Category: Autotests

September Autotest Report

The September autotest was held near Calthwaite, with the new venue, thanks to Colin, Patricia & Sam Trotter. We had an entry of 18 crews, with 10 newcomers, 4 juniors and 4 ladies on the list. Fastest on the first test were Barry Lindsay…

Summer Stubble Field Autotest

By Barry Lindsay The July Autotest ran on a stubble field at the Plump to add variety to the Autotest championship. However, the surface change didn’t attract the entries that I’d hoped. The weather on the day didn’t help but the 10 entered all…

Summer Grass Autotest 2018

By Barry Lindsay The second grass Autotest ran mid-June but this report wasn’t written for the newsletter copy deadline the week after so for those of you can remember back, this is how it unfolded. Fourteen competitors arrived at the freshly silaged grass field…

Autumn Autotest

By Barry Lindsay 16 competitors turned out to do the sealed surface Autotest at the Peth. With Helen Harkness taking on the role of organising this one and came up with a great afternoon of non stop action with very little cone moving. The…

October Autotest

By David Garstang On Sunday 8th October Helen Harkness and the autotest team of helpers put on a great afternoon of fun running a number of interesting challenging tests on concrete in a haulage yard just outside Longtown. The tests were set up so…

Pirelli Summer Autotest

By Barry Lindsay The third round of the Spadeadam Autotest championship was the Summer visit to the Pirelli factory carpark. The SMC contingent of autotesters getting entry priority, but then friends from West Cumbria joined to make a full entry. 10 good surface tests…

New Year’s Autotest – 2016

By Barry Lindsay The New Years eve Autotest at Pirelli is always a popular day on the Spadeadam events list. 20 drivers took part and there had been a few drop out. Thankfully the car park was empty when we arrived so two tests…

Autotest Championship Final 2016

Autotest Championship 2016, Final Positions 1st Barry Lindsay                 67pts 2nd Nigel Harkness              50pts 3rd Kenton Pattison              38pts 4th Andrew Graham            34pts   (24 Rd Car) 5th Helen Harkness             31pts 6th John Ross                        28pts 7th John Holliday             …

Autumn Autoest – The Peth 2016

By Barry Lindsay For the October Autotest we managed to get the use of the Peth wood yard for the day. The venue had been used on the Blue Streak with favourable reports and turned out to be another great autotest. Land owners took…

Autumn Autotest – The Peth

Results from the event, report will be next month. Results 1st  Barry Lindsay           13m 19sec 2nd Andrew Graham   13m 27sec (1st Rd Car) 3rd  Kenton Pattison  13m 40sec 4th  John Holliday      13m 51sec  (2nd Road Car) 5th  Jamie Stuart   14m 09sec (3rd Road car)…

Autotest Report – Summer Tests – June 2016

By Barry Lindsay The Summer grass Autotest saw 12 drivers battle it out over 10 tests, it had been planned to run 12 but the weather turned so bad there was no fun for everyone standing around. For the first time we had a…

Spring Autotest – May 2016

By Barry Lindsay First Autotest of 2016 was at Longpark on grass. Nine competitors reved up and ready to get the season off to flying start. With 12 tests ahead Kenton Pattison led the field away as current champion but pressure got him as…