Southwall Smokers, Lydden Hill Drift Day 17th August 2013

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  1. lezbrucelee

    lezbrucelee Southwall Smokers

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    Lydden Hill Race Circuit, Wootton, Canterbury, Kent CT4 6RX | T - (01304) 830557 | F - (01304) 831715

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    Our next date for drifting is the 17th August 2013, as always these days are open to all levels of driver from total newbies to super duper pros everyone is welcome, We will be running allocated sessions according to your driver level so those new to drifting dont have to worry about those pro pushing them round the circuit.
    The groups are:-
    Novice..... Either you have done no drifting before or you have done a few days but are still learning to drift.
    Intermidiate... Youve done a fair bit of drifting and are a fairly capable driver and dont spin out on every lap.
    Expert/Pro.... You have done plenty of drifting and are at a level where you either could hold or do hold a drift licence of some description.
    In the event these 3 groups are full we will run a 4th group but this generally ends up being another intermidate group


    1- The Day is Open to all levels of driver. Please use the decription above to try and decide which group you belong in, If we get fully booked you might not have the chance to change groups.

    2-We are running the 3/4 loop circuit which includes the section the BDC used last year, including the plastic walls on the exit of some corners so if you chose you can 'run the wall'


    3-Tyres Services will be on site from 9-5 (£5 PER SWAP, FROM £2.50 A TYRE, £2 DISPOSAL) All tyres will now be disposed of on the day.
    http://www.willsmobiletyres.co.uk/default.htm
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    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Wills-Mobile-Tyres/10636457687?fref=ts

    If you require tyres you must contact Will or put a post up in this thread with your sizes so we have an idea of how many to bring over, Judging how many of each size required is an impossible task, so help us to help you. Also leaving this to the last min is not helpful, we need as much notice as you can give us so we can be prepared
    Those that want to change your own on site must also be prepared to blow them up too. Dont expect the tyre man to stop working just to do this for you, His primary job is swaps for paying customers.
    A seperate airline + compressor will be placed at the dummy grid for you to adjust your pressures,

    4-You must hold a full UK drivers licence

    5-Passengers are allowed but need to sign in on the day @ £20 for the day


    6-Specators are £5 on the gate, but each pre-booked driver will recieve 1 gate pass, your free entry must arrive with the driver.

    7-Twinning and trains will be allowed on track too, but you must have permission from the other drivers.

    8-Signing in opens at 7:00am with a drivers briefing at 8:30am which you must attend. Failure to show by this time may mean you are unable to take part and in this case no refunds will be made. Please try to arrive as early as possible the circuit goes live at 9am and none likes missing there first session.

    9-Cliping pionts will be laid out on the circuit

    10-Additional drivers can be added on the day at a cost of £20 and needs to be paid directly in the signing in office on the day. Additional driver will be placed into the same group so you have to share your seat time. If you wish to car share and go in seperate groups this requires a second pre-booking at £99

    11-Helmets will be required and can be hired from the circuit and arms and legs need to be cover whilst on track.

    12-We need around 80 cars for the day to proceed, max amount is 100

    13- Sessions, We will be running 3/4 (number dependant) sessions in every hour these are split into Novice, intermidate and pros, we only allow a max of 24 cars on track at once so there is plenty of room between cars

    14- Flags, Last year it was clear to see not everyone obeys the flags, this year we will be far stricter on this. If you are caught on more than 1 occasion ignoring flags you may not be allowed back out on track for the rest of the day. Safety of yourselfs and others around you is Lyddens primary concern. It is your job as drivers to look for the flags!



    Price

    Advanced bookings £100
    On the day £130


    To Book Call..... (01304) 830557 (mon-fri 8-5)

    The sooner you book the easier my life is:smash: and the less chance you have of being disappointed that we're full.


    Refunds will be made up to 2 weeks before the event date or if the day is cancelled due to lack of numbers or extreme weather, other than this no refunds can be made, but you welcome to sell your slot on if you cant make it if you do this please noitify myself and the office.
    Lydden may allow you to carry you booking over to the next date but this is at the circuits discretion and you will need to contact them directly about it


    This is the last event that will be running in this format as of September we will be running 5 groups, 10min sessions rather than 15mins
    Any Questions please ask and dont forget to add us on Facebook for videos and pictures of the events we run........... http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/southwall.smokers
     
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  2. lezbrucelee

    lezbrucelee Southwall Smokers

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    Rules. Make Sure You Read Them And Understand Them


    Lydden Hill Drift Day Rules and Regulations

    Please Read these carefully we will be being strict on these.


