MGB having some fun with Paul Marston at North Weald :)

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MGB having some fun with Paul Marston at North Weald :)

Post by mgbv8 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:31 pm

I went to North Weald on Sunday and had some fun. I was surprised to be honest. I've never made a 10 at North Weald on that concrete runway.

But the first run of the day was a 10.7 @ 136mph. I was more than happy with that and decided to watch some racing for the rest of the day and maybe do another run just before closing time. but at lunchtime a mate came over and said they were calling for me to go to race control??

They normally select the 8 quickest cars on track and get them to do a shootout. I wasnt bothered to be honest, but my mate said this was a separate competition? I asked at race control and was told that there were four 10 second cars on track so they were doing another comp for those alone. But I also know that Paul was there so the outcome of the day was set in stone really. I won the eliminator with a red light in the other lane. Just as well because a few seconds into the run the MG decided it wanted to turn sharp right so I backed out and tickled it across the line with 12 seconds and 90mph. As I drove back the other was was waved past the staging area and I was called in as i won by default :(

This meant I was up against Paul which cheered me up really. There was no way I was going to beat him so I didnt have to worry about not getting the trophy. As we left the line Paul bogged a little but soon got along side by the 1/8th. I could hear him tickling the pedal, and just then the MG decided it wanted to go somewhere else, but I kept my foot in and bullied the steering wheel. Just before the finish Paul stamped on the pedal for just a second or so and shot by. It was great to see :)

In that second or so he sped up to 153mph with a wimpy 10.3 to my 10.6 @ 133mph :lol:

I spent a good while after the race chatting to Paul and his Wife Sam + crew. Paul runs a drag racing school and was was of the teachers on a Dial in Day that me and Mike did earlier this year at the Pod to learn about bracket racing. I was racing the Drag School car :)

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Re: MGB having some fun with Paul Marston at North Weald :)

Post by ChrisJC » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:33 pm

mgbv8 wrote: and just then the MG decided it wanted to go somewhere else
What's all that about then?

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Post by mgbv8 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:10 pm

Not sure chris.
Hopefully nothing wrong with the car.

You can see in the vid with Paul that she wanted to go right and I had to pull it back in line. I'm assuming it was the track as it did it even worse in semi final at the same place on the track. So much so that I had to back right off the pedal. I was only trying for a good time as I knew I had already won the race before I left the line. I saw the cherry on the tree for the other guy as i launched :)


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