Castle Combe 18 October 2014

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Re: Castle Combe 18 October 2014

Post by Smiler » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:51 pm

Alas I shan't be spectating after all. Something has come up. Bottom boils! :(


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Re: Castle Combe 18 October 2014

Post by Nick » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:12 am

Tool much information Smiler, I hope you get to the bottom of the problem soon :shock:


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Re: Castle Combe 18 October 2014

Post by Corky » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:21 am

Good luck chaps, have a great day.


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Re: Castle Combe 18 October 2014

Post by scimjim » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:27 pm

Great day - dried up nicely and great to see so many spectators - Sean Byrne, Andy Cooper, Garry Cox, Geoff Pinch, Geoff Corderoy, Phill Morgan, Chris Wise - even Andy (number two son) came down from Ross with a few friends - (have I missed anyone?)

The Keyser clan were going really well, Craig was getting positive comments from the spectators I was stood next to, James Carter's car sprung a leak but was quickly fixed at lunchtime. Mike Thompson was keeping John Eldridge honest (and Angie was busy in the background).

Some really nice non Scimitar machinery in the pits too, lots of Blackpool Scimitars, some nice minis, MGAs, various specials - all in all, a great day out :-)


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Re: Castle Combe 18 October 2014

Post by MikeyBikey » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:29 pm

Sounds like a result :)


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Re: Castle Combe 18 October 2014

Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:51 pm

Superb days motorsport with some excellent Scimitar guys n gals for company 8)

Its was somewhat soggy to start with, 1st practice was like juggling grenades with the pins pulled!! but stopped raining for 2nd practice and that was merely treacherous.
1st timed was 90% dry and everyone went oodles quicker. 2nd timed was bone dry albeit no track temp or rubber down.
as is usual, the Scimitars embarrassed a lot of much more exotic and expensive machinery. My Sabre looked a bit like Joshs new project GTE upon arrival having been dragged through various monsoons on the 160mile drive to the track. I had planned on washing it after 1st practice but then quite liked the 'abandoned' look, made especially fun as many spectators were shocked that this filthy funny plastic blue thing was putting in such impressive times! James Carters Skyline GTE drew much attention as did Team Keysers Stealth Fighter SS1 and John Eldridges Coupe dual driven by Mike Thompson.
great to see me old mucka Garry Cox who has vowed to come and do a few events in his new Coupe with the SSSC next season 8)
Forgot to get times and cant remember mine, but do know the Team Keyser drive home was gonna be an awkward one lol


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Re: Castle Combe 18 October 2014

Post by Nick » Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:13 am

Sounds like a good end to the season, and promising for the next one!

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Re: Castle Combe 18 October 2014

Post by nickkeyser » Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:25 pm

Pics and video etc to follow.

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What a cracking event! Although I have only done 4 this year, this was the best!


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Re: Castle Combe 18 October 2014

Post by Nick » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:41 pm

Guys,

Results. Please advise if anything is wrong!

John Eldridge 102.43 10.15 Pts
Craig H 84.79 25 pt
James K 94.84 17.05
Nick K 96.8 15.15
James C 86.4 24.59
Mike T 96.26

So congrats to Craig for another full score. Clearly not a day for slicks. James Carters score is very impressive in a powerful car. Mike Thompson's time shows real experience and would be a good score

I still await Debden times James?.


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Re: Castle Combe 18 October 2014

Post by CNHSS1 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:56 pm

Re Nick and James Keysers performance, whilst the ealtievly low power coupled with slicks didnt suit such as high speed circuit in terms of SSSC scoring James Keyser actually beat the national Modprod up to 2000cc class record on saturday so they were flying!!! 8) the car was dialled in nicely and could easily handle another 100hp

James Carter had the biggest pair of gonads into Camp corner, the guy barely lifts!!


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Re: Castle Combe 18 October 2014

Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:09 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:Re Nick and James Keysers performance, whilst the ealtievly low power coupled with slicks didnt suit such as high speed circuit in terms of SSSC scoring James Keyser actually beat the national Modprod up to 2000cc class record on saturday so they were flying!!! 8) the car was dialled in nicely and could easily handle another 100hp
Well done, that's a great performance :D


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Re: Castle Combe 18 October 2014

Post by CNHSS1 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:09 pm

final run incar



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Re: Castle Combe 18 October 2014

Post by BigBobPilot » Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:18 pm

Just watched Craig's in-car. Very smooth Mr H. My only comment is why 3rd gear for camp? It should carry 4th OK?

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Re: Castle Combe 18 October 2014

Post by CNHSS1 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:27 pm

Both James and I copied your style from last year and ran a gear higher in the wet, much nicer :-)

as for Camp and 3rd in the dry, loss of bottle on my part, spooks me that corner so shifted down. As you rightly say, should be brake and back on the gas in 4th, no shift :oops:
next year I take one of Coupe Racings bravery pills...

oh, and well done Champ 8) another good season circuit racing in the aerodynamic GTE ;-) Give Lofty my congrats too


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Re: Castle Combe 18 October 2014

Post by BigBobPilot » Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:43 pm

I'd say it's safer carrying 4th at Camp, rather than shifting down; less likely to do something nasty on the exit.

I'm glad the high gear, ”kill the torque”, worked for you guys in the wet. I was trying to do the same at Snetterton in qually this morning in very slippery conditions, it didn't stop me having a spin though...

Yep, a year of ups & downs on the racing front in the Marcos. Fortunately it finished on a high by scraping a (shared) championship.

BTW Craig - you need to update your signature...


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