It is hard to believe that October is here, and the XBC October Sprint Weekend is behind us already !!
It is hard to believe that a few cars on Saturday seemed to create a bow wave !!
It is hard to believe that Sunday was actually almost nearly slightly warm !!
What a great weekend !!
Everyone who made good use of the Friday Track/Test Day was well prepared for the Saturday, and the first ever offering of a simple Friday Evening Meal in the Club House really went down well. We plan to repeat both of these next year, and while the Friday Meal was originally intended for those on the track day, it seems clear that there is demand from those arriving to set up camp on Friday as well.
The Saturday consisted of a single practise, and four timed runs, with only the spotting of an incoming shower preventing a fifth timed run. Considering that the track was never really truly dry, some surprisingly good times were produced, and it was interesting to see those drivers that really did rise to the challenge. A few track departures over the day, but no consequential damage of note to anything other than pride.
Saturday night brought record numbers enjoying a good two course meal in the Club House, and it was a pleasure to move round the tables with a drink in hand, for a blether therafter. There was the “Fix the World Table”, the “Intellectual Table”, the “Bawdy Table”, the “I snowboard down mountains with www.NoSno.com and you’re daft enough to let me drive your car” table, and of course, not forgetting the “Early to Bed” table. If you are not sure which table you were at . . . . . .
Sunday was a fabulous day. Yes, tee-shirts really were in evidence !! Smiley happy, freshly washed, “Scottish Sun” tanned faces were in evidence !! The only significant shower was neatly contained in the lunch break, thanks to the good judgement and flexibility of the team, and five timed runs had our timekeeper scratching his head as to how to fit all the raw lap data into one page. Who needs names, when numbers will do !! Some close battles were fought, with a significant number of Competitors achieving their best time on Run Five. This goes to show that Competitors really do want as many runs as can be offered, and we really do hope that everyone felt that “Value for Money” over the weekend was realised.
It was great to see so many people able to stay for the Event Awards, and this weekend our special “Star of the Meeting” awards went to Chris McDaid for leaving the track more than anyone else on Saturday, and on Sunday, to Russell Fair for his unerring background support for all things XBC.
So . . . The Event Results are available from our 2022 Events Page, the Provisional Final Scoring is also in Place, and on the basis that we have no corrections to make, these will become final in due course.
And now . . .
We are looking forward to our 2022 Awards Dinner on Saturday 19th November 2022.
Entries are now open on our web site to Book your Seats, and if you haven’t already booked your Hotel Room, then you had better get a move on !!
This year, we want to emphasise that the Awards Dinner is not just for those that have won awards (who of course have a duty to be there !!), but is open to all Competitors past and present, and all Friends of the XBC. For those that are able to make a short break of it, a room for the Friday night is also available to book, and all in all it promises to be another great night (or two).
We look forward to seeing you there.