My racing fund is all washed up for this month what with the cost of fuel and having to travel over 1200miles for Barbon and Llandow. So, I couldn't afford the entry fee for this weekend's hillclimbs at Forrestburn but I managed to get along for a few hours this morning to spectate with my two-year old son, James.
I caught up with the class A8 guys and pleaded poverty when they asked why I wasn't competing.
The conditions on the hill looked ok - fairly dry with the usual force 9 severe gale blowing in from the west to dry the track between the showers. There were some good times being posted too - I saw Jonathon Rarity do 40.8 secs in practice!
It was a bit depressing seeing all the guys get more hill time (I badly need more time having only been up Forrestburn 8 times). I really need to plan my finances better next year.
Anyway, I took a few snaps on my phone.
Graeme Bremner, Lotus Exige
Colin McLatchie, Morgan
Ian Wright, Honda Civic
Angus Buchan, Radical