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Dave Wayne

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  • Location
    Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Notts
  • Interests
    F1,F2,Saloons,Bangers,Mansfield Town FC
  • Association with F1
    1st meeting 1969 aged 2 wks - ex F2 306

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  1. Dave Wayne

    Carrying on?

    Which actually raises another question. With the new rules on hospitality being table service only, will stadium bars be allowed to open ?
  2. Dave Wayne

    Carrying on?

    Yes it is open for greyhounds but only the bar and restaurant, no outdoor areas. Guests are taken to their table on arrival and have to remain in their seat with full table service for food, drinks, and betting. Only exception is to use the toilet facilities. This works OK with greyhounds as they have TV screens so you don't really need to be able to see the track as all the dogs are usually together. Stock car fans won't be happy if they have a seat facing turns 1/2 and all the big hits are happening on the last bend !!
  3. Dave Wayne

    Pit access

    As I have posted in another thread, the location of Sheffield is not the issue, the fact that it is classed as an elite sports stadium is it's downfall.
  4. Dave Wayne

    Carrying on?

    i would say that the stadiums currently running won't be affected by the changes today. The Speedway British Final was one of the pilot events for elite sports, but stock cars doesn't come under that category. The only likely victim of today's statements will probably be Sheffield as that is classed as an elite sports stadium, which was the reason the date of the October meeting was pushed back. With elite sports such as football, rugby, cricket, horse racing, etc. being told to prepare for no spectators throughout the winter, possibly till at least the end of March, I think that is Sheffield gone for 2020.
  5. Just for reference, the Buxton website is quoting the following prices : Admission Prices Adults - £20 OAPs - £16 Children 9 to 15yrs - £8 KIDS UP TO AGE 8 FREE Trackside Parking £8
  6. Dave Wayne

    Pit access

    Don't forget the Hi-Vis mask for Covid compliancy. 😉
  7. Dave Wayne

    Pit access

    How do you define a regular fan ? Total number of accumulated meetings ? Minimum number of meetings per year ? Do all meetings count or just F1 ? Will we have to buy a license ? Separate license for each formula or an overall ORC license ? Seriously though. Pit access is a massive part of the experience for many of us. We have friends racing, some of us sponsor drivers, some of us get our hands mucky and help out in 'all hands on deck' moments. I certainly wouldn't stop going if pit access was stopped, but it would reduce the enjoyment level and possibly lower my attendance levels at some of the more 'domestic' meetings.
  8. Dave Wayne

    Pit access

    I didn't go to Bradford until 1983, but I was always under the impression that pit access was stopped there after Willie's unfortunate accident in 1979.
  9. Thanks Dale. I knew I had seen it out there last season and was racking my brain trying to think who used it and where !!
  10. Apologies for being mister negative here as I know that in the current circumstances we all need positivity, but we also need reality. I appreciate the efforts by Startrax to put this meeting on, but I think moving it back by 2 weeks is not likely to have the desired effect. As they have stated in the above press release, Owlerton is classed as an 'elite sports stadium' and is therefore treated differently to other venues that are already up and running. The original plan for opening elite sports venues from the beginning of October was based on a continued reduction in case numbers and successful pilot events taking place in late July and early August, giving a foundation to build on. These events were stopped from having spectators as not enough progress was being made in eradicating the virus, and the pilot events are only now starting to take place, with case numbers still on the increase. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that we will see major changes to the rules on sports venues in the near future. I am not sure if Startrax have misunderstood the situation with football league grounds, or just used artistic licence in the press release, but for those who don't pay much attention to football, the statement that they are re-opening is not entirely true. Out of the 32 grounds holding EFL matches this weekend, 10 were given the opportunity to hold trial events with 1,000 spectators. 2 of them declined the offer, and 1 has been instructed by its local authority to not allow fans in due to a local increase in case numbers. Depending on how these trial events go this weekend, I would imagine that more will have the opportunity in the weeks to come, but I don't expect all the EFL grounds to have spectators in on the same day for quite some time yet. Even the Speedway British Championship at Ipswich which was originally given a capacity of 2,500 for a pilot event has had that reduced to 1,000 for an event that takes place on the last Saturday in September. I have no better knowledge than anyone else as to what is or isn't going to happen, and I am sure Mr Rees has been given some encouraging signs by the authorities for him to make this announcement, but my opinion is that professional football as a whole will be lucky to see crowds at all in October while case numbers are still on the increase, and our minority sport won't be higher on the list of priorities.
  11. Just a quick pointer for people who may not have picked this up from the Skegness website Wouldn't want people to get there with intentions of sitting under the stand but not having taken a mask with them. 😉
  12. Dave Wayne

    Pit access

    This is incorrect CC. Government guidance states : follow the limits on the number of other people you should meet with as a group - no more than six people unless you all live together (or are in the same support bubble)
  13. Are you thinking of Nev Hughes who raced 69 and promoted at Long Eaton with his brother Frank ?
  14. Yes. Reg Saul. usually raced number 10 but no national numbering system at this time so I assume had to change his number because there was a 'local' number 10 racing. If my memory serves me correct, I think he promoted at Long Eaton at some point in the distant past.
  15. Just ignoring all the petty squabbling in this thread and referring back to the opening post. Lee asks if there is any further news or any planned negotiations over the winter. The initial statement put out by BriSCA, and later confirmed by Deane Wood, was that he wouldn't be running F1 for the remainder of 2020 or in 2021, and would then review his position for 2022. From this, I would suggest his mind is made up and the only news we are likely to get regarding his tracks and 2021 is what is happening about the European Championship and the World Masters.
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