2019 Race dates, reports & results

The CSCC (and a few others) selective calendar is as follows  - Blue is a CSCC event we intend to do and bold/underline means the day that we will be racing.

                   

 

2019 Race & other dates and results
# Date Venue / Event

Club & Series

Car Result o/a  Class  result Weather/comment Best lap & results
  23 -24 Feb NAEC Stoneleigh, Warks Race Retro Show n/a        
                 
  22 March Snetterton 300 Test day       Not going  
1 6 7 April Snetterton 300 CSCC Swingers
CSCC Classic K
Tuscan
Grantura
dnf
9th
dnf
2nd
Wet then dry
Dry then wet
 
  4 5 May Silverstone International CSCC Swingers
CSCC Classic K
Tuscan
Grantura
    Entered
Entered
 
  6 May Castle Combe TVR day TVR Car Club Tuscan        
  25 27 May Oulton Park CSCC Swingers
CSCC Classic K
Tuscan     Entered
Entered
 
  27 30 June Spa Francorchamps Summer Classic Roadbook / CSCC Classics Tuscan
Grantura
    3 hour race in the Grantura, CSCC in the Tuscan  
  20 21 July Anglesey coastal & International CSCC Swingers Tuscan        
  25 26 August Brands Hatch Indy CSCC Swingers
CSCC Classic K
Tuscan
Grantura
       
  21 22 September Thruxton CSCC Swingers Tuscan        
  4 5 6 October Dijon-Prenois CSCC Classics Tuscan
Grantura
       
  26 27 October Donington CSCC Swingers
CSCC Classic K
Tuscan
Grantura
    and Night races  
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

    CSCC Swinging Sixties Group 2 class structure for 2019

Class D - All 6 cylinder cars up to 3000cc (Triumph GT6)

Class E - Cars over 3000cc
Class F - All Swinging Sixties Group Two cars running on Dunlop Historic Tyres
Class G - Cars with original V8 engines (TVR Tuscan)
Class H - All Lotus cars (Seven, Elite, Elan, etc.). Lotus Sevens only, have a mandatory pitstop of 30 seconds. Any race winner penalty will be added to this.
Class M - All Marcos Volvo-engined cars
Class J - Invitation class for Swinging Sixties Group Two Cars

 

7th April 2019 - Snetterton 300 - CSCC Swinging Sixties & CSCC Classic K  TVR Tuscan and TVR Grantura

We love a great start to the season and this wasn't it!  In the Classic K race the Grantura was way easier to drive after the winter changes but the weather didn't really let us stretch it properly after the 18 month gap from the previous race. Qually was dry and we gridded up in a way-off-the-pace in 12th place. The race was super-wet and we finished about 9th having reached the dizzy peak of 8th at one point. It was actually better from the driving seat than the sidelines I suspect and I really enjoyed my 25 minutes in the car. Second in class but with only 3 cars, not enough to gain a trophy.

The Tuscan was better and worse. Qually was super-wet and we didn't get a decent lap at all - 13th must be the lowest we've been on the grid for ages however it nearly always leads to an exciting race start.  With Dave's leg still not being 100% after last year's achilles tendon problem we discussed him starting the race and coming is as soon as the pit window opened (we normally start in our own car) however we decided that I'd go first and try to make up a few places by the pit stop.

As it turned out the weather dried out and the track was 90% dry by the race and I had a truly great get away from the rolling start. I was up to 6th by turn 1 then 4th by turn 2. I got up to 3rd by half way round lap 1 and then started chasing leading Elan and the second placed Ray Barrow Camaro.  By lap 4 I had caught Ray and sneaked inside him as we joined the Bentley straight but just at the same time as the clutch let go. I had no drive and coasted to halt round by Coram. Not sure what failed yet but I would guess it's the clutch release mechanism jammed the clutch into a disengaged state.

Later investigation showed that the concentric clutch slave had burst its seal and lost all its fluid, by the following weekend the gearbox had been out and it was all back together again ready for Silverstone.

 

 

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