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Post by nickkeyser » Sat May 26, 2018 2:07 pm

Looks like you got the weather, how’s it going? Can’t find any live timings.


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Post by swoakes » Sat May 26, 2018 8:34 pm

Not really Nick.

First practice was a convoy run at 11.30 due to fog. First practice wet and 2 dry timed runs.

Josh was 3rd on CM handicap with a 49.30 and will take SSSC 25 points.

Times and maybe a bit of in car video later.


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Post by scimjim » Sat May 26, 2018 8:38 pm

Mist early on delayed proceedings. We did a parade lap in the damp just before lunch, then went into a damp timed practice and two dry timed runs.

Richard didn’t do a timed run due to an electrical gremlin cutting everything :( Andy and I improved enormously over the day, Nick and Steve seemed happy and Josh wasted the lot of us :D in fact he came third overall (CM) on handicap.


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Post by swoakes » Sat May 26, 2018 8:47 pm



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Post by AndyM » Sat May 26, 2018 10:21 pm

Good day despite initial delays, really enjoyed it. Thank you all for help, tips and guidance. You all made my family feel very welcome! Thank you



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Post by swoakes » Sun May 27, 2018 10:21 am

Some in car video. Not a faster dry run I'm afraid. The camera battery dies for T2 and for some reason I don't have T1 from either myself or Josh :roll: :?

Track was very slippery for P2 and I was determined not to put it into the barriers so a pretty tentative time of 60 odd seconds



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Post by Nick » Sun May 27, 2018 11:31 am

Not Happy :oops: Time was crap. Should be 3 seconds quicker. Hopefully will learn/improve for next event.. Good to see everyone, sorry Richard had a problem. Very impressed by some of the CM compies, well prepared and quick. Raised the bar for some of us.


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Post by swoakes » Sun May 27, 2018 12:09 pm

I'm not happy either Nick. Should have been low 53's or even into the 52's for me.

I agree there are some very competent drivers in CM and the numbers competing means that if you have a below par day your points really suffer.

I guess that's what make you quicker though; the increased competition :!:


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Post by scimjim » Mon May 28, 2018 8:41 am

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Post by David Tew » Mon May 28, 2018 10:10 am

Congratulations to all the compies for overcoming the weather! Good to meet a couple of you too. I thought the commentator was a little cruel in describing the SS! as an "ugly little thing" but Josh wiped the sneer off many peoples' faces. :)

Shame it was wet most of the weekend as it's now dry and mild here (just over the hill, like me!). It was still a good event though and it's always good to see people pushing their cars to the limit despite the conditions. Some interesting static displays and the Chiron was impressive albeit a little sterile compared to some of the cars worth a fraction of it's cost.

Still not too sure about the competition heritage of the bog-standard, four-door Fiat Panda though. Ironically the commentator thought it was " a cute little thing". :P

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Post by scimjim » Mon May 28, 2018 10:32 pm

my first timed run



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Post by scimjim » Mon May 28, 2018 11:47 pm

And the second




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