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750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Saracenman » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:28 am

well, some of you may have noticed my absence of late - due mainly to certain difficulties in my family life. however, another thing has been taking up my time recently....

i am now a race mechanic! =))

my RN pilot mate Mike, who some of you know/know of, has obtained a racing licence and bought himself a race-prepared Toyota MR2, and is now competing in the MR2 Championship \:D/

here's him (and family) with his car...
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and on the pit straight...
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at speed through the chicane...
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some fat bloke adjusting his anti-roll bar...
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and, typical Mike, driving on the edge - i think he forgot he wasn't in a helicopter =))
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so far we've only had two rounds (two races on the same day) at Snetterton. in the first, Mike retired on lap 3 with an overheated clutch, and the start of race 2 was interesting - this happened right in front of Mike...



how he avoided it, i really don't know - he was just behind that bloke! :ymapplause:

if anyone fancies a fun day out, and is sick of F1 - come along to one of the 750 Club race meetings - here are the dates:

March 14th - Snetterton - Double Header (Championship) Mike qualified 15th and 16th (out of 34 cars) for races 1 & 2 respectively - retired from race 1 and finished 14th in race two.

April 5th Castle Combe - Double Header (Championship)

May 30th Anglesey - Double Header (Championship)

June 20th Brands - Double Header (Championship)

July 11th Cadwell - Double Header (Championship)

August 29th Silverstone - Single Header (Championship)

Sep 19th Snetterton - Double Header (Championship)

October 17th Mallory Park - Single Header (Championship)


the whole series is apparently being televised on MotorsTV (Sky 413 / Virgin 545) - details at MotorsTV website

Mike's done surprisingly well for a rookie - i shall keep you all posted with results :)

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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Mayfly » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:43 am

Please do SM - Really interested in your new found hobby............

You know how much I like Mike........ ;) :))
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Wedgy » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:44 am

Saracenman wrote:i am now a race mechanic! =))


Perfect!
Always said you were a complete spanner! :))

Will be good to follow :)
(MF- get a grip! :P )
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Mayfly » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:46 am

Wedgy wrote:
Saracenman wrote:i am now a race mechanic! =))


Perfect!
Always said you were a complete spanner! :))

Will be good to follow :)
(MF- get a grip! :P )



I WOULD LOVE TOO!!!!!!! \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ :p
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:24 am

Oooooooo this could be my excuse to go to Cadwell \:D/ Or it would have been i we weren't going to Legends :(( :((
Always wanted to go.

Good Luck :D :D
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Nickolas » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:03 am

Didn't take long for the thread to get side swiped and disappear off into a gravel trap did it? =)) =)) =))

SM my friend, please don't put your legs under a car even if it is on axle stands. [-x [-x

One day someone might crash into the car in the paddock and it will be in your lap. :(

Remember you need all the height you can get. :D

If you are doing the whole season we will see you posting again in November (once you have rebuilt it).

Oh please don't follow the TVOC's lead for sponsor acquisition. =)) =)) =))
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Hungry Haggis » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:17 am

Nickolas wrote:Didn't take long for the thread to get side swiped and disappear off into a gravel trap did it? =)) =)) =))

SM my friend, please don't put your legs under a car even if it is on axle stands. [-x [-x

One day someone might crash into the car in the paddock and it will be in your lap. :(

Remember you need all the height you can get. :D

If you are doing the whole season we will see you posting again in November (once you have rebuilt it).

Oh please don't follow the TVOC's lead for sponsor acquisition. =)) =)) =))


Hope he does well (comes at least last every week =)) =)) .

Legs under car HMM Son does that all the time but they have proper air jacks but some D*ck head could still let it down .

OHNO a picture of a beached whale appeared just then . :ymdevil: :ymdevil: .

If they do the full seson
1 How many engines will get used .
2 Will SM actuallly get home sometimes .
3 Once he gets the bug where will it end .

