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Summit road hillclimb

Postby 7ish » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:32 pm

Ratec are racing Sunday 27th...Evan's pass rd to mt pleasant rd...3.4km of seal. Not sure if entries are closed yet.

See you there( if it's not raining).
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Re: Summit road hillclimb

Postby Talkiet » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:30 pm

7ish wrote:Ratec are racing Sunday 27th...Evan's pass rd to mt pleasant rd...3.4km of seal. Not sure if entries are closed yet.

See you there( if it's not raining).


Maybe if I had a full cage like you, but otherwise nooooo thanks!

Good luck though. I think that will be the first weekend at my new house so I imagine I will be busy there - I literally have a list of 25 things I have to do immediately on moving in.

There's also the fact my dad had a huge accident there a few years ago and destroyed his twin engined 4WD mini... He walked/got carried away but that mini was fully caged so I have an aversion to wheel to wheel racing and drop-offs and rock faces.

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Re: Summit road hillclimb

Postby 20vseven » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:51 pm

Done that one in full fog back in 1996 - a bit interesting.....
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Re: Summit road hillclimb

Postby 7ish » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:52 pm

Quite a few years ago I competed in the autosport banks penisular gravel rally in a 2 ltr Mk1 escort. It was run in the dark, which was actually a good thing, because I couldn't see the drops off the side of the road.

Planning on doing the Hawkeswood sprint in November as well....no big drops off the side.
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Re: Summit road hillclimb

Postby Talkiet » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:08 pm

7ish wrote:Quite a few years ago I competed in the autosport banks penisular gravel rally in a 2 ltr Mk1 escort. It was run in the dark, which was actually a good thing, because I couldn't see the drops off the side of the road.

Planning on doing the Hawkeswood sprint in November as well....no big drops off the side.


I might have to take some time out to come up and see your beast in anger at the Summit Rd since you don't seem to be able to make any autocrosses. (There's one on Saturday afternoon at Ruapuna!)

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Re: Summit road hillclimb

Postby DMC » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:55 pm

Sounds awesome, shame I am in the wrong island. (used to live on Mt Pleasant road!) Give it heaps, will keep an eye out for footage.
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Re: Summit road hillclimb

Postby 7ish » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:35 pm

Great day on the summit road....sunny and warm, not a breath of wind. Finished 6th overal and second fastest 2 wheel drive. Quit while I was ahead after 4 runs, my bravery pills had run out after a big spin on the hairpin when the rear wheels locked. As is usually the caes, I didn't have the gopro on for that run.
Took about an hour to get all the tar covered road chip out of the car after the event.

https://youtu.be/tFEO0gcQVmc
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Re: Summit road hillclimb

Postby bzrse7en » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:26 pm

Not sure if I want to say, 'way cool' or 'fuck that'.
Looks like you had a great day
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Re: Summit road hillclimb

Postby Talkiet » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:35 pm

Wow. Sounds angry! I was hoping to make it out but too much to do to get ready for a new house this week...

Was the spin at the spot where there was a little water on the road? Certainly looked like you need to give the loud pedal a fair bit of respect out of the corners... Do you know how much power you are putting down officially?

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Re: Summit road hillclimb

Postby 7ish » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:08 pm

The spin was at the lefthander with the big pine trees. The brake pedal had gone soft, air in the front circuit I think,, so when I jumped on them the rears locked and sent me round...

I think it is about 280hp at the wheels.

A very nice mk2 escort clipped a bank on the inside of a tight corner near the top....rolled over, then fell about 50m over the edge. No one hurt luckily, but did tend to add some caution to the driving.
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