Spitfire Raceway Drag & Drift...

Spitfire Raceway Drag & Drift...

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J3JCV

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1,203 posts

122 months

Sunday 9th February 2020
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Was anyone there?

I went with the kids for a couple of hours and there and had a great time - some very fast cars so imagined some owners would be on here?

Cheers.

Mighty Flex

864 posts

138 months

Sunday 9th February 2020
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I went and did 3 runs in my MR2. Ended up against a dsg quattro Audi of some description every time, which is a bit dull wobble . Awaiting results, hoping for a high 13, but not sure.
I'm not sure I'd visit without having a go, but it does give you a good hit of tyre smoke and noise.
The drifting is more of a BMW graveyard every time I see it, but entertaining for a bit. Camel vale motorclub uses the same area for autosolos, which is a lot of fun if you have want to have a go.

SiT

957 posts

168 months

Sunday 9th February 2020
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Where is it??? Never even heard of the place.

Si

J3JCV

Original Poster:

1,203 posts

122 months

Sunday 9th February 2020
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Mighty Flex said:
I went and did 3 runs in my MR2. Ended up against a dsg quattro Audi of some description every time, which is a bit dull wobble . Awaiting results, hoping for a high 13, but not sure.
I'm not sure I'd visit without having a go, but it does give you a good hit of tyre smoke and noise.
The drifting is more of a BMW graveyard every time I see it, but entertaining for a bit. Camel vale motorclub uses the same area for autosolos, which is a lot of fun if you have want to have a go.
I did see an MR2 which looked quick on a run, we were stood where you could see the reaction times, top speed and time - so it was quite entertaining. Saw a few 10 second runs and they looked madly quick. I hear what you're saying but my 11 year old daughter was loving every minute of the noise and tyre smoke, especially at the drifting, so it was a tenner well spent and we will be back at the next one! To be honest I also liked that one run was a McLaren and a GTR, then the next was some guy in a completely standard Peugeot 108 against a ragged 05 plate E55!

J3JCV

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1,203 posts

122 months

Sunday 9th February 2020
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SiT said:
Where is it??? Never even heard of the place.

Si

Its a Perranporth Airfield https://www.perranporthdrivingcentre.com/spitfire-...

shakermikee

564 posts

122 months

Monday 10th February 2020
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I usually make it when they run every 3 months or so, but didn't make this one.

Think the next one is 18th April. Great that there is something like this going close to home when you look at the others that have recently closed - York and Shakespeare both gone recently.

It's the only place I've seen drifting and although I go to take part and watch the drag racing, think the drifting is more of a spectacle.

Shame they don't have any viewing areas part way down the track or near the finish line, it's all a bit to congested near the start line.

J3JCV

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1,203 posts

122 months

Monday 10th February 2020
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I guess its a safety thing, but found there was enough people cycling through so you could get a good spot and see everything.

We copped and changed between the drifting and the drag strip over the time and was a good laugh - definitely going back in April.

There was club stands too - should get a PH contingent....(but not my car!)

Butter Face

24,596 posts

127 months

Monday 10th February 2020
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I forgot about it again. I really need to get my ass down the drag strip!

MightyBadger

542 posts

17 months

Tuesday 11th February 2020
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There is always a nice selection of cars at the raceway, great little local event. I tend to spectate as my cars are slow and uncompetitive.

J3JCV

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1,203 posts

122 months

Tuesday 11th February 2020
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MightyBadger said:
There is always a nice selection of cars at the raceway, great little local event. I tend to spectate as my cars are slow and uncompetitive.
Ditto, but that didn't stop plenty of people in a random selection of shopper cars! I applaud them really.

Red Devil

12,577 posts

175 months

Monday 9th March 2020
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shakermikee said:
Great that there is something like this going close to home when you look at the others that have recently closed - York and Shakespeare both gone recently.
York isn't 100% dead yet.
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...
https://straightliners.events/index.php/2020-calen...
https://straightliners.events/index.php/2020-calen...

Roverload

846 posts

103 months

Sunday 17th May 2020
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Not been there this year but used to go in this. Not sure I'll make any events this year as new car in many many peices and looks to continue that way for some time.

Also been lent this v8 escort to run in the past. If you see the yellow van there that's me, ph'ers welcome for free cup o tea or use of tools.


J3JCV

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1,203 posts

122 months

Tuesday 19th May 2020
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Roverload said:
Not been there this year but used to go in this. Not sure I'll make any events this year as new car in many many peices and looks to continue that way for some time.

Also been lent this v8 escort to run in the past. If you see the yellow van there that's me, ph'ers welcome for free cup o tea or use of tools.

Nice one.

Who owns the escort - is that Gav's car??

Roverload

846 posts

103 months

Tuesday 19th May 2020
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No mate, a mate of mine called Chris. Great car, not really suited to drag racing but it was a good day out that's for sure!

Edit: just realised we have actually met. I was varnishing at port pendennis last summer, we asked about the finishing process on your rather pretty new tenders.

Edited by Roverload on Wednesday 20th May 12:46


Edited by Roverload on Wednesday 20th May 12:48

Roverload

846 posts

103 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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I took part in an experimental track day at Spitfure raceway today. Theres a section that absolutely must be resurfaced for it to continue but otherwise it's a great circuit, quite technical in places and some very fat chicanes if you get them right. Worth keeping an eye on their website and facebook page for the next event.

I think we all need to get behind this, I'd hate to loose this opportunity to have monthly track days in west cornwall.


The Rotrex Kid

24,596 posts

127 months

Saturday 17th October 2020
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Oooooh yes, a Trackday would be good locally!!

MightyBadger

542 posts

17 months

Friday 23rd October 2020
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Roverload said:
I took part in an experimental track day at Spitfure raceway today. Theres a section that absolutely must be resurfaced for it to continue but otherwise it's a great circuit, quite technical in places and some very fat chicanes if you get them right. Worth keeping an eye on their website and facebook page for the next event.

I think we all need to get behind this, I'd hate to loose this opportunity to have monthly track days in west cornwall.
Sounds great, would love to have a blast around it. Im not far from Newquay so its only a short drive away.

The Rotrex Kid

24,596 posts

127 months

Friday 23rd October 2020
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Can you keep us updated here Ian? I’m not on Facebook.

Roverload

846 posts

103 months

Friday 23rd October 2020
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I'd be happy to put anything I hear on this thread. I've doubled my efforts to get my trackday car ready now.

J3JCV

Original Poster:

1,203 posts

122 months

Sunday 25th October 2020
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There is another Drag & Drift event on the 7th November.

Details on the Perranporth Driving Center website: https://www.perranporthdrivingcentre.com/events/sp...