The track itself was a triumph.
Overlooked by a perfect rostrum it was mainly carpet with a couple of well placed slippy sections.
Sprinkled around the circuit were a great range of features that can be seen in the accompanying pictures.
There was the Tekin drop-off which, to a relative noob like me, looked intimidating but was actually great to drive. A table-top with a little kicker, judging ones speed correctly on entry ensured a quick exit from the down ramp. A 180 degree step down table top that claimed a victim or two over the weekend and various other smaller but nonetheless testing features.
It was a track, like all the best tracks, that was relatively easy to get round for everyone but a little more difficult to get round quickly, unless your name is Lee Martin or Darren Bloomfield of course.
The long gaps between heats meant that alternative means of entertainment were sought.
Welcome to the inaugural running of the SHRCCC bodyshell hat race.
This was to be hotly contested and was probably the only race of the weekend Dudders had a chance of winning.
The flag dropped and they were off. Some early jostling between pre-race favourites Terry Streeter and Rob Elms saw them drop off the pace leaving Dudders and Tartman to fight it out for the victory.
Darren was 1st across the line but a stewards enquiry later established that despite having a velcro head his bodyshell had become prematurely detached.
Victory was therefore duly awarded to the Kajagoogoo hair styled Dudders.
RC tarts Rob Forbes and Neil Dudman had both opted for matching pink and blue paint jobs.
Quote of the weekend goes to Rob who when I asked him how it was going replied "Mate . . I couldn't win a f*****g egg and spoon race!"