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TRs Racing this weekend

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There are 4 TRs in a big field of 45 cars in the 40 minute Swinging 60s race at the CSCC meeting at Snetterton this weekend, 12th April.

 

TRs include my TR6, Chris Edwards, TR6; Alan Charlton, TR6; Dave Bailey, TR4.

 

The opposition includes Jag Mk 1 & E Types, Lotus 7s, Lotus Elans, MGBs & Cs, Marcos, Midgets, Sprites, Minis, Turner, Ginetta, NSU TT, BMW 1600, Alfas, Lotus Cortina, Porsche 911, Reliant Sabre, Chevy Corvette and Camaro. A good mix of cars.

 

Other races on the day include Morgan Challenge (2 races), Future Classics (generally 1970s - 80s sportscars), Classic K (1960s Sportscars complying with FIA Appendix K), Jag Saloons and XJS and a Sports v Saloons allcomers race to finish the day. Qualifying starts at 9 00am with the last race due to end at 18 15pm.

 

Should be a good days racing for anyone interested.

 

Dave McD

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I plan to be around from start of practice until the end of the swinging 60's race.

 

Best of luck to all participating TR drivers :) !

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Photo reportage of race and pits always appreciated

Any interesting engine tweaks that can be seen (Always looking for good ideas)

Have a good day, planning to get the camshaft in and timed up if time permits

Michael

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This is my second attempt at getting this post up so fingers crossed it works this time.

 

It was a bit cold and grey at Snetterton most of the day and unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances I wasn't able to be at the track for as long as I had planned. (Basically part of the Under-Tray fell off my MX5 resulting in a fair bit of messing about in the morning to swap cars and an early departure to sort out the ensuing complications - Yes I know I should have stuck to TR's). I didn't see the Swinging 60's race but I did catch the practice. With luck (if I've finally managed to get the forum to accept the links) there should be some pictures below and I'll try to post a few more if this lot work :unsure:

 

13807241445_4a7ef9c14f.jpgTriumph TR7 V8 - Martyn Adams - Snetterton - 12Apr14 1344 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr

 

13807634964_83d4b18710.jpgTriumph TR7 V8 - Martyn Adams - Snetterton - 12Apr14 1460 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr

 

13807257063_50c9cdc2c7.jpgTRiumph TR6 - Christopher Edwards - Snetterton-12Apr14 686 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr

 

13807229245_e55130c51c.jpgTRiumph TR6 - Christopher Edwards - Snetterton-12Apr14 2763 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr

 

13807604864_a616032eaf.jpgTriumph TR6 - David McDonald - Snetterton - 12Apr14 874 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr

 

13807288063_39bc692d08.jpgTriumph TR6 - David McDonald - Snetterton - 12Apr14 671 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr

 

13807281983_bf5364e378.jpgTriumph TR6 Racing Engine - Snetterton-12Apr14 2973 by norfolkjohn, on Flickr

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A great day for TRs as from a field of 44 cars we managed to get all 3 TRs into the top 10 in the results.

[Non start/show from Alan .[ Where were you Alan ? ]

Due to almost half the race being disrupted by yellow flags it was the quick pit stops strategy that helped out with 3 of the quickest stops. Just like F1 .

 

Dave Bailey came 6th and first in the class 1 race

Criss Edwards was 8th and 1st in class

Dave McDonald 9th and 2nd in class

 

Well done lads

 

ROY

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Great photos and good result, shows Alan Bailey engine does he have an electric water pump?

 

It obviously goes rather well to beat the 6s

 

Michael

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Three cheers to Norfolkjohn for persevering. Excellent pics. Thank you. Kev

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Should have mentioned Richard McKeon who came 9th out of 27 in the fia race beating all but 1 of the MGBs.

 

The car later driven by Tim Cairns in the all comers race [ normally in an Austin Healey Sprite frog eye ]

 

 

 

 

Roy

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Hmm - I think I'll have to do some of these next year. Maybe even a few later this year.

 

What is the deal with the two races for the CSCC? Are the 4 pots in the one race and the 6 pots in the other?

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