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Old 7 May 2018, 09:30 (Ref:3820546)   #2131
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Well done!! A good weekend then.
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Old 7 May 2018, 16:42 (Ref:3820620)   #2132
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Indeed Andy, so far so good.
I have yet to find out who is registered in my class in the Championship.
Only when I know will I find out what the rest of the season will throw up!

I've been clocking the thread ever since I started this story about 10 years ago now.
10 years!
The thread has turned 500,000 hits today, astonishing, and I never thought it would run this long.

Seems rather tame now it works after those early 'detective' years finding and proving the Chassis Number.

Thank you to everyone who has helped the cause and has given me encouragement when times were tough, and continue to follow the story of this little club racer.

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Old 7 May 2018, 20:07 (Ref:3820647)   #2133
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S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!S griffin has a real shot at the podium!
Itís a good thing we have these run what you bring championships
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Old 7 May 2018, 22:00 (Ref:3820683)   #2134
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I think every hillclimb paddock looks like that!
Something from every walk of life, that's why it is so good.

From mild to wild, there is a class for everyone.
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Old 7 May 2018, 23:17 (Ref:3820691)   #2135
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Hillclimbing is so good. Itís like soapbox, only up hill and a lot more technologically advanced. As you said there seems to be no limit on the categories
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Old 19 May 2018, 16:17 (Ref:3823399)   #2136
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Championship weekend and off to a good start.

At Loton Park, close to Welshpool and my Club's own track and my favorite.
Saturday, so practice. Hot with a light breeze so ideal.

First run was a 'sighting' run on a warm but dusty track so a good steady 58.39 was the result. Everything worked well.

There is an merged class, 2 over 2 litre and 2 under 2 Litre.

Second run needed to be a bit more determined in preparation for tomorrow, so set off hard and hung on.
Had a few slithers and slides, no real drama, but unexpected. hope these new tyres come in soon!
Anyway, a nice 56.76 was the result with a stonking 1.99 start to cover the 64 foot dash, so over 1g of acceleration. Very positive.

pb here is 55.69/ 1.95 in Sept 2017, the last meeting of the year.
So, a bit to do to get 1st in class and a pb which is my aim.
So far, ahead of the others, but one is a pest and can find a chunk of time at a push!

Lovely day hill climbing.

No third runs as there was a heavy crunch in the morning, just reminds you to be careful..
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Old 20 May 2018, 18:12 (Ref:3823588)   #2137
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Sunday, and 2 runs, each attract points.
Hot but some cloud and off we went.
1st run seemed quite good from where I was sitting, and netted a 56.44/2.00 start and quicker than my last practice on Sat.
This gave me 1st in class on that session.
Second run was after lunch and with a hotter afternoon we all blasted up the hill.

I was disappointed and surprised the run was slower, 56.8/1.97 and was beaten by a sub 2000cc class mate by0.78 sec, so 2nd in class.

However, the way the event awards go it was to my class mate who had the fastest time of the day for the class, so no pot for me!

However, more Championship Points in the bag, the car ran great and we are home in one piece!

Shelsley Walsh in 2 weeks time.

Got to clean the car and do the garden inbetween...
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Old 22 May 2018, 12:52 (Ref:3823948)   #2138
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Are they're any more competitors joining the class later on in the year?
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Old 22 May 2018, 21:47 (Ref:3824101)   #2139
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Not sure Andy. I thought back last Xmas there were 3 more to 'arrive', but no show.
I think in a few meeting's time I could be in an 'unassailable' lead!

My principle goal is to get my name on the Championship Class Trophy for a third time. Nothing is certain until the season is over!

On a different note, the new slicks are not impressing me at the moment.
I think there was more grip on my 4 year old ones than these new tyres.

They only cost £1250 the set.
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Old 23 May 2018, 06:51 (Ref:3824135)   #2140
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I don't know but would it take time for them to bed in and for you to get used to them.
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Old 23 May 2018, 09:22 (Ref:3824157)   #2141
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Well it must be hard doing this hillclimbing championship, I guess it depends if you are competing against regulars or first timers.
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Old 23 May 2018, 16:17 (Ref:3824238)   #2142
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Hill climbing is not a difficult branch of motorsport, continually improving certainly is, esp to me!
In my particular class you usually have experienced people from another class joining as some do move classes if they change their cars.

Andy:
not sure about the tyres 'coming-in' the last set just worked.
I don't have a choice, so have to work round them.
The fronts are softer but I can lock them up with ease...
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Old 23 May 2018, 18:21 (Ref:3824268)   #2143
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It must be hard, plenty of experienced guys out there. Sometimes it really does depend on the competition. What is your budget for your parts?
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Old 23 May 2018, 21:47 (Ref:3824300)   #2144
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Throwing money at the car or me won't improve things too much, I think I am at my limit on nerve.
Just have to accept the way things are.
The car is infinitely better now than the way it first was and money did not sort it out, just perseverance.
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Old 23 May 2018, 22:16 (Ref:3824307)   #2145
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Good idea, just make sure you get it to the end in one piece. Perseverance does pay off if you ainít got money to spend
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