Trackitnow.....on the way to winning
Early in the year Managing Director Chris Simms and Technical Director Andy Tomalin made the decision to support a modest motorsport programme to help broaden the Trackitnow image and raise aware of the company’s work.
Trackitnow is backing veteran race driver Ed McDonough in three British national speed championships in sprints on circuits and hillclimbs. Ed runs an historic Dulon Formula Ford single-seater race car. The events started back in March with a sprint at Rockingham, and hillclimbs at Harewood in Yorkshire and Loton Park in Shropshire, and another sprint at MIRA. The car runs in the Formula Ford class, and scores points by achieving target times set at previous events. The Dulon is a 1973 so has to match target times established by cars in the class which are nearly 20 years younger.
In spite of a down on power engine, and on-going starter problems, Ed has managed to score points in his class in every meeting. The effort slowed as the engine was given a rebuild. All the problems were sorted and in the last three weeks, Ed has won his class at Curburough, Blyton Park, Llandow circuit and the distant Welsh hillclimb at Llys Y Fran. This has put Trackitnow in the class lead of the three championships, and ed is now well up in the overall standings in each series....against much newer and more powerful cars.
Upcoming events at Wiscombe in Devon, Harewood, Aintree and Shelsley Walsh bring Ed and Trackitnow closer to the possibility of three championship titles...a real achievement for a small team effort. The company has appeared, as a result, in the magazines and newsletters of the various championships as well as in the news of the Guild of Motoring Writers, of which Ed is a member.
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HSA (Hillclimb and Sprint Association) News Report 31/07/16
Here's a piece from the HSA (Hillclimb and Sprint Association) news that mentions that we set a new record at Wiscombe Hilclimb of 50.77 secs
Trackitnow's Uphill Battle
Ed McDonough has been carrying the company colours far and wide in recent weeks in his Trackitnow backed Dulon Formula Ford.
“The last weekend in July found me in far-off Devon at the Wiscombe Park hillclimb event. This was a big meeting with the British Hillclimb Championship contenders all present, and large crowds at the scenic and challenging venue.
I was contesting the HSA (Hillclimb and Sprint Association) class over the two days, a group of 24 in a wide range of cars. Never having been there before, it was a real challenge. I managed to ram the car into a bank on one run, but rebuilt the front section, and on the final run on Sunday got down to 50.77 seconds. That jumped me up to tenth in the HSA group, and gave me important championship points in the Formula Ford class, which, I’m pleased to say, we now lead. It also pushed out team up to 8th overall in the Championship where there are 95 contenders....so a good but hard weekend.”
Off to Harewood Hillclimb this weekend near Leeds....fighting to hold the class lead in the Service Hydraulics championship.
Trackitnow on track to win
Trackitnow’s venture into motorsport has had a speedy and successful start.
Chris Simms and Andy Tomalin agreed at this year’s Racing Car Show to support veteran driver Ed McDonough from Wootton in carrying the company colours as he contests three British National speed championships throughout 2016.