FDMC Autumn Antics Slalom, October 2001

(Pictures - Mike Cutler; to display captions, rest cursor on pictures)

David and Peter Manning finished 2nd and 3rd in class, with their 1275 Mini

The Autumn Antics Slalom returned to Deepcut on 21/October, with 31 entries from FDMC and neighbouring clubs. Weather conditions were ... autumnal, but this didn't slow the drivers down. Tests 1, 4 and 7 used a hard surfaced area with a loose top layer, Tests 2, 5 and 8 a mixture of gravel and grass, and Tests 3, 6 and 9 were hard surfaced, with some standing water.

David Leonard's 205, on Test 1 Unusual forms of plant life can be found at Deepcut
Michael Weeks, driving Martin Neal's Midget Russell Smith finished 3 seconds ahead of co-driver James Hastings

The event includes a Club Team award, for the 3 drivers with the lowest total time from the same club, which went this year to the FDMC team of Paul Prescott, Adrian May, and Martin Prescott, seen below, and these three also won their respective classes

Martin Prescott's 1000 Mini, on Test 6
Paul Prescott's 1400 autocross Mini Adrian May is usually seen in faster machinery

Class place award winners included Maurice May, in a Panda 1000, Mike Williams with his Triumph GT6, and Ian Harrison's roadgoing XR3i. Alan Hockham's Mini special was also shared by Bill Anderson.

Maurice May, on Test 5, chasing Adrian Mike Williams puts some GT6 power down
Alan Hockham's Mini based special, on Test 6 Ian Harrison took 2nd in class, and 8th overall

Results

Club Team Award:

1st, FDMC, Paul Prescott, Adrian May, and Martin Prescott, total 1558 seconds
2nd, Bournemouth & DCC, Steve Candy, Mike Chapman, and Dave Cresswell, total 1602 seconds
3rd, Dolphin MC, Ian Harrison, Derek Looker, and Bill Anderson, total 1695 seconds
4th, Hart MC, Russell Smith, James Hastings, and John Swinney, total 1814 sconds

Fastest Time of Day: Jim Pullar, Nissan Sunny 1.6, 500.0

Class winners:

Paul Prescott, Mini 1400, 513.3
Martin Prescott, Mini 1000, 523.2
Adrian May, Fiesta 1100, 522.3
Steve Candy, Escort 1600, 502.1
Martin Neal, Midget 1275, 521.5


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