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Club MSV’s How Fast events prove a huge hit with drivers

Wednesday, September 28 2011

Club MSV's inaugural How Fast event took place at Bedford Autodrome recently, with drivers setting times against the clock on the West Circuit as used by evo magazine. The best times appear on a leaderboard on the How Fast website, which can be found here.

Aimed at drivers who want to compete on track but without the additional expense of obtaining race licences and safety equipment, How Fast has already proven to be hugely popular. Thomas Edwards Moss, who fielded a Porsche 911, said: "I thought this was an excellent event. I'm looking forward to seeing the times up on the website!"

Lotus Exige driver Dimitris Melas added: "It was really a great day yesterday. Having done track days now for a while I found the How Fast format a nice step up. Let me take this opportunity to thank all the MSV staff for putting on a well organised yet informal and enjoyable event! Those of us who attended the first day will certainly come back and we will spread the word to other petrolheads!"

The event wasn't just attended by members of the public. Performance Ford Magazine dispatched a journalist to uphold honour. "I had a great time at Bedford on Monday", said the publication's Luke Wood, who drove a Focus. "All in all I thought it was a real success. I'm actually a bit bored of normal trackdays, so the competitive element really got the adrenaline flowing, especially as I was sharing the car."

Machinery of all ages are eligible and one of the oldest was a Talbot Sunbeam. "I thought the day was great, very professional, with plenty enough time to test and learn the track", said driver Paul Norris. "I think it will work best with car clubs and should be popular; no need for race licenses or MSA log books. We will be back to try and better our own times."

The leaderboard will be developed to show more details of all How Fast entrants, including photos and specific details on the modifications of vehicles. A search facility will also be added to help locate the event and the make or model of car. In the meantime, a list of evo Magazine's latest lap times in various vehicles can be found here.

The next event is planned for Saturday 29 October, which will run alongside a novice trackday taking place on Bedford's SEN circuit. Also available is Clio Cup How Fast, if you would prefer to use one of our vehicles to take part.

How Fast events are available from £99. To book, or for more information, call 0843 453