Just around the corner.

Round 9 was a good one for many seeing a few new PB’s for some and some good testing for others. I was consistent running 5, 13.2s. Clutch is having a few issues after a long season of stress just hope it holds out to get us through the final round this Saturday.

The top 2 places in the table look to be sone up and its touch and go for 3rd place so fingers crossed everyone.

It has been a great season this year with lots of new faces and some stunning cars on the track. Lets just hope the weather comes good for round 10 and we all get some final runs in.

Updates to follow next week.

Wimpy.

Just around the corner.

Tomorrow see’s round 9 and the penultimate round of the CC Challenge. Everyone seems to be working hard on their race cars as every point in the top 10 is needed. For me to hold onto my 3rd place to not only get a good time laid down but an awesome reaction time is also needed to grab a few bonus points. Well the oil and filter were changed the other day and its sods law that the day i need to prep the rest of the car ready for tomorrow the bloody sky starts to drop the wet stuff. Well first break in the clouds i will be back out to whip off the filters and give them a clean then its water treatment time to allow the car to run a little cooler then the last of the weight shedding. Put everything back together and start her up to check all is on. A trip to get fuel then we are ready for the early start tomorrow. Tomorrow is whats called the Saturday Night Special, this means racing from 9am to 8pm fingers crossed for many runs and little down time.

Update will come over the coming days. Wish me luck.

Wimpy.

With just 2 rounds to go.

Last weekend saw the 8th round of the CC Challenge and things are starting to get really close now. With most of the cars setting personal bests and even breaking into the next time bracket points are going all over the place. So with a new pb of 13.03 I am so close to that magic 12 second pass. The head wind may have been against me as my top speed was down on past rounds so perhaps with the perfect weather conditions we might just do it.

Round 9 is 6 weeks away so i think a much needed engine service and a clean up is well over due.

Catch you all soon.

Up to date points table.

http://www.rwyb.co.uk/cc_results2014challenge.php

A Mixed Day.

Last weekend saw an uncertain start with rain forecast over night and most of the day so we all had one eye on the forecast. We left home in the pouring rain and drove in and out of showers all the way to the track. Thankfully as we arrived the sky had stopped dropping the wet stuff and the track crew were all hard at work drying with the aim of getting some cars down the track by midday. Hats off to them they managed it and would you believe as the first car staged the sun started to shine and you could see the smiles starting to show of the racers faces. The only down side was due to an event the next day the track was really busy so the wait between runs was at lease an hour and a half which ment a lot of standing around in the pairing lanes but it gave racers the chance to chat and the public to have a look at the cars and ask questions which is always nice. As the sun got hotter so did the track and this caused a few cars to break. One of the cars in our series left the line so hard it snapped a drive shaft and put him out for the rest of the round. I know when Kev reads this he will have probably already found a replacement part and plans to fit it are in place. So only managed 3 runs, the first 2 were both in the 13.4’s the 3rd was a 14.1 but i did have Kev in the front with me lol. The next round is on the 16th August and fingers crossed we will see everyone back out and running their best.

Catch you all later.

It’s all coming together nicely.

Late update but all is well. After the weight loss the car went through We managed another pb. 13.04 @ 105mph.

They say every little counts. I think if it was not so hot on race day we may have seen a 12 second pass. This now puts me 3rd in the points table but the 4th place car is only 1 point behind and could well pass me after next round. Its a shot gap between rounds as round 7 is next weekend so will update after the next round.

http://www.rwyb.co.uk/cc_results2014challenge.php

Round 6

So it’s been a while since I have updated the blog but its been a long time between rounds.

I have not been idol as you can see from the photo below. The full aircon system has been ripped out which means the car is almost 40kg lighter for it. I have also taken the back seats out and the rear seat belts and brackets which weighed in at another 40kg plus. 

Round 6 is less than 48 hours away and it looks like it’s going to be a nice sunny day and i expect the track to be fairly busy. It would be great to set a new PB at this round but i am not banking on it. I will update Sunday.

4 PB’s in one day.

Saturday 3rd May was one of the top RWYB CC days on the calendar with racing through till 8pm. Banter in the pits was its normal self with jokes and the best thing that the challenge brings is the un endless amount of help people give if its needed. The sun was out the shy was blue an the wind was nowhere to be seen. My first run saw a 13.26 at 106mph and the first of the pb,s. The queues were never that long so I decided to give the car a chance to cool down after each run rather hot lap it. My next run was very strong through 1st and 2nd but i missed 3rd so had to double clutch which lost me a whole second and run a 14.01. my next next run was the next pb was a 13.25 at 105mph. I very strong run to the point i got a bit of blurred vision of the line. The track closed for lunch which gave me a chance to catch up with everyone and see how there day was going and unfortunately 2 of the cars were not running well so it was great to see everyone helping where they could to try and get them out for the afternoon session. The afternoon was a chance to improve on my reaction times and a 0.127 was my best of the day. My final run was the icing on my wonderful CC cake. A great launch perfect gear changes and the last 2 pb’s for the day. ET: 13.24 at 105mph and my best ever 60ft of 1.8seconds. Over all an awesome day. Not sure how many CC cars run so I look forward to seeing the updated table during the week. Until then  keep watching them lights.