British Sprint Championship — Lydden Hill Sprint, July 15
On Saturday John Loudon was at Lydden Hill race circuit for rounds 17 and 18 of the British Sprint Championship organised by the efficient Borough 19 Motor Club.
John reports: “Last time out at Pembrey, the Force TA’s engine was making odd noises which halted participation as a precaution and duly turned out to warrant a speedy engine removal, rebuild and refit to rectify the situation involving two long trips to Lancashire. A big thank you to the friends who helped and took part in the proceedings which enabled us to get up and running again in time for this event.”
Occasional early outbreaks of drizzle thankfully came to nothing before proceedings were underway but later John was greeted with gusty winds which were presumably linked with the Goodwood Festival of Speed further down the coast being cancelled for the day.
“Practice was the first time I had run the new engine in anger and a few minor ECU adjustments were needed to suit the new engine, which once made, the remaining runs which got better and better resulting in fine 3rd and 4th places the runoffs and finishing me 4th overall from 108 competitors.
“I still lie 6th overall in the championship but with two rounds in hand having missed scoring two lots of points from the Sunday at Pembrey.”
The next rounds of the championship are at Kirkistown in Northern Ireland on August 5th and 6th.