Too Big For The Dishwasher.

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After spending quite a while using hot water and washing-up liquid to remove all traces of Kevin Poole's gearbox oil from the car, I then gave it a good swilling with the hose before washing it again with car shampoo and polishing it.

Once that was done, it was time for the strategic placing of black tank tape to cover the dent on the wing inflicted by Chris Stewart. I'll repair the damage properly after this season, as well as some minor rust blemishes that are appearing on all the arches and on the bottom of the driver's door. Hopefully, some well placed sponsorship vinyl graphics will help hide any other blemishes.

I checked the oil and coolant levels and let the car run for a fair while, and I thought I'd finished until Karen asked the next day if I'd done anything about the oil on the tyres. That simply hadn't occurred to me! So sometime this weekend I'll be removing each wheel and giving each tyre a thorough scrub with some more washing-up liquid.

"Hands that do race tyres can be soft as your face, with mild blue(?) Fairy liquid..."


Current Challenge Standings...

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Only a double header at Snetterton on 30th September remains to score points for the MR2 Challenge. Having missed out on both Brands Hatch rounds, Karen is doing very well to sit in the middle of the table:

Pos. Name Points
1 MAHER-L 197
2 GLYNN 155
3 WHERRY 117
4 POOLE 113
5 STIMPSON 111
6 MORTON 102
7 GRIMES 102
8 CHAMBERLAIN 84
9 MAILER 71
10 HOWES 70
11 O'TOOLE 66
12 O'NEILL 57
13 BLIGHTON 56
14 PHILLIPS 45
15 GILMOUR 40
16 ALMAN 40
17 GATT B 38
18 CARTLEDGE 38
19 PEARSON 35
20 WOOLFE 34
21 DUNNETT 33
22 GATT D 25
23 BARBER 21
24 PASCOE 10
25 RADFORD 7
26 ROSE 5
27 FERNEYHOUGH 5


Karen's Latest Website Updates

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Please check the right-hand navigation panel of this site to see the latest updates. There are now links to Karen's on-line racing clothing store, image galleries and links to other MR2 Challenge related sites. More image galleries will soon be uploaded to show Karen's season racing in the MR2 Challenge, and her husband's adventure in the Time Attack competition at Silverstone.


About Karen Phillips

  • Karen races her Impreza WRX in the Nippon Challenge, a race series for Japanese and Asian cars. Karen has now 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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