Popular autotest event held at a new venue

PUBLISHED: 09:22 05 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:22 05 May 2017

Sandocross.

Sandocross.

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Weston Motor Club held their popular auto test event at a new venue near Bridgwater.

Following the loss of the last bit of tarmac on Weston Airfield to developers last year, it has taken several months of searching by Weston Motor Club for a large sealed surface area on which to run the popular autotest event.

The first event on a new venue not far from Bridgwater, took place with great success. Even the rain held off while the competitors tackled a detailed test going through a complicated route between bollards against the clock.

The secret was to take a tidy, precise line to achieve fastest time of day and the honours went to Richard Knott from Congresbury in an unexpectedly agile Saab.

The landowner was pleased with the way the club conducted the event and has declared his willingness to allow more events in the future.

Always a popular event with competitors and spectators, the sandocross will return after a couple of year’s break. Up to 50 competitors are expected with cars of all classes from standard saloons, to rally cars and autocross specials taking part.

The course is approximately 1,100 yards in length and competitors will complete four timed runs The competition will be for fastest in the various classes and, of course, fastest time of the day.

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