On the 13th of February I competed as a member of 'Team Excel' at the first round of the Austin 7 Car Club's Modern Regularity Championship at Mallala. We were promoting the new Circuit Excel Racing Series that is going to make its first appearance as a category at Round 2 of the SA State Championships.
The cars are basically stock, with a roll cage and race seat fitted, some suspension mods, and racing tyres. The engine is an unmodified 1.5L Twin Cam, and yet I still found myself passing a V8 Ute, XR6 Falcon, and a Porsche Boxter!
Our 3 little Excel's were in contention all day, with my old sparring partner from the early days of Formula Vee, Mark Foster, and I regularly topping the time sheets.
Come the end of the event, I won the day, which I think took everyone by surprise. We are now preparing for the next Regularity event, which Leon Gagliardi will drive the car I was in, before we team up to drive at the 6-hour Enduro later this year.