S&CMC motorsport events include the co-organisation of the Abingdon CAR-nival, a rally between Christmas and New-Year, and for many years, the Tempest Stages.
Team Tempest is the name under which Sutton and Cheam Members compete and help organise events.
- Abingdon Long Course Sprint – Sunday 7th April 2019
Misty day sees Sims dominate at Abingdon
David Sims took Fastest Time of the Day at the 2019 Long Course Sprint in his Ralt RT33/34. Sims was literally in a class of his own in D17 and despite the damp atmosphere he stopped the clock a full 4-seconds ahead of Simon Wallis in the OMS.
A full set of results are available here:
120 lucky runners and riders ready to take to the superb tarmac at Abingdon
Sutton & Cheam Motor Club and Craven Motor Club are pleased to present The Abingdon Long Course Sprint at the stunning Abingdon Airfield in Oxfordshire, home of the Abingdon Motorsport CAR-nival each June.
In a change from the popular CAR-nival format, The Abingdon Long Course Sprint is exactly as it says, a longer, more testing combination of the 2 courses joined 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 (widened since the 2017 event – we do learn) 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 driver and machine.
2019 Event Information
Live video from the event will be at https://www.youtube.com/c/teamtempestmotorsport
Simply call Dave Whyman 07831 571308
- Abingdon Long Course – Live video link
If the technology holds together, then you’ll be able to see the 2018 Abingdon Long Course Sprint sprint live on Youtube at https://bit.ly/2q9Vpzi
- Abingdon Long Course Sprint a great success
Over 100 competitors attacked the sun-drenched 2 mile course which joined together the Abingdon and Bentley Courses from the CAR-nival.
Steve Miles took the Fastest Time of the Day honour with a time of 1 minute 28.81 seconds.
For a full set of results simply click one of the links below
For footage from the all new ‘Event Live Link’ please see https://goo.gl/XHb8LP
- Abingdon Sprint – Officials Meeting and Training 26th Feb
SCMC and Craven are running the Abingdon Long Course Sprint on the 9th April. On Sunday 26th Feb, the organising team met to run through the plan, roles and responsibilities as well as to go through some scenario training. One of the key elements of this event is that each role has a deputy or trainee. Sunday helped to train those as they learn the roles. Thanks goes to everyone for turning out on a Sunday and to Barry for organising 16 different scenarios covering everything from drivers turning up without licences to what to do when a car leaves the track.