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Post by IAN51 on Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:12 pm

Over medication of Gin fair play to you

I don't want to sound to negative about the day because I really enjoyed the battle I had with one of the Caterham was epic and and hard fair racing I also know Billy had a Epic battle in the first race.

So I wouldn't let this stop me doing it .I think the strategy of holding your entry until the last minute to ensure you start race 1 at the back of the grid is the way forward.

We missed you Ed lol

See you next year

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Post by Jackracing on Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:34 pm

I have regularly complained that I do not get a boxing day off work.
The last one was 2005. 9 soddin years.

23rd December my boss says..." you have not had a boxing day off in years, have this one.

A little bit more notice in 2024 would be great

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Post by numbnuts on Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:25 am

[quote="IAN51"]Over medication of Gin fair play to you

I don't want  to  sound to negative about the day because I really enjoyed the battle I had with one of the Caterham was epic and and hard fair racing I also know Billy had a Epic battle in the first race.

So I wouldn't let this stop me doing it .I think the strategy of holding your entry until the last minute to ensure you start race 1 at the back of the grid is the way forward.

We missed you Ed lol

See you  next year[/quote

If he weather stays like this I can see a road trip meet up in a greasy spoon ?

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Post by IAN51 on Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:01 am

Sounds good to me mate I might struggle with the kit car though as there are sharp shards of fibreglass poking out but I can still bring the everyday car though

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Post by IAN51 on Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:55 pm

Cracking pictures jack do you mind me asking where you found em
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Post by Jackracing on Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:00 pm

https://www.facebook.com/JoshuaBarrettPhotos/

Take a look at the link above
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Post by IAN51 on Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:06 pm

Cheers jack
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Re: 2015 PLUM PUDDING @ MALLORY

Post by billy f on Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:28 pm

The starts certainly are hectic, you need to keep your wits about you and wait for a suitable opportunity to work your way up the field. The Radical in particular took his time during the first couple of laps to make sure he got through safely. Here is some good footage from the second race

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usVygntfeG8

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Post by billy f on Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:19 pm

Apologies for the late report, only got back to work today to get on the Internet.

Arrived late Christmas day and parked by the entrance with some other racers. Went to bed then got up again to move away from a noisy generator, before getting back into bed, at which point the generator stopped Mad

One of the first into the paddock to get a fairly level piece of ground next to the changing rooms and the electric hook-up. Then off for a recce on the pushbike, where it appeared a lot of the track had been resurfaced since the last time I raced at Mallory. Also noticed some very big molehills at the Esses (Leicestershire moles must hunt in packs!).

Practice was wet, but went well.

Stayed on the ancient wets for the race, but in hindsight could have used dry weather tyres (only a few damp patches off-line at the end of Gerrards and at the Esses). Anyhow had a racelong battle with a Caterham, who seemed to have the edge on me through the Esses and sometimes got ahead of me into the hairpin, but I was able to go deep each time and outdrag him down the hill to regain the place. However, every time I made a gap from him, I eased off a little as I was worried about the tyres, so he was able to give me a hard time again. Due to the very old age of the wets and the low temperature, they behaved great and there was no adverse wear. Started 18/22 and finished 10th.

For race 2 I swopped to the old FF front slicks I had and after a few laps they started to work really well. This turned out to be a great race although I was on the inside for the start and got boxed in a few times on the first lap, which meant I made a few places, then lost a couple, then made a couple back. So on lap 1, I was passed 5 times and overtook 3 times Cool Things settled down for lap 2 and I was passed by one of the Kwaka 1400 Sevens, but overtook 5 cars to put me in sight of the leading cars including one with flashing fairy lights on the roll hoop (Ian Smythe). It took me 3 laps to reel in a group of sevens and Ian, during which time I declined a time-wasting dice with a Mallock (faster through the corners, but slower down the straights) and just let him through. Followed him past the Sevens, then concentrated on reeling Ian in. I admired his fairy lights as he firmly shut the door on me through the Esses, but got the run on him out of Gerrards on the next lap to pass on Stebbe straight. On the next lap, Ian got alongside over the start/finish line, but I had the inside line into Gerrards and managed to make a gap. I had learnt from the first race that taking too much speed into the Esses reduced the exit speed, so with a revised (earlier) braking point and line I was able to break away from Ian. The Mk2 was working really well following the stiffening of the rear roll bar at Snetterton, however I had to soften the front dampers as the I had run out of roll-bar adjustment, and this meant the car was bottoming out at the bottom of Devils Elbow (winter job to provide more adjustment). Got two fast laps in with a revised line through the elbow to minimise the bottoming, then gained on some back-markers, to pass them, whilst being lapped by the two Kwakka Sevens in very close combat. Caught and passed another group of back-markers, while being lapped by the Radical. By this time it was getting really dark, so much so that the headlights were able to light up the track ahead of you (allways wanted to race in the dark Cool ) Then I came across a load of mud across the Esses, which drifted me wide to teeter along the kerb Shocked before arriving at the hairpin to find the 2 Kwakka Sevens abandoned on the verges with coolant dribbling back down the hill. Passed another couple of cars then onto the final lap to pass one more as we crossed the line. It had been an action packed race, where I had been passed 12 times, and had overtaken 24 times Laughing Started 10th and finished 5th.

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Post by numbnuts on Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:00 pm

Great reports and photos, certainly sounds like there was plenty of action, very simular to new years eve.
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Post by billy f on Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:53 am

Ian gave me a ring last night about the video link I had posted, so I have just watched it all the way through as I had only watched the first half.

Quite an interesting end to the video silent

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Post by Jackracing on Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:58 am


Ouch
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Post by numbnuts on Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:00 pm

Bloody hell. Think thats 3 cars that will need more than the tracking sorted at the next MOT!
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Re: 2015 PLUM PUDDING @ MALLORY

Post by IAN51 on Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:21 pm

Another Couple of vids forwarded to me by John @ JT Skips cheers John

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX9r4YSU3lw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9-MSNmKzWI

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Post by billy f on Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:54 am

Some good vids, he's certainly pushing it well round Gerrards in vid 1.

Good shot of Ians undertray in vid 1 at 9:35! and Ians fairy lights on the start line in vid 2 Very Happy


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