2017 Legend Fires North West Stages
Motor Sport (North West) are pleased to announce that the dates for the 2017 Legend Fires North West Stages will be Friday 24th & Saturday 25th February 2017.
LFNWS Setting the Trend with Transponder Timing
Always wanting to be one of the forerunners, the 2017 Legend Fires North West Stages Rally will be making use of the latest transponder technology.
The credit card sized cards will be mounted in all competing cars, each tag having a 32 bit unique number which is associated with the car number and programmed into the timing clocks.
The primary use of tags is at the flying finish of the stage when finish times are automatically allocated to the car number and passed to the results system. However, they will also be used at the splits on the Weeton and Fleetwood Docks stages as they can accurately determine if cars have passed a particular point the correct number of times by passing the car number and time to results each time a car passes the split.
Exciting stuff and the Organisers are pleased to be able to be one of the very early users of this innovative and accurate system.
SMS Results Service
The SMS Results service will be available again in 2017 at a price of £2.80 per subscription. For any competitor or spectator wishing to subscribe, please visit the following page http://www.nersresults.co.uk/sms/html/nwstages.html
Detailed spectator information including spectator map and time schedule will be published here in February 2017.
Download details of the Spectator Stages Spectator Maps 2017
Legend Fires North West Stages - Friday 24th February 2017
|12:30||FY2 9AA||JC Paints & CJ Motor Services Motorsport Show opens in Norcalympia, Norbreck.|
|13.00||FY2 9AA||Technical Scrutineering of Competing cars commences in full view of spectators - with commentary and driver interviews. All trade stands and side shows open to the General public.|
|18:15||FY2 9AA||Rally competitors assemble at front of Norbreck Castle Hotel for Ceremonial start.|
|18:30||FY2 9AA||Ceremonial Start outside front entrance to the Norcalympia - Car 1 flagged away by the Mayor of Blackpool and piped across the start line.|
|Demonstration runs by Rallying History rally cars on the Blackpool Promenade Spectator Stage - (Viewing at both North Pier & Opposite Norbreck Hotel).|
|1st competing car enters the Blackpool Promenade Spectator Stages - (Viewing at both North Pier & Opposite Norbreck Hotel).|
|20:00||FY2 9AA||1st competing car enters Overnight Parc Ferme inside the JC Paints & CJ Motor Services Motorsport Show.|
|22:00||FY2 9AA||Trade stands in JC Paints & CJ Motor Services Motorsport Show close.|
Legend Fires North West Stages - Saturday 25th February 2017
|08.10||FY2 9AA||Parc Ferme opens for removal of 1st competing car to morning Service Area.|
|09:00||FY1 2LB||Re-start from 'Middle Walk', near Metropole, Blackpool.|
|09:15||FY7 6QE||Fleetwood Waterfront Spectator Stages. Demo vehicles followed by Car 1 flagged away by the Mayor of Wyre Followed by Competing Cars at 09:30.|
|09:30||FY2 9AA||JC Paints & CJ Motor Services Motorsport Show open in Norcalympia - watch Group B cars servicing.|
|09:45||FY7 6DE||ABP Fleetwood Docks Special Stages - viewing through fence only.|
|11:23||FY1 1RU||Cars arrive at Main Service Area, (Gynn Square to North Pier).|
|Demo vehicles and Competing cars on Blackpool Promenade Spectator Stages - (Viewing at both North Pier & Opposite Norbreck Hotel).|
|12:55||FY7 6QE||Fleetwood Waterfront Spectator Stages.|
|13:10||FY7 6DE||ABP Fleetwood Docks Special Stages - viewing through fence only.|
|15.15||FY1 1RU||Competing Cars arrive at Main Service Area (North Pier).|
|Competing cars on Fuchs Lubricants Promenade Spectator Stages - (Viewing at both North Pier & Opposite Norbreck Hotel).|
|17:50||FY2 9AA||Ceremonial Finish for top 3 overall with champagne spraying, music and light show. Ceremonial Finish continues for Class winners & other finishers - Norcalympia.|
|19:30||FY2 9AA||Last car finishes.|
|21:45||FY2 9AA||Awards presentation in the Norbreck Castle Hotel - Main Stage.|
NOTE: Approximate times for the first competitive car.
