|FDMC Sprint Royale, October 2007
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This report is in two sections; for more pictures, and results, click 'Page 2', below.
4 x 4 Frenzy hits Eeelmoor!
For this year's Sprint Royale, the entries included, for the first time, a 'strike force' of competition prepared 4x4's, competing in their own Off Road class. And their performances? In a word - unforgettable! To start with, Rob Harford (Freelander) and Andy Drummond (Discovery) show you what we mean (followed by more 4 x4's, on Page 2).
Among the other 70-plus entries, the fastest time of day went to Peter Hayter with his Vauxhall engined Westfield, chased hard by Simon Besant whose V8 version came second overall, and Martin Baker taking 3rd overall with his amazing Morris Minor, propelled by 2 litres of turbocharged Fiat engine.
In the first three classes, for more standard cars, Matt Carter finished first in Class 0 with his familiar Peugeot 306GTi-6, Bruce Aitken took Class 1 with his Citroen AX GT, and in class 2, out of 10 entries, Steve Woodings was the winner with his newly acquired Honda Integra Type R (the only 4 door example most of us have ever seen).
Among 14 entries from the MG Car Club, competing in the Luffield Cars MGCC 2007 Speed Championship, was new FDMC member Tim Read, seen here with his smart MGA.
For more pictures, and results, click to PAGE 2