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FDMC Dimanche Sprint, April 2010

(Photos by Colin Robinson and Tony Harrison, and for lots more of Tony's pictures, see his Dimanche Sprint gallery )

This report is in two sections; for more pictures, and results, click 'Page 2', below.

Gentlemen - start your engines!

Sunday, April 11th brought competitors, organisers, helpers and spectators together at Rushmoor Arena, for our first sprint of the 2010 season. An ACSMC championship round, the entries included 30-plus entries from FDMC and nine from the MG Car Club, competing in MGCC's own championship. In this report we feature a selection of the competitors, who ranged from regular sprinters to first time entrants, and driving anything from highly developed competition cars, to standard roadgoing models.

Fastest Time of Day was taken (again) by Simon Besant in his V8 Westfield, chased hard by Alistair Fack with his TR7 V8

David Buttle finished third overall and first in Class 5, sharing the 1700 Westfield with Mike Denny, and MGCC's Andrew Till was the winner of Class 1, with his 1400cc MG ZR.

Sprinting here for the first time were Alan Cox in the Alfa Spider, and Jon Hunt with his unusual Suzuki Ignis Sport, in which he finished seventh out of the sixteen entries in Class 2.

Ian Northeast was also a first time visitor, with his rare and mighty Jensen C-V8, while Howard Harman's familiar 1934 MG PA was looking smarter than ever, in the Rushmoor sunshine.

Late nights in the garage paid off for Matt Carter, who took fifth overall and first in Class 2 with his Honda S2000, while Paul Fidler was the winner in Class 7 with his 1380 Mini, also finishing an impressive seventh overall.

For more pictures, and results, click to PAGE 2

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