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Mike Bell
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Last VSCC race meeting, officially ‘Formula Vintage Endurance’.

Informed opinion suggests a 6hr relay race for teams of up to 6 cars.
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Old 5 Jun 2019, 14:03 (Ref:3908040)   #2
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VSCC 6-hour Snetterton - ALL entries welcome



Open to any sports-cars, subject to a best time of 1min30 on the 200.
Rather like the old style Birkett.
Hurry up 'cos the grid is filing fast.
Overview

This 6 Hour relay race will take place on the Snetterton 200 Circuit and be open to sports-cars of any era which have a fastest possible lap time no better than about 1 minute 30 on the 200 circuit, or equivalent.

Race start will be behind a Safety Car

Maximum of 28 Teams

Race run to Handicap Format

Winners both on Scratch and Handicap

Entry Fee £1770 per team

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£295 per driver (based on a team of 6)

Details, online entry and downloadable entry form: (online entry available to VSCC members, the rest of you will have to fill in the form )

https://www.vscc.co.uk/events/event/136 ... snetterton
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VSCC 6-hour Snetterton - ALL entries welcome



Open to any sports-cars, subject to a best time of 1min30 on the 200.
Rather like the old style Birkett.
Hurry up 'cos the grid is filing fast.
Overview

This 6 Hour relay race will take place on the Snetterton 200 Circuit and be open to sports-cars of any era which have a fastest possible lap time no better than about 1 minute 30 on the 200 circuit, or equivalent.

Race start will be behind a Safety Car

Maximum of 28 Teams

Race run to Handicap Format

Winners both on Scratch and Handicap

Entry Fee £1770 per team

or

£295 per driver (based on a team of 6)

Details, online entry and downloadable entry form: (online entry available to VSCC members, the rest of you will have to fill in the form )

https://www.vscc.co.uk/events/event/136 ... snetterton
Any Morgans entered? I might have to be there.
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some MGBs
Well you did say any sports car.
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I've been advised by a potential competitor that the 6hr Relay race has been cancelled. Shame, but guess lack of entries?
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I've been advised by a potential competitor that the 6hr Relay race has been cancelled. Shame, but guess lack of entries?
Probably. I heard that instead, they'll have two 'Team Races' - one classed as 'slow' and one classed as 'fast' - with all Team members on track at the same time, 3 cars per Team. Something like that.

I've seen their relay races twice I think - once at Oulton and once at Silverstone (or was it Donington?). Both times they were quite entertaining (especially in the pit lane) but IIRC they were the last event of the day when many people had gone home including a number of potential competitors. I did wonder if they'd have been better doing them as the main event sort of thing. But maybe logistical reasons why not.
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Maybe it’s Snett! Autosport 3hr gone, 360MRC 6hr gone, MGCC 4hr relay gone, VSCC 6hr relay not even taken place.....
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Seems meeting is history with about 28 total entries.
If this is correct probably because of alternative meetings this month
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Seems meeting is history with about 28 total entries.
If this is correct probably because of alternative meetings this month
The whole meeting is indeed cancelled:

https://www.vscc.co.uk/news/2019/133...9-cancellation
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Wow, what with the perceived anti climax that was Brands recently, not sounding very good!

Personally I would ditch the ‘Formula Vintage’ branding, but that’s just my opinion.......
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So VSCC cannot get their act together at Snetterton but Bengerfields manage 40 Pre War cars,90 % Bentley’s to thrash round Norfolk including races across a stubble field.

Amazing!
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It's not just a VSCC issue though, John. Most historics struggle to get sufficient entries at Snetterton. A number of clubs have pretty much given up trying to go there or put grids together, even setting aside clashes of events. A lot won't go because it is allegedly, as Gary says, the back of beyond, but it really isn't. Relatively easy to get to, compared with some circuits, from both the Midlands and the South East.
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Five years ago VSCC had lots of spectators and not a bad turnout in the races.
Problem is September with Spa, Goodwood etc and AMOC at Snet two weeks ago it was always going to be a tough call.
Try early June and double length of most of their races and they may have a chance
It’s nonsense to say it’s back of beyond
Hour and Half from London, Two and a bit from Birmingham
So much easier with new road through Elvedon.
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John / John,

My ‘back of beyond’ comment was somewhat tongue in cheek for Mike’s ‘benefit’ as can be seen from the post emoji.

That said, when I was timekeeping there it was always a pain to drive to from the north to the extent I asked not to go there again unless absolutely necessary. No doubt not an issue for others and it may be better now with road improvements.

However, I think the low numbers entered were probably more down to the VSCC / scheduling. I doubt location was much of a factor.
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