The Brick and Steel Border Counties 2010
The second round of the Scottish Rally Championship 2010 was won by Dave Weston Jnr, out for a warm-up before the start of the British Championship. Shaun Sinclair was second, and David Bogie third.
There were 115 entries, 74 finished.
The hot news from the GMSC point of view is that Colin Hay and Arlene Reid (Escort Mk2) are currently leading their class in the SRC.
16 John Morrison / Peter Carstairs / Mitsubishi Evo 9
It was found after the Snowman that the pump for controlling the diffs was u/s, which maybe accounts for the bad run in the snow as John usually goes well in these conditions.
Onto this weekend Finished 10th o/all.The day was spent getting used to the new Dog box and the new big front brakes.
A very smooth drive with no hairy moments but very enjoyable all the same.
30 Gordon Murray / Danny Small / Subaru Imprezza
This was a really good stage with lots of predictable grip, however bearing in mind the crash at the Snowmans we backed off a fair bit and finished the stage in a lowly 32nd place.
This was a tricky stage and quite technical in places with adverse loose corners and was very rough in places, Lot of cars off in this stage, We Started to get a rhythm going but still only made 24th place,
Lot of fast straights with deep ruts, rebuilt parts of the road were very rough, On one fast straight with a dip the car bottomed out very bad and flattened the exhaust and damaged the centre diff we continued to the stage finish, and was 22nd in that stage, however after service on the way to stage four the centre diff disintegrated and blew a hole in the gearbox casing and lost all the oil…….. Rally Ended Prematurely For Us Again.
We have only managed to finish two of the last five rallies.
Mcrae Stages Perth, ..Finish
IRC Rally of Scotland .... Driver Error Crashed Out
Galloway Hills ... Finish
Snowmans Inverness .... Driver Error Crashed Out
Border Counties ... Mechanical Car Broke
I suppose were due a run of bad luck we finished a straight run of over 9 Rallies in a row 2008 / 2009
Gordon Murray and I were running car 30 and things were going well for us, no real moments up to stage 3 where a bad dip in the road nearly caught us out and knocked the wind from me so notes were a slight problem for a short time, but soon managed to recover!
Unfortunately the car fared a bit worse and something decided to start making a noise from the gear box area. Got to service and had a look but nothing obvious was showing so left for the 4th stage. Only made it a mile down the road when whatever was making the noise decide to make an appearance from inside the gearbox!!!!!
End of what was shaping up to be a really good event for us!
Gordons son Scott in car 35 didnt fare so well, snapping a drive shaft in the gear box off the start line of ss1!
Cheers, Danny Small
32 John Rintoul / Jim Rintoul / Mitsubishi Evo 6
This Rallying game keeps throwing up new hurdles.......or is the Irish car we''re competing in???
Having had a honeymoon of two good results on Tarmac, you''d think a forest conversion and a couple of slow starts would be easy enough - but not so.
Our soft off without a spectator for 10 miles on the Snowman was bad enough - damaged pride and a passenger door mirror being the only damage, but last weekend, we set off slow and steady on soft wet stages and ''old'' tyres - under pressure