Individual entries now closed. 15th February
Entry Registration application for all eight individual classes are now closed. Sonia at the ACU office is still accepting team entries. Sonia@acu.org.uk
All registration applications will now be processed ahead of the ballot - which will be required in all classes -that will take place on 22nd February.
The total number of applications for entries totals 745 with the Super Evo (132) and Evo Over 50's (115) having the largest number of applications. Others are Evo 125 (77), Evo 250 (88), Evo 500 (75), Pre 85 and 4/S etc (94), Twinshock Over 50 (93) and Twinshock Under 50 (71)
The successful applications will be notified shortly after the 22nd February, when full payment will be required to secure an entry, otherwise the next group of riders will be given a place.
First Phase of Registrations update. 13th February
On line registrations for all riders over 30 years old are now closed..
As announced earlier, riders under the age of 30 may now apply for registration on line (or by post) until midnight tomorrow - 14th February. We have to stress that each class appears to be full, but all details need to be confirmed and full payments made when the ballot is completed.
We envisage that all riders who have registered, either on line or by post will have an update on their entry status by the end of February. An update of numbers registered for each class will be posted here ahead of the ballot in nine days time.
Registration Update 3rd February
Approx 600 Registration Applications have been received. They are all logged into the system and will be sorted into class order in the next fifteen days ahead of the ballot. In addition there are about 50 postal entries. We will post a further update when the first phase for entries close on the 13th of February.
Six Team applications have been received at the ACU office.
Entriy requests now open -1st February
The online request for registration is now open on the left side of this page.. You will need to confirm that you have read the Regulations for the event and then simply click onto the correct class which you would like to enter and follow the instructions. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ENTER THE CORRECT CLASS AS CHANGES CANNOT BE MADE. Once you have completed the process you will receive an automatic response. If your details are correct you will be entered into the ballot. Apart from the Twinshock Under 50 class this phase of on line entries are only for riders over 30 years old. A printable entry form is on the left hand side of this page which can be POSTED to our Event Secretary forthwith. In either method of entry please ensure that you have detailed your correct 2018 ACU Licence number - or - tick the option to purchase a single event licence.
Team Entry request should be directed to Sonia@acu.org.uk
Entry system announced. January 24th
In order to assist riders and eliminate the "mad rush" - registration for riders wishing to compete in this year's event will have nearly two weeks to register when entries open on Thursday 1st February. The full registration system will cost £1 and will take just a few minutes to complete on line - the details of which will appear on the left hand side of this page. Apart from the Twinshock Under 50s class, the initial registration process will be open to riders over 30 years of age on the weekend of the event with allocation for younger riders after the closing date of the 13th February if spaces are still available. A confirmation e-mail will automatically be generated informing riders they are eligible for the ballot, which will be followed by further instructions once the ballot has taken place. PLEASE NOTE - the £1 registration fee will not be refunded to unsuccessful riders so if this is not acceptable to you please use the download entry form and post to enter the ballot.
Further news on 2018 entries - December 2018
The organisers intend to keep the 2018 entry system as simple as last year and eliminate the "mad rush" as soon as the entries open. On February 1st the Registration Request system will go live on this website and riders will need to complete a simple form in order to qualify for the ballot. We do not envisage the need for a ballot in all classes this year as apart from the Twinshock Under 50 class the minimum age to gain an entry into the first phase for the 2018 event will be 30 years old. Once the ballot has taken place a confirmation (or rejection I am afraid) e-mail will be sent asking the rider to commit and pay the full entry fee of £142.50.
Postal entries will still be accepted and a printable entry form will be available from the 31st January onwards.
ACU Licence Codes available
West Devon MCC are now supplying the necessary code for ACU membership to riders who wish to be ahead of the game and be prepared for the forthcoming season. With the obvious benefit of not having to purchase a £15 day licence with an annual ACU Licence, it will also allow potential riders to enter ANY ACU event during 2018. Membership costs £10 and is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Details of 2018 event. November 2017
2018 heralds the tenth anniversary of the Vets Motocross Des Nations. The event is now confirmed for the weekend of the 8th and 9th September at Farleigh Castle. The organising Committee was formed this week and have kept the entry fee charges the same as 2017. A system will also be engaged to ensure easier entries on line for more senior riders. Regulations will appear on this website during the month of January, with entries opening on Thursday 1st February.
Once again, Dave King has some ideas up his sleeve which will be announced here.