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Hi there, might be another wet regional, could it be 6 of 6 this year, bets anyone??

I might go, if so, can anyone tell me what tyre and setup changes are required? I mean compared to the other off road regionals this year (colchester & coastal) which aren't on astro. ie Shocks,springs, camber links etc

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Can't get to 6 wet meetings out of six, round 4 at Coastal was pretty much dry all day from what I remember.

As for set-up changes, I didn't change anything at all on my Durango from normal.
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Hi there, might be another wet regional, could it be 6 of 6 this year, bets anyone??

I might go, if so, can anyone tell me what tyre and setup changes are required? I mean compared to the other off road regionals this year (colchester & coastal) which aren't on astro. ie Shocks,springs, camber links etc

Any advice would be appreciated



As John said it can't be a full house of wet meetings as I thought round 4 at Coastal was dry all day too.

The weather is supposed to cheer up towards the end of the week and get warmer to so hopefully it will be dry.


As for setup a lot may depend on whether it is wet or dry. I didn't change anything on my 22 last time we were there as I felt the car needed to generate a lot of grip. Ended up running Dboots Multibytes on the rear and schumacher green mini spikes on the front and felt these were more consistent than the ballistics.
If it's dry I would imagine that going a bit thicker on the oils, a rate up on front spring and stagger ribs and schumacher yellow mini spike on the rear would be the place to start. Might also find that Ballistic Buggy Green spikes work quite well as the astro is quite long pile.



It would be worth the trip come rain or shine as the track is really good. Equally it's pretty open as to who will do well as it hasn't been raced on that much by anyone and I believe there have been some new features added since our last visit.
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Hmm ok, round 4 was dry, but I felt a few drops!

Thanks for setup advice, long pile astro should be ok I think. I went to coventry last year where imo it was quite short and grip was aggressive and I was like a fish out of water lol.

Thicker oil and spring and lay the shocks down a bit to start with I think, but will there be practice???
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Weird, I didn't think Coventry had tons of grip, you should try Stotfold in the dry if you want to see amazing levels of grip

As for practice, no idea, was last time so......
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Hmm ok, round 4 was dry, but I felt a few drops!

Thanks for setup advice, long pile astro should be ok I think. I went to coventry last year where imo it was quite short and grip was aggressive and I was like a fish out of water lol.

Thicker oil and spring and lay the shocks down a bit to start with I think, but will there be practice???


The astro didn't appear to have as much grip as Coventry when comparing the two, although it was a long time ago I raced at Coventry.
Just my two pennies worth, I wouldn't always lay the shocks down if you have too much grip, sometime it makes the car stay too flat and gives little warning when it's going to tip over.


Not sure about practice, there was last time, but we need to have this EGM first.
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Weird, I didn't think Coventry had tons of grip, you should try Stotfold in the dry if you want to see amazing levels of grip

As for practice, no idea, was last time so......
Probably my setup was generating to much roll and couldn't drive for toffee

Practice would be nice, does anyone have any insider knowledge of who's the stand in rep?

Did you do a bit of racing down at braxted today john?
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The astro didn't appear to have as much grip as Coventry when comparing the two, although it was a long time ago I raced at Coventry.
Just my two pennies worth, I wouldn't always lay the shocks down if you have too much grip, sometime it makes the car stay too flat and gives little warning when it's going to tip over.


Not sure about practice, there was last time, but we need to have this EGM first.

You're right Johnathan(?) Laying them down may be unwise.. could bite you in the ass
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I do know that practice was restricted at Coastal and Colchester because of the weather and to protect the tracks. However, Boughton doesn't have that problem. I'm guessing there'll be practice but that decision will be made by Boughton. (Barry). I'm sure he'll be along soon to confirm or deny.

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Did you do a bit of racing down at braxted today john?
I did indeed go there yesterday, good day it was to, although not many people turned up, weather was dry bar a light 5 min shower.
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Hi chaps,

As JCB said the track has not been run on since the last regional, due to us not having time to organise anything, and with all the rain we had over the last month or so the entrance of the field became water logged. Therefore no one has had any practice and gained any sort of advantage.
There is one small added feature, but again due to the weather we have not had a chance to add the other feature we have lined up. Hopefully it will be in place for the start of our summer series.

As for practice, it will be an open track first thing on sunday morning whilst booking in, however, it will be a short practice session as we really need to get the EGM sorted before racing commences.

Im hoping the weather will be fine for sunday, as for those who have not driven the track in the dry, it is completely different!

If anyone intends to camp saturday night could they please let me know in advance. If not, gates will open 8am Sunday.

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Just looked on drivers list and i'm booked in for 2wd not for 4wd ,so could i be booked in for 4wd aswell please.I did book in but where i'm not racing the sc there's been a bit of a mix up.
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Could somebody give directions to the venue starting from the Whittington r/about (just after the Murco garage on the left, caravan site on the right) plz ?

Many thanks

Edit: If it's along Stoke Road (off the A134), then literally turn right into a field where the Boughton village sign is then i've found it !
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Just looked on drivers list and i'm booked in for 2wd not for 4wd ,so could i be booked in for 4wd aswell please.I did book in but where i'm not racing the sc there's been a bit of a mix up.
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For future reference - Anyone who books in and changes their mind and want to add or stop a class, just rebook. It will overwrite your last request.

Leaving something UNTICKED says NO to that class, ticking it says YES. So if you entered on Monday for 2WD and SC but on Wednesday you wanted to do 2WD AND 4WD, tick both 2WD and 4WD boxes and resubmit.

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Could somebody give directions to the venue starting from the Whittington r/about (just after the Murco garage on the left, caravan site on the right) plz ?

Many thanks

Edit: If it's along Stoke Road (off the A134), then literally turn right into a field where the Boughton village sign is then i've found it !
You've got it mate. There will be signs up Sunday morning.
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For future reference - Anyone who books in and changes their mind and want to add or stop a class, just rebook. It will overwrite your last request.

Leaving something UNTICKED says NO to that class, ticking it says YES. So if you entered on Monday for 2WD and SC but on Wednesday you wanted to do 2WD AND 4WD, tick both 2WD and 4WD boxes and resubmit.

Simples.
Cheers Ben,
I did cancel the short course before the last round at coastal,and added 2wd for the remaining rounds.I booked in for 4wd at the start of the season for all rounds.Obviously been a mix up somewhere down the line.
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can someone tell me the post code to the track please .
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can someone tell me the post code to the track please .
PE33 9BF (field entrance off Stoke Road)
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Follow the link for heat listings for Sunday. PLEASE CHECK PT NUMBERS!!!!!
Check frequencies, and for those of you who do not have a pt number listed please contact me, as I do not have it on the list.
If you could check your details now it will help the day run smoothly on Sunday.
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thanks , wat time does the gates open tomorrow..
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