SPA SUMMER CLASSIC, 2019 Final preparations are underway for the Crosslé Racing Drivers’ Club annual outing to the Spa Summer Classic meeting on June 28, 29 and 30 at Spa Francorchamps circuit.
This year CRDC will bring a total of nine Crosslé 9S Sports racers from UK, Ireland and Switzerland. Who will take the podium places this year? - the drivers are very keen and ‘secret’ testing is underway!.
As always, we are in the Spa Ardennes Challenge with 30 mins qualifying and 2 x 40 mins races. This year we will be located in the F1 pits, visitors are most welcome, so please pop along to find us and have a chat.
Crosslé Racing Drivers’ Club will present the following awards for results in the 2019 Spa Ardennes Challenge :
Class awards - Drivers securing places 1, 2 and 3 in each race will be awarded a Bottle of Fluteau Champagne.
Fastest lap - 2.40.626 is the best recorded time for a 9S at Spa, set by Paul Smith in 2016. A Magnum of Fluteau Champagne will be awarded to the 9S driver whose fastest lap this year beats this time, either in practice or during the two races. We have several drivers capable of achieving it, but Paul returns to defend his record and try to take the bubbly.
The CRDC Perpetual Challenge Cup will be awarded to the driver who sets the fastest time on aggregate over the two races. Times will be calculated on the final official times published for the Spa Ardennes Challenge 2019, and the Cup will be presented at our AGM later in the year.
Our drivers’ dinner will be held on the evening of Saturday 29 June at a restaurant convenient to the circuit. Champagne reception at 19.30 hrs, prior to dinner. #News ... See MoreSee Less
Some are not my best work. But the weather was changable. It was sunny in Lancashire all day. However there are more photos of everyone from the day. With this new page thing I will only be posting a selection to represent the day.
Race report, Saturday 4 May Silverstone National Circuit – Grey, cold and very windy.
All had difficulty in maintaining a good working water temperature in qualifying, but that did not prevent Steve Ough from putting his 9S on pole with a fastest lap time of 1.01.69. Next four grid places were taken by Rick, Gwyn, Mark and Hal. I had a dreadful time with indifferent brake balance and pedal pressure.
The heavens opened as 18 starters left the assembly area and rain continued until half distance. Undeterred by this, racing was fast and furious with a battle royal underway between Steve and Hal, resolved in Steve’s favour as the track dried towards the final flag. This was good enough to give Steve an overall P1, finishing 9.46 seconds clear of Cheng Lim’s mighty Cobra. Hal took P4, Mark P5 with fastest lap of 1.04.97, Rick P9 and myself P13 with no real improvement in braking (or rusty driver) performance. Gwyn was unclassified, having overshot at Becketts two laps from the end, he was unable to restart. Excellent racing in difficult conditions, the Crosslé boys mixing it well with Bernie’s V8 machinery.
Our overall results were very good having regard for the time penalty of an additional 30 seconds for 9S cars at the compulsory pit stop.
First outing of the 2019 season for the boys from Crosslé Racing Drivers’ Club is at Silverstone on Saturday 4 May with 750 Motor Club. Steve Ough, Gwyn Pollard, Hal Catherwood, Rick deBlaby, Mark Hobbs and Eamonn Ledwidge are entered for a 40 minute race, all raring to go. #News ... See MoreSee Less
Just so everyone can see. Here are the race times and the entrance list for Crosslé Racing Drivers Club. If you wish you can log onto 750 motor club for live timing for this event. ... See MoreSee Less
Race results: P1 to Cameron Jackson, whose fastest lap was 1.22.97. Arnie Black took P19, a lap down on the winner, his fastest lap was 1.29.697. Great results in this prestigious race. #News ... See MoreSee Less
Join us at Spa for the Spa Ardennes Challenge at the Summer Classic meeting. Qualifying 30 minutes and 2 x 40 minute races over the weekend. A quality grid with rolling start, compulsory pit stop of 1 minute standstill. Driver change and refuelling option, if needed. Get in touch from further information. “#News” ... See MoreSee Less
I'm off to Holland on the 14th April. Got an e-mail tonight from travel company. As this is after brexit. I will need a passport valid till 2020. Ie 15 months left. A European driving permit available at major post offices at £5.50. And a green card from my insurance company. Please be aware if you are traveling to Europe after 29th March 2019. ... See MoreSee Less
6/7 July, Croix-en-Ternois. Organisers are attempting their first Historic Festival at this small circuit located some 90 mins from Calais. Unfortunate date, falling between Spa and Solitude.
19/20/21 July, Solitude Revival. We have been invited to participate in the Solitude Revival (not a race meeting) at the historic Solitude Park, Stuttgart. Two Crosslé 7S cars raced there in 1965 and we have the opportunity to take them both and some 9S cars along for this spectacular revival meeting. Full details and vehicle registration here: www.tw-sportsoft.de/Solitude_Revival_2019/
3 August, Silverstone - Bentley Drivers Club.
24/25 August or 31 August/1 September, 1 x 40 mins Brands Hatch, 750 MC.
1/2/3 November, Algarve Historic Festival - Algarve Sports Cars.
When planning our European events I strive to secure invitations for our cars to race at prestigious meetings on good circuits where we can join quality grids.
There is an excellent selection of fixtures on offer for 2019, please make the effort to organise your diaries and join us.
Professional vehicle transportation is available for the European events, contact me for details. #News ... See MoreSee Less