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Sprinting in 2019 #1629283
06/02/2019 09:05
06/02/2019 09:05
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Fishy_Dave Offline OP
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Hello,

I first started my motorsport journey 16 years ago, after a post here on FCCUK. I sprinted occasionally for a few years before starting racing. Well, I am still racing, but also making a return to sprinting this year and thought a Coupe or two might like to give it a try?
I have signed up to the Javelin Sprint Series for 2019 in the Corvette: Javelin Sprint Series

Their rules are easy, basically, if you can trackday it you can sprint, with no need for a harness, race seat, fireproof suit, Motorsport UK license etc.

What is Sprinting? (Taken from their website)
Sprinting is essentially a driver and car, competing against the clock, on a pre-practised course. Cars will start one at a time, from a standstill at 30 second intervals, so you won't encounter other vehicles to collide with. The average course is approx 1.7 miles long, which helps to keep stress on the car to a minimum. Normally you will be given a chance to walk the course, then drive it behind a pace car, before getting a practice run in the morning, followed by timed runs into the afternoon. Times are displayed after you cross the finish line and results are published throughout the day with an awards presentation once the runs have been completed.

Thanks to the format being one car at a time I have convinced my 65 year old Father (a former Coupe owner) to give it a try, so on the 31st March at Snetterton he makes his competitive debut, double driving the car with me.
The class breakdown looks good for my car, with class J6 for cars over 2000cc, 2WD (300 - 400bhp). So far it looks like I will be up against an Aston Martin DB7, Honda Integra R, Holden Monaro, probably a VX220 Turbo and more. There are some quite tasty machines in other classes including a pair of McLaren!

Let's see how the 200k mile beast does.

Regards, Dave


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Re: Sprinting in 2019 [Re: Fishy_Dave] #1629296
06/02/2019 14:33
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I may be up for this. Although I am willing to bet I will be very slow in my class if I am allowed in smile


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Re: Sprinting in 2019 [Re: Fishy_Dave] #1629306
06/02/2019 16:10
06/02/2019 16:10
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Would love to Dave - either in the RX7 or MK.... but I'm due to have surgery next week on my right elbow - 3-6 months recovery. frown


Rotary fun - 370 bhp per ton. GT30's are small you know?!??!?!?!
Re: Sprinting in 2019 [Re: elder81] #1629318
06/02/2019 20:07
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Originally Posted By elder81
I may be up for this. Although I am willing to bet I will be very slow in my class if I am allowed in smile


Don't let that stop you, go for it. Which class would you be in?


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Re: Sprinting in 2019 [Re: suba] #1629319
06/02/2019 20:12
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Originally Posted By suba
Would love to Dave - either in the RX7 or MK.... but I'm due to have surgery next week on my right elbow - 3-6 months recovery. frown


Cool, maybe something to aim for at the tail end of the season?

I meant to email you about a drift day at Oulton Park I'm doing in April (I let Nigel know already), it would be perfect practice for you in the RX7. Again, something to think about during the recovery mate. smile

As you're a rotary man, have you heard about the RX8 Trophy I've been arranging? smile


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Re: Sprinting in 2019 [Re: Fishy_Dave] #1629343
07/02/2019 17:20
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yep - been trying to resist buying an RX8 also.... smile


Rotary fun - 370 bhp per ton. GT30's are small you know?!??!?!?!

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