1/24 Nats, Leicester, England 26-28 August 2006
Normally on Fridays I arrive tired at work around 8.30 to 9
o'clock. This Friday I had already arrived at Stanstead airport in
England at that time and was sitting there having they joy of my life
until three other Swedes turned up at noon.
We picked up the rental car and we all enjoyed a pleasant ride in
the British weekend traffic.
Let me start from the beginning. Before this summer Lars
and Michael Landrud mentioned that they were going to race in the
British championship and they had bought tickets with Ryanair going
from an airport in south of Sweden.
After I got permission from work I decided to race. I had the
possibility to travel with Ryanair but from another airport. The flight
meant that I had to leave my flat at four in the morning. I can not say
I did like it but you have to sacrifice some things for fish and chips
When we arrived on Friday evening the track had been assembled
and we could start practicing after we had said hello to all our
Chris Frost and Rob Lees running the show with the help of others
Dave Coward, James Cleave and Graham Woodward
On Saturday we raced Production 1:24. Fastest in qualifying
was Brian Saunders with a 5.115 lap. Ross Grogan 5.200 and Will Stemman
I was very pleased with my qualifying performance. The time, 5,501 was
not good but still it was a big improvement from my practice times. I
ran in the C group where I got second behind youngster Matthew Stewart
who overall got a seventh place.
Brian went on to win the race in front of Charlie Gooding and Will
Well, isn't my car a beauty? At least compared to the red one on the
Sunday was time for Open 12. I spent Saturday evening sorting
out my ill handling car while the others happily watched my progress
from the bar. I got a better car and was happy with that but they were
even more happy with their progress.
The qualifying was again won by Brian Saunders, 3,948. Brian also won
that race with Mark Harwood in second and George Kimber in third.
Below are some examples of cars. I do not know who the cars
me. (Richard Mack?)
Could be an old Trigillio
Brian Saunders, again, topped the qualifying charts. 3,948. Second
Brian Galpin and I was third.
In the race Brian again showed his superiority taken the third race win
for the meeting. Second place went to Charlie Gooding and third to yet
another youngster, Will Stemman.
Yet again some cars spotted at tech inspection
We left the race early to catch our flights. We all had a nice race
weekend and we will be back. Lars Harrysson and Krister Helgesson both
lives close to their airport but Michael has some drive and tired as he
was he took the wrong highway and noticed that somewhat late. Late was
the word. He came home at four in the morning.
See you next year