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Croft Rallycross March 19

Post  Mark Lowe on Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:25 pm

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Re: Croft Rallycross March 19

Post  Sal the 2nd on Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:00 pm

Think am going to take a gamble in the weather and buy an advanced ticket as the entry price has gone up a little this year but been too long since I was last at a rallycross meeting

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Re: Croft Rallycross March 19

Post  Hampton Caught on Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:53 pm

Hi Guys,

I'll be at Croft with a display of Rallycross cars celebrating 50 years of the sport. Very Happy

The display will include two of the cars used in the first ever rallycross meeting, at Lydden Hill on 4th February 1967. These are the Porsche 911 of Vic Elford (who won that first meeting) and the Mk2 Ford Cortina of a certain Roger Clark who was quite successful at sliding cars sideways! jocolor

The Cortina arrived today so I'm in the process now of converting it this afternoon!

Hope to see you guys there. I expect I'll be in one of the hospitality rooms with the Retro Rallycross guys as usual, but if I'm not there, give me a call so we can meet up and you can see the display close up.

Cheers, Steve
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Re: Croft Rallycross March 19

Post  Sal the 2nd on Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:11 pm

Steve knowing Croft as I do it may be nice to get out of the cold!
Will be in touch
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Re: Croft Rallycross March 19

Post  Hampton Caught on Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:00 pm

Chris, you have a PM.

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Re: Croft Rallycross March 19

Post  Mark Lowe on Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:00 pm

I will be there if not working
Need to check rota tomorrow
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Post  Sal the 2nd on Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:07 am

Theres been 3 new Supercar entries announced just this week so really looking like being a bumper season.

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Re: Croft Rallycross March 19

Post  Hampton Caught on Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:29 am

Sal the 2nd wrote:Theres been 3 new Supercar entries announced just this week so really looking like being a bumper season.

And those are just the ones we know about!

Shame to hear that current Supercar Champ, Dan Rooke, is having to take a year out due to funding restirictions. Such a talent and such a good lad too! Hasn't gone to his head. I believe he'll be keeping his hand in bu not racing Supercars this year. Warren Scott, who has seen plenty of grass under his Touring Cars these past few years, will be making it legitimate and driving the full Supercar season, in the DS3 Dan used last year (and Andreas Bakerrud used before him!).

Cheers and see you soon, Steve
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Re: Croft Rallycross March 19

Post  Sal the 2nd on Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:46 pm

Great racing today although could have done with a few more supercars but just being greedy! Weather was amazing for Croft its not that warm in July normally! Shame couldn't meet up with Steve but that's the joy of having other people with you Sad Anyway hope to catch you in October.

Pics to follow..

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Post  Hampton Caught on Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:24 pm

A great day's rallycrossing yesterday. So much to see, so much action and good races. New drivers, some old drivers in different cars (thinking of Tristan Ovenden in the ex Jamie Bird/ Steve Cozens Renault Clio V6 in the supernationals), old drivers returning (Ash Simpson, Lotus Exige) and some new models in my model display! Cool

This year, being the 50th anniversary of rallycross, my display has models from the very first rallycross meeting (Lydden Hill, 4th February 1967) right through to the modern day. At Croft, i was tucked away in the Retro Rallycross hospitality suite, but at the other venues for this year's championship (including Mondello park in July!) I'll be in the paddock proper - so come along and say 'hello'! Very Happy

Sorry not to have caught up with you yesterday, Chris, but delighted to hear you've got the rallycross bug again! Welcome to the club!! cheers See you in October for the Grand Prix weekend. (Final round of the British RX Championship on the Saturday followed by the Grand Prix in which most of the categories run with eachother, so supercars with supernations, with Super1600s, Swifts and BMW BINIs!! The Retros, Juniors and RX150 buggies run separately.)

Bring it on! Cheers, Steve
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Re: Croft Rallycross March 19

Post  Sal the 2nd on Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:46 pm

Some images from Sunday

Touring car boss Warren Scott in last years Championship winning car



The aforementioned Clio V6



Kevin Proctor or Kev the rev as the commentator kept calling him



Paul Coney's lovely S1600 Corsa



O'Donovan spinning



And would get lynched if there wasn't one of these. Flaherty's Retro class 6R4


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Re: Croft Rallycross March 19

Post  Hampton Caught on Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:05 pm

Great shots there, Chris. Caught some of the action very nicely there. Ollie O'Donovan's Focus picked up a puncture to the nearside rear tyre hence the slidey slidey you've caught brilliantly in the photo.

It was heart-breaking to see Mark Flaherty's 6R4 picking up so much damage by being set off to pursue the rest of the field with long delayed start each heat. He picked up too much damage second-time out meaning the brake caliper and upright needed replacing. Ho hum! What was strange was that over the winter, Mark had the car changed from right hand drive to left hand drive, which is his preference for competition cars!

Can't wait for Lydden next month...........

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