WikiWirral 13yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Stats
12330 Members
65 Forums
73261 Topics
989293 Posts
76 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
68 registered (alan128, 12 invisible), 1332 Guests and 256 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens 491
Washing machine 272
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed 211
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 184
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day 160
Benefit Cap is Unlawful 141
VW t4 fixed side window replacement 119
audi specialised pls 74
Ipad 1 charger 38
Kingsway Academy 3
New General Forums
Kingsway Academy
by lincle
10:48 AM
Theresa May and the Holy Grail
by snowhite
06:17 PM
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day
by fish5133
22nd Jun 2017 7:38pm
Ant and Dec
by cools
18th Jun 2017 2:11pm
New Wirral History
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934]
by snowhite
16th Jun 2017 2:03pm
Bascule Bridge
by Sufee
6th Jun 2017 9:09pm
Pathe news short - merseytunnel 1934
by oldpm01
5th Jun 2017 1:57pm
1878 Post Office Directory of Cheshire query
by derekdwc
1st Jun 2017 10:41pm
Bakery at 275 Poulton Road 1925 onwards
by JAFitz
30th May 2017 8:59pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
wirral from Liverpool big wheel
New Brighton Big Wheel
Topic Replies
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by cools
Today at 11:27 AM
live webcam from africa, a must see
by cools
Yesterday at 09:01 PM
audi specialised pls
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 05:41 PM
Ipad 1 charger
by madrob
Yesterday at 02:34 PM
What song are you listening to?
by snowshoes
Yesterday at 01:34 PM
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
Yesterday at 01:11 PM
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
Yesterday at 11:03 AM
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by lincle
24th Jun 2017 12:03pm
60 KG Weights set & exercise bars FOR SALE 40 !!
by GaryFromWirral
24th Jun 2017 10:25am
June
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
18th Jun 2017 11:41am
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
17th Jun 2017 7:28pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#244831 - 25th Jul 2008 4:36pm Couple of pics / vids from Croft / Report
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
What a day!

With the wet conditions at Oulton at the previous meet, Croft was a whole new thing - new circuit and testing conditions - mainly a damp (but drying track) with the threat of rain always imminent!

I opted for a comprmised setup being not to hard, but not to soft to try and be ready for whatever the weather had to throw at us!

Format was 1 practise / qualifying session to determine the grid for the first race and the results from that race being the grid for the 2nd race.

I qualified 4th overall - next to Carl in the superfast Civic who was nearly 4 secs a lap quicker omg

First race got off to a great start, leaving Carl behind on the grid and going in to the first corner in 3rd behind the M3 and RX7. Went in a bit fast, and had a huge sideways moment which allowed Carl to get right on me up the back straight - then it all went wrong!

Watching my mirrors too much I braked on my hot braking point, and on cold tyres went straight on, in to the kitty litter, and out the other side in to a corn field!! I eventually found my way back on to the circuit (The corn was higher than the car lol) in last place.

Put in a few fast laps, and I was soon up with the back of the field, passing 2 cars before catching the 7 liter Camaro. I was much faster through the corners, but was getting left for dead on the straights, and going in to "Sunny In" - a 3rd gear right hander, I thought I spotted a gap - went for it, only to have the door closed and made contact with the Camero (1.15sec in to the 2nd vid) omg Fortunatly it was a mear nudge which didnt really do much harm - the Camero scratched a few vynils, and I got a smashed indicator and dented front wing! Couldnt really find a way past and finished 7th - 3rd in class!

2nd race - again, I got a demon start, pulling along side Dave Hill in the CRX on the row in front of me, but on a damp track and the event from the first race in the back of my mind, I gave room, and tucked in behind him. Nose to tail for about 4 laps, I found out where I was a little quicker, and set him up along the back straight for a nice clean pass on the corner where I went off in the first race. Dave followed me round, inches away at points for the rest of the race, and I finished 5th overall, 2nd in class smile











Next round - Donnington park 9/10th August!


Edited by StuyMac (25th Jul 2008 4:40pm)
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
Google Ads
#244832 - 25th Jul 2008 5:03pm Re: Couple of pics / vids from Croft / Report [Re: StuyMac]
Mondeo_Scott Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2006
Posts: 2875
Loc: Wirral
sounds like you had a fun day shame about the lil accident but hey atleast its not to much damage happy

Top
#244833 - 25th Jul 2008 5:25pm Re: Couple of pics / vids from Croft / Report [Re: Mondeo_Scott]
BMW Joe Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 30th Apr 2006
Posts: 12369
Loc: Birkenhead
Quality Stu.

Getting better.

Is he putting two fingers up at you in the vid? lol
_________________________
Autowirral.co.uk - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Motoring Enthusiasts.
Cruisewirral.com - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Modified Car Enthusiasts.

