Category: Grass Autotest

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…

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…

Grass Autotest – June 2015

By Barry Lindsay, Due to weather and lack of entries cancelling the others The Summer Grass Autotest at The Plump Nr Gretna was the first Autotest of the year. Eight competitors turned up on a Sunny Sunday afternoon for an action packed 12 tests….

Autotest Round 3 – 8th of June 2014

By Barry Lindsay The summer Grass tests were ran at Longpark in June. Despite rain on the Saturday afternoon it had dried enough to run on the Sunday afternoon. Ian Robinson & Michael Lindsay were the timekeepers for the afternoon while Caroline Lodge worked…

Autotest Round 2 – 27th of April 2014

By Barry Lindsay At the end of April it was thought that ground would be hard…well it wasn’t! But the event went ahead with some tricky conditions and would reward those with a feel of grip through there right foot. Ian Robinson had designed…

The Long Grass Autotest! (9th of June 2013)

The June Autotest was held at Longpark in a different field, the field had been unused since finishing combining last autumn. The surprise on faces as people saw the field. The wild growing grass in places would be almost knee height. Two test sites…

April Autotest (7th of April 2013)

By Barry Lindsay The second round of the Autotest championship was held at Longpark Farm for the first of our grass tests. Ian Robinson was running the tests and had 10 new routes. First & third tests were marshalled by Michael Lindsay. Geoffrey was…

Spring Grass Test (22nd of April 2012)

By Barry Lindsay Round two of the Spadeadam Autotest was held on a grass field at Longpark. After weeks of good dry weather it changed leading up to the event and doubts whether the event would run. Other clubs were cancelling their’s for that…

Club Night Autotest (7th of July 2011)

By Barry Lindsay The July club night was the 2nd Autotest of the year and in new field at Longpark, Scaleby. After some wet weather the event looking doubtfull but after touring the farm the night before, it was agreed that the newly cut…