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Old 29-11-17, 18:32
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Gurston Down lack of numbers

I just wondered why It seems people dont go to Gurston Down. The classes all seemed very slim this year. I personally like having numbers in my class and on the visits I did this year 3 seemed to be the max. One event just had myself in so I was merged.
Why dont people like the place ? Is it distance / tracks boring ??
We are likey to not bother competing at Gurston for this reason in 2018 as there is no point being the only driver in class.
Loton park never seems to have this issue they have big classes the same with Shelsley and Prescott but for Gurston Down it seems people just dont go.
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Old 29-11-17, 19:34
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Gurston.

I cannot think why people would not want to compete at Gurston. The events are run superbly. The organising team are brilliant. I certainly hope to compete there a few times next year. It is a bit of a trek for me, but, as it is not officious like Shelsley and Prescott, worth going the extra miles. More a "Clubbie" venue than a money making machine. I hope that this year they will get the support they richly deserve.
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Old 29-11-17, 19:40
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Thats the thing its a nice venue has a Bar/restaurant that serve friday night too.
The events are run great but for some reason people dont go and the classes are down.
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Old 29-11-17, 20:49
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I found over the years that class numbers and overall numbers come & go in waves as people move around classes or take on new projects that require a year or two to complete plus other reasons, but I don't think a variation in class numbers is confined to just Gurston.
I know that my participation at Gurston over the past couple of years has been slim, only 2 events, (both this year) but I will certainly endeavour to do all of them in 2018 at GD.
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Old 30-11-17, 07:35
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Each event does seem to fluctuate with numbers in different classes. Gurston always seems to have a large 1400 modprod class compared to other events (all be it mainly minis). Harewood never seems to attract the 30+ 1100 racing cars as at other National events.

Best to start chatting to fellow competitor to 'sell' the virtues of Gurston early in the season, then they might turn up.
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Old 30-11-17, 07:51
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According to the chair at last Sunday's awards lunch Gurston Down entries have been over subscribed for all 2017 events, so reports of it's demise seem premature. Individual classes go up and down over the seasons. That's how it is.
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Old 30-11-17, 08:58
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Each event does seem to fluctuate with numbers in different classes. Gurston always seems to have a large 1400 modprod class compared to other events (all be it mainly minis). Harewood never seems to attract the 30+ 1100 racing cars as at other National events.
The 1100 Racing Car Class is very strong in most areas of the country especially the "Midlands" however, at certain venues/meetings numbers during 2017 haven't been anywhere near 30 Plus. Harewood like many venues sees fluctuations in class sizes with FF1600 & Sports Libre currently poorly supported whilst at most 'championship' events the number of entries has been over 120.
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Old 30-11-17, 13:04
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As said by others, every meeting at Gurston this year was oversubscribed so no shortage on numbers. Perhaps the thread title should have been “low entry numbers in my class”
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Old 30-11-17, 13:57
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Unfortuntely Midland championship contenders will no longer get the chance to compete at Gurston as it is not on the 2018 calendar.............

Personally I would prefer 3 Midland Gurstons and no 'Lawns'!
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Old 30-11-17, 15:35
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My first one there in 1986 and looking forward to the next one on 16th June 2018- haven't missed many years in between. One of the best.
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