15 Jul 2014

Dirt Quake 3 - This weekend!

And I'll be there for the first time, can't wait :)  All my bikes are not running at the moment so I can't ride but it will be cool to see all the action and to meet everyone. Dimitri from Super Motor Co is giving me a ride to Dirtquake so I'm save, thanks dude!
Still need a place to crash on the camp side so if you're going and you have some extra space left in your tent/car/van/camper let me know! I'll bring a bottle of cheap gin :)

Here's all the Dirt Quake info:

"Dirt Quake III is nearly here, so here's a bunch of info.


Where and when does Dirt Quake III take place?
Friday 18 and Saturday 19 July, 2014.
Norfolk Arena, King’s Lynn, PE34 3AG.
See the full schedule below.

Where can I buy tickets?
Buying tickets in advance saves money. Go to http://sideburn.bigcartel.com.
You can also pay on the gate. It’s £10 for Friday and £10 for Saturday or £15 for a two-day pass. Buy in advance and get a two-day pass for just £10. Under-16s go free with an adult.

I’ve ordered tickets but they haven’t arrived yet. What do I do?
All tickets will be left on the main turnstile during the opening times.

How much is parking?
Free and there is a large car park and roadside parking outside the event. There will be a specific unguarded bike park.

I would like to volunteer. How can I help?
We need help with set-up on Friday; marshals for Friday night; marshals for Saturday; turnstile helpers; campsite litter pickers.

I know there’s plenty of crazy racing, but what else is going on?
On Friday night, after the DTRA, party band, MFC Chicken and DJs will play in the bar and we have some games lined up.
On Saturday we have Dirt Quake regulars, Dream Themes supplying a live soundtrack to the racing. There will be a kids’ one-lap bicycle race, a motorised pie, the kind of stunt rider you’ve never seen before; custom bike show; dealer stalls; DJs and music in the bar on Saturday night.
We also have some star riders lined up.

What is the DTRA racing?
The DTRA is the UK's very own dirt track racing organisation. It caters for all types of racers from 'have a go here's' through to the cream of Europe’s flat track racers. This is proper US-style dirt track racing right here in the UK.

Is there going to be camping?
Yes, on the Friday and Saturday night. It is in a farmer’s field a two-minute walk from the track gate. The track has promised that campers can use their toilet and washing facilities. Please be respectful.
Their will be a minimal charge for camping. Payable on the day.
Campsite will be open from midday on Friday 18th to midday on Sunday 20th.
Sorry, no fires.

What about hotels?
There are two hotels five-minutes drive from the track: Premier Inn and Quality Inn and Ramada/ Quality Inn and many more in the area.

I want to make a weekend of it, what’s there to do in the area on Sunday?
For a lazy day, the Norfolk Arena is just 20 miles from the start of the North Norfolk coast and it’s beautiful beaches from Hunstanton around to Brancaster and Wells-Next-The-Sea. There are great pubs in the North Norfolk villages. The Queen’s country gaff is at Sandringham, 11 miles from the track. It’s £9 to enter the gardens and museum if that’s your thing.
Alternatively, Beers of Europe, one of the biggest beer shops in the world is just a few minutes from the track. It’s open seven days a week.

What’s the catering situation?
This is handled 100% by the track with no option to bring in third-party caterers. There is a café selling fry-ups, burger and chips, hot and cold drinks within the track and we’ve requested a barbecue for this year. There is also a new, large bar area. If in doubt, plan ahead.

Can I get a media pass?
There is a limit on trackside photographer passes and each photographer must prove they have their own public liability insurance. If you require a media or photographer pass please email us with a letter from the magazine, website or newspaper you are representing confirming that you are commissioned to cover the event for them.
There is no restriction on photographs taken from trackside as long as you are in a designated spectator area.

Are dogs allowed in the track?
Yes, but they must be on leads.
Is there disabled access? Yes. There are disabled parking spaces and easy access to the track and also a disabled viewing platform. 
Are there concession prices for OAPs or the disabled? No, we've kept the advance price at £10 (plus 60p booking) for everyone. Under-16s go free when accompanied by an adult. 
Can I enter to race on the day?
No. All entries close the Saturday before the race – July 12th. Go here to find out how to enter - http://www.sideburnmagazine.com/DIRT_QUAKE_3.html

Do I need a special licence or race experience?
No experience necessary. You need a race licence, but a day licence can be purchased on the morning of the race for £10 (cash only).
Do I have to wear leathers and a full-face helmet to race? No, but it's your skin. We demand boots, gloves, helmet, eye protection, long sleeves, long trousers. We advise you wear the best safety gear you can put your hands on. If you want to wear fancy dress over the top, go ahead, but no loose scarves etc, that could get caught in a wheel.  Dirt Quake is fun, but its still racing.
I'm racing, can I choose my own race number? No, not this year. You will be given it when you sign on.


Friday 18th July
12.00 Campsite open.
15.00 Pit Gates open to DTRA riders.
16.00 Sign on and Tech inspection.
17.30 Sign on and Tech inspection ends.
17.45 Riders briefing.
18.00 DTRA Practice.
18.00  Turnstiles open.
18.30 Riders Parade and DTRA racing starts.
22.00 Racing ends. Podium ceremony.
22.05 DJ Johnny Alpha and DJ Dave Taylor.
22.30 MFC Chicken live in the bar.
00.00  Bar closes.

Saturday 19th July
9.00    Pit Gates open to Dirt Quake riders.
10.00 Sign on and Tech inspection.
11.30 Sign on and Tech inspection ends.
11.45 Riders briefing.
12.00 DTRA Practice starts.
12.00  Turnstiles open.
13.30 Riders Parade and Dirt Quake racing starts.
Racing and entertainment continues throughout the afternoon. Live band, stuntman, games, kid’s bicycle race, trade stands, custom show.
18.00 Racing ends. DQIII prize-giving.
18.30 DJ Johnny Alpha and DJ Dave Taylor.
23.00 Last orders.

Sunday 20th July
12.00 Campsite closed. Gate locked. See you at the next one.

These timings are published as a guide. All times and attractions are subject to change without prior notice."

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