Ross Traders Historic - Sat 22nd July 2017

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Ross Traders Historic - Sat 22nd July 2017

Post by GavinR » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:49 pm

This Saturday the Ross Traders is taking place, starting from Ross-on-Wye Livestock Market and finishing at the Ross Motorsports Clubhouse in the centre of Ross

First car will be away at 9am with a short test around the livestock market, followed by 7 regularities and some more driving tests - most of the tests will take place in the grounds of the Whitfield Estate, near Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire

Carrie and myself are seeded at car 5, with Chris and Steve at car 46 (out of 56 cars entered)

I'm looking forward to a good day out :)


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Re: Ross Traders Historic - Sat 22nd July 2017

Post by chrisgallacher » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:17 am

Indeed, looking forward to it Gavin :) This has a reputation of being a tough event and we haven't exactly set the previous three events we've entered on fire, but we're raring to go! Steve and I have learned shed-loads since the North Yorks Classic back in March - all we have to do now is put it all into practice and start climbing that finish board... See you on Friday in Ross.


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Re: Ross Traders Historic - Sat 22nd July 2017

Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:47 pm

Good luck to you all! :D


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Re: Ross Traders Historic - Sat 22nd July 2017

Post by chrisgallacher » Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:19 am

A great day's motorsport yesterday... but boy are these hard work! And the Ross Traders has the reputation of being one of the toughest - not really on the cars, but on the whole package asked of the navigator especially. And it attracts the best crews, so if you want to trouble the leader board you just cannot afford any mistake...

So congratulations to Gavin and Carrie who finished 8th overall in his SE5a. That's a tremendous performance, clocking under 16 mins of penalties. Steve and I felt we did pretty well in the Sabre Six, only to find at the end that we'd missed a single Intermediate Time Control (of maybe 50+ over the day) which alone cost us a whopping 30 mins of penalties. We finished with a total of 66 mins penalties, down in 45th place but pretty well satisfied given the standard of the opposition.

Couple of early pics from one of the Tests, courtesy of Keith Meakin:

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There's not much time for socialising! Steve doing what he does best, at lunch:

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At the start, Ross-on-Wye:

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Re: Ross Traders Historic - Sat 22nd July 2017

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:41 am

Well done all! :D


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