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Dean Halsey racing at Donington

Discussion in 'Rally & race' started by Rob Gaskin, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    I went along to Donington yesterday to see Dean racing his lovely 240Z.

    Weather was poor but for Dean's race it was dry.

    Will Arif who shares the driving (and has driven Big Sam) qualified the car well up in about 6th and made a good start. On Lap 2 he had moved up to 3rd but then unfortunately something happened at the rear of the car and caused a spin at the high-speed Schwantz Curve.

    Unable to fix it, the car was retired from the 40min two-man race so poor Dean didn't get to drive it. The big Corvette won.

    The car has good potential in the Swinging Sixties Championship but needs a little more time to 'iron out' the inevitable 'teething problems'.
     

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  2. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    As they say "that's racing".

    I spent the weekend with the team again and this was a little disappointing end. The car did perform well though and every event we see improvement in the setup. This was Dean's first time round Donington so the weekend was always going to be a learning experience. Especially with the continuous changing conditions and he gained a lot from the 2 days with his lap times improving with each session. We ended the last race at Castle comb on a big high and Dean will continue to push forward. Next race is Alton Pk, followed by Brands Hatch.
     
  3. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown Staff Member

    Next race is Alton Pk, followed by Brands Hatch.[/QUOTE]

    It's oulton John

    And I would have come to see him there was nothing on the forum about this :(
     
  4. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown Staff Member

    When's Dean racing at oulton park
     
  5. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

  6. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown Staff Member

    So is he racing Sat at oulton 7th October anyone else off watch him
     
  7. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    Yes, that 'table' shows that there is only racing on the Saturday.

    Doubt I'll be there but I may persuade my wife that we need to visit her mother in Cheshire.
     
  8. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown Staff Member

    Am thinking of going :)
     
  9. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown Staff Member

    Did you take one of the zeds out for a drive yestaday when u went Donny

    No car show then just racing
     
  10. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    No I didn't just jumped in my X Trail and drove there in 30 mins, parked on the grass in the pouring rain. Drove back in pouring rain with my demister working nicely - . Why take a Z out in that?
     
  11. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    So, they've blown up another diff !
     
  12. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown Staff Member

    Well I would not either but u live near

    So see what weather like might take the old girl to oulton again and park it on knickerbrook bend
     
  13. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    I don't know Sean, I stayed in the grandstand out of the way. It did drive back.
     
  14. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    As it was only a 3 hr drive I took the zed :)

    Sean - I've not heard if it's the diff or not.
     

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  15. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown Staff Member

    Nice see it had company in pits never seen dean's 240 racing
     
  16. SKiddell

    SKiddell Having a bad day

    It was a single wheel lock up, under acceleration, almost straight line , ATB failures tend more towards locking both wheels but we will see what the autopsy reveals
     
  17. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Half-shaft ?
     
  18. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    CV was my first thought. Driveshaft could be moved more freely on the side that the noise was coming from.

    Still no answer on the findings.
     
  19. ddhchp

    ddhchp New Forum User

    Donnington Spin

    Hi All.
    Autopsy shows nothing so we believe it was due to being at 116MPH on the white line with some left steering and lifting off the gas.This is the best we can come up with. We have some brakes fine tuning to do but this was not a brakes issue.

    Thanks all for your support you are all welcome to Oulton park
    but on November the 11th i will be racing at Brands Indy day time and a night race
    I intend on supplying some refreshments to supporters.

    Dean Halsey.:driving:
     
  20. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown Staff Member

    I will be coming to see you at oulton Dean should be in the zed
     

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