Top
#244834 - 25th Jul 2008 5:30pm Re: Couple of pics / vids from Croft / Report [Re: BMW Joe]
Mondeo_Scott Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2006
Posts: 2875
Loc: Wirral
Originally Posted By: BMW Joe
Is he putting two fingers up at you in the vid? lol


thats wot i thought aswell i just didn like to say lol

Top
#244837 - 25th Jul 2008 5:35pm Re: Couple of pics / vids from Croft / Report [Re: BMW Joe]
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
Originally Posted By: BMW Joe

Is he putting two fingers up at you in the vid? lol


Yeah, although I couldnt see it when driving - he was waving 2 fingers, his fist, and swearing his head off raftl

I did go up to him and appologise after the race and he was fine. He did enter the corner very late and slow though, so slow that when I was slowing down to try and aviod him, the M3 behind me had to take such evasive action, the car behind him gave him a nudge - it was just soooo slooowwwwwww though the corners. The 3 fast corners leading up to the contact - I could take them flat in 5th, I was having to slow down and go to 4th - he was tip-toeing that slowely!!! omg
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#244845 - 25th Jul 2008 6:22pm Re: Couple of pics / vids from Croft / Report [Re: StuyMac]
MGCraig Offline
AlfaHolic
Forum Veteran

Registered: 16th Apr 2006
Posts: 5488
Loc: Spital
Nice one mate, considering your off and the nudge, to finish 7th and 5th is fantastic..

I love the starts to the races, 30 sec, 15 sec, 5 sec boards...ya can see your immense starts as well...


thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
_________________________


------------------------------------------------------------

Top
#244862 - 25th Jul 2008 10:02pm Re: Couple of pics / vids from Croft / Report [Re: MGCraig]
Davey_Martin Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 17th Jul 2007
Posts: 2888
Loc: New Ferry
lmfaoooooooo @ where u go off into the corn field... i'd love to have known wot was going through ur mind at that point as u searched for a route out...!!!!

Top
#244867 - 25th Jul 2008 10:24pm Re: Couple of pics / vids from Croft / Report [Re: Davey_Martin]
SoundLad Offline

Are you SoNutz?
Forum Master

Registered: 22nd Aug 2007
Posts: 2987
Loc: Birkenhead, United Kingdom
thumbsup fantastic looks like you had a great day laugh joyride
_________________________
Lee Mills


Top
#244868 - 25th Jul 2008 10:31pm Re: Couple of pics / vids from Croft / Report [Re: Davey_Martin]
jonah Offline
Forum Guardian

Registered: 29th Nov 2006
Posts: 3992
Loc: 1313 Mockingbird Lane, I live ...
Originally Posted By: Davey_Martin
lmfaoooooooo @ where u go off into the corn field... i'd love to have known wot was going through ur mind at that point as u searched for a route out...!!!!

probably..... "the jolly green giant is gonna be pissed at me drivin my car on his garden !!!!!"
_________________________

http://www.myspace.com/jonah1974
stevejones74@hotmail.co.uk


"WELL MY NUTS ARE HALFWAY UP MY ASS, BUT OTHER THAN THAT I'M PERFECT.....! "

Top
#244871 - 25th Jul 2008 10:52pm Re: Couple of pics / vids from Croft / Report [Re: jonah]
spinking Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 11th May 2004
Posts: 5093
Loc: Happy Home
Well done captian slow.

Of all cars to hit you prob hit the heaviest on the track raftl
_________________________
drifting drifting and yet more skidding

Top

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
audi specialised pls
by Little_B
Yesterday at 05:02 PM
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
23rd Jun 2017 9:38am
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
For Sale & Free
Ipad 1 charger
by madrob
02:34 PM
Washing machine
by GingerTom
20th Jun 2017 9:05pm
22" full 1080p hd and freeview tv
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:50pm
Apple TV box the 1gen
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:48pm
42 lf smart tv
by stumpyduck
20th Jun 2017 8:15pm
Featured Member
Registered: 8th Oct 2014
Posts: 356
Newest Members
OwenChristian, DaveAitch, Fairz87, mikerobbo84, Robbo1960
12330 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
turnip (26)
New Wirral Info
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:19pm
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:02pm
Property Law
by lau2908
14th Jun 2017 8:04pm
van driver needed
by futurepast
14th Jun 2017 7:34pm
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
14th Jun 2017 4:31pm
News : New Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
23rd Jun 2017 9:38am
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
Grenfell Tower - Notting Hill
by diggingdeeper
14th Jun 2017 5:13am
Manchester airport
by Dilly
9th Jun 2017 6:01pm
New Enthusiast Forums
audi specialised pls
by Little_B
05:02 PM
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
18th Jun 2017 6:02pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
audi specialised pls 74
Ipad 1 charger 38
Kingsway Academy 3
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 4:45am
Sunset Mon 9:45pm
Local Time Mon 1:20pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .