Corner Speed – February 2017

Happy new year fellow competitors and readers. With February upon us sprint round 1 is on the horizon. If you’re as keen as me you’ll have already memorised the date of round 1, 12th of March, this is the long weekend so make sure you get your priorities correct.  

The MSCA is moving ahead with the come and try day which will be incorporated into round 1. Places will be limited so if you’re interested keep an eye on our Facebook or website and I’ll let you know when the entries open.  This event is perfect for those who have considered sprinting but have not yet taken the plunge.   

Remember to qualify for competition points every competitor needs to complete a declaration form for the coming season even if you haven’t modified your vehicle.  A link to the declaration form is available on the website, alternatively you can come see me at the next monthly meeting.

The annual MSCA trophy day will be held on the 26th February.  This year the decision has been made to hold the event north of the city.  Please join us from 11am at Virgara winery, 143 Heaslip Rd Angle Vale.   There is an award presented on the day for the best club display, so bring your Alfa and let’s make sure the MG car club doesn’t win again this year.

Now’s the time to go through your pre-season checklist

  • Check fire extinguisher and racing harness expiry.
  • Change oil, coolant and brake pads
  • Also remember to renew your Cams licence and your MSCA membership

I’ve been working hard on my secret weapon. The red GTV has severed me well but it’s time for a dedicated track car and as luck would have it I happened to get my hands on a silver GTV. It had rust in the usually places but with many hours in the shed and with a number of new skills learnt it has less rust know.  Fingers crossed I have it ready for round 1.

Until next month remember corner speed is everything.

Mark Thomas