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Ended up being my last race but should have been the penultimate I won the class easily, however I had to take the class win in the final round...the clutch said no! So this was my final round. Best ever overall result 5th https://youtu.be/EqoXswo3bsQ
Hi all. last year I organised a trackday at Croft with the Rs Club which was a huge success selling out quickly with a reserve list, I have been offered the same session this year, It means we can have an exclusive 20 minute session per hour with no other cars other than Westfields and maybe the odd Caterham too ;-) we will get 6 x full 20 minute sessions throughout the day. It is all organised through the Ford Rs club so as usual there will be loads of stalls and stands and plenty of Rs cars to drool over, we will have our own parking area and garages and free camping in with the price too. Price for this is at Cost to the Rs club they are just looking to cover costs on this one, so It will only cost us £150 per car which is a bargain for a noisy day, its 105bd static so there should be no noise issues, these days normally cost £250-£300 . if no one hasnt done Croft there are some videos of the circuit on the video thread on here. http://forum.wscc.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic/104388-the-video-thread/?hl=video please add your name to the list only if you are sure you are going, If you are undecided please do not add and muck me about,I am organising this as a favour for my pal that runs the Ford rs club and wsscc members and just want to make it as easy as I can for myself. There is nothing to pay now , I will ask for payment in full sometime next year I would think around March . 1. Jeff C. Caterham.
Well it happened - I raced my electric Westfield in a proper, MSA approved, sprint race. Although other electric cars have appeared at various race events, I think that this might have been the first time in the UK that an electric car has officially competed in an approved series. It's thank's to the WSCC that I've been able to do this. The car is one of seven cars developed 3 years ago. It has a 120KW motor (that's about 130bhp at the wheels), one gear and weighs 900Kg !!! The motor generates about 300 ft lb from zero speed - even so, being geared to do 115mph with no gearbox means she's slow of the line. Power rises from zero to 120KW at 50mph - after that is a constant 120KW up to 110mph. Without a power band as such and no gear changing means the power sensation is more like thrust. Although not fast by Westfield standards, the car was still faster than some of the other cars - not a bad start particularly as both me and the car had never been on the track before. So, now I have to sort out the suspension (too soft), put the car on a diet, boost the power and find some talent - normal racing problems I guess. Cheers John