RCL Westfield SEI – 1.6L Vauxhall

Well Done to Stuart Wood, Overall Winner of the SBD Speed Championship 2010

Wiscombe hillclimb 24Apr – Stuart: 1st in Class:45s, Philip: 3rd in Class:47.64s 
Wiscombe hillclimb 25Apr – Stuart: 1st in Class:44.91s, Philip: 4th in Class:48.18s  
Goodwood sprint  5May – Stuart: 1st in Class, New Class Record:94.45s 
Abingdon sprint 12Jun – Stuart: 1st in Class:93.65s, Philip: 2nd in Class:99.59s  
Caste Combe sprint 26Jun – Stuart: 3rd in Class:66.84s, Philip:70.63s  
Llandow sprint 17Jun – Stuart: 1st in Class:79.52s, Philip: 2nd in Class:83.01s 
Curborough sprint 7Aug – Stuart: 1st in Class, New Class Record:60.40s, Philip: 2nd in Class:62.21s 
Curborough sprint 2Oct – Stuart: 1st in Class:33.22s, Philip:35.05s 

Read Stuart’s feature in Startline about his year in sprinting.

Stuart Wood SBD Speed Champion 2010
Stuart Wood
SBD Speed Champion 2010

Back out in the SBD Championship in 2010 – Phil & Stuart
Kicked the season off with a really good weekend at Wiscombe. On Saturday, we had superb weather with the climb getting faster and faster. I bettered my best by almost a second and Stuart dropped the SBD class record by 1.06 seconds to finish on 45.00. Rain overnight meant that Sunday was slower with the hill never really drying out under the trees but Stuart went even quicker, getting down to 44.91 on his first timed run before the heavens opened. I ended up 4th in class with the excuse that I could have made it to second if it hadn’t rained! 
Saturday 15th May saw the car out at Goodwood with Stuart driving for the first time at this amazing circuit. Practice was cautious but still under 100 seconds and first timed run delivered 96.7, a whisker off the championship class record. 
Second timed run was amazing, dropping the class record by over 2 seconds to 94.54!
Can’t make it to Pembrey so next outing will be Abingdon. Should be fun.

Stuart. Picture:Derek Hibbert
Stuart. Picture:Derek Hibbert

2005-2009 – Resting on our Laurels!

1618cc with standard crank, SBD steel rods, SBD bearings and Omega pistons.
SBD dry sump system and tank.
SBD valves, solid followers and valve springs.
SBD M295 cams
SBD mapped MBE967E ECU. 
Jenvey throttle bodies on Formula Vauxhall Junior inlet manifold with SBD injectors, swirl pot, fuel pump and regulator
SBD exhaust manifold and silencer
Quaife 4 speed dog gearbox with Quaife ATB differential in Westfield “English” casing.
Front: Willwood 4 pot with Hawk pads
Rear: Ford Cosworth callipers with solid discs. Standard pads.

Dry weight: 535 Kg
Power: 206 bhp

RCL Westfield SEI - 1.6L Vauxhall
RCL Westfield SEI – 1.6L Vauxhall

Events 2004
Managed to avoid the trees at Wiscombe this year. Just got sunburnt instead!
Werrington was also dry. We were put into ASWMC class C5 (with everyone else running on slicks) but Alan still managed to lower the class record by 0.3 second. S03’s must be quite good! He should have won the class as well but there was only 1 entry in C6 so we were amalgamated and so lost out by 0.5 to a 2litre Westie running on soft Avons. Only be 0.6 second!

Phil. Picture:Derek Hibbert
Phil. Picture:Derek Hibbert

Championship positions 2004

CD (was CCC, now SBD) Speed Championship Overall Champion
ACSMC Guildford Tyres Speed Overall Champion 

BARC Circuit Driver Speed 1st in Class 7
ACSMC Guildford Tyres Speed 1st in Class 7

Silverstone 13Mar – 1st in Class, Dad hit a marshall’s post and bent the left front wishbone!
North Weald  21Mar – 2nd in Class, Should have replaced the damper as well!
Lydden Hill  3Apr – 1st in Class, Never really dried out
Gurston 17Apr – 4th in Class, Why are we in a class with 21 car on slicks!
Wiscombe  24Apr – 1st in Class, Superb weather – sunburnt in April
Wiscombe 25Apr – 3rd in Class, Wish we could run 1B tyres the SW guys!
Werrington 1May – 1st in Class, New Class Record
Hethel 16May – 1st in Class, Took over 1 second off previous best for class – 8th overall
Goodwood 22May – 1st in Class, Down into the 96s
Goodwood 05Jun – 1st in Class, Down into the 95s
Abingdon 12Jun – 2nd in Class, Need to work on the traction control!
Lydden 19Jun – 1st in Class, Good day – dry & fast
Castle Combe  03Jul – 1st in Class, Tail wind – hit the rev limiter in top on the straight!
Longcross 11Jul – 1st in Class, 3rd fastest time of day
MIRA  17Jul – 1st in Class, Very grippy & tricky circuit – great fun!
Goodwood 31/7 1   1   Down into the 94s!!!!!!!
MIRA 7Aug – 1st in Class, Messed up the second run but getting closer to Mr Palmer
Lydden 28Aug – 1st in Class, Dried but always slippy
Pembrey 11Sept – 1st in Class, Dry on Saturday
Pembrey 12Sept – 2nd in Class, Absolutely p****d down on Sunday
Longleat 25Sept – 1st in Class, Great hill, shame about the mud!
Curborough 2Oct – 1st in Class, It rained again!

Alan at Goodwood 2004 Picture:Keith Payne
Alan at Goodwood 2004
Picture:Keith Payne

Overall for 2003:-
CCC (now SBD) Speed Championship 7th Overall and Class 7 Winner – Alan Wood
ACSMC Guildford Tyres Speed Championship 2nd Overall – Alan Wood
Top6 Challenge winner – Alan Wood
Class 7 winner – Phil Wood

Events entered:-
All results in Class C7 – Roadgoing Kit cars up to 1700cc – except Eelmoor which we entered in E12, Alan beat me every time this year…. must be getting old! I did get to within 0.02 second of him at Lydden and 0.05 at Longleat!
Cheers Phil

Lydden 12Apr – 1st in Class
Wiscombe 26Apr – 3rd in Class, Dad threw it into the trees! 
Werrington 3May – 1st in Class
Hethel 18May – 1st in Class
Pembry 31May/1Jun – 1st in Class
Abingdon 7Jun – 1st in Class
Silverstone 21Jun – 2nd in Class
Goodwood 27Jun – 3rd in Class, Head Gasket……..  
Lydden 12Jul – 1st in Class
Longcross 20Jul – 1st in Class, 5th overall…….2.5 seconds behind Dick 
Goodwood 16Aug – 3rd in Class
Lydden 6Sept – 1st in Class
Eelmoor 14Sept – FTD, New track record
MIRA 20Sept – 2nd in Class
Longleat 27Sept – 1st in Class, New class record 
Curborough 4Oct – 1st in Class