04-Oct-20 Harold Palin Memorial Stages
On Sunday, Will Brown myself and Paul Smalley made our way to the Harold Palin memorial stages at Fulbeck airfield.
We were seeded at Car 50 out of 60, which I thought was a little lower than It could have been. But as my last event was Snetterton n Feb 2019 and I had never been to fulbeck before it would have been difficult to seed us.
We managed to get set up next to the other KLDMC Crew of David Large and David Ottoway which made the day more sociable even at 2m distance.
Onto the event.
Started off with reasonable pace considering but late on in the stage very rough and muddy.
Stage 3 got cancelled before we went in, the class leader had hit something hard and made a mess of his Mg Zr. we were given a notional time that cost us around 20 seconds. It did bother me, but I decided instead of moaning, just get on with and see what the day brings.
Stage 5 We had a push, but managed to nudge a bale, but was only a couple of seconds off the class leader in a ex Works Micra.
Stage 6 we were comfortable over
4th in class and not going to catch 2nd in class. So I eased off slightly to ensure a finish.
We ended up 24th o/a and 3rd in class.
A big thank you to Paul Smalley for servicing for us and providing us cups of coffee at service. Will Brown for being spot on all day and keeping me in check.
Hopefully we can get out again before the end of the year.
David Large and myself competed at the Fulbeck Stages today after an off on stage 1 into the trees but with the help of the marshals they got us out and we got to the end of the stage with a maximum, starting stage 2 last we finished the day 42nd and 10th in class.