The motorsport year opened with the HRCC Try, Train and Test day last Saturday with around 90 cars heading out on the Morgan Park 2.1km circuit. Cyclone Oma had threatened to cause concern about weather conditions but the only negative was strong winds. Although run by a historic race car club, the whole weekend was open to all types and age of car. One purpose is to introduce any newcomers to the formalities and requirements for cars and drivers which run under CAMS sanctioned race meetings, hence the “Try” aspect. Then for the “Training” part, cars took to the track with passengers who were able to give tuition. But it was the “Testing” that most seemed to want and there were a few cars being adjusted and tweaked in the paddock between sessions. Sunday was Super Sprints getting underway at 8.30am. Around 70 competitors broken into ten groups got 4 runs in for the day. Some from the TTT has stayed on to take part. The format was single file rolling start for a 4 lap dash. All went smoothly for the day. Being a low key event, there is time for race friends to catch up and chat about what was the year before and ponder the year ahead. After the day had finished on Saturday the club put on drinks and nibbles for all involved including race officials which was well received.The next event is the Autumn Historic Warwick race meeting on 4th & 5th May.Entries for the meeting opened today.
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