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February 23, 2010

Odiham Track Day - 21/02/10

The first 'local' track day event of 2010 seemed to go very well with Hampshire and friends all warming their tyres and endeavouring to dry the slightly damp track.

The heavens were threatening to open during most of the day with the odd shower of rain every hour or so - but only enough to keep some standing water on the odd corner and the length of the straight (proving for some 'interesting' testing of the elise windscreen wiper under braking nearing the first corner of the track for most drivers).

Throughout the day there were some definite highs and lows - Lets start with the Dodge Viper and the VW Polo. In my opinion two of the cars of the day, the Viper not meeting anyones expectations and the Polo proving how to get the best 'bang for your buck'. I think most people overtook the Viper very pleased with themselves only to notice the Polo do the same in their rear view mirror!!

There were also some very impressive cars enjoying the conditions, There was a Porsche taking advantage of the standing water when and where possible to drift around most corners sideways with the sound of screeching tyres beckoning his arrival. A Nissan Skyline nicknamed 'Godzilla' due to its number plate also jumps to mind as it was very quick on the straight (as expected) but also seemed to cope suprisingly well in the corners - meaning it spent any time it was behind you filling the majority of your mirrors.

We also learnt some news with regards Beak's car - its not quick enough for him yet, the supercharger might sound nice but he really doesn't like being overtaken on the straight (Fatwomble), whilst mentioning FW it must be said that the ducktape on his car is only due to his drivers side wing mirror having intentions to leave his vehicle at certain speeds. Is that a common S1 issue?? i hear you ask - no but it may have something to do with his reputation as a cone-killer, who knows!!

I would go into further detail about Fatwomble's cone-killing antics but i am worried Beak may read this and have to re-live the whole terrifying ordeal - poor chap. Possibly a story for a pub meet sometime (if you've not been to one before that alone is a good enough reason to give one a try!!)

Being totally honest i must say that i forgot to take my camera so as and when possible i will add pictures and credit will be given to the photographer for doing my job :)

All in all a good day was had by all involved with a lot of confidence built and experience gained. i'm sure the drives home for some were quite enthusiastic though. whilst obviously staying below the speed limits on the roads involved!!

King SuPah

Posted by king supah at February 23, 2010 12:30 PM