"It all started on Thursday evening at the Fox and the Hounds Country Pub and Inn for a few beers, whiskey and some general bullshitting. A few hours of sleep later and we all woke up to leave for fuel at the nearest petrol station that stocked premium fuel. I lead the way and took a wrong turn and therefore we were distracted for an extra 15-20 minutes by beautiful farm land and seeing the same series of signage twice. After fuel we met up at the track, had bacon baps and coffee/tea for breakfast and listened to what must have been the longest driver briefing ever...
We got on track just before 10am and I decided to forego swapping out the spark plugs, changing the oil or bleeding my brakes. Conditions were great and we all spent the first 1-2 hours getting used to the circuit and negotiating whose car we could be a passenger in later. Free rides were offered in the Caterham 620S and an E46 BMW race car as well.
Just as lunch arrived the heavens opened up so we all went in to the club house and had Fish and Chips and a few drinks. After the rain stopped I kindly asked Joe who brought his entire garage of tools to help me bleed my brakes as they weren't feeling so great during the morning. Lo and behold we found a few air bubbles at each corner. For the great service I offered Joe a go in my car so long as I could film him! Despite not driving a FD since 2015, Joe didn't crash and the only drama on the day was Martin17 running over a cone and a Mazda MX-5 spinning out and losing a tyre.
I got a passenger ride in everyone's car that day and took a video and recorded lap times. A little competition is always fun and I can't promise that the videos or times I captured were when each driver did their best laps, but below are the leader boards for what I did capture.
The day ended around 4pm and everyone was satisfied with the experience and value for money. Fortunately, for the past couple of months I have been talking to the owner of Magnitude Events about an exclusive Rotary track day for 15-25 cars at Blyton Park next year. I am pleased to announce that this is actually going to happen! 5th July 2019 and I will be inviting members of FD:OC and the RX8:OC to make sure we get the numbers."
Martin17's Laps at Blyton Park
MightyCondor's Laps at Blyton Park
fischer's Laps at Blyton Park
JoeLanger's Laps at Blyton Park
cib24's Laps at Blyton Park
1999 Mazda RX-7 Type RS
- Apexi PFC @ 1.00-1.06 bar, AEM WI 250cc/min, Knight Sports DP, RE-A 80mm cat, Fujitsubo exhaust, Greddy SMIC, Koyo N-Flow, Ohlins DFVs, poly bushings, Dixcel FP 17" discs , 17"x8" BBS RG-R, Nankang NS-2R, Project Mu pads.
398 Bhp (340 Whp) @ 6,036 RPM, 350-360 lb/ft (299-307 Wlb/ft) @ 2,900 - 6,100 RPM. - 12 Nov 17
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