Welcome to the 2018
season with KSMXC
The KSMXC 2018 season kicks off on March 12th
with our traditional season opener at Mildenhall.
So what’s new for 2017!!!
125cc two stroke class
This is new for 2017 and is being partly
created by the ACU to give some of the 85cc guys an easier(?) path
into big bike racing. Open to 13 year old to 17 year old riders it
will be run in with the 125/250F schoolboy class (85cc guys - make
sure your licence is correct!!... and remember once you have raced a
125 you cannot go back down to the 85 class). We have already had a
lot of interest in this class and numbers will be restricted so
stand back and enjoy some very fast and frantic action on the track!
The race calendar has been issued and looks good
with different venues in this year
We visit Cusses Gorse again – earlier in the year
this time – those of you that didn’t make it last
year missed a brilliant meeting – try and get there this season
(don’t bring your pet dog!)
Our medics remain the same (Pulseline) and we have
every confidence the Pulseline guys will deliver their usual
excellent service. Try not to keep them too busy!!
As always we aim to make our meetings slicker,
better and a more enjoyable experience for all our members and
guests and any help with improvements you feel we can also add will
be well received – It’s your club.
KSMXC Committee 2017
Lorna Edwards – Chairperson
Terry Edwards – Vice Chair
Chris Short – Membership secretary
Stuart Macey – Time keeping/lap scoring and
guru of all technical systems
Annie Lewis – General committee
Steve Wilkinson – Club secretary
The committee are there to ensure the race
meeting runs safely and efficiently and you all have an enjoyable
day. We don’t always get it right! but we try our best. Please
remember this when dealing with us regarding issues or problems on
Please ensure you enter the meetings through
our usual Go Race website. We do not take entries via
Facebook or other social media. Enter in plenty of time before the
meeting and you will not be disappointed.
Helpful KSMXC Tips to help your/our race day
Race Numbers – Riders - you know the
rules! Please make scrutineering and lap scoring a much happier
place by ensuring you have the correct and legible numbers on
your race mount. Please do not present your machine to our wonderful
scrutineers without numbers present – you will incur their wrath and
be sent away
Helmets – Ensure your helmets are
presented with the correct sticker on them that ensures they are
eligible for an ACU sanctioned event. An ACU gold sticker
will do the job nicely.
Start Line – The start line rules are
exactly the same as last season – please read them and abide by them
– it makes our day sooo much easier. The start line is part of the
track (Oh yes it is!) and the only persons present on the line
should be competitors and signed on officials – this is for
safety reasons and insurance purposes. The start line crew are there
to ensure the start area is safe – please listen to their reasonable
instruction and comply –try not to argue the point – it only makes
Assistants may come and set start devices of
course but should do so quickly and then vacate the start line
We will cut people some slack if it is raining
or very hot so the riders have some shelter/drinks but the line
MUST be cleared immediately when instruction is given to do so.
Transponders – Please ensure your
transponders are both fully charged and are valid (working). A quick
charge in the van on the way to the meeting will not suffice. Charge
them up the day before you leave. If your transponder does not
function you may not be scored in that race.
Pit Etiquette 1– Please ensure you clear
ALL your rubbish and litter up at the end of the day and if
you have a dog then you must clear up after it when it has
done a No 2.
Pit Etiquette 2 – Strictly, absolutely,
never, nil, don’t even think about it, NO riding in the pit area
– push it with a dead engine. We have persons
of all ages running around and we would hate to see someone get
clipped by a bike. For safety reasons this will be enforced.
Pit Etiquette 3 – Our meetings are full
of young impressionable persons (that does not include the
committee!). Please behave in a manner that will not offend our
Meeting Etiquette – Please make every
effort be pleasant to our race day officials – their day is
difficult enough anyway with up to 200 riders to look after and
always remember they are volunteering their valuable time freely so
as you can race your bike. Thank them as without them we would have
So enjoy your 2017 season and drive home after
each meeting tired but safe and happy – then come back and do it all