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  1. I have found that to when using my mobile. I was going to clean my cookies to see if that made any difference. Thing is, trying to follow the instructions for firefox is rather hard when the android version is a different beast from the PC version ! Perhaps admin can share any thoughts on what to try ?
  2. Or maybe not tell us !! Afterall every man and his dog knows about the substation/transformer being fubared. Yet nothing from official sources to say racing is postponed until it is repaired by a third party (ie out of there control).
  3. Indeed, but it seems to be updated in a less timely manner than it used to be.
  4. I don't know... I got on fine with the old version when using my phone on breaks at work. The new version seems to jump and keep interupting as you type.. a tad frustrating 😕
  5. I kind off agree. I can understand a promotor not wanting to publish anything on the net until everything is sorted and signed. But its not a good idea to keep everything secret either. A decade ago if I driver was banned or suspended from racing it would be soon on the internet. Now its left to the driver to publish it on face ache and not a peep from the ORC!! To say nothing just means more and more rumours get spread.
  6. Either that or they haven't signed the new lease yet and got the electricity reconnected.
  7. Thanks for the Pic Roy. Proper Stock Car driver 👍
  8. Steve Harris

    Swaffham

    I kind of agree with you, however I have been around the Oval scene for far to long and can remember banger drivers being threated with a ban for racing at a different promotion when their home promotion had a banger meeting on. I can see the O.R.C.i doing the same kind of thing... actually it has already has, (as you have pointed out) with threats of a 1 year ban for racing at Swaffham.. which currently looks like that won't actually happen. Your right, tracks should work together, but I personally feel that it won't, as there is far to much politics for it to happen. Part of the problem is that non-ORC tracks didn't help themselves in the past by allowing drivers with ORC bans to race on their tracks. Some of these were famous drivers in national circles and were then used as publicity to attract fans to the meetings. ORC eventually dug their heels in and stated that anyone on an ORC ban found to be racing at independent tracks would restart their ban from the date they raced.I am not taking sides here, just pointing out that co-operation needs compromise on both sides. The general consensus of this thread seems to be that ORC are the big nasty bullies and the independents are the good guys. It is far from as simple as that and I find it astounding that people who are followers of national ORC formulas seem to see the ORC as the problem. So the gazumping at Ringwood by Trojan had nothing to do with the current view of the ORCi not liking non ORCi tracks then ?? As that's when the ORCi started to ban drivers for racing at certain non ORCi tracks. Before then ORCi promotors kind of turned a blind eye (providing the driver wasn't on a ban or said driver wasn't shouting about racing elsewhere), although the threat of a ban was always there. I remember the story of the Munsters turning up at Prestwood (a dirt track) in the ex Spedeworth Scotland control car and they had to asure some Spedeworth registered drivers that were racing there that they wouldn't snitch on them. Edited for clarification.
  9. Steve Harris

    Swaffham

    I kind of agree with you, however I have been around the Oval scene for far to long and can remember banger drivers being threated with a ban for racing at a different promotion when their home promotion had a banger meeting on. I can see the O.R.C.i doing the same kind of thing... actually it has already has, (as you have pointed out) with threats of a 1 year ban for racing at Swaffham.. which currently looks like that won't actually happen. Your right, tracks should work together, but I personally feel that it won't, as there is far to much politics for it to happen.
  10. Steve Harris

    Swaffham

    Not sure Paul. ORCi stated that any driver racing Swaffham could not race at ORCi tracks but then again I attended the F2 outlaws World Final a couple of years ago and there were at least two Brisca drivers racing, one of who was a red grade and I cant recall them being banned.If your talking about who I think your talking about, one of those two had a year out of Brisca F2 (didn't hold a F2 license) when he raced Outlaws. The Rule was that you couldn't race both at the same time, nothing stopping anyone racing 1 one year and the other the next.(Although I think the rule racing Brisca F1 and another formula maybe different.) Edit: There is more than 2 ex Brisca F2 drivers currently in Outlaws, none of which I currently know of are registered with Brisca F2.
  11. Steve Harris

    Swaffham

    Perhaps because they are existing policy holders and the insurer's are unwilling to take on New clients ??
  12. Now, that was a proper Stock Car driver. I remember when he won a consolation at Crewe, it was like he had won the World Final, such was it a rarity for him to win a race especially considering how many meetings he used to race at.
  13. is 00 actually an option?!It used to be in Saloon Stock Cars in the late 80's as that was Spence Morgan's number! His son (Phil) was 01, but he had to change to 001 when Autospeed joined the IMP group. IMHO 00 shouldn't be used as it's not really a number, as a kid you get learnt to count 1,2,3 etc not 0,1,2,3 ! It is again. Spence's grandson Bradley Morgan now races as 00. And I agree with you, 00 should definitely not be used and nor should any number starting with 0. In that case Dave, just don't mention that to Carlos Perez or Mark Jones, lol.
  14. Indeed. And I'm ashamed to have forgotten that considering I have worked with Martin at several Stock Car meetings.
  15. is 00 actually an option?!It used to be in Saloon Stock Cars in the late 80's as that was Spence Morgan's number! His son (Phil) was 01, but he had to change to 001 when Autospeed joined the IMP group. IMHO 00 shouldn't be used as it's not really a number, as a kid you get learnt to count 1,2,3 etc not 0,1,2,3 !
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