Race report/ Well it was an eventful day.
Just two laps into practice the engine cut and whilst in "rolling mode" in the Stowe complex looking for somewhere to park a Celica that has spun stupidly tried to immediately drive back on the track and speared me at a right angle causing damage down most of the side of the car!
Took ages to find why there was no spark on my completely separate ignition system, turned out to be hidden fuse buried under the dash.
The line up procedure takes around half an hour and with all the stop start procedure and the marshals keeping moving us around the battery was just to flat to start the car , thinking the fuse had blown again I didn't think to get a push start
HOWEVER, so many other drivers felt I was so lucky as world war three broke out in and around the area where I would have started on the grid with an immediate red flag to remove one totally written of car.
This meant I started dead last with the promoter begging me to let them settle down before "attacking", apparently at the end the MR2's were still taking bits off each other
After dispensing with eight cars my being cautious had let the front runners be to far down the road to catch so after a rubbish day I just went for the finish and wound up a disappointing distant tenth but still got a trophy for first in class !!!!!!!!!!!
Carl Hayward was there for support and noted that the smaller cars that did not have the straight line speed I had, gained two advantages over me in that they did not have the weight I had to get slowed for the corners and were then much more nimble though the corners even though he could see I was on the limit most of the time.
Also showed me I have now gone the wrong way with diff gears and need to revert back to a 4.4.
plus side was once the car stayed running it was perfect, no smoke and not a drop of oil used all day so all my oil surge issues have now gone .
May go to the all comers race at brands in two weeks time to see what the cars like with a different gear in the back end.