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Nottingham Sports Car Club and 2018 NSCC Speed Championship

Welcome to Nottingham Sports Car Club, entry forms and supplementary regulations can be found under each event in the menu to the left along with the gallery and target times for each event. Past results and previous years target times can be found in the archive along with many other interesting articles.

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Hi All, just wanted to say hello, I’m all signed up for my first ever season of sprinting. Tips and tricks welcomed, good ones could lead to free beer 🍺 ... See moreSee less

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Hamish GibsonDrive hard, soak up knowledge and spend the entire event grinning like a schoolboy 😁 (That last one is mandatory, it's in the rules somewhere...)

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Hamish GibsonWhat car and class, Mike?

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just applied for membership. :) ... See moreSee less

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Stevo JohnsonMe too. 👌🏻

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Hi all, just to let you all know, 2018 membership is open.

I plan to send out membership packs as a batch at end of each month, if anyone needs one any sooner let me know.

All the best
Andy
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Andy Warren is looking for a car pic of the following
Steve Brownin his JKS JR01
Dave Chesterton in his Renault Clio
Gavin Neatein his Peugeot 106 - else we use last years Gavin!
James Keaton in his Renault Clio cup

Thanks
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Stephen MorrisonI have provided Andy with photos of James and Gavin from Harewood Spring event.

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Steve BrownNot sure who as copyright of this one

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Stephen MilesAlso Andy, Anthony is looking into his library for you

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Andy WarrenAll photos now found, thanks for your help

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Gavin NeateSorry I'm a bit late, this is a late 2017 shot from Gurston

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Anthony MitchellHello Andy sent two dropbox links for photo's I have for Dave Chesterton and Steve Brown cheers

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Stephen Miles uploaded a file in the group: Nottingham Sports Car Club.

Draft PDF of 2018 championship regs - pending MSA approval.
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Glenn StocktonHmm no Electric cars then? See I read all the way to the bottom

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Thanks for the add and a quick introduction.

Raced years ago with the 750mc let license lapse as family needed feeding rather than entry fee’s.
Dabbled in the Javelin sprint last year enough to wet my appetite and it seems NSCC is the closest club that organised speed events so here I is.
Anyone here local (ish) to me, east Lincolnshire coast? Want to take a grey haired old fart under your wing?
Where would my car fit, turbocharged hayabusa Westfield?

Happy new year to you all, hopefully catch you somewhere in 2018.
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Stephen MilesDefinitely a class for you Jon. Just sending Championshipregs to Msa today for approval.

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Stevo JohnsonHopefully see you at some rounds Jon. The Javelin Regs has got to a few people I understand

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Alan MugglestoneHi Jon, you’ll enjoy the NSCC, especially as your car is the “right” colour 😜

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Stephen MilesClass 2B I reckon

3 weeks ago
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Stephen MilesBut must have list 1a or b tyres

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Anthony Bristow2B or not 2B, tyres must be 1A or 1B. Shakespeare will be wondering what the world’s coming to

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Jon Ison2B, I’ll have a look at class guide, I will have the correct tyres, currently fitting a wide track front, does that affect class?

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Hello from new member and competition virgin.Will be out and about next year after finally finishing my Renault Alpine GTA.
Hope to meet you guys soon and looking forward to losing my cherry.
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Stephen Milessee you at Rockingham!

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Lee CrowstonHi Stephen .I've just registered and paid on the main website but could only see this years dates?Any links to next years events ?

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Lee CrowstonScrap that...just seen post further down ;-)

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Hamish GibsonWelcome Lee 😀 What class are you competing in?

3 weeks ago
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Lee CrowstonNot 100% on that Hamish so have just put race over 2000cc for now.Not road legal,stripped and caged with poly windows,non original bumpers and sideskirts but no aero mods,wings etc.Was going to ask what I would fall foul of ?

3 weeks ago
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Lee CrowstonOriginal engine,induction and box layout

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Hamish GibsonI was going to answer with facts but my track record on here recently hasn't been great 😂 So all I'll say is if you're not road legal, you're not in 1C with me 😊 Will be great to see that go though, really looking forward to it. Is it the turbo or N.A. version?

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Lee Crowston2.5l turbo.Gets off the line pretty well but lots still to sort.It's been years in the making but been out this year without breaking too much .https://www.facebook.com/faulks.m/videos/10155290391753889/

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Dan MorrisOver 2 litre mod prod no? You'll need to get the car log booked Lee.

3 weeks ago
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Lee CrowstonThat's for full race isn't it ? National A B ? Long term plan is to try and do that for CSCC Future Classics type event but not required for clubman I thought ?

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Andy WarrenBeautiful car, it would be nice to see that out and about this year!

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Quick question. Do race overalls have to be in date to do Hillclimbs and Sprints?....had someone tell me that they don’t just up to the right spec. Thanks ... See moreSee less

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Hamish GibsonTrack days they can generally be anything, but under MSA rules, kit has to be in date and will checked at scrutineering in the morning. Safety gear has a best before date to maintain its safety so again just sensible really.

