News & Updates
Oliver's Mount Racing - Director's Reorganisation
Thursday 8th October
Mick Grant and Eddie Roberts, the founding Directors of Oliver’s Mount Racing Ltd., have taken the difficult decision to retire their positions at Oliver’s Mount, and have handed over the helm, to leave Andy Hayes as the sole director, soon to be joined by his wife, Wendy. Former TT racers Mick and Eddie initially negotiated with Scarborough Borough Council in September thru December 2018, which brought road racing back to the historic track. Without their passion, hard work, and enthusiasm, Oliver’s Mount would have been left in the history books. Thankfully, due to their hard work, and help from a never-ending list of volunteers, Oliver’s Mount has resurrected itself to its former glory.
It was an emotional decision for multiple TT winner Mick Grant, “Eddie and I are both extremely passionate about Oliver’s Mount, we enjoyed racing at the iconic circuit in the 70’s and 80’s. It seemed to be the right thing to do at the time to get racing back, we could not let the track fall into the history books like so many great tracks have. Eddie and I chatted with the council back in September 2018, and with mine and Eddie's experience, we were convinced we could bring the track back to life. I’m hugely proud of what we’ve achieved, especially during challenging times. We achieved what we set out to do, the track is alive again and now it’s time to hand over the reins”.
Eddie Roberts, who himself is a former race winner and lap record holder at Oliver’s Mount added, “Mick and I both raced in the 70’s, therefore, our race age is no secret, and although we are extremely passionate about Oliver’s Mount this was never going to be our long-term plan. When we took over, we had two priorities; firstly, to get Oliver’s Mount up and running whilst making the historic track as safe as possible for riders, spectators, and marshals. Secondly, our long-term plan was to discover a younger person or team to take over once the track was up and running. Andy Hayes has the same passion for the Mount as Mick and I and being a fair few years younger is the ideal person to take the helm. Andy and his wife Wendy are now sole directors of OMR Ltd.”
Eddie continued, “There are so many people to thank, without whom the dream of racing at the Mount again would never have come true. Our special thanks go out to Shaun Dalton and Hayley Colebrook. Together with a dedicated team, they formed 243 RRA and 1946 Marshalls Association. To all the Orange Army and 243 Committee members, we thank you. Scarborough Borough Council: Lisa Dixon and Stuart Clarke. Thank you for having faith and vision. Mark Jessup (Clerk of Course), Brett Moor (Deputy Clerk), Gary Thompson and Paul King (ACU) and all of the team in the “Tower”. Many other individuals, Cindy Challis, Val Henshaw, Carol Grant, Bry Bayes, Nige Race, James Corrigan, James Goodall, Robert and Maureen Goodwill MP, Adam Child, Tony Flinton, Peter Duke and all at Duke Marketing, and so many more. Thank you all. It has been an emotional roller coaster; Mick and I are very proud to see Oliver’s alive again to the sound of racing. Don’t worry we will still be in the paddock from time-to-time, we still love our racing. It only remains to wish Andy and Wendy every success.”
Gold Cup 2020 on ITV 4
Wednesday 30th September
Oliver's Mount Racing are pleased to announce that ITV 4 will be showing 2 x 1 Hour programmes from The 2020 Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup with programme 1 at 9pm on Wednesday 30th September and programme 2 at 9pm on Thursday 1st October, both as part of the upcoming "King of The Roads" Road Racing series.
Official Oliver's Mount Merchandise Launch
Wednesday 30th September
We are pleased to announce that Oliver's Mount Racing have released their official merchandise range.
This includes a range of clothing, gifts, previous programmes and signed photos taken at the Mount.
We will be adding to this range in time to come, but hope you will be able to find some great Christmas gifts from the items available now.
Oliver's Mount - New Website
Wednesday 30th September, 2020
Today marks the launch date for the new website. The website will be updated with the latest news for all things to do with Oliver's Mount, will provide answers to many of the frequently asked questions, and there will also be links to buy event tickets, official Oliver's Mount merchandise, and even race at Oliver's Mount with 243 Road Racing Association if you dare!
Lee Johnston wins the 2020 Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup
Sunday 13th September 2020
Northern Irishman, Lee Johnston, riding the Ashcourt Racing Yamaha R6, won The Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup with a winning margin of just 0.211 seconds from his good friend, Dean Harrison, riding the RC Express Kawasaki ZX6R.
Dean Harrison set a new 600cc Supersport lap record for Oliver's Mount of 1:44.842 during the race.
Photo: Steve McDonald