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Javelin Sprint Series - Cheap(er) sprinting

Postby jeffw » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:46 pm

I've spent the last weekend at Snetterton doing the Toyota Sprint Series (with Nigel Fleming) on the 100 circuit on Saturday and the 300 circuit (!) on Sunday with the Javelin Sprint Series. Both of these events are actually run by the same team from Javelin and the Toyota series has a class X for non-Toyota cars.

The safety requirements are pretty simple, you need a crash helmet which is in good order and long sleeves/trousers. The car has to be safe and has a safety inspection before you can compete. So very similar to a trackday. You need a day license from the IOPD to compete as well.

Saturday it was two laps of the 100 circuit and we got one convoy run, one untimed practise & eight timed runs. This is my fastest run of the day which was the fastest overall and the class winner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DObkIdrcMvI

Sunday was the 300 and it was raining in the morning. A two lap convoy, one untimed practise and then six timed runs (more would have been available but the rain came back after drying so people didn't bother).

Wet practise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7CchpG-89M
Damp Timed run
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv59XGY8z7M
(water in the work as far as sound is concerned)

I did a 2min 6 sec on my best dry run and that was 3rd overall and 1st in class.

Lots of different classes on the JSS so something for everyone. Great events with minimal MSA type issues. Recomended.

http://www.javelinsprintdays.co.uk/JTSS/

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Re: Javelin Sprint Series - Cheap(er) sprinting

Postby peter030371 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:11 pm

I do like the look of this...but as I am sure you will point out Jeff I need to finish my car first ;)

Are you think of doing more of these next year or not? The class structure looks a lot more flexible and I could fit my car into B3 I guess :)

I've almost got the engine back out the Striker today, strangely enough that will be another step forward as I can then finish the engine off and then refit it ready to run :o
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Re: Javelin Sprint Series - Cheap(er) sprinting

Postby jeffw » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:36 pm

I am looking to do more of these next year. You would love it and it is a very low cost of entry into Motorsport in your own kitcar.

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Re: Javelin Sprint Series - Cheap(er) sprinting

Postby adithorp » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:24 pm

Well seeing as Jeff hasn't said it...

You need to finish your car first. :D

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Re: Javelin Sprint Series - Cheap(er) sprinting

Postby jeffw » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:40 pm

And you need to sprint at the Javelin event at Blyton next year ;)

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Re: Javelin Sprint Series - Cheap(er) sprinting

Postby adithorp » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:03 pm

I could be tempted just for a laugh. I spun and wrecked my starter the last time with MazdaOnTrack, before doing a decent run so it is unfinished business. Whats your PB on there Jeff?

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Re: Javelin Sprint Series - Cheap(er) sprinting

Postby jeffw » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:22 pm

Blyton sprint one lapper is a 66-67 secs from memory, on ZZRs. Probable 62-63 on slicks.

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Re: Javelin Sprint Series - Cheap(er) sprinting

Postby peter030371 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:57 am

Can we all borrow your slicks Jeff :?: :mrgreen:
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Re: Javelin Sprint Series - Cheap(er) sprinting

Postby jeffw » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:14 am

Sure, I'll sell you a time share on them ;)

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Re: Javelin Sprint Series - Cheap(er) sprinting

Postby peter030371 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:53 pm

jeffw wrote:Sure, I'll sell you a time share on them ;)

With the price based on power to weight ratio?
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