Southport R5 – 28th & 29th July

Venue Location Details:
Southport Radio Car Club,
Victoria Park,
Rotten Row,
Southport.  PR8 2BZ.

Driving Directions:

NOTE, New Road:- From intersection where M57 & M58 end.  A5758 is now new, leading to A565.

Sat. Nav. for venue  —  PR8 2BZ  Rotten Row.
From the North: – Exit M6 at J26, joining the M58 West until Junction 1(switch island).  Follow the road round to the A5758, following Brown Information Signs for Southport Tourist A5758.

At the Roundabout at end of A5758 head towards Southport on A565.  Keep on A565 (Formby Bypass) for Approx. 6 miles, after passing RAF Woodvale Airfield on the left take the next left at the traffic lights (Coastal Road). At the Second Island take the third exit onto Weld Road then first left onto Rotten Row. Entrance to the track is a gate 100 yards on left.
From the South: – Exit M6 at J21A, onto M62 West (sign posted Liverpool).  At junction 6 join the M57 (sign posted Southport).  At end of the M57 please look for signs for Southport A5758 (new road) then follow the directions from the North.

Access to Park & Venue:
The access point to the park for the event is directly on to the field, using the gate marked ‘Greenhouses’. Unless the ground is sodden upon arrival on Friday (or when departing), you MUST NOT enter or exit the park via the footpaths.  The entrance to be used on the day will be clearly signposted.  Only drive on the footpaths if instructed to do so by an SRCC official, and you MUST put on your hazard warning lights and your speed must not exceed walking pace.

The Park will be open for setting up of tent etc, from 2pm. on Friday 27th July – there will be no admittance to the park prior to that time.

Venue Facilities:

Caravans or Motor Homes:   A MAXIMUM of 10 Caravans/Motor Homes are allowed on the park.  All Caravans & Motor Homes must have a minimum of 3rd party insurance whilst in the park.  There is a £10 charge for Caravans or Motor Homes staying on the field levied on us by the Council.

ALL Caravans/Motor homes must be pre-booked on a first come first serve basis.
Email:  You must have your 3rd party insurance available for inspection.

Caravans or Motor Homes will not be allowed to stay on the park on Sunday evening.

Caravans should park along the orange boundary fencing that will be erected. This is usually the firmest area of the park should It rain.

Tents/Gazebo’s:  There is no charge for the pitching of tents or gazebo’s.  We do ask that they are pitched so that there is sufficient space between them in case of fire or other emergency.

Motor Vehicles:  All cars & vans on the park must be driven sensibly and slowly, anyone doing otherwise will be asked to leave the park and will be disqualified from the event(s).  Please remember we are in a public park and the general public still have full access to the park over the weekend of the Event, therefore cars should not be parked on any footpaths at any time.  It is imperative that the footpath is absolutely clear from obstruction at all times. Please park all cars/vans sensibly and as tidily as possible.  SRCC or the BRCA will not be responsible for any loss or damage to cars/equipment while parked on the field.

Litter:  As in previous years, there will be a skip onsite all weekend for you to put your rubbish in.  We will also provide dustbins throughout the site for you to use.  These bins will be emptied regularly throughout the weekend.  Refuse sacks will be available from the clubhouse for you to use as well, PLEASE USE THEM. There is no excuse for you leaving litter on the park.

Generators:  Generators are allowed, although we ask that they are not used before 7am and turned off no later than 10:30pm.  Do not place your generator where it might be a nuisance to others and remember you must store any fuel safely in a suitable container.

Dogs:  MUST be kept on a lead at all times whilst in the park and you MUST tidy up after your dog

Track Info:

The Southport Track is now predominantly an Astroturf track,   The infamous back section of the track is of course still there and although it has been recovered with Astroturf, none of the bumps have been altered.  There are a couple of table-top jumps, with various exits.  Pictures of the Track are available on our Website & Facebook Page

Control Tyres: Rear Axle Only on 2WD and 4WD are:
Schumacher Dart – All Compounds
Proline Pin Point PL8228- Z3 or Z4 Compound
Front Tyre is not restricted
Tyres for the Truck class are not restricted.


Southport RC Club

Club Contacts:

Eric Evison.           07866 663322
Aidan Burke.       07917347691
Club website:

Local Hotels/Accomodation:

As Southport is a seaside resort, there are plenty of hotels and B&B accommodation.  With that in mind they are always busy, so suggest that you book early.

The Caravan Club operate a site that backs on to the track area : 01704 565214

Recommended Hotels:

Hotels, usual websites and list of some of the bigger hotels.

Ramada Plaza, The Promenade, Southport.             01704 516220

Royal Clifton Hotel, The Promenade, Southport         01704 533771           

Alexandra & Victoria Hotel, Promenade, Southport    01704 530072

Ambassador Townhouse Hotel, Southport                 01704 543998

Scarisbrick Hotel, Lord Street, Southport                  01704 543000            

Vincent Hotel, Lord Street, Southport                       01704 883800            

Travelodge  Garrick Parade, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1RN, United Kingdom Sat nav postcode: PR8 1RN
Tel: 08715 591862

Premier Inn, Ocean Plaza, Marine Drive, Southport

0870 4236478      

Ocean Plaza also has a bowling alley, Cinema and plenty of licensed food outlets all within a minute walk from the Premier Inn.

We hope this information is helpful. If you need any further information the clubs website is and the Southport Radio Car club Facebook page will be kept fully up to date in the run up to the Event.

We look forward to an enjoyable weekend racing at the Southport Track – Good Luck !