Bright Sparks AutoSolo Cancelled

It is with great regret that we have had to make the decision to cancel the Brightsparks AutoSolo.

We did not have sufficient entries to allow the event to go ahead. Entry fees will of course be refunded to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your support in putting in your entry and we hope to see you at our next event, the Slithering Santa AutoSolo on 27th December.

Entry List for the Bright Sparks Autosolo on Sunday 20th October 2019 at Curborough Sprint Course, Lichfield.

The display below shows the entries made online.

Entries
25
# Driver's NameDriver's Clubanother club not listedAny additional club you wish to enter underOther Make and ModelCubic capacity in cc'sClass entered
1
James Nicholls

Owen

Vauxhall Nova

1400

B

2
Chris Holland

Owen

Ford escort

2.0

D

3
David Bennett

Loughborough

Nissan Micra

998

A

4
Mathias Hansen

Oxford MC

Oxford MC

Toyota MR2

1800

C

5
James Crudgington

Shestone


Citroen c2 vts

1587

A

6
Steven Burns

Shestone

Suzuki Swift

1600

A

7
Mike Smith

Cannock


Fiat panda

1400

A

8
Owain Thomas

Owen

17 or under

Peugeot 106 Rallye

1294

E

9
Archie Holt

Owen


17 or under

Renault Clio 197

1998

A

10
James Holt

Owen

Renault Clio

1998

A

11
Giles Gregory

Owen

Peugeot 205

1360

A

12
Rich Mannox

Cannock


Citroen Saxo

1360

A

13
Damian McTaggart

Owen

MINI COOPER S

1600

A

14
Rich Hammond

Owen

n/a


Toyota Startlet

1300

A

15
Jack Bowen

Owen

17 or under

Peugeot 206 Estate

1360

A

16
George Bowen

Owen

Peugeot 206 Estate

1360

A

17
Dan Bowen

Owen

Ford Puma

1679

A

18
Carl Barton

Owen

VW MK2 GOLF

1609

B

19
Alister Hardwick

Loughborough

17 or under

Mazda MX5

1800

C

20
Kevin Hardwick

Loughborough

mazda mx5

1800

C

21
Barry Mansell

Owen

Cdcc

Nissan micra

1348

B

22
robert. m smith

Shestone

citroen saxo

1600

A

23
Katherine Gough

Owen

Nissan Micra

1275

A

24
Paul Gough

Owen


Nissan Micra

1275

A

25
David Smith

Owen


Renaultsport Clio

1998

A

Bright Sparks AutoSOLO 2019

20th October 2019 – Curborough Sprint Course

Permit number 110226

The supplementary regulations for this year’s Bright Sparks AutoSOLO can be seen and downloaded below. There is an entry form with them.

This year there will be, subject to weather etc, two tests in the morning each run three times and in the afternoon another two tests each run three times. This time they are the morning tests run in the opposite direction.

Your worst run out of the three runs on each test will be ignored.

Entries have now closed, s, the online entry form has been removed

BRIGHT SPARKS REPORT

THE BRIGHT SPARKS PCA AUTOTEST

SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER 2018 – CURBOROUGH

A moderate 33 entries took part in this quality event, down on the previous year.

This PCA has a really good reputation of providing fast, exciting and flowing tests. As usual, there were plenty of smiling faces all day long.

This year Melvyn Cox acted as Clerk of the Course and he did a fine job.

There were pre-event worries concerning the numbers of marshals but fortunately the troops rallied. Special thanks goes to Will Barnes for acting as Scrutineer and to Cannock Car Club for allowing us to use their cones.

The quality line up included last year’s winner Tom Bishop (Micra), Kevin Hardwick (MX5), Phil Lawson (Peugeot 205), and the ever improving Ashley Pearce ( Micra) immaculately prepared by his father Steve.

Great to see many Owen crews along with crews from Redditch, Shenstone, Cannock and Loughborough.   

The weather was very kind to us throughout the day with plenty of sunshine.

Starting at 10.15am, as usual, there were 2 large tests each taking approximately 11/4 mins to complete.

Each test consisted of 3 runs with the worst score being dropped. A second car was started when the first was about ¾ way distance to reduce queueing time.

Initially some crews had difficulty following the test diagrams resulting in wrong tests, but eventually seemed to get it right.

By the lunch break Tom Bishop had led from the start but Ashley Pearce and Clive Woodhouse were not that far behind.

The afternoon session started at 1.30pm with a few minor course alterations.

As the afternoon progressed Tom started to pull further away. The drive of the day came from Ashley Pearce. He improves with each event and maybe will obtain an FTD in the not too distant future. Charlotte Woodhouse performed extremely well in a Peugeot 206 and managed an excellent 6th overall.

The whole proceedings ran very smoothly controlled by very efficient marshals.

Special thanks goes to Clare Bird who marshalled, looked after the signing on, entries and other secretarial duties. Also to Dave Allitt (results) and David Allman who in the end managed to obtain a good number of marshals, including  Nick Pollitt, Derrick Wallbank, Mark Barnes, Paul Langford, Sue Walmsley, James Nicholls, and Simon Whittick. Anton Bird kindly acted as Steward.

Many thanks to Barri Wilmot for helping Melvyn and myself on the Saturday.

At the finish 11 seconds separated Tom Bishop from Ashley Pearce to win the Bright Sparks trophy for the third year running.

Final Top ten positions:-

1.Tom Bishop (MIcra)  – 650 (FTD)

2.Ashley Pearce (Micra) – 661 (1st Class A)                                                          

  1. Grant Victory (Saxo) – 680
  2. Phil Lawson (Peugeot 205) – 682
  3. Giles Gregory (Peugeot 205) – 683
  4. Charlotte Woodhouse ( Peugeot 206) – 687
  5. Kevin Hardwick (MX5) – 689 (1st Class C)

8=. Clive Woodhouse (Peugeot 206)/Barry Mansell (Micra) (1st Class B) – 691

  1. Craig Tock (MG ZR) – 696

Phil Peer (Escort) (1st Class D/E)

Ashley Pearce – Best Owen                                                                                                                

Owain Thomas (Peugeot 206) – Best Junior

Craig Tock – Best Novice

Charlotte Woodhouse – Best Lady

BOB COTTERELL