|Concentrated on the
FantasySport Midland Speed
Championship, taking in 11 events and only one track day. A good start, lost
the way a bit in the middle and a better finish summed up the year. The winter
upgrade should have seen a bigger improvement in times but over stiffening both
ends led to a loss of grip, which was only realised towards the end of the
Next year is still undecided but will include the Midland Speed
upgrade at Caterham Midlands to Roadsport 'A' spec minus the ACB10 tyres and the
race springs & shocks. That means 6 speed gearbox, wide track, LSD and
adjustable rear ARB.
|Track day at
Castle Combe run by Castle
Combe Racing School. Car feels quite different but more controllable and
much improved traction. The 6 speed gearbox and close ratios really keep the
engine on song.
| Croft. Wet
practice but a dry first run. 8th out of 11 with a 100.07s but plenty more to
come. Second runs wet so that was that. Fastest out of the 8 that ran some small
consolation. But not much.
| April 21st|
|Loton Park. A big
field of 18 including the Westfield championship runners. Practice wet and dry
but promising. First dry run got 3rd with a 64.49s. Pray for rain said
Christine and it did! Still came 3rd on the second run so best result to date
and a nice pot! Really encouraged.
| May 10th|
|Pembrey. Hot day &
first time at the circuit. Surpised myself by finishing 2nd out of a small but
good field of 8 with a 62.12s.
| May 31st|
Lovely warm day. 2nd out of 7 with a 36.82s but a second and a half slower than
Chris Jones who hadn't beaten me this year so far. Nice pot - hope Shelsley
continues as a venue.
| July 5th|
out of 6 with a 66.01s (twice!). Not as fast as 2002 though - where's it gone?
| July 20th|
my best track and hoping for a good result. Big field of 18 including the
Westfield club. 2nd in dry practice with an 87.61s, slipping to 4th after 3 wet
runs with a 91.73s after a close tussle with Rob Navin, Keith Adams and Stuart
| July 26th
|Three Sisters. Super little
track but only 4th out of 5 with a 51.09s
| August 9th|
the plot in practice big time. Slow and two offs on one run. All captured in
glorious colour on DVD! Just about managed to get it together with a 68.49s on
the last run for 7th out of 14.
| August 24th
Hoping to repeat the early season success only to be disappointed. Fifth out of
9 with a 62.8s PB.
| August 31st|
|Curborough short course. Only
entered for the points but the other 3 who turned up were all bloody quick so
came 4th (i.e. last!) with a 36.04s despite steady improvement all day.
| September 7th|
|MIRA. A big field
of 17 and an average practice. However, a bit of advice from Mr Palmer (like
not lifting for the first 2 corners!) netted a 4th with a 55.27s on the first
run just behind Chris Jones. Couldn't improve on the last run but kept 4th and a
satisfying finish to the year.
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