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Author:  jason [ Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:57 pm ]
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Hi guys just want to know exactly what I need to do too my car to enter sprints.

It's a evo6 2 litre taxed and tested,it has coilovers,roll cage etc

Do I need a comp license?

Suit,boots,gloves?

Seats in date?



Any advice would be great!

I've done a test day at kames and a couple sprints ran by a forum but most of here sprints are English based and I fancy a crack at Scottish sprints



Once again it would be great to be pointed in the right direction.



Thanks in advance



Jason

Author:  Dave P [ Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:09 pm ]
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Hi Jason, this may help.



http://www.scottish-sprinting.co.uk/begin.html



or



http://www.msauk.org/custom/asp/splash/ ... hapter=190



You'll need a non race nat B licence, join a MSA approved car club, approved gloves/helmet/suit. Seats dont need to be in date nor harnesses.



Your car will need to be fully trimmed for A3, it'll need a timing strut, ignition off> sticker beside your key and cover your battery terminals.



If i've missed anything i'm sure someone will mention it.

Author:  jason [ Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:38 pm ]
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Thanks,doesn't sound too bad!

Just need non race licence,gloves and suit.

It is fully trimmed but with aftermarket front seats

Does the timing strut have to be bolted to front?

Also I have a battery switch on dashboard is this ok?

My battery is in the boot,do I just tape the earth or do I cover them both?

Author:  Eric Kiltie [ Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:03 pm ]
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jason wrote:
Just need non race licence,gloves and suit.


Make sure you understand the requirements before you purchase kit (especially a hat). The "Blue Book" is your friend.



Not sure if it's been mentioned but you'll also need to be a member of an affiliated club.



EACC is good for access to testing at Kames.



If you intend to enter all four Fintrays and Alford, then joining GAC will save you a few bob.



jason wrote:
Does the timing strut have to be bolted to front?


Not bolted per se ... just secure. I've duct taped one on to a number plate before. The "Blue Book" specifies dimensions and height above the road.



jason wrote:
Also I have a battery switch on dashboard is this ok?


Not required for 'A' classes I don't believe ... perhaps someone more knowledgable could confirm.



jason wrote:
My battery is in the boot, do I just tape the earth or do I cover them both?


Cover both but remember to use yellow tape for the negative.



I had an EVO6 GSR many moons ago. I always thought of it as being the best car and the worst car I'd ever owned. I was sad to see it go ... and glad at the same time ... ;)



Cheers,



Eric :)

Author:  jason [ Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:16 pm ]
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Thanks Eric for breaking things down for me!



If I have to read anymore than a paragraph my mind wanders!



I know exactly what you mean about the evo,money pits they most definitely are.



That's why I would like to do this on a budget and have some fun :D



I've joined east Ayrshire club is that affiliated?

Author:  SportsLibre [ Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:32 pm ]
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jason wrote:

If I have to read any more than a paragraph my mind wanders!




Then the Blue book is not for you! however to understand and not fall foul of the rules one needs to read the section as a whole and not take each individual rule in isolation.



Basically the section "s" for speed events takes precidence and where no specific rule is there then the General section applies. This often confuses even very experienced competitors.



Welcome to the fold and remember that rule 1 is to have fun and enjoy it.

Author:  jason [ Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:44 pm ]
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Thank you!



Looks like I've got some reading to do :oops:

Author:  Eric Kiltie [ Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:40 pm ]
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jason wrote:
I've joined east Ayrshire club is that affiliated?


Indeed and they are a fine bunch of people. Image



jason wrote:
I know exactly what you mean about the evo ...


It was the 4.5k service interval that really did it for me. As I recall, this was only required to change the AYC oil.



Mine was new but "grey" so I also always felt like the dealer was disapproving.



I parked it in a tree (perhaps the start of a habit :() and it took me the better part of a year to get it back as Ralliart were more interested in supporting Tommi M?kinen than supplying bits to some bloke in Aberdeenshire.



The 45l tank was also a bit silly. Going South from Aberdeen, one tank would take me to Kinross.



Saying that, I did drive it to Castle Combe for the MLR Rally Day one year. There's a Duke video about the Lancer and I'm on it briefly joining the track from the pits and waving to the camera. :lol:



I also took it to the Goodwood FoS on the same trip.



Happy days ... with a great car ... and a stupid car. :mrgreen:



It was never the same after the crash. I traded it in 2002 for an Impreza STi UK ... the one and only time I've ever got one over on Town & County. ;)



Yours isn't "T903 OWF" is it? :oops:



Something you might be interested in here. It's a Scottish car! :mrgreen:



Cheers,



Eric :)

Author:  jason [ Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:59 pm ]
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The problem with my tank is you never know how much is in it!

Stupid split design.

I'm on the Mlr myself,and must say the sprints are well orchestrated :D

No mines a 02 reg 6rs.

Cheeky vid of my old e4 at ingliston before it died later in the day :cry:

http://m.youtube.com/results?q=gopro1%2 ... wvo-6IzK1k



Didn't know evos were Scottish! :P

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