Hillclimbing an EK9.


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Well just got back from my second Hillclimb with my EK9 and guess what .......... New class record!!

Smashed the existing class record by a full second which was set by a well modded CRX and Im only just getting used to FWD having raced Escorts for 25 years.

I love this little thing it is a superb bit of Japanese engineering.:))

I bought it to use as an every day car that one of my daughters could use to compete at local Speed events here in Guernsey, she currently shares a Fiesta XR2 Mod saloon with her twin sister. The trouble is one is a LOT quicker than the other so I thought I would try and eliminate some of the rivallry by putting them in seperate cars.
We are back out on Saturday for another hillclimb so I will report back.

So far ........
1st event:- G.K.M.C Hillclimb. Class record was 39.73s (rapid Saxo) record now 38.31s EK9!! Record broken by 1.42 secs.

2nd event:-G.M.C.C.C Hillclimb. Class record was 39.05 (well modded CRX) record now 38.04s EK9!! Record broken by 1.01 secs

EK9's rock!!:dance:
 


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Brilliant work there mate, they are well suited to this sort of competition!
 



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Cheers guys, unfortunately I didn't have any onboard footage as both my cameras are still fitted in my other race car but I have a few photo's I can post if you like. I will however try and get one fitted for the next race meeting which is this coming Saturday.
 



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I'd like to see that!

Is your car standard?
 



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I'd like to see that!

Is your car standard?
The car has BC coilovers a stainless exhaust and cheap 4 into 1 header (fitted by previous owner) a panel filter in the original airbox plus a Spoon ecu with revised rev and vtec settings. Apart from that it is stock. I even leave the spare in!! Oh and I weigh 158kg. :))
(It's the windy window / no rear wiper model)

I have however been racing tarmac speed events for 23+ years though in a 1300cc Mk2 Escort but this is the first time I have raced a FWD car in anger.

I have gotta say I love this little car, well balanced and boy what an engine!!
 


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No ek9s have rear wipers.
I assume you mean the poverty spec with no air bags/elec mirrors/abs/elec windows? :)
Same as mine :D
 


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It's nice to hear a RWD racing vetran sign the praises of the little pocket rocket EK9, that's for sure!
 


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Congratulations:nice:
Video would be great. Often wondered whether anybody on here used their EK9 for hillclimb events. Its something that had appealed to me in the past.
 


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There's a chap on the ITR forum that does it in his DC2, that car is a bit of monster though, 240bhp and I think he was aiming for sub 900kg! :eek:
 


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I even made the local paper today!! It makes a change that a Tin top driver gets a mention (normally it is the single seater brigade that get the limelight)

Mind you I do normally beat most of the racing cars if it rains .........
 







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Just got back from another awesome event with the EK9, managed to smash another 1/2 second off the course-class record and lower it from 38.31s to 37.72s. My Daughter raced it to and broke her PB previously set with a lightweight stripped out Fiesta XR2 on slicks.

The car is now known as the Howling Honda.
 


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Well 4 records 4 events with th EK9, I fly out tomorrow morning to meet up with the EK for a weekends racing in Alderney (small Island in English Channel) the car left on Tuesday on the cargo boat so hopefully she will be waiting for me when I get there.

Any how I will let you guys know how it goes at the Sprint event and the Hillclimb this weekend.

John.
 


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