"It can't rain all the time...Can it?"


Photograph copyright 2006 Darren Hughes, reproduced with kind permission.
Sunday 10th October was spent at Donington Park, where Karen and Richard attended a track day. They were joined by Tim Cartledge #42 and Tom with his Supercharged MK1 road car.
To say the weather was awful would be an understatement. Thanks to the cold and greasy conditions, followed quickly by rain, and then a lot more rain, it was an incident packed day. Despite this, there weren't as many stoppages as we might have expected.
We all had our own tales of sideways action, spins or offs. At one point, Tom and Karen were comparing mud-splashes along the sides of their cars. Tom also managed a spectacular spin at the chicane directly in front of Karen. However, no real damage was done and the day was excellent practice for Karen in smooth controlled driving in wet/greasy conditions. This bodes well for next season, and especially as Donington Park is on the provisional calendar for June 2007.
We're hoping to attend a few more track days early next year, to ensure Karen gets as familiar with the car and the circuits as possible before the MR2C resumes in April.

Making Wheel Progress.


Plans for improvements for the 2007 season took a step forward when fellow racer Tim Cartledge #42, kindly delivered some lightweight alloy wheels. These will be adorned with the new control tyres for 2007 which are currently going to be Falken ZE512.

About Karen Phillips

  • Karen races her Impreza WRX in the Classic and Sports Car Club (CSCC) Modern Classics series, with her husband Richard as a 2nd Driver. The races are mini-endurance events involving a driver-swap. Karen has previously raced in the Nippon Challenge, a race series for Japanese and Asian cars. Karen has been racing since 2006, having started in the MR2 Challenge.
  • Please check this site regularly for updates on Karen's progress through the season and developments with her race car.

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