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Post by scimjim » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:50 pm

Regs are on the Gurston website and online entry forms are supposed to be imminent.

http://www.gurstondown.org/


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Post by scimjim » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:20 pm

Online entries now live.


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Post by nickkeyser » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:23 pm

I've entered both days, who else is coming along?

Was one of my favourites last season.


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Post by nickkeyser » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:39 pm

Looks like its just me at this one :(

Still, a healthy CM class with 26/30 entrants.

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http://www.gurstondown.org/wp-content/u ... -April.pdf


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Post by philhoward » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:00 pm

I think Nigel just ahead of you will be doing his first event in the Gulf-coloured Spitfire. Had a nice chat with him at Northampton as he went on the dyno just before me.


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Post by philhoward » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:02 pm

One for scimjim, see who's car 935... Nick - if you bump into Richard, please tell him Thomson and Thompson send their regards...


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Post by scimjim » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:04 pm

Might have to get down there to say hi?


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Post by nickkeyser » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:07 pm

As usual, Gurston put on a great event that ran like clockwork all weekend, we even had glorious weather.

My times for the weekend were;
Saturday 38.38s
Sunday; 37.17s (new PB!)
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Post by swoakes » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:46 pm

Well done Nick.

You seemed to go well when compared to the other fast CM runners. It will be interesting to see how you fair on handicap....


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Post by scimjim » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:11 pm

9th on Saturday and 6th on Sunday - CM results uploaded in results thread here

Half a second between the top six on Sunday :shock:

Well done Nick, I really wanted to be there but couldn’t book a rolling road before next week.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:21 pm

24.5 points on a car at the start of development, Corky will be ditching his Porsche/MX5/S2000 plans if the venerable SS1s are this competitive, good work Nick 8)
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Post by swoakes » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:25 pm

Good points Nick :)


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Post by rkclodhopper » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:28 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:21 pm
24.5 points on a car at the start of development)
I thought we had finished, its taken ten years to get here!



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Post by Corky » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:25 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:21 pm
24.5 points on a car at the start of development, Corky will be ditching his Porsche/MX5/S2000 plans if the venerable SS1s are this competitive, good work Nick 8)

Long may it continue 8)
Hahaha.... that won’t be for a year or two. I’ve changed mine to suit the CM Handicap this year, I can’t wait to see how it pans out.

As for Nick, that’s a tremendous result. Well done. You’ve set the bar very high for the rest of us. I hope I can get somewhere close on handicap.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:40 pm

rkclodhopper wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:28 pm
CNHSS1 wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:21 pm
24.5 points on a car at the start of development)

I thought we had finished, its taken ten years to get here!
Come on, you've just finished the first chapter, now comes the giant killing :boxer: 8)


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