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Track Information

Long established in Pendle it has a challenging and technical track to test even the most seasoned drivers. PDMCC boasts a covered all weather rostrum with easy wheelchair access.

The track layout is constantly evolving and subject to change, it is also altered between 1/8th and 1/10th scale to suit that class of vehicle.

 

Surface: Astroturf
Direction: Clockwise
Average Lap Time: 45sec (400m Long) However this can vary depending on the current track layout.
Jumps: double-double, triple, single and rollers
Special Feature: Centrally positioned Bomb hole section
Raised Pit Lane: Custom steel pit lane accessed from ramps off the main straight
Covered Drivers Rostrum: Permanent structure with wheel chair access and roof one of the best in the UK
Most Used Tyre 1/8th Scale: Schumacher Spirals (silver - wet) Schumacher mini pins (yellow - dry) 
Catering: On site low cost food & drinks available
Toilets: Permanent on site chemical toilets

 

The track doesn't look after itself and dedicated members of the club spend many hours of hard work preparing and improving the track before each race meeting. Anyone is welcome to come down to the track and lend a hand to keep this track one of the best in the country.

Members Practice

As a member as reduced race fees you can access the track for practice at the following times.

Crawler Course:

Monday-Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
 

Race Track:

Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00

Thursday 13:00 - 16:00

Saturday 09:00 - 17:00

Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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Guide to Racing

What to expect from a day at PDMCC
 

Open for Business

The track gates usually open at 7:30am for racers to turn up
(please check the booking in page to ensure you have the correct time as it is subject to change).

New to Racing

If you have never been to a race event it may be wise to turn up at one of the meetings to get a feel for how it is run and the procedures so that you know what to expect the next time when you turn up to race.

Setting up & Helping out

We would appreciate it if you could help prepare the rostrum, pit lane and pitting area for racing before setting up your own equipment to get racing underway as soon as possible.

Booking In

Booking in is called where each racer must make his /her way to the rostrum to sign in for the days action and pay any fees applicable. This processes is speeded up if you can book in and pay ahead online. 

Drivers Meeting

Racers will be called to the rostrum for a brief drivers meeting outlining the days events along with safety information.

Practice

The track will be opened for around 30 mins of practice time before the racing begins.

Heat/Results Listings

The days heats and results listings will be presented on the race outlining how many heats there will be and the car number of each person racing. The results sheet for every race will be placed on this board. Heat and result information is also available live online during a race meeting.

6 Min Heats.

Each heat of racing is 6 minutes and PDMCC operates a rolling start system for racing heats. Essentially its an individually timed 6 minutes to see how many laps you can get within those 6 minutes. Laps are timed using the AMB transponder system. If you do not have your own transponder the club has a limited number of these available for hire from race control.

Marshalling

After you have raced your heat you must immediately go out and marshal against the same number post to which you were driving. Please get out to marshal as soon as possible so the next heat can get underway.

Round and Repeat

The day proceeds with 3-5 rounds of qualifying rounds depending on the time of year and daylight available. After each round the positions are put on the race board

Finals

After all rounds have been done the Final listing will go on the board and the finals will be raced. Everyone races a final unless your car is unable to continue. Each final is normally 20 minutes in length (requiring fuel stops).

Pack Away

Once all finals have been raced it is appreciated if all racers can help with putting away of the track equipment. 

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