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Old 11-09-2017, 08:01 AM
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Dean Halsey racing at Donington

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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Old 11-09-2017, 08:20 AM
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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.
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Old 11-09-2017, 12:44 PM
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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
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Old 11-09-2017, 12:58 PM
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When's Dean racing at oulton park
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Old 11-09-2017, 01:14 PM
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When's Dean racing at oulton park
http://www.classicsportscarclub.co.uk/?q=Calendar
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Old 11-09-2017, 01:22 PM
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So is he racing Sat at oulton 7th October anyone else off watch him
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Old 11-09-2017, 02:00 PM
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So is he racing Sat at oulton 7th October anyone else off watch him
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.
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Old 11-09-2017, 02:12 PM
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Old 11-09-2017, 02:18 PM
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Did you take one of the zeds out for a drive yestaday when u went Donny

No car show then just racing
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Did you take one of the zeds out for a drive yestaday when u went Donny

No car show then just racing
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?
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Old 11-09-2017, 02:54 PM
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So, they've blown up another diff !
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:08 PM
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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?
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
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:18 PM
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So, they've blown up another diff !
I don't know Sean, I stayed in the grandstand out of the way. It did drive back.
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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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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
Toyota Surf 3.0TD

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:35 PM
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As it was only a 3 hr drive I took the zed

Sean - I've not heard if it's the diff or not.
Nice see it had company in pits never seen dean's 240 racing
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