AHCA Spring Gymkhana
June 3, 2012 - Warrenville, IL
CMGC joins the Midwest Austin Healey Club for autocross. Bring a safe car with seat belt and a helmet if you have one. There will be separate torphy class(es) for MGs.
On Sunday June 3, drivers Seth Amos Jones (‘71 Midget) and yours truly Joel-Paul Brossard (‘77 chrome bumpered “B”) represented CMGC at this year’s Austin Healy Club sponsored Gymkhana event. It was a beautiful sunny dry day, with participants in big Healy 3000s, a couple of Frogeye Sprites and drivers from other clubs including Lotus, Morgan, and Triumph. Everyone got at least 5 runs in, and the course was quick and tight. Seth was awarded 1st Place for MG Midget, with a very respectable best time of 42.03, and I was awarded 1st Place for MGB with 47.32. I ran one race in Seth’s Midget with Seth as co-pilot and ballast, and beat my own best MGB time with 45.06.
Following the event, Everyone retired to the Red Robin restaurant nearby for eats, refreshments, awards, conversation and camaraderie. A big thanks to Bill Cantrell and the AH club.
Interestingly, I noticed that the quicker times by drivers in the 1275 Frogeye Sprites, 3000s and the Lotus and Morgan crowd as well, reduced their rear tire pressure by 5-7 PSI and increased the front by 6-8 PSI. Need to try that at the next Miata meet. I wondered why some brought compressed air cylinders. The driver of a 1960 Morgan Plus 4 hit and ran up a curb, that mistake costing him a damaged wire wheel.
Joel-Paul Brossard - email@example.com - 708-784-0789
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