British Sprint Championship: John Loudon reports on his weekend at Blyton Park Driving Centre
Today was a good day at Blyton Park Driving Centre for rounds 5 and 6 of the British Sprint Championship on the Eastern circuit. I broke the up to 1100cc single seater class record on three of our four runs lowering it from 63.24 to 61.94 seconds. I then came 6th and 7th respectively in the two runoffs scoring a bonus point for breaking the class record moving me up to 6th overall in the championship. The new engine fitted over Easter is going rather well and changes gear as it should, unlike previously in the earlier rounds at Anglesey back in April. Roll on tomorrow for the next rounds on the Outer Circuit.
Another great day at Blyton Park Driving Centre yesterday for rounds 7 and 8 of the British Sprint Championship on the outer circuit. Having had a great day in good weather the previous day on the Eastern circuit where I set a new class record, I was looking forward to the day. However, I woke in the early hours of the morning to rain pattering on the van roof, I was expecting a traumatic day which thankfully didn't come to fruition as the weather soon perked up to the previous days standards.
The car ran faultlessly all day and I gradually lowered my times through the day, initially beating my previous PB early on but mistakenly thinking I had broken the class record when in fact hadn't. A lunchtime pep talk from Blyton expert Nick of Triple M Motorsport UK convinced me of a way to gain time at a tricky section of the track. This finally led to me beating the up to 1100cc single seater class record to gain a valuable bonus point and finishing 8th and 6th in the top 12 runoffs respectively. I now lie joint 5th in the British Sprint Championship. Thanks to my sponsors Laser Tools.