It’s time to get the car ready for the next outing, so I spent a good while cleaning all the gravel out, of which there’s a goodly amount. Mind you, nothing like the amount that was in the car when I stuck in the gravel trap at Redgate a couple of years ago.
A short race
I’ve been looking at the data logs from Donington. I was rather amused to see this picture of my complete race there. As you can see, the bit to the start/finish line was almost as long as the rest of the race.
No worry, I’ve lightened up a bit now. I’m actually doing some races next at Anglesey with a different club. Hopefully that means I can relax a bit and get my brain back into gear.
Sometimes I wonder why I bother. I really might as well have stayed at home.
Before telling you the complete story, here’s a photo. Many thanks to Dave Hackett for this rather stylish attempt.
Nearly time for another race
Well, I’m finally getting there.
I finished off unbending the right rear and put it all back together again. I keep thinking I ought to get some new hubnuts one day. They’re great big nylocs and are the original ones I got from the the Kit Car Workshop back in 2004. In fact, the originals that they supplied were all bashed up and I got some new ones from them. These have now been on and off so many times that they could really do with replacing.
Unbending it all
Well, I’ve finally managed to get the car off the trailer and start fixing it in preparation for the next race, on this occasion at Donington.
Repairs set in
Well, I did finally get around to taking the car off the trailer and setting about it. I must admit to a certain feeling of tedium about this. I’ve fixed bodywork far too often and every time I do it the thing gets heavier. What’s more, whenever I do do it I’m reminded of the quite appalling standard of the bodywork.
Using the green bits at Cadwell Park
Well, that wasn’t quite what I intended…
Much like last time out at Brands I came to Cadwell wanting to get under the 1:40 barrier which I’d never managed before. I wasn’t testing this time though, although I had signed up for the Allcomers/Hot hatch race on the Saturday to try and get at least a little testing in. Hence, we got to Cadwell on the Friday evening and set up in a surprisingly empty paddock.
A long weekend at Brands
So, I’m back from Brands and I’ve finally got around to updating this site. The problem is, I’m in the middle of writing the “qualifying dissertation” for my PhD and haven’t really had the time to get around to this place. Still, the one line summary of Brands is that I went faster than I’ve ever done before but it was still a rather frustrating weekend.