Spring and Sprint-time
At last the temperature has risen, the cold has receded and there is a carpet of green on the infield of the circuit. It has also dried up a lot so car parking on our large grass areas and even camping is now entirely possible.
Sprints are happening in profusion:
Javelin ran a round of their popular Toyota Sprint Series on April 28th and the MDA Blyton Park Championship kicks off the day after the Mitsubishi Lancer Register Sprint on May 18th. If you are going to compete in either of these events, you need to get an entry in NOW !!!! The MX5 OC Blyton Bash will take place over the long weekend of June 21-23 and Mazda on Track will be providing some timed competition . This is preceded by a visit from Competitors in the Caterham Academy on my birthday (June 15th) and a big Midland Automobile Club Sprint the following day.
A sprint is the perfect introduction to Motorsport competition : its you and your machine against the track. You need to make a perfect start and get every corner right : if you do this you will be rewarded by a fast time and maybe even a class win…but you only get to do one lap and although you will probably get around 6 competitive runs during the course of the event, its your best one that counts. There is of course always the temptation to try that little bit too hard particularly on the last run !!
Anyway we have built some new buildings and done a load of work over the Winter so hope to see you all very soon.
We would like to say a big thank you to MAZDA who have just delivered our new MX5 (better than ever with a metal folding roof) and our 6 Estate Course Car. We have bid a fond farewell to our faithful CX7 and our equally reliable and wonderful soft top MX5. Zoom Zoom …at Blyton Park.