbers are low at the moment in the banger's, so in an attempt to get more drivers for all Focus Bangers, Day licences for Bangers will be free for drivers, you won’t get free entry for a mechanic tho, but it’s still 1/2 what it would normally be. Come on Banger boys, support the last track in Essex, and help make this a great meeting. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 01 June 19: Micro meeting.
The 4th August has now been confirmed as a Micro Team Meeting bringing the total number of meetings in the series to four. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
30 May 19: Junior Bangers and Online Bullying:
It has been reported to me but is also obvious from Online content there has been some online bullying happening. From this point, if I get to see any screen shots (Facebook or other platforms) of individuals threatening to do each other, run each other in ETC. The driver/drivers involved will be subject to Stansted Raceways disciplinary procedures which may involve a ban. It’s all banter online, but it’s really bullying, and plays on people minds and upsets people. So we won’t be having it at Stansted Raceway. This is your warning, from this point on, you’ll be banned. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 30 May 19: FWD Bonnet Fixings and Brake Lights:
Bonnet bolts, Please read the rules Contact, Please read the rules, I’m starting to ban Drivers, go into Bangers if you want to Banger race, I’ll swap your licence for free. Brake lights, we’ve been slack on them, you’ve all taken up the slack, now it’s carnage. No brake lights on your car, you won’t be racing gents. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1 March: Speeding in pits.
This has become a concern for a while now with some drivers returning from the track or driving to the gate at high speed, This is unacceptable and must stop immediately. There have been unfortunate accidents at other tracks please don't let this happen at your track. The speed limit in the pits is 5 mph (walking pace) no exception. Repeat offenders will face Stansted Raceway's disciplinary procedure. Let's keep all our Guest's and your Race Teams Friends/Families safe.
Here you will soon find useful informative web pages other Teams have used for various reasons. If you wish to add one feel free to contact us so we can add it.
What wheels fit what car very helpful site this.
Henham raceway retro site for all your old snaps and chat.
Mad Jam photography
Barry Eaton videos. Face book page.
Race Pixels photography