Monthly Archives: December 2017

2018 MX5 Cup Championship Open For Business

Hi everyone,

Good news, the 2018 MX5 Cup Championship sponsored by Davanti is open for business, registrations for the championship are purchased on-line with our fully automated system.

As an added incentive we have a £35 Coupon offer available until the 15th January 2018 Just enter the following code during registration : 2018PREREG35D

MX5 Cup Championship Regulations [DRAFT]

To register login to the “5 Club Racing” website if you already have a login, then click on any of the Register or Membership Plan links on the site, unregistered users just need to click the links, this will take you to the relevant page(s) to begin the registration process.

Please read the on-line registration form carefully, make sure you fill out the form in full, all fields are required, any information you do not know, like “Transponder No.” for example, just put “Unknown/Renting” or something similar.

Please make sure your name, address, etc. is all correct, we cannot be held responsible for any incorrectly entered information which leads to incorrectly processed applications.

Last years race numbers will be put on retention for last years entrants until the 28th of February, after that numbers will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Numbers 1 to 6 are reserved.

You can ignore the “Coupon Code” field as this does not need to be filled out unless you have been given coupon prior to registration.

Once you have completed the form click the “Purchase MX5 Cup Championship Entrance” button, this will take you to PayPal using your entered email address as the default PayPal login address, change as necessary then enter you password and complete the purchase. Once the payment has completed you will be automatically redirected back to the “5 Club Racing” website to the confirmation page. You will receive email notifications for your transaction, these may be delayed up to 24 hours While PayPal processes your payment. Please make sure you have sufficient funds in your account before applying or the transaction will not complete, but you may still receive a welcome email, this is not your guarantee of championship acceptance so please check your PayPal account if you are unsure.

Please remember you have to be a member of the 750mc as well as “5 Club Racing” in order to register on race days, so if your 750mc membership has expired please don’t forget to renew this before submitting your MX5 Cup Championship registration.

Please let us know if you experience any problems so that we may address them as soon as possible.

Thanks
Darren and Alyn

 

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Ali Bray Wins the 2017 John Miles Young Driver Award

750 Motor Club racer Ali Bray has been announced as the winner of the 2017 John Miles Young Driver Award, following his achievements in the Davanti Tyres 5Club MX-5 Cup over the course of the season. Bray finished second in this year’s championship in only his first proper season of competition, taking five victories along the way whilst often going head-to-head with former champion and longstanding MX-5 specialist Ben Short.
Along with his enthusiasm and commitment despite a very limited budget, it was Bray’s natural ability behind the wheel that caught the eye of the award patron and former F1 driver. The prize includes a generous £1000 cash prize from Miles, which is matched by the 750 Motor Club in credit against race entry fees for 2018; something which will come as a welcome boost for the 24-year-old Milton Keynes-based driver and his AB Motorsport preparation enterprise.
Speaking of the announcement, Bray said: “I’m gobsmacked – I’ve been around paddocks for years but had only contested four sporadic races in my life before 2017. I was racing for the enjoyment and of course to win, so I’m delighted and overwhelmed that someone of John’s experience would recognise future potential. It allows me to compete with 750 Motor Club again next year, where I’ll most likely have another attempt at the 5Club MX-5 title; I can’t thank him enough.”
The award will be presented at the 750 Motor Club’s Annual Awards and Dinner Dance on January 27th 2018, and speaking of his selection, Miles said: “Ali really burst onto the MX-5 scene this season as a driver, and offered the only real challenge to former champion Ben Short. I was immediately impressed by his natural speed and car control from the first time I saw him do battle with Short at Brands Hatch. He proved both fast and consistent, and although hard pressed financially, he developed into a stylish race winner in his self-prepared car – a real achievement.”
Well Done Ali from all of us at 5 Club Racing
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