News and Updates
[20/2/20] ORCi Alcohol and Substance misuse
Please click here to view the document, random drug
and alcohol testing will take place at events at all
tracks in 2020, these tests will apply to drivers and
[20/2/20] ORCi 2020 Safety
Please click here to view the latest safety
equipment regulations that you need for racing at ORCi
tracks. Items specified in this document overwrite
any other documents.
[30/1/20] Fords Care
Fund raising dates for FORDS at
Buxton Raceway in 2020 are now confirmed:::Open Rod and
Hot Ford Ladies race will be on 18th October and the
following Sunday, 25th October, will see the second
staging of the Junior Micra Rod Parents. Race. We shall
be raising sponsorship forms over the course of the next
Email me if you have any questions or to
register your interest.
Update: Dave and Mandy
Trevor have once again kindly agreed to sponsor trophies
for these events. Each driver will receive a
commemorative award, there will be a trophy for the one
collecting most sponsorship, plus three for the first
three across the line. FORDS is still on the lookout for
a couple of race sponsors - hopefully someone out there
will be able to help us out?
[17/1/20] ORCi Rules
of Racing Update
The Oval Racing Council would like to announce the
following amendments to the “Rules of Racing” with
regard to the lining up of cars for restarts, and the
reinstatement of cars. These amendments are effective
immediately, and apply to all formulas.
Cars will be lined up, in preparation for the restart,
in the on-track order prevailing prior to the race
suspension (yellow flags) or race stoppage (red flags).
Any lapped cars in-between those occupying the top six
positional places in the race will be sent around the
track, in the direction of racing, to the rear of the
grid, and will be credited with regaining one lap back
in the race. This means that when the race is restarted
at least the top six cars will be in positional order on
the track without any back-markers in between.
A driver must NOT un-lap themselves unless instructed to
by an official. Any driver un-lapping themselves without
permission will be liable to exclusion from the restart.
The Steward of the Meeting is empowered to re-instate
any driver being, in their opinion, incorrectly taken
out of the race during a suspension or stoppage.
[17/1/20] SWAFFHAM RACEWAY
In the last 14 days the ORCi has learnt that the stadium
owners made a decision to accept an offer
from a different prospective promotional team to take
over operations at Swaffham Raceway from the
As all who know Pete Gould would understand, he has
become extremely well respected and worked
tirelessly for a number of years trying to re-establish
the raceway with considerable success and at
considerable personal cost.
In late 2018 / early 2019 the ORCi accepted Swaffham
and, with further investment in his operation
from Pete, joined the ORCi.
This potentially opened up the venue to more mainstream
formulae and exciting plans for 2020 were
at an advanced stage.
Sadly, in just recent weeks, despite offers of support
and meetings involving other ORCi promoters
supporting Peter, the owners took a decision to change.
Whilst the ORCi have not been in direct contact with the
new promotion, neither have they been in
contact with us however they have made it clear in their
announcement they wish to operate
This was discussed at a recent ORCi meeting and we are
saddened for Pete, together with
assistance volunteered with others to secure the stadium
for Pete and ORCi formulae.
Mr Gould has been offered support from the ORCi where it
can to find ways for him to move forward
however, given the circumstances as part of that support
the ORCi advises that:
Any driver racing in any formula at Swaffham will
receive a 12 month ORCi ban which will be reset
every time that driver races there
If there are any further developments, then the ORCi
will issue further guidance.
Many of you will have read on the internet in the last
month or so about the introduction of RaceRecievers, we
brought these in for Junior Rods during 2019 but the
ORCi want them on all formulas for 2020.
In all formulas drivers
must have a RACEceiver device fitted, The RACEceiver
device for Drivers is being mandated at ORCi tracks
all over the country. This small communication
device is revolutionising the industry, making the
sport safer for both the drivers and officials. It
saves time by allowing officials to talk to all the
drivers at the same time and lets you get on to more
racing. The officials can warn drivers about
accidents or debris on the track and to ensure the
correct driver is excluded should a black flag be
The suggested Raceceiver is the RACEceiver Fusion+
available at many outlets on the internet, they are
not supplied with earphones, so you will need to
supply a set of in-ear earphones with a 3.5mm plug.
You will be told at the
drivers briefing which channel will be used.
That information will be written
into the 2020 Rules for each formula [currently in the
process of being done], it is a requirement that ALL
drivers have them, the Raceway will have a few to hire
[you MUST have your own earphones, you will need to
reserve a Raceciever in advance], please look them up on
the internet where there are deals to be had - "RACEceiver
Fusion+" is what you need to look for.