MX5 Challenge – Results after round 1

Results after round 1 of the 2019 season.

James Hurford takes his first Sprint win with an impressive 159.59 seconds, setting a new class record.

See the winning run on this video

Almost 1 second behind was Dave “S. Greenspade” Greenslade with a 160.52 sec run.

3rd place was Andy Laurence with 160.64 sec, just a whisker off second place.

All very quick runs!

If this is how the season is going to go then it’s going to be pretty exciting! Roll in round 2.

2018 Llandow Sprint entries open

Entries are open for the Llandow sprint, you can enter by letter (how quaint!) or online here.

When entering, remember to enter ‘MX5’ in the class box as we have our own arrangements for the MX5 challenge.  Let’s hope that this event is as popular as the Great Western Sprint (massively over-subscribed).

We do also need Marshalls for the event so if you fancy coming along, speaking to other MX5 owners about the championship and generally enjoying a day of motorsport then we’d love to have the help. Bridge toll is paid for if you come across from England.

2017 Dick Mayo Sprint

It’s time to enter the penultimate round of the championship!  Yes, I realise there’s two rounds before that, but with the late change of venue for the AutoSolo, we’ve not got the entries open for that one yet and I’ve been told Clay entries will open shortly.  The Dick Mayo Sprint is nearly 15% full by the time I’ve got this message out and entries only opened 2 hours ago, so make sure you enter early…

2017 Llandow Sprint Results

What a great day out at Llandow and brilliant weather!  It’s the first sprint I’ve been to at Llandow where rain didn’t feature in nearly 10 years.  We’re now half way through the season.

Congratulations to Andrew, James and Tom on their podium finishes.  Thanks to those performances, we have a new championship leader in the shape of Andrew O’Malley.  Behind the top 3, there were battles down the field; Richard and Nick for 4th/5th, whilst there wasn’t a gap between anyone else.  The championship scores are now on the club website:

Next up is our AutoSolo, which has moved from Chepstow to Westonzoyland, but retains the date on 9th July.  Once regs are available, I’ll send them on. That will be followed up a week later by the Clay Pigeon Sprint on 16th July and then just two weeks later the Dick Mayo Sprint at Castle Combe Circuit on 29th July.

2017 Llandow Practice Day

I hope you’re all now entered for Llandow on 13th May.  If not, enter here PDQ:

If you’re new to Llandow (or an old hand) and want to get a few laps of practice in, then several competitors are heading down on Friday 12th May for a few cheeky practice laps!  If you fancy joining in, then you can book in on 01446 796460 for £100 for a 3 hour session (or £150 if you’ve got enough fuel for all day). Most are aiming for a ~11:00 start with a 1 hour lunch break, finishing ~15:00.

2017 Llandow Sprint Entries

Entries are now being accepted for the Llandow Sprint on Saturday 13th May.  Regulations are attached with an entry form at the bottom. Online entries will open in the next couple of days at www.bristolmc.org.uk – please ensure you enter class MX as a Bristol Motor Club member.

If you’ve still not entered the first round at Castle Combe, you really need to do this now.  We have just a handful of entries left. You can enter online here:

We’ve today managed to secure a venue for the next AutoSolo, so there will definitely be at least 7 rounds this year.  More details once we’ve got more concrete information.