    1.Driver Requirements
    1.1 All drivers MUST be over 17
    1.2 All drivers MUST hold a full valid driving licence
    1.3 All medical conditions MUST be declared at the time of booking
    1.4 If you require glasses for driving they MUST be worn
    1.5 All drivers MUST attend the briefing at the start of the day
    1.6 Drivers are expected to behave in a professional manor
    1.7 Obey all decisions made by circuit staff
    1.8 Obey all the rules
    1.9 Be respectful of staff and other event participants

    2.Vehicle Requirements
    2.1 Vehicles MUST be structurally sound
    2.2 Vehicles MUST NOT have any fluids leaks of any kind
    2.3 Vehicles brakes MUST be in FULL working order
    2.4 Vehicles MUST have at least 2 working brake lights
    2.5 Batteries MUST be securely fastened down
    2.6 Towing eyes MUST be fitted both at the front and rear of the vehicle, be functional and visible
    2.7 Vehicles MUST have windows present, no window nets will be permissible
    2.8 Vehicles door handles MUST be in full working order
    2.9 Exhausts MUST be below 108db MAX
    2.10 Bumpers and sideskirts MUST be securely fastened


    3 Track layout and pit entry
    3.1 Drifting is ONLY permitted between the white lines on the outer and inner edges of the track
    3.2 No drifting or driving on the grass is permitted
    3.3 Please see attached pic of track layout for track direction and permitted drifting areas
    3.4 Returning to the pits, MUST be completed by driving up the hill around north bend and the pit entry is the left. NO DRIFTING IN THIS AREA
    3.5 Returning to the pits via the dummy grid is NOT allowed
    3.6 Drifting up the hill or around north bend is NOT allowed


    4 Flags, The Meanings and Marshalls posts
    4.1 All flags MUST be obeyed
    4.2 There are 5 marshalls posts around the circuit, they are the start line, exit of paddock bend, mid corner at chessons, on the entrance to the devils elbow, and at the cut through, please refer to the track map provided
    4.3 Red flag--- The session has been stopped for an incident. Slow down and be prepared to stop, NO drifting or overtaking and return to the start/finish line
    4.4 Waved Yellow Flag-- There is a hazard ahead, stop drifting, slow down, DO NOT overtake and be prepared to change direction or stop,
    4.5 Green Flag-- You have passed the incident or the incident has cleared you may continue drifting
    4.6 Yellow and Red Stripped Flag-- Your tyres are very low return to the pits straight away and change them, If you have a puncture you MUST leave the track immediately at the first opportunity
    4.7 Black Flag-- We have seen an issue with your driving or your vehicle return to the pits STRAIGHT AWAY and report to the clerk of the course at the dummy grid
    4.8 It is the responsibility of the drivers to look out for flags and obey them
    4.9 Failure to obey any flag will result in you being excluded from the rest of the event
    4.10 The clerk of the course's decision is final

    5. Starting Procedure
    5.1 Groups will be called to the dummy grid via the tannoy system
    5.2 Cars will then be released one at a time to the track
    5.3 On your first lap you are required to ensure you spot the postions of the marshalls posts

    6. Whilst on Track
    6.1 Arms and legs MUST be covered and stay inside the vehicle at all times
    6.2 Helmets MUST be worn and correctly fastened
    6.3 Windows are permitted to be open up to 2 inches to allow air flow inside the vehicle
    6.4 Stopping or slowing to a crawl out on track is NOT permitted other than in the event of a breakdown
    6.5 Drivers MUST maintain a consistent speed around the track when not drifting
    6.6 Drivers are expected to leave suitable stopping distance to the car in front, approx 10 car lengths is expected unless twinning with another driver (see section 7)
    6.7 Overtaking is permitted, but you MUST do so in a safe manor
    6.8 Cars MUST stay inside the white lines, dirt dropping in NOT allowed
    6.9 In the event of a breakdown put your hazards on, pull over to a safe location or return to the pits if possible
    6.10 In the event of an accident signal to a marshall that help is required otherwise please exit the car and stand in a safe area

    7. Twinning
    7.1 NO twinning is permitted in the novice group
    7.2 Twinning is allowed in the intermediate and pro groups
    7.3 Drivers twinning MUST have permission from each other
    7.4 Drivers twinning are required to line up on the dummy grid together
    7.5 Both drivers twinning MUST inform the staff member they intend to do so each time the wristbands are being checked on the dummy grid before going out on track
    7.6 Twinning is done at your own risk.

