In a change from the CAR-nival format, The Abingdon Long Course Sprint is exactly as it says, a longer, more testing combination of the 2 courses bolted together.
Starting at the top of the airfield (where the Abingdon Course start normally sits) the Long Course follows a similar route through the S bend, around the wide chicane and then on down the straight with the remains of the Didcot Power Station in the distance.
As it sweeps into the long left-hander this is where it all changes as rather than finishing the 1,600 metre course, it carries on out onto the main runway before heading North again along on side of the main runway.
A small chicane precedes the 90 left, long hairpin and 90 left back onto the main runway until you finally reach the finish, situated around the same location as the Bentley course start.
All in all, a course distance of around 2 miles of fun to test man and machine (or woman of course).
Being that this is the first Long Course Sprint then interest is already very high and we urge you to secure your entry as soon as possible as we feature as a round of 6 major speed championships. The event will also be a favourite amongst those traditional CAR-nival fans as it will allow them an early opportunity to get their hand in, ready for the big one on June 9th.
Those that are local to the venue can enjoy a mid-afternoon noise and scrutineering session on Saturday 8th April between 2 – 4pm if required.
Entry fees can be paid via BACS or by debit / credit card (a small handling fee is charged for cards) or in the traditional manner with a good old cheque.
Please be warned that entry levels are pegged at 120 so don’t be disappointed!
How to enter:
- Download the XL file, completing the details and saving the document to ‘My Documents’ before simply sending it in an email to Entries.Secretary@aol.com and attaching the form.
- Downloading the PDF file, print and complete in the traditional manner – This can then either be emailed as a scanned image (or as a picture using your smartphone) to Entries.Secretary@aol.com. Please not that if using this method then payment must be made by BACS or card. Alternatively, trust your luck to the postman and send it to the address shown.