Whiteline Subaru Sprint Series

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by MAD Hammer, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. MAD Hammer

    MAD Hammer Mad Hammer Motorsport

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    Not a great turnout booked for Blyton for the Subaru's :( I though Blyton would get some numbers, oh well. To many polishers and track day heros out there these days.
     
  2. Fatharrydog

    Fatharrydog MY98 WRX Type R V-Limited 176/1000

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    Still time for others to enter...Blyton is on the 10th June.
     
  3. type-ra

    type-ra Administrator

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    West Yorkshire
    Clive @MAD Hammer . The only reason I booked in the first place was to support what you clearly have massive enthusiasm for:bow
    I entered in the Mazda because it's my track car. Had I known it would not be part of the Subaru class I wouldn't have entered - obvious now, I knowo_O
    I'm not interested in winning, just having fun & becoming a better driver.
    My first & last 22b/MLR event was Teesside in 2012 - I think. A great event I really enjoyed. But times have changed for me & I guess other Impreza/Evo owners. The cars & parts are now no longer as easily available at the prices they were back then.
    Sprints are much cheaper than racing, but I don't think it's fair to compare them to track days (I don't polish:D).

    I'll be at Blyton next week, but I'm guessing 5 runs max for my money? How much track time would I get for the same £££ on a regular trackday?

    Sad times, but reality I'm afraid:)
     
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  4. banhama

    banhama V-Limited Member

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    8 x 20 minute sessions at Lydden Dean:thumb

    I guess by 'track day heroes' Clive means people who go on a couple of track days and bang on about how brilliant they are, but don't step up when there's competition and genuine comparison on the table.
    To be honest I haven't noticed anyone like that on this forum.

    I never has a chance to thank you though......the suggestion of me doing the Sprint in your place just after my smash up went down so badly that taking the Clio to a track day with Rob passed with hardly a murmur !
    Sighcology eh? Maybe if I propose doing a parachute jump without a parachute I might even be allowed to go racing again one day!

    I had forgotten how much fun a track day in a standard car can be, no pressure, no changing to slicks, no settings to fiddle with, just jump in and drive.
    I also discovered that horrendous understeer can be a hilarious challenge!

    You know I love racing and competition so I hope the Sprint Series does get good support, but you are right in that track days are great value if you just want to have fun in a car.
     
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  5. Fatharrydog

    Fatharrydog MY98 WRX Type R V-Limited 176/1000

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    Midlands
    Clive have you put a post on Scoobynet? There may be some interest on there.
     
  6. MAD Hammer

    MAD Hammer Mad Hammer Motorsport

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    Thanks for the comments. I have tried Scoobynet every season inc this one but didn't even get 1 reply on the thread!

    As for track day vs Sprint, two totally different things. The competition aspect for me is great and the general feel in the pits. I have met some really decent people over the years and I enjoy helping those around me and organising events for all.

    I am currently sorting the ten of the best team again, I've lost count of how many years I've been doing that now!
     
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  7. Fatharrydog

    Fatharrydog MY98 WRX Type R V-Limited 176/1000

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  8. Keith

    Keith V-Limited Member

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    East Yorkshire

    Well done @Fatharrydog :thumb looks like there were a few longer straights that would have suited the cars with more horses under the bonnet.
     
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  9. Fatharrydog

    Fatharrydog MY98 WRX Type R V-Limited 176/1000

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    @Keith you're probably right and I think coilovers rather than standard WRX suspension wouldn't go amiss either. Have to say I'm chuffed with the 0-64ft time...1.64 seconds was the 3rd fastest time of the day. Are you doing any events this year?
     
  10. Keith

    Keith V-Limited Member

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    East Yorkshire
    I finally fired her up the other week Steve @Fatharrydog. One or two electrical gremlins to sort out then mot and registration. I also need to get the new clutch bedded in as well. Unfortunately holidays are going to get in the way so realistically looking towards the end of July. I will be looking at the dates once I know I'm nearly there :whew:

    At least it can get out the garage now under its own steam :D

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