    8. Pit and Paddock Areas
    8.1 A 5mph speed limit is in effect
    8.2 Only drift cars and 1 support vehicle per drift car are permitted in the lower paddock
    8.3 All other vehicles MUST be parked in the upper gravel car park
    8.4 Driving on the grass and fields is NOT permitted
    8.5 You MUST keep the pit area clean and dispose of all rubbish in the bins provided and take your tyres with you or dispose of them with Will’s Mobile Tyres
    8.6 No drifting, burnouts or donuts are allowed in the pit and paddock area

    9. Passengers
    9.1 Passengers minimum age is 14
    9.2 Passengers will only be allowed to sign on once all drivers are signed on, an announcement will be made over the tannoy when we start signing on for passengers
    9.3 Swapping of wirstbands is NOT permitted
    9.4 Any driver found to be attempting to carry a passenger with a swapped band will have his/her wirstband removed and WILL BE excluded from the rest of the day.
    9.5 A maximum of 1 passenger is allowed out in a vehicle at anyone time
    THE CIRCUIT HAS AN OPERATIONAL CCTV SYSTEM AND WILL BE MONITORED AT ALL TIMES.

    These rules have been agreed by the organisers and circuit management.
     
  3. LiamE36

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    It says at the begging of this post that it is the 22nd of June ;)
     
  4. lezbrucelee

    lezbrucelee Southwall Smokers

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    Ive cocked the date up in the title the date is 17th August 2013, i'll try get a mod to change it for me

    - - - Updated - - -

    yer I just see that myself, at least someone reads them ;-)
     
  5. Chimp

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    Same format 4 groups 100 cars dude?
     
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    lezbrucelee Southwall Smokers

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    Read the post, yes
     
  7. RichUK

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    As usual now, I'll be there taking photos which you can find on facebook under MaximumD photography :)
     
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    Good ;-) just checking before I actually book a day for once.
     
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    Hey lez just a observation can u try and make sure there are no gaps in the water barriers leading Into devils elbow? Just seems very unsafe when they have gaps in the barrier.
    Will book Monday regards si
     
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    lezbrucelee Southwall Smokers

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    Yer i'll have a chat with lydden about it, I forgot to bring that up with them today, cheers for reminding me.
     
  11. steveboiboi

    steveboiboi Southern style!

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    yeah that barrier is a bit sketchy when not full length... should be doing this one! ill book up when im paid... fingers crossed there is a space....

    and im not the only one thinking it im sure... lydden are getting greedy buggers...
     
  12. Wolfpack

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    booked....tbh i booked this the sunday after the last one but hay
     
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    Agreed
     
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    lezbrucelee Southwall Smokers

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    We keep having this same discussion, they're barely making any money on these days, I know everyone thinks its all profit but its really not. By the time they pay all the staff (which includes a week of prep & clean up), marshalls, recovery truck, vat man, council taxes (the list goes on & on) they are barely breaking even, Most of you wouldn't get out of bed for what they make from us.
    To be honest i'm surprised that we are still running at the £100 mark, trackdays are £150 and half the work load of our days.

    The date in September will be £120 but we're going to change the format to reflect the extra £20, Instead of 7 sessions there will 8, sessions will be 10mins instead of 15, 5 groups of only 20 cars & theres no lunch break for the marshalls, days in the summer will run until around 6pm. It works out that you get more seat time, especially those that are burning through tyres in a few 5/6 laps. In the winter it would be £100 due to shorter days we'd lose a session in the evening.

    Before everyone jumps in and says they're being greedy, people have asked for an extra date/less cars/ said i'd pay a bit more for extra seat time and for once I've listened :nod:

    Lydden were happy to leave things be for the rest of the year but as this is what you've asked for its what I pushed for.
     
  15. spaniel

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    Sweet cars nearly ready, gonna book on mon.

    I think it can work at lydden if we let lez do his job. He has done well to get things going so far.

    Can you make sure there is a proper briefing that everyone can hear though
     
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    Thats good news for the next event
    Lez i just noticed if ur running that sept day as ur planning u actually pay more money for less seat time
    why not do sept as 80 cars 4 groups and £150 a person that way ur still make the same amount off money as u would off done but every one will get more room on track and more seat time drifting and more room in pits ect ??
     
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    lezbrucelee Southwall Smokers

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    I thought £150 was quite a price hike and wasn't certain we could fill the day at that price, On paper its less time but when people aren't on the track for 5mins of a 15mins session because they cant change tyres fast enough its dead time, there are only a handful of people that last the full 15mins and that's normally because they're not going hard enough. If it doesn't work we'll look at other options.
     
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    Booked, can't wait! I really enjoy drifting Lydden
     
  19. Phil2002

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    I'm booked looking forward to skidding Lydden 3 months on the trot.
     
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    double post
     

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