Austin Minis rule at school

22 May 2019

Entrants at the 21st May driving school didn’t disappoint. The usual wide array of
vehicles graced the sun-soaked hill for our second school of 2019 and their pilots
were on the ball from the start.

Commentary hut windows shook with every passing of the mighty Ballamy Ford V8
Special of Mark Brett, who did very well hustling the beast up the hill.

Some of our regular attendees came back to brush up their lines ready for later this
season; always a good tactic if you compete in a roadgoing car and have a Tuesday
free (see website for availability).

Best novice was Nick Wakefield who wowed with his bike-engined Caterham, which
was surprisingly quick despite its mere 660cc capacity.

Curiously, our most improved entrant was a seasoned circuit racer who managed to
tame one of the Austin Minis. Bill Sollis showed the greatest difference in score
between marked runs by wrestling the torque steer away from his mate Davids’
Cooper S.

Overall winner of the day was another Austin Mini driver, Richard Freye, who used
his more youthful, and less experienced Mini to great effect and posted the highest
score of the day, by following the advised lines and demonstrating consistent car

Thanks to Sarah in the MAC office for undertaking the considerable administrative
work involved in getting the 2019 school term ready, and overseeing the handover to
Amanda going forward. If you fancy bringing your road car along to challenge the hill
then pop along to the website.




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