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Old 13 Feb 2024, 17:07 (Ref:4196566)   #2976
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Indeed.
Recently some are asking if the weekend meetings should go in favour of 2 x one day meetings. This format is used for more 'Clubbie' events rather than the big British Champ meetings.
The organizers make more money this way but one day meets are hard work and hard on the car oddly it feels.

I like the weekend meetings, quite relaxed after 3 decades!
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Old 25 Mar 2024, 10:32 (Ref:4202676)   #2977
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Finally some action!
Finals for the Midland Championship meeting at Loton Park in mid April have arrived.

At least we a re in!

Just me in the class and a very poor numbers of entries as we expected.

Maybe Prescott will be better in late April.

Won the class already...
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Old 25 Mar 2024, 14:30 (Ref:4202719)   #2978
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Won the class already...
I was tempted to think that yesterday at the opening CSCC Magificent 7s race at Donington Park - I was in a class of one but I knew that the motor racing gods could be cruel.
And they they were, an electrical problem approx 3/4 the way through the race saw me retire!
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Old 25 Mar 2024, 17:07 (Ref:4202740)   #2979
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ALWAYS that risk!

At least when on your own you don't have to try hard, no point in risking anything, so Loton will be a 'Practice Weekend' I think.

Hope it is dry and warm...



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With Loton Park just 8 days away, thought a bit of TLC on the Lola would be a good idea.
Removed the body and cleaned all the dust that has gathered over the last 5 months despite it being covered up.
Fresh fuel and checked the red top battery and it fired up a treat.

Left it to idle with a few blips every now and then and shut it off.

Body back on and washed and polished, and that was all the TLC it will get!

Sadly, the April meeting at Prescott has been cancelled due to weather logged grounds and moved to August. Might be dry by then...



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Old 4 Apr 2024, 15:59 (Ref:4203865)   #2981
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You really spoil that car, Graham!
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Always have!!

It wears it's patina well, fits in with the old school look in the paddock...
Found out that I have one other car in Championship class, my old adversary Nigel Hinton I presume in his NG V8 which is far from standard kit car stuff.

He was talking last year about a special engine build, so things may get sticky.

Talk also of merging us with Class F which is Libre under 2 litres where all the FAST boys reside, and lots of them.
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After the L-O-N-G-E-S-T wait in my life, we are off to the first event today.
Plan is to get to Loton Park and set-up-shop so to speak and then practice day Sat, 'race' Sunday.

Only us in the class this event and only 2 of us in the Class in the Championship.

Thus, £300 for 1 point!

2 of us at Shelsley Walsh in early May as the finals have just been released.

Many classes that would see 5 or more entries are depleted to 1 or 2 cars.

This trend was noticed last year too.
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Old 12 Apr 2024, 08:50 (Ref:4204726)   #2984
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I would imagine that financial priorities mean that all forms of motorsport - a hobby for most - will see lower numbers, Graham.
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Old 12 Apr 2024, 15:44 (Ref:4204783)   #2985
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Yes, I know a few who are doing selected (favorite) events rather than the whole Championship rounds.
Entry numbers are generally down too.
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Old 13 Apr 2024, 05:04 (Ref:4204827)   #2986
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I had two entries in for "early" season events which have been cancelled - Harewood due to waterlogged ground and Rushmore Arena due to military activity - and have found it easy to get an entry in another event. That's a massive change from last time I competed when I had to get an entry in as soon as possible to be sure of getting a run.

Like said above, I'm doing odd events instead of committing to a full championship, it suits my life and my wallet better!

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Saurday, and the first event of 2024 for us.
Thought all should be ok with the car, just the driver was red-rusty...

Day was dull, grey, breezy but 15 Deg C and DRY, so nothing to moan about.

We did 3 of the 4 practice runs and took a second out of the time for each run and faster off the start line.

Car was great, though i think the clutch lever/linkage needs some tightening up, but everything else ok.

Obviously miles off my PB!

Best time today was 56.62/ 2.10 and PB 54.98.

The slicks feel good! They are about to do their 3rd season and as they have stopped making them, good job I bought a car set early last year, now in the 3rd bedroom.

Alone in the class this weekend, so will come away with 2 points even if I push the car up the hill....

Awaiting scutineering:

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Sunday, bright and clear if a little cold. Practice run first, then 2 points counting timed runs.

Car went well though the driver cocked-up a few gear changes in the practice run, just not focused enough.
The 2 timed runs were great though with a few hundreths off the start times and down to just about 0.9 sec off my PB on the last run.

So, in all a good event.
2 points in the Class, car and Team in one piece and home for 5.00pm.

The trailer powered mover motor gave up at a crucial time in the paddock, so had to haul the trailer a bit by hand up a slope, but back feels ok.

that will be the task for tomorrow, sort out the trailer mover...

Exciting this hillclimb malarky.

Shelsley next with Nigle and I in the class on 1/2 May.

Bit of live stream with a few snippets of the Lola:

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