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Old 27-06-10, 09:18
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Following on from his record breaking outing at Curborough where he reset roy Lane's 15 year old record Nick Algar was again on form. He set a new class record on his first timed run at Liverpool Motor Club's sprint and then on his second run set a new Outright Course Record - 35.82 secs. He had hoped to lower it again but a track temperature of 54.2 was just too much to cope with.
After two practice runs the 110 competitors had on offer no less than 5 timed runs (although only the first 4 counted for the results) and all this was completed by quarter past four. There were several new class records which were set by Phil Short (Honda S2000) in the Standard car class, Gordon Tasker & Colin Danks in the Bert Hadley Austin 7s, David Morrison in the MGCC class, Tom Walker in the Austin Healey Club class and finally Darrell Woods in the 500 OAC class.
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Old 27-06-10, 12:37
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Following on from his record breaking outing at Curborough where he reset roy Lane's 15 year old record Nick Algar was again on form. He set a new class record on his first timed run at Liverpool Motor Club's sprint and then on his second run set a new Outright Course Record - 35.82 secs. He had hoped to lower it again but a track temperature of 54.2 was just too much to cope with.
After two practice runs the 110 competitors had on offer no less than 5 timed runs (although only the first 4 counted for the results) and all this was completed by quarter past four. There were several new class records which were set by Phil Short (Honda S2000) in the Standard car class, Gordon Tasker & Colin Danks in the Bert Hadley Austin 7s, David Morrison in the MGCC class, Tom Walker in the Austin Healey Club class and finally Darrell Woods in the 500 OAC class.
Steve, sorry I could not make it due to work committments. Really wanted to be there. Driving north on the M6 on late Saturday afternoon I could see comp cars on trailers heading south, which added insult to injury.

Re: the 1100cc class, I have spoken to Barry & Eve Whitehead who both recorded personal bests. A very good day by all accounts,
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Old 27-06-10, 16:07
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Re: the 1100cc class, I have spoken to Barry & Eve Whitehead who both recorded personal bests. A very good day by all accounts,
Yes and Eve & Barry finished 1-2 in the depleted class.

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Old 27-06-10, 18:12
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Wow Steve your description of the Aintree event "ALMOST" makes sprinting sound interesting. "ALMOST"
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Old 28-06-10, 10:51
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Wow Steve your description of the Aintree event "ALMOST" makes sprinting sound interesting. "ALMOST"
Thank you, I do do the same snow job with hillclimbing!
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Old 28-06-10, 11:24
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was only a spectating at the event this year, but SWs dulcet tones kept everyone informed and entertained, but even more impressive was the organisers who had over 750 starts at a meeting! Slick and well organised, getting drivers 7 or 8 runs in the day! No depleted field either, lots of cars from Nick Algars Gould to the Austin & guys. Thats value for money, pretty much two events in one day or 2 x 2day events worth of mileage Good work fellas.

Some of our guys didnt take the last 'fun run' because they hadnt enough fuel left in their jerry cans

Oh and it was blazing hot which was good too
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