REMEMBER: The rally action extends to the Norbreck Castle Hotel's Norcalympia exhibition centre with a wide range of excellent rally related exhibitors. Rally fans will also be able to obtain up-to-date rally results and purchase hot food and drink within the Norbreck Castle Hotel complex.
As a few entries have fallen by the wayside there are some spaces on the 2017 event. So, if you are interested in entering call Ann McCormack on 01928 710546 or 07961 086 280 (before 21:30 hours please) or email email@example.com
Legend Fires North West Stages 2017 - Download Rally Regulations
Marshals Required for 2017 Event
To all marshals and radio crews - please register using RST as described below.
Join us in sunny Blackpool on 24th/25th February 2017 for the Legend Fires North West Stages, the Premier Tarmac Rally in the North West. The event will consist of multiple stages using four separate venues, two of which will be used on Friday evening and all four used on Saturday.
Marshals are required Friday afternoon/evening for scrutineering as well as rally stages and all day Saturday.
We are strongly encouraging all marshals and radio crews, who haven't already done so, to become an MSA accredited marshal by completing the simple registration and also carrying out the basic online training by following this link. The MSA have announced that all Marshalls successfully registering for 2017 will be receiving a great welcome pack sometime in early 2017. Unregistered marshals are still very welcome to join us in Blackpool, but will need to be placed with buddy who will be a MSA registered marshal.
In 2016 over 700 officials and marshals signed on for the event and we hope and expect that 2017 will be equally well supported, consequently the event will be using Rally Stage Team (RST) to collate registration information and support the allocation of roles and post numbers. We would therefore be grateful if you would complete the RST form for each day you will be attending. We appreciate that some of you may have already volunteered directly to individual stage commanders but please still complete the RST registration, making a note on the system of who you have already offered your support to. We will try to accommodate all specific requests for roles, positions and stages, but the earlier you register the easier it will be to match your requests.
The event will be using the majority of the well known stages as in previous years and once again will attempt to uphold the legend of the "best goodie bag of the year".
If you have any queries or need any help with the MSA registration or on-line training, please contact either of the Chief Marshals:
Dan Orme on 07792 475868
Neville Simmons on 07889 141828
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you on the event and thank you in advance for your much needed help.
Event Sponsor - Legend Fires
Motor Sport (North West) Limited is delighted to receive the continued backing and encouragement from Blackburn based Legend Fires who has confirmed that it will continue as the main sponsor of the 2017 Legend Fires North West Stages Rally. 2017 will be the 14th consecutive year that Legend Fires has sponsored the event and the organisers are indebted to them for their enduring support.
In addition to the hard work and effort put in each year by the whole of the Motor Sport (North West) Rally Organising Committee the event would struggle to run in its present format and also continue its charitable support without a major sponsor and accordingly our thanks must go to Legend Fires for its longstanding backing and cooperation.
Plans for the Blackpool based 2017 Legend Fires North West Stages are well under way.
The event, which will run on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February 2017, is expected to retain a similar format to 2016 and is to retain its base at the Norbreck Castle Hotel.
On-line entries will be available on 10th December 2016 09:00 hours. The event is extremely popular and has historically filled quickly, so get your entry in early.
Details of the hotel deal and booking reference will be available shortly.
The organising team looks forward to a rewarding year for all competitors and our sponsors and more details will be announced in due course.
Event Associate Sponsor
Having supported the event for the first time in 2016 by sponsoring the Lytham Hall special stage, we are delighted to announce that Select Security Services has increased its involvement to become the 2017 Legend Fires North West Stages Rally Associate Sponsor. The organising team is extremely grateful for this additional assistance and look forward to working with the Select Security team.
New Partner for 2017
The Organisers welcome Delta-Electrical Repairs as their latest partner. This is the first time that Delta has provided support to the rally and the Directors have kindly agreed to sponsor the event's main service area in Blackpool. If you want to see the cars close up and the mechanics working on the cars this is where to be. Our thanks go to Delta for their valuable support and we hope that the relationship continues into future years.