AutoSOLO Report – 18th October
On Sunday 18th October TDMC hosted the Manda Moo Birthday AutoSolo at the Penhaligon car park at Cornwall College, Camborne. The weather was dry all
day which showed in the times with all drivers setting faster times than at the September event, the FTD was almost 1min faster.
James in the Mini took the class 1 win and Kelly was 2nd, in only his second event, after putting in some quick times on course C. Class 2 was a very close battle with the top three being within 7 seconds after the 9 runs and finally being won by Mark in the Saxo VTS beating Marek in the Honda CRX into 2nd. Squirrel took 1st place in class 3 in the 200sx while providing his usual sideways display. Class 4 was the usual battle between MX5 and 205 Gti with Niall taking the FTD in his MX5, extending his lead in the TDMC championship and Jason taking 1st in class in the 205, both with sub 11min times. 2nd in class was Nick in the Dutton beating the rest of the MX5s.
New TDMC members Gary and Ben travelled down from Exeter in their red MX5 for their second AutoSolo after competing in the ASWMC round last month. There was also a new AutoSolo competitor in an MX5, Pete Matta, who seemed to enjoy his first event even if he struggled navigating the routes without a rally co-driver!
If you are interested in taking part in the future come along to one of the events to watch the action and have a chat with competitors and officials. The next event will take place on Sunday 8th November at the Penhaligon car park at Cornwall College, Camborne. First runs will start at 10am.