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Dunfermline District Radio Car Club

& NORA (Northern Off-Road Arena)

 

Entries

Email 2016@ooplerace.com

Send Name, BRCA No, Ability 1-15 (A Finalist), Classes 2wd 4wd & RC10 (£15 each),PT numbers, venue.

ARRIVAL

Access to the site is via a forestry road, you must drive slow as many people walk there dogs in the adjacent woods. There is plenty of space so please be considerate to others around the site. The site is a working farm with other people requiring access, our neighbour is a moto x track which is being rebuilt for corporate use, and this can be busy on a Sunday when operational.

LOCATION

The track is located (KY5 0AN) approximately 25 miles North of Edinburgh, driving time from Edinburgh is roughly 45 minutes.

 

 

Driving Directions : Once you approach the Forth Road Bridge, most of the road is either Motorway (M90) or Dualcarriageway (A92) until the last 2 mile.

 

WARNING: The A92 is a favourite road for road side speed cameras and unmarked police cars.

 

When on the A92 you should take the second slip road marked for Lochgelly, at the top of the slip road turn right (cross back over the A92 Dual Carriageway) and follow the B9149. You will stay on this road for approximately 2 miles, you should pass a very obvious “S” bend with large houses and farm surrounding it. Continue along the B9149 until you reach a long straight road with open field on right, and a forest on the left. Set back from the road slightly is a single bar green gate which allows access to the forest road that leads to the farm. Go down the forest track (the approach road has been improved from last year), when you get to the cross roads go straight over, we are just down to the right past the moto x track.

Please drive slowly on the approach to the track and be aware that we are on a working farm, as well as a popular dog walking area.

THE TRACK

The track is 100% grass with various features (small & large); the track will be prepared  as per last year, and we aim to have a really good race surface..  The following pictures were taken only a few months after rebuilding the track, the grass has now fully recovered ready for another season. We regularly hold regional meetings on the track as well as a number of club meetings throughout the year.

 

 

 

We have used this land now for 4 years, and have had no issues with drainage, we have installed surrounding drainage to prevent the rain water coming down the field onto the track. The tyres to use in the dry are Schumacher Yellow Mini Spikes and when the track is wet/damp Ballistic Buggy green Mini Spikes. We have a large rostrum currently accessible via a single set of steps, but we have purchased a second set and will be working to ensure they are installed ready for the start of the 2016 season.

 

Race control is situated in a dedicated container with a full view of the track.

 

 

We also have two containers available for pitting, plus a 3rd container available. We have car parking adjacent to the track. We are also adjacent to the last reported gun duel on Scottish soil, which took place in a field at Cardenbarns to the south of Cardenden. On 2 August 1826, a Kirkcaldy merchant named David Landale fought a duel with George Morgan, a Kirkcaldy banker and retired Lieutenant from the 77th Regiment of Foot. Morgan was killed by wounds received from a pistol ball. Landale was tried and subsequently cleared of his murder at Perth Sheriff Court.

The original pistols that David Landale used in the duel are housed in the Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery for anyone that wants to do some local site seeing.

 

DOGS

Dogs MUST be kept on a lead at all times and you MUST tidy up after your dog.

 

HOTELS:-

1) Travelodge – Glenrothes, Bank Head Park, Glenrothes KY7 6GH 5.2 miles

2) PREMIER INN - Glenrothes, Beaufort Drive, Bankhead Roundabout, Glenrothes KY7 4UJ

6.6 miles

3) HOLIDAY INN Glenrothes, Leslie Roundabout, Glenrothes KY6 3EP 7.5 miles

4) PREMIER INN Dunfermline, 4-12 Whimbrel Place, Fife Leisure Park, Dunfermline

8.5 miles

5) Travelodge – Kinross, M90 Junction 6, Kinross KY13 0NQ 8.5 miles

6) HOLIDAY INN Dunfermline, Halbeath KY11 8DY 9 miles

7) PREMIER INN South Queensferry, Builyeon Road, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9YJ

14.7 miles

8) PREMIER INN Edinburgh Airport (Newbridge), 5 Hallbarns Crescent, Newbridge, Edinburgh EH28 8TH

18.5 miles

9) HOLIDAY INN Edinburgh, 132 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6UA 21.9 miles

10) PREMIER INN Edinburgh Park (The Gyle), 1 Lochside Court, Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh EH12 9FX

22.3 miles,

Hotel Booking websites

http://www.booking.com/ http://www.laterooms.com/

CAMPING

There are a number of campsites available locally, as well as camping trackside.

 

 

Further details for each campsite available here http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/calcdist.asp?bar=&shop=&restaurant=&md=10&l=56.123612&lg=-3.1552

LOCAL FOOD

We have confirmation from Jacobite Snacks that they will be onsite throughout the weekend as last year.

KFC and McDonalds within 3 mile of track:

http://www.pub-explorer.com/sescotland/pub/homefarmview.htm - 01592 597200

GENERATORS

Generators are allowed, but we asked that they are not used before 07:00 and turned off no later than 10:45. Do not place your generator where it might be a nuisance to others and please remember to store fuel safely in a suitable container.

CLUB CONTACTS

Club Email – race.control@ddrcc.co.uk

Chairman – Derek Kerr – chairman@ddrcc.co.uk

Treasurer – Colin Nicholson – treasurer@ddrcc.co.uk

Secretary – Bruce Edwards – secretary@ddrcc.co.uk