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Old 1 Jun 2018, 14:44 (Ref:3826040)   #2146
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Shelsley this weekend and a round of the super fast British hill climb Championship.
There are 2 of us in the class but only me in the Midland, and only Allan in the British!
As long as I qualify and get up the hill on sunday I will get a huge 1 point for each race run.
In the sub 2L class and next to me in the garages is a new car , a Norma, a very modern take on the Sports racer.
It will be good to see how a modern one goes!

Next weekend marks the 1/2 way mark in the Championship at Loton and the class is full with 6 drivers, all horribly fast (except for one), and yet still only me in the Midland Championship...
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Old 2 Jun 2018, 17:34 (Ref:3826269)   #2147
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It rained hard over night at he hill, so the track was a bit rough and we were warned to be careful!

First practice run netted a good 35.63/ 2.18 start/ 89 mph finish and everything worked, all gears when I asked!
With a good track the mid-day track gave me 33.15 / 2.12/ 98 mph and again it all worked but I was trying to see if taking a higher gear would give a good time, not sure!

Third practice run in the stinking heat and drove the car like I normally do (yes, badly..) to get a very nice 32.03/ 2.05/ 97 finish.

My PB is 31.97 so pleased with this.

The Norma sports racer is a carbon fantastic and is getting fast and into the sub 30 secs and my class mate is miles ahead in practice @ 28 secs as always.
Still only me in my Championship this weekend, so if the car works will get all of 1 point/run.
Lot of effort for 2 points!

Must take my camera to show you some cars tomorrow.

A good day and so close to my PB of late last year.
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Old 3 Jun 2018, 08:03 (Ref:3826360)   #2148
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Getting quicker!!!
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Old 3 Jun 2018, 17:40 (Ref:3826571)   #2149
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Oh yes it is Andy!

Sunday and the sun is well and truely hot, bloody hot, but got a job to be done.

First run and a bit of a surprise, 32.24/ 2.05/97 mph.
I was irritated it was so slow, but it was hot and all that jazz, so had to sort it 9in my head) for the second race run.
My class mate, Allan stormed the 28.82/ 1.86/ 117 mph, so you can see what I am up against!

2nd run and hotter still but felt far more focused oddly, and got going.

31.58/ 2.13/ 100 mph A PERSONAL BEST!
Previous PB was 31.92/ 2.24/ 99mph

The car absolutely flew up this steep hill and I felt I was with the car every inch of the way, all gears good, all steering good, brakes good (you only use them twice) and a first in class sadly because Allan had an oil filter leak and sprayed hot oil all up 1/2 of the track, really disappointing for him as he had struggled to get the car ready for the weekend.

Thus a further 3 points to the Championship class points.

What a great weekend of hill climbing when everything all falls into place.

Next weekend is another full - on Championship weekend at my favourite hill, Loton Park. www.hdlcc.com, 6 in the class for some reason, only me in the Midland Championship, but the others are HEAVY HITTERS...

Forgot to take the camera, but here is a google picture of Allan's EVO Mini creation:

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Old 4 Jun 2018, 07:14 (Ref:3826687)   #2150
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I was watching some from Loton and Shelsley on Youtube.
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Old 4 Jun 2018, 12:19 (Ref:3826721)   #2151
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The Fast Boys were really on the case on sunday morning, lots of sub-25 second runs and 140 mph over the finish, let alone the 115+ mph into the bottom Esse 90 deg left.
Not for the faint hearted, any part of the hill!
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Old 8 Jun 2018, 15:23 (Ref:3827681)   #2152
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Loton this weekend, almost the countries longest hill, close to Welshpool.

6 in the class, 2 drivers with their Metro 6R4, unknown to anyone, 2 drivers in David Seatons mighty British Championship winning Pilbean MP46 now with a 5 litre BMW V8, Allan in his deceptive Mini EVO, and me.

It will be interesting to see this unfold.
Weather is good according to the BBC, Sunday being the best day.

I have 20 points in the Midland Championship in my class so far, the other car in the class has 4 as he is not doing all the events this year.

David's MP 43; nothing to worry about as you can see....

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Old 9 Jun 2018, 07:10 (Ref:3827787)   #2153
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Loton looks to be a good course.
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Old 9 Jun 2018, 18:01 (Ref:3827849)   #2154
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Certainly is!
My favorite hill and one I'm very involved with, long, up and down and tight with 2 fast 'straight' sections, few places to fall off safely....

Hot day, and 3 practice runs.
Car went well!

2.09/57.51 as a starter.
1.94 (!)/ 56.20 for a second
2.02/ 56.29 as a third.

Car worked, driver hot, all in one piece.

Just ahead of the Big Pilbeam (1.87/ 56.54) but he will go faster tomorrow.
MiniEVO 1.75 (!!!) /54.80, gulp.
Metro 6R4 had all manner of probs, 2.7/110.37, but will be much stronger tomorrow.

Just might not come last!

PB is 2.01/55.69, so need to slice a second off.
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Old 10 Jun 2018, 07:26 (Ref:3828023)   #2155
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Hope that you've had a good and successful day.
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Old 10 Jun 2018, 19:03 (Ref:3828154)   #2156
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Certainly was a cracker Andy!

Sunday, hot hot hot all day, not my favorite.

Allan in the Mini EVO had to go home due to acute oil pressure probs (too high) so the class dropped to 5, the 2 drivers in the Pilbeam and the 2 drivers in the 6R4.
Then one of the Metro drivers stepped down, leaving us with 4 in the class, the Lola v the Pilbeam v 6R4, 3200cc v 5000cc v 3000 Turbo

First run went like this:
1.9/ 55.33 and a CLASS WIN! (Pilbeam 1.92/57.18) a new PB for me.

Second run:
1.88(!)/ 56.57 (Pilbeam 1.88/55.40!

So, 1st in class points for the 2 runs and 1st in Class overall!

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Old 11 Jun 2018, 07:26 (Ref:3828284)   #2157
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So a good weekend then. Nice one!!!
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Old 11 Jun 2018, 08:38 (Ref:3828303)   #2158
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Yes, probably the most 'results' day ever with this car.

Admittedly, a LOT easier without Allan's MiniEVO in the running.
He had acute oil pressure probs. and if he had been running on Sunday would have swept us all away!

But, to win you have to finish first.

David's mighty Pilbeam had niggly problems and by his own admittance, does not get on with Loton as a hill where the opposite is true for me, so this was an advantage.

Similarly, the 6R4 had lots of big and small problems too, so my only 'issue' was what tyre pressures to use!

Good to see Brooksie from this Parish on Saturday. His similar car is coming on well, so next year it might get tricky!
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Something else to look forward to.
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