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Hamish GibsonI think they check boots, gloves, racesuit and helmet, anything else is optional. I wear a balaclava for example and that's not checked.

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Kieran JacksonYes and of the right spec.

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Hamish GibsonAgreed, they basically look at the label to check it all. Dead easy.

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Stevo JohnsonThanks folks. I was 90% sure myself that they had to be and this comment from someone threw a curve ball.

4 weeks ago
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Hamish GibsonIt really depends under the regs the event is running. I think I'm right saying some other sprint series you can rock up in jeans and a t-shirt. I think I'd rather have some safety kit on TBH.

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Glenn StocktonFire suit to FIA 8856-2000 Allthough for Speed ans Rallying The FIA 1986 is still ok but pos not for long

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Hamish GibsonNeed to check mine now out of interest 😂

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Craig PowersMy understanding: The Spec includes a date of homologation eg 1986. The overalls themselves don’t have an age limit but must be to an approved spec and good condition.

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Stevo JohnsonHmmm starting to get a bit 50/50 now! I guess my best bet is to get in touch with a scruitineer perhaps? Or just buy some brand new overalls!

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Craig PowersThe Blue Book says nothing about being in date and I don’t know of anything in the FIA regs that contains it either. I have heard no such rules from any scrutineer. www.msauk.org/assets/156-195commonregulationsforcompetitorssafetyk-4.pdf

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Stevo JohnsonYeah I get that from the Blue Book too. So really they just need to be of the right spec predominantly. And like you say, dates has no bearing as far as been in and out of date goes.

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Stevo JohnsonI just had read somewhere that they need to be in date and somewhere else that they don’t. It baffled me a tad!

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Glenn StocktonThe only Firesuits that have to be in Date are Drag Racing ones Labeled SFI 32a-15 and SFI 32A-20 which have a 5 year life. but can be recertified by the manufacturers

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Stevo JohnsonYeah thanks Glenn. Makes total sense now of what I’ve been reading. Thanks folks.

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Hamish GibsonI thought mine were checked for date. Is it helmets then that go out of date? Or am I just having a really bad night?

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Hi
I joined recently because it seemed logical - I live in Notts, was born in Nottingham, and own a sports car.

I have been watching for a few weeks and am getting the impression that you are the Nottinghamshire and District Sprint Championship Club. All fine and good, you clearly enjoy yourselves.......except I am not really interested in sprinting.

My own car marque, TVR, have a very good sprint championship, which I have not joined. I have done a number of privately run sprint events at Curborough, and just cannot get competitive enough.

Please tell me if there is loads of other stuff and I am just misunderstanding, otherwise please tell me how to remove myself from your ranks.
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Paul WardClick on info at the top right hand side of the page heading .. scroll down to ...leave group ..

1 month ago
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Stephen MilesThe TVR club join us with a class at Blyton in September. Why not compete in it and put the car on the track where it belongs Anthony.

1 month ago
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Peter BromageWhy not get a licence and try a few events it’ll take more than just a few goes to get upto speed or if you don’t want to go through the expense of buying all the fireproof stuff why not try the javelin sprint series which is more set up towards road cars and do you don’t need fire proof race suit 👍

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Anthony BristowThanks guys for some thoughtful answers.....including how to leave. My car is set up for both road use and track days, with a roll hoop behind my head for safety, adjustable dampers and several sets of tyres. I have done track days at Blyton and enjoy the circuit, especially the sweeping curves in the second half of the outer circuit.

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Stephen MorrisonHi Anthony, the NSCC exists to organise, promote and provide sprint/hillclimb (speed) events and run a speed championship, with events at various venues around the country. Everything we do revolves around that - if that answers your question? We don't currently have car meets, tours, rallies or shows or anything like that. But the NSCC are very friendly and helpful bunch, with a broad range of competitiveness in terms of both car and drivers. Cheers

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Anthony BristowThanks again all, you are clearly a friendly bunch. I have been thinking about fireproof stuff anyway for track days, but will I need a full FIA roll cage, welded in?

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Hamish GibsonThere's a fair bit of misinformation around sprinting, I was new to it last year and was surprised how little you really need. With the NSCC running around the MSA rules, safety kit is needed but most would agree that's sensible regardless. I might also add that sprinting is running on your own at a pace you feel happy with. Some go all out, some really just enjoy the day, the weather and most of all the other competitors. It great being around like-minded individuals. But TBH it's safer than track days 😊 I've been terrified at other people's driving just inches from me, sprinting is much safer! *** Should add that by safety kit, I mean fire-resistant stuff and not expensive stuff like cages.

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Hamish GibsonFor the rules, click on the left hand side of the webpage for 2017 Regulations. It's only 3-4 pages and it gives you a quick and easy guide to what's required.

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Happy Birthday to the 2017 On Track NSCC champion Nick Mugglestone! ... See moreSee less

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Mike MayfieldHappy birthday Nick. 🏎🏁👍🏾

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