After just six race meetings of being an Incident Officer I find myself writing about it? Before it goes against me that I’m either too big for my boots or trying to tell more experienced I/Os what to do, I can inform you that this isn’t that. Instead it is about the struggles and changes … Continue reading Finding My Feet
Easter Weekend, Oulton Park and the British GT and F3 Championship rolled in and promised to be a huge event. It didn’t disappoint; Flick Haigh became the first female driver to take and outright pole position and race win in the British GT Championship and the #33 Lamborghini Hurican of Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen … Continue reading An Easter Weekend with the British GTs
Following last year’s blog by Andrew Garrett on what it takes for a marshal to get from the Trainee grade to the Track grade, or White to Green as it is more commonly known, and since having recently upgraded myself in the marshalling world, I have decided to focus on what it takes to get … Continue reading Marshal Journey: Track to Experienced
On a Saturday of ever changing weather and plenty of Mini's, Oulton Park was the scene for my latest weekend marshalling. Being spurred on by the previous week's disappointment of only collecting debris off the track, I was hoping for an incident. It didn't take long either. A red flag in the first race at … Continue reading Mini Mayhem!
After discovering Donington Park’s “Convoy in the Park” meeting purely by accident, I decided it would be a great experience to marshal it and to expand my knowledge of marshalling to dealing with these beats. As well as the trucks, there would also be a very strong support package featuring Legends, Formula Fords, Mighty Minis, … Continue reading We Got Ourselves a Convoy!
As a marshal who has only ever marshalled at Oulton Park, I leapt at the chance to marshal at the Super Touring Car Festival at Knockhill on 3rd and 4th June 2017. Racing would come from the Super Touring Cars, Legends, Minis, Formula Fords, and Fiestas to name a few. With 24 races over the … Continue reading A Trip Across the Border
The British Touring Car Championship's annual meeting at Oulton Park took place over the weekend. The event attracts a huge crowd to the Cheshire circuit, and quite rightly so. The premier Motorsport in Britain should provide some exhilarating, fast pace racing. The weekend always brings a lot of promise, sadly that wasn't to be this … Continue reading Battered, Tattered, Crashed….Completed!
Last Saturday saw the Fun Cup roll into Oulton Park for their annual four hour race in the heart of the Cheshire Countryside. Having done the split six-hour race last year in Anglesey, where they run three hours in the afternoon before continuing the other half of the race after nightfall, I decided to give … Continue reading A Fun Day with the BRSCC
Easter weekend may have been my first weekend back in orange, but it was last weekend that I felt like I was finally back into the swing of things at the circuit. I wasn't originally down to marshal last weekend, as rugby normally dictates my schedule until the rugby season has finished at the end … Continue reading Back Into the Swing of Things