Good luck For the season I bet you have fun.Now i know which tracks to make a long detour round .
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Wedgy » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:56 pm

Nickolas wrote:SM my friend, please don't put your legs under a car even if it is on axle stands. [-x [-x


Would his HEAD be better? :D :ymdevil: =))
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Mayfly » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:01 pm

:-? be sensible Wedgy - we don't want the car damaged do we???? :))
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:37 pm

Saracenman wrote:here's him (and family) with his car...
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Funny how Mike is the ONLY one who isn't a RED HEAD! ;)
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Nickolas » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:34 pm

Mayfly wrote::-? be sensible Wedgy - we don't want the car damaged do we???? :))


OR put dents on the paddock...... =)) =)) =))
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Stigish » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:45 pm

Out of interest SM (or anyone else) what sort of cash do you need to compete for a season all in?

I've always wanted to enter these sort of competitions since I got my race licence, just never had the time/money to know where to start.

I'll look forward to the news as the season progresses (engine changes etc....... ;) )
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Hungry Haggis » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:25 pm

Stigish wrote:Out of interest SM (or anyone else) what sort of cash do you need to compete for a season all in?

I've always wanted to enter these sort of competitions since I got my race licence, just never had the time/money to know where to start.

I'll look forward to the news as the season progresses (engine changes etc....... ;) )



depends on what you wanted Of course you have to be A member of th e750 club to race those have a look on this site for more info as well as costs
http://www.mr2racehire.com/arrivedrive.htm

However if you wanted to go for Say the Clio one make races then you will need to find out about those elsewhere .There are costs etc on the site for you to work out what you can afford .For most other series you need to have sponsors to help pay for the drive .
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Wedgy » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:54 am

Do you think we will get an update on race 2 before the season closes at Mallory Park in October? =)) =)) =))
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:31 am

Wedgy wrote:Do you think we will get an update on race 2 before the season closes at Mallory Park in October? =)) =)) =))




Only if someone other than S.M. does the review! ;)
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Jigsaw » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:34 am

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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Mayfly » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:05 am

won't the MR64 championship will be upon us by then??? =)) =)) =))
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:12 am

Perhaps S.M. will start playing catch up when the weather deteriorates, so any time now!!!!!
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby MrTim » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:55 pm

My brother is the 2009 750 Motor Club Kit Car Champion (Class C). Unfortunately, due to a messy separation, he's has to sell the motor and isn't competing this year.
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:57 pm

MrTim wrote:My brother is the 2009 750 Motor Club Kit Car Champion (Class C). Unfortunately, due to a messy separation, he's has to sell the motor and isn't competing this year.




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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Mayfly » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:58 pm

MrTim wrote:My brother is the 2009 750 Motor Club Kit Car Champion (Class C). Unfortunately, due to a messy separation, he's has to sell the motor and isn't competing this year.



:-o :-o :-o

You have a brother!!!! :YMDAYDREAM: :YMDAYDREAM: :YMDAYDREAM:
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:00 pm

Mayfly wrote:
MrTim wrote:My brother is the 2009 750 Motor Club Kit Car Champion (Class C). Unfortunately, due to a messy separation, he's has to sell the motor and isn't competing this year.



:-o :-o :-o

You have a brother!!!! :YMDAYDREAM: :YMDAYDREAM: :YMDAYDREAM:



Stop it M.F. he's on the rebound! ;) :p :-o
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Checkflaps » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:40 am

Saw this series the other day on Motors TV. They showed every class or racing in the 750 Club - except for the MR2s. Arrrrrg. I'll keep an eye out and try to post up when it is next on.

Any update on how things are going?

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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Wedgy » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:28 am

Can't remember the Castle combe result, but from memory at Anglesey he "came 11th even though he crashed twice" :D

Probably missed having the fat bloke under the car for luck :))
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Re: 750 Motor Club MR2 Championship....

Postby Mayfly » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:23 am

Championship Standings


Anglesey results


Not sure where the Castle Coombe resullts are!!!
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