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Old 15-07-17, 21:53
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Loton; new track put to the test!

Did the clubbie meeting at Loton today to see what the new surface is like.
It was finished just 10 days ago.

After a damp morning for 1st practice the whole meeting was warned to take care by Annie.

The drying second practice was far from wet, and we started to get confident...
First timed run for me and with a pb of 56.79 in mind, gave it a good run, but still a little worried about it all.
Netted a nice 56.83, BUT a start of 1.95; never pulled a sub 2 sec start in this car.
The grip is there and will surely get better!
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Old 16-07-17, 00:05
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Yes lots of PBs today and many cars just looked visibly quicker through Triangle. Hill record at next big meeting could well be smashed??

Well done all involved in the resurfacing
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Old 16-07-17, 08:23
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I remember going to shelsley when Martin took the hill record after resurfacing. Will be interesting to see if similar is achievable at loton.
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Old 16-07-17, 20:40
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Had a great weekend on the new tarmac - PBs for both Daniel and me. D was first car up on the wet track, not a hint of wheel-spin or sliding where before it would have been spinning and slithering all over the place.

New softer, but still 1A, tyres helped but my car has never had grip like that before. I was able to push on and drive through Loggerheads in one smooth arc whereas previusly I was feathering the throttle like mad and constantly correcting the steering.

I also realised that I need to start looking for new braking points a bit closer the the corners!

Roll on the next meeting.
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Old 17-07-17, 08:57
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As well as PBs for so many drivers on both days there was the first Class Record on the new surface on Sunday. Deryck Jones led the Harewood contingent well in his Peugeot 205 GTi as he broke Fred Currell's 2 litre tin top record en route to a class win backed up by William Roberts in his Clio for a 1-2 for the Yorkshiremen.

Both days did however drag on somewhat. There were lots of interruptions for sweeping and thanks to a certain Blue Escort a lot of post replacements were required. I suspect as a result of the two days H&DLCC will be reviewing the situation and I expect some tweeks for the next double header in August.
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Old 17-07-17, 09:23
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Graham, or anyone else that knows - is it possible to enter Loton online? if so where?

Or do i have to try find a cheque book (last used god knows how many years ago) and rely on the post office delivering my entry?

I did email the club 2 months ago, and have yet to receive a response!
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Old 17-07-17, 10:05
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As well as PBs for so many drivers on both days there was the first Class Record on the new surface on Sunday. Deryck Jones led the Harewood contingent well in his Peugeot 205 GTi as he broke Fred Currell's 2 litre tin top record en route to a class win backed up by William Roberts in his Clio for a 1-2 for the Yorkshiremen.

Both days did however drag on somewhat. There were lots of interruptions for sweeping and thanks to a certain Blue Escort a lot of post replacements were required. I suspect as a result of the two days H&DLCC will be reviewing the situation and I expect some tweeks for the next double header in August.
sorry....blame the grippy tarmac. the car actually turned in rather than drifting a bit. i now have 4 arches and the front to repair and i hate clagging. apologies to all marshals and whoever were held up because of us's
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Old 17-07-17, 15:41
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Track:
first of the changes are happening this Thursday, more to follow when the track is inspected after last weekend.
We are painting some white lines (I have a BSc in Loton Line Painting) to assist fast drivers in navigating the hill...and not just enthusiastic Escort drivers.

The fresh grip made several think again.

Entries:
Steven, you have to use the Royal Mail with the Hagley entry system.
And a cheque book.
This difficulty is well noted and the Club has it on the table to sort out, but download the form, fill it in by hand etc and write a cheque I'm afraid.
Just done this very 'process' myself this morning.

Getting the Entries Sec now will be far easier as she has changed her job in the last few weeks to a more relaxed one, so please try again.

Perhaps I should add all my comments I make on UHR are my own and NOT those of Hagley Car Club, but where I can I will assist in getting messages across to the Circus that is Hill climbing.
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Old 18-07-17, 08:21
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Track:
first of the changes are happening this Thursday, more to follow when the track is inspected after last weekend.
We are painting some white lines (I have a BSc in Loton Line Painting) to assist fast drivers in navigating the hill...and not just enthusiastic Escort drivers.

The fresh grip made several think again.

Entries:
Steven, you have to use the Royal Mail with the Hagley entry system.
And a cheque book.
This difficulty is well noted and the Club has it on the table to sort out, but download the form, fill it in by hand etc and write a cheque I'm afraid.
Just done this very 'process' myself this morning.

Getting the Entries Sec now will be far easier as she has changed her job in the last few weeks to a more relaxed one, so please try again.

Perhaps I should add all my comments I make on UHR are my own and NOT those of Hagley Car Club, but where I can I will assist in getting messages across to the Circus that is Hill climbing.
Many thanks Graham
Will do!
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