Novice or experienced Cadwell is a fantastic circuit to drive and I had my first track day there a few weeks ago. Some of the guys that came down to watch now can't wait to have a go themselves and I cant wait to get back either so I have organised this for anyone that's interested.
The date is set for Tuesday the 7[sup]th[/sup] of June with Circuit Days. It's an open pit lane event which means you can go on and off track freely throughout the day as much as you like (9am till 5pm). The cost should be £169 however I have spoken with Circuit Days who have agreed to give us a club price of £155 for the full day.
To make your booking at the club price you need to call
01302 743 827
Mon-Fri 8:30 to 5:30
Please Quote: Focus ST owners club
*NOTE* if you dont have a helmet and you need to hire one you will need to mention it with your booking £10 for the day.
Alternatively you can make the booking on there website at there regular price
Instruction will be available on the day and they offer a free 20 minute session, having taken this myself I can strongly recommend it. If it's your first time on track it's such a big help I had 2 sessions of instruction when I was there one in the morning and another in the afternoon and they help you learn the track and keep you on the black stuff! (thanks steve h
Additional instruction is £25 for 20 minutes.
You book instructors on the day but if you want a half day or full day instructor you need to contact circuit days before hand.
You probably won't be covered by your road policy but legally you don't need insurance for Trackdays. Many of the regular track drivers don't bother, insurers will tell you track day accidents are rare however if you're like me you might want to take out cover.
To give you an idea of cost, I was quoted £140 up to the value of the car or accident cover up to £6000 for £75. I went with the latter (competition car insurance).
If you are coming from further a field there are plenty of places in Louth which is about 5 miles away from the track to stay at. I'll probably be booking into The Beaumont Hotel where I stayed last time, if you're planning on doing the same please let me know ASAP and ill try and wangle a discount.
* = paid
Itinerary - you'll get this when you book but ill put it on here anyway
7:30 Sign on
8:30 Drivers Briefing
9:00 Track Opens (probablly with a couple of sighting laps first)
13:30 Track Re Opens
17:00 Track Closes