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Round 5 Northern Speed Championship

Posted 17th June 2008 at 12:43 by Andy72

Round 5 Northern speed Championship

Held at Barbon Manor stately home in Cumbria, near Kirby Lonsdale. They close the entrance road a few times a year for very popular hillclimbs up the entry road. Very well spectated too as can be seen on one of the pics attached.

I was always going to be a bottom feeder as far as class positions went on this event due to this being a shared round with another championship who have stupidly quick cars, 200bhp R5 Turboís, Lotus Elise 190 that gets trailored everywhere and is as modified as the regs allow. There was also 3 other elises...
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more mods

Posted 28th May 2008 at 20:44 by Andy72
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typed with my iPod and one finger so forgive the typos LOL

After a hopless last round at teeside I've gone a bit mad with mods I couldn't afford.

Gone are the rallye steels as I sure the gyres were the cause of my loss of pace. I've gone back to VTR alloys and found a set of 5 from a club member mate with khumo gyres for a good price. The khumos are quite hard compound but I have seen others using them so we will see how they fair. The feel ok on the road though.

Next up was a new suspension kit. I pondered this for ages but in the idecided I may as...
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Round 3 TJ services Northern Speed Championship

Posted 11th May 2008 at 22:40 by Andy72
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Round 3 of the the TJ services Northern Speed championship. Teessdie Autodrome.


After putting in a class leading time of 119 on my first run in round 1, followed by 3 hopeless wet weather times and missing round 2 held at 3 sisters I was keen to see how my lighter rallye wheels, new clutch and 4 branch faired. They changed the startline position slightly to on a slight bend which baffled a lot of competitors.

Track was nice and dry but overcast. First run saw a disappointing 121 seconds. The car felt very wallowy on the fast bends which I found out to be...
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Further mods

Posted 11th May 2008 at 22:38 by Andy72
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Been taking the weight losing a bit further ( i need all the help i can get as too many big macs have played their part on my 18stone fat ass).

The VTR door cards were fouling the side of my race seat so have fitted 90% of a 106 Rallye interior (i need the interior trim to comply with the road class regs). The smaller doorcards mean theres plenty of room between my seat and the door now. (its also quite a nice trim colour, black with red flecks). Just need either a 106 S1 rallye passneger seat or a black bucket to finish it off.

There no carpet fitted and the result...
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First Sprint of the season - Good friday

Posted 11th May 2008 at 22:38 by Andy72
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First Sprint of the season - Good friday

Picked a lovely day for the first sprint of the 2008 Northern sprint championship at Tesside autodrome today.

Day started off dry and sunny at 10am and cars in my road going over 1400 class included 3 MGTF race cars, a BMW 325 challenge car, an 1800vvt Elise with head/cam mods etc, my saxo VTR (standard engine bar the supersprint system) and a seat cordoba gti.

First practise run of the day saw me blitz the pack, to tie fthe class lead with 119secs with one of the MGTF race cars. Next car to us was the elise...
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My Sprint/hillclimb Progress - Year 2

Posted 11th May 2008 at 22:37 by Andy72
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Pre- Season

Im entered in the road going class of a Northern Based Speed Championship for 2008. Last year was my first year when i campaigned an Astra GSi but i swapped that for a low mileage Vtr. I dont thin it will be as quick in a straight line but it will certainly handle better and thats where most of the time is lost.

Bought completely standard from a pervious lady owner, its so far had the following mods -

Spax suspension
Fully Polybushed including engine mounts (the mounts made a massive difference to the car feel)
GE quickshift
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