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Sunday 12 June 2005
Prod Stock, Ford Rods, Prod ‘A’, Prod ‘B’, Juniors, Hot Rods, Street Stocks, Nudge & Spin, Baby Grand’s and Mini Motos
Pictures by Smiffyman (Dave Smith). Click here to contact Smiffyman by email.

 

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Pictures by Smiffyman (Dave Smith). Click here to contact Smiffyman by email.

After taking some advice from some so called friends who said ‘I should get out more’, I decided on Sunday to visit the Oval Race Club in Sussex. A decision that proved well worth it, because apart from the usual cosmopolitan array of formula’s, we were looking forward top a guest appearance from the Baby Grand’s and the unique Mini Moto’s.

Trevor Foskett kindly offered to pick up me and the long suffering wife at the ungodly hour of 8.30 in the morning, for the short drive to the rolling hills of Sussex. Trevor had taken on the honours of driving the #16 Baby Grand in the absence of regular pilot, Brother Malcolm.

With 37 races on the card and only 8 to get in, we were in for a feast of fast furious entertainment. The programme looked like a who’s who of formulas, Prod Stock, Ford Rods, Prod ‘A’, Prod ‘B’, Juniors, Hot Rods, Street Stocks, Nudge & Spin, Baby Grand’s and Mini Motos, truly something for everyone.

The secret to running a successful meeting and managing to get all 37 races completed in the allotted time frame was clearly all down to good organisation in the pits. At least one race was lined up ready to go just as the previous race roared of the starting line. If someone had a mishap on the track and the car became incapacitated, the track staff had a unique way of removing the car without causing any more damage. Enter stage left a huge JCB unit. The forks are placed under the chassis and the car is lifted high into the air and deposited safely into the pits.

At the end of four hours my shutter finger was hurting with too much use, and as is traditional with visiting a new track, I had sampled the local fare. So it was a big thumbs up from me for the great organisation, friendly track staff, competitive and fair racing, superb free range egg and bacon rolls, and all in all a great day out.

Smiffyman

Ps Foskett Junior gave a great account of himself claming a fourth and two second place in the Baby Grand’s. Well Done Trevor.



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