Members of the Austin Healey Sprite Drivers Club (AHSDC) had the opportunity to “Hit the Track” at Sandown on Sunday 13th October 2013 as part of the Marque Sports Car Association Victoria (MSCAV) 9th round for their 2013 Super Sprint and Regularity Season.
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A particular highlight of this particular round of the MSCAV championships was to feature the Austin Healey Sprite as the “Marque of the Round”. AHSDC organisers worked extremely hard to round up additional Sprites for Competition events, the Passenger Session and a special Sprite Parade Lap.
MSCAV organisers ensured that Run Group 2 was almost entirely devoted to the Austin Healey Sprites and MG Midgets, with a couple of MGs and a Triumph Spitfire as the only non-Spridgets. There were at least half a dozen Sprites/Midgets competing that had not competed in a previous 2013 MSCAV round. Hopefully we’ll see them back to compete more regularly in the future.
It was obvious from comments before and after the event that the Spridget drivers certainly enjoyed having the opportunity to compete amongst themselves.
During the official lunch break Sprite Drivers had two choices:
- Enter the Passenger Session – competitors could take a passenger. Passengers were required to wear helmets and suitable clothing but got the chance to experience several laps around the circuit at close to normal event speeds.
- Enter the Sprites only Parade Lap – no helmets or special clothing or equipment were required; just an opportunity to go for a few laps around the circuit with other Sprites/Midgets.
After a quick line up of Sprites/Midgets and getting cars into position for the Passenger Session and Parade Laps, the heavens opened and everyone got soaked. It did however show the determination of Sprite/Midget enthusiasts to try to enjoy themselves no matter what.
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