CHANGES are coming to Darley Moor’s Stars event next season as the club announces an extra day of action for the 2020 finale.
After liaising with sponsors, competitors and officials, club Chairman Don Ryder admitted his delight to unveil the new format this week.
“The Committee has considered many suggestions before agreeing to this new and very different approach to our now traditional Stars at Darley meeting,” he said.
“We all hope there is something in it for everyone, our traditional Stars at Darley sponsors have fully endorsed the new format.”
On the Saturday, there will be a full timed qualifying session for the Club races plus an untimed Stars session, followed by a post-lunch-break timed qualifying session for the Stars and a full round of the Club Championship programme with a new 15 lap Stars at Darley race one.
Sunday will begin with an untimed morning warm-up for the Stars, then slightly longer Club Championship races in the afternoon with a 15 Lap Stars race two planned for 3pm.
The combined result of the two Stars races will give the overall result. Time will be allocated after this second Stars race for the winners to proceed on a lap of honour for the fans. There will no longer be double points awarded for the Championship classes at this final round.
Reduced entry fees are also set to be introduced – for Solo competitors, the two-day fee for the first class will be reduced to £240 and for Sidecar crews to £260. Additional class fees will remain the same for the weekend.
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