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The BDCC “Summer Sizzler” Slalom certainly lived up to its title with many of the 31 competitors enjoying a weekend camping in the sunshine and beautiful setting of Eastbrook Farm Shillingstone.
Autotesting on grass has always been a popular event and The Club are fortunate to have the use of a smooth grass field which attracted an interesting range of cars from 12 different manufacturers.
The competitors were able to keep a close watch on their times as the event used the Saphire Systems timing which produces real time results as each test is completed . This proved very popular particularly with the more competitive members whilst there were obviously others who were simply enjoying the flowing tests on a smooth grass surface.
Competition in the classes and overall was close throughout the day and after 18 tests Graham Hoare driving his Clio had pulled out a 10 second lead over the up and coming Mitch Stanfield in his smaller engine Ford Ka.
Another notable performance came from Lucy Cassidy driving a class A Corsa recording some very impressive times to take first lady and 5th in a class of 11 cars.
Wayne Grimshaw was a welcome entry who made the 250 mile round trip up from Plymouth, posting some very competitive times but a momentary slip on the second test saw him eventually gain second in Class C .
Competing on grass for the first time, Jaden Bartlett soon took to the new surface in his Fiat 126 and the junior driver had a great day.
More used to rear wheel drive rallying, David Kelly used his Renault Clio to great effect in his first season of autotesting with The Club taking second in Class B.
Results will also be on the club website www.bdcc.ork.uk
FTD Graham Hoare. Renault Clio
1st Class A Mitch Stanfield. Ford KA
2nd Class A Clive Evans .Ford KA
3rd Class A Brian Cassidy .Vauxhall Corsa
1st Class B Steve Candy. Ford Escort
2nd Class B David Kelly. Renault Clio
3rd Class B Kev Mathers .Mazda MX5
1st Class C Oliver Hoare. Renault Clio
2nd Class C Wayne Grimshaw .Vauxhall Corsa.
3rd Class C Matt Bennett. Mazda MX5.
1st Lady Lucy Cassidy Vauxhall Corsa
1st U 25 Lucy Cassidy.Vauxhall Corsa
The next Grass Slalom at Eastbrook Farm is planned for the 18th July ( date changed from the 11th due to a booking clash) regulations have been circulated and are available on the website.This has been given the title of the Summer Breeze Slalom and is being organised by Simon Poole-Anderson. As before there is camping on the site on Saturday evening. Entries for this event close on Wednesday 14th July.
The 2021 Provisional Calendar .
18th July. Summer Breeze Slalom at Shillingstone. *REVISED DATE*
8th August. Slippery when Wet Slalom at Shillingstone.
19th September. Harvest Slalom at Bovington.
3rd October. Mutley Mayhem Sprint at Clay Pigeon.
7th November. Opener Slalom at Blandford.
14th November. Challenger Stages at Bovington.
5th December. Christmas Cracker Slalom at Blandford.