2022 results and event summaries
Pembrey Club layout
A day to forget! whilst preparing for the event I noticed on the Monday that a rear shock absorber was leaking significantly, but great service from Steve Pickering, a Koni specialist in Lincolnshire meant I had it repaired in a day. unfortunately I put the springs back on at the wrong length and it took two runs to find the and roughly sort the error out as the car handled awful. 6th in the run off was all I could manage. Terry Holmes took the win, but we had some Jubilee paddock celebrations at least!
To keep up the seat time, and also it is another great track, I entered the club event at Hethel - the lotus test track in Norfolk. Again, a PB, but got pipped to 2nd overall by Pete Goulding! - no photos as cameras are banned
It was the coldest night in Wales for 7 years and got down to 0.8 degs C inside the camper van!
While practice and qualifying went well and I set a new PB again, both run off I made a few 'overdriving' mistakes and ended 5th both times. Matt Hillam in the SBD car shared with Steve Broughton took both wins. Again all tight at the top!
Wet! excellent start as I enjoy the slippery conditions, but this dried out for first run off, but was pleased with 3rd overall, just 0.04 behind Steve Broughton who was very pleased to be at the sharp end and his new upgrades were paying off.
The second run off went even better and I took a narrow win! it was a three way tie at the top after the first two rounds
A relaxed club level sprint to hopefully get competition ready before the opening British round at Anglesey. Great venue and rather scary, but managed a 2nd overall behind Pete Goulding who came second in the BSC last year, so not too shabby!
Blyton Park testing
No dramas, car ran fine, I got car sick - nothing unusual there! New trailer is great.
Following last years success, I adopted the same philosophy of maintenance and reliability, so the car was split to get access to the clutch which was upgraded with parts from SBD, and everything gone over with a fine tooth comb! The rear uprights had new bearings and the inners were cracked in multiple places. New brake discs all round also.