2014 Mutley Mayhem Sprint

After a break in August and September, it was back to Clay Pigeon for the third time this year.  I was feeling a bit under the weather, but resolved to give it my best shot.  Since the Dick Mayo Sprint in July, there had been a few changes to the ADR.  I'd started work fitting the Xoombox with the LEDs fitted to the dash, gear position, RPM and wheel speed hooked up.

 

New switches fitted

LEDs and Gear Indicator

 

After the battering the nose took at Crystal Palace, I also asked Dynamic Mouldings to fix the broken front clam, take out the lighting pods and close up the front vents.  They did a cracking job and the new nose looks fantastic.

Dynamic Mouldings

Finished clamshell

Anyway, back to Clay Pigeon and the sprint.  I was struggling with a lack of grip, most probably down to the temperature and lack of rubber on the tyres.  I think I'll need a new set for next season (these have done 3 seasons) and I was barely under 80 seconds.  The corner through the finish is normally flat out but I didn't manage that this time, putting two wheels on the grass on the exit and scaring myself a little, barely stopping for the chicane!

A spin on the first run led to a rather tardy 83 second run and a nice smoky spin turn to return to the right direction.  I was still leading the class despite this.  I put down a benchmark in the second run of a 76, which was pretty poor.  I had another spin on my final run and decided to call it a day, trundling back to the paddock.  I received a class win and a car that wasn't damaged, so that was good news!  Team Bristol Motor Club had 4 entries on the day, picking up two wins, a second place and a PB.  I had the pleasure of driving Phil's MX5 home too, which was a change to towing the ADR.

Team BMC

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