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Sprint Day - Barkston Heath

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Hi Guys & Gals :D

We have arranged a sprint day at Barkston Heath (Grantham) for Sunday 2nd November

While all motorsport is dangerous sprinting is maybe the safest. Its you & your car against the clock with just you on the track at one time, so there is no-one pushing you or your car over capabilities or the chance of a shunt from another 'friendly racer' :rolleyes:

Barkston has lots of run off areas and apart from an empty airfield & a few cones is probably one of the safest & fun sprint tracks around.

A quick vid of what the course is like is here

Price is £90 for the day, for that you get a full day (9am-4pm) & as many runs as possible as well as the catering van - loos etc

need 30 to make it a goer & would be great if we had some more of you guys

PLEASE NOTE --- YOU WILL NEED A HELMET AND YOUR ARMS/LEGS MUST BE COVERED. YOU ALSO NEED TO MARK YOUR TOWING EYE POINTS IN YELLOW TAPE (SO MARSHALLS CAN TOW YOU OFF QUICKLY IF YOU NEED IT)

EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON 2/11/2008

Take:

- Driving Licence

- Breakdown Service details if you have them

Clothing:

- if you have a racesuit - wear it.. a lot of people do now

- if you havent then stick with natural fibres and long sleeved top (not fleece .. as these burn very well... sorry to be morbid but....) and long trousers - thin soles shoes or race boots

- driving gloves or race gloves ... your hands get sweaty from the nerves and these help you keep a grip on the steering wheel

- helmet .. get one that fits and is in good condition (preferably your own so that you know it hasnt been dropped etc)

Car:

pre-event checks:

- brake pads

- brake fluid

- tyre condition

- tyre pressures (best to add a bit extra PSI)

- fluid/oil leaks - dont be the one that drops Oil onto the track

- wheel nuts tight

- tape glass headlights

- fit towing eye

on-event checks:

- wheel nuts

- tyre pressures

- tyre condition (some events wear tyres quickly)

- fluid levels

- petrol .. keep an eye on the fuel level - it goes quickly and it would be really embrassing to run out

- engine temps

good practice:

- leave engine running for a while after you come in

- do NOT put on the handbrake (try and find some level ground to stop on and leave in gear after engine turned off)

- you are not aryton senna and you will not impress anyone by trying to outdrive yourself ie build your speed up gradually

NOISE LIMIT IS 102DB

HELMET HIRE IS AVAILABLE @ £10 a lid

If you have any questions...please ask ......If you want to come along please add your name & p.m. me for the paypal addy for the dosh (Payment is needed asap due to the full payment to Javelin having to be made upfront)

Attendees List:

prolex-uk is350 compressor PAID

bazza Tartlet Turbo

janey TRD Vitz

toney (mini jazza) primera engined Micra

jasonl IS200 PAID

gord whatever he finds on autotrader

yaumeister IS200 s/c PAID

aaronabbot IS200 in Mexico

Paul Oil burning ford thingy PAID

Kamelia Ellen TRD Vitz PAID

Paul Thomas Toyota Aygo PAID

Jaxx MR2

Rsarin M3 supercharged

Phil Cutler Mark 1 MR2 PAID

Chris Dargavel MR2 PAID

gidz_master_flash ST185 PAID

Richard Morrow ST185 PAID

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Yes, really looking forward to it, awesome day in prospect B)

Will be fun to race the TRD Vitz---that's a cool car!

Paul.

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Yes, really looking forward to it, awesome day in prospect B)

Will be fun to race the TRD Vitz---that's a cool car!

Paul.

LOL we can have an Aygo/Vitz battle :lol:

Mind you I've seen you & the aygo in action....don't think I stand a chance :!Removed!:

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List updated....should be an interesting day :yes:

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Man I wish I had the guts to do something like this :fear:

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Man I wish I had the guts to do something like this :fear:

Its not scary or even really dangerous ....good thing is you can just take it however you feel best if you want to potter around and build up your confidence you can and no one will mind or worry :D

I'm a girl who's going to be driving a little 1.0 Yaris & I'm doing it :help::lol:

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Anybody else coming to this? Update the list!

Is it full yet? Some of my friends are putting off a decision to join in until nearer the time.

Paul.

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Anybody else coming to this? Update the list!

Is it full yet? Some of my friends are putting off a decision to join in until nearer the time.

Paul.

Still plenty of places left ....come on peeps will be a great day & you can all try to beat the famous Mr T & his flying Aygo :D

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When would you need to know by and when would you need the funds?

Really could do with knowing etc by mid/end September at the latest .... just to reassure anyone, if for any reason its cancelled or we can't get enough numbers you WILL get your money back :D

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When would you need to know by and when would you need the funds?

Really could do with knowing etc by mid/end September at the latest .... just to reassure anyone, if for any reason its cancelled or we can't get enough numbers you WILL get your money back :D

Cool, gives me some time to look at funds! :lol:

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posted on behalf of Msb

this event is still on

there was some confusion with numbers attending

the organisers decided to increase the amount by 15 !

they have now backed down and it is all go, subject to filling the last places

this Saturday is the deadline for putting your money and names down

confirmation will be announced soon after

if you want to book a hotel, try and choose one that offers a full refund if cancelled (most do ! )

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Hi I'm interested and will sign up if possible, Jon with a BMW 330i e46 looking to get some speed out of my system in a location I won't lose my license!

Does anyone mind if im sideways a lot?!

I've got a friend with a Civic Type R interested and one with a s14 200sx

I could also get a few BMW's from e46fanatics interested if you want some more numbers

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Hi I'm interested and will sign up if possible, Jon with a BMW 330i e46 looking to get some speed out of my system in a location I won't lose my license!

Does anyone mind if im sideways a lot?!

I've got a friend with a Civic Type R interested and one with a s14 200sx

I could also get a few BMW's from e46fanatics interested if you want some more numbers

Hi Jon

The more the merrier (theres plenty of space) will give you a yell with the paypal addy for payments :D

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