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.