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Name: Peter Smith
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Low Cost Racing

Postby peter030371 » Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:50 am

After a Covid induced delay of 2 years, this weekend I should finally get my Striker on track sprinting which is what I built it for really :D

I have looked at various events such as the TWMC All Circuit championship (https://twmc.org.uk/all-circuit-sprint-championship-2/) and followed the Javelin Sprint Series with interest (http://www.javelinsprintdays.co.uk/sprint/).

At Christmas I had planned to enter the All Circuit but then they released this years calendar that didn't originally include my closest circuit and one double header this year is on a short non-circuit course (so its now the 'almost all circuit'). The costs for All Circuit are higher but last year all the locations were a lot closer to home so halved the travel costs for me, they have lost the saving this year. So although all the events are the other end of the country to me I opted to give the Javelin series a go this year.

I was already busy in May so my first event is this weekend at Blyton.

The 'kit car' classes are very under represented in this series. Looks like I can win my class by turning up and reversing around the course as I am the only one in it! It costs not more than a track day. OK you get less track time than a track day but you can only drive around in circles so many times without nodding off :lol:

The rules for Javelin are very simple and almost any 'track day' car is eligible with no further work. You don't need certified ROPS, fresh seatbelts every few years, in date fire extinguisher etc Obviously if you want these extra safety features you can have them but its left to you to decide what suits your budget/risk factor.

So if any of you fancy something a little different to just going around in circles all day why not have a look at Javelin and maybe come and join for one day and see what you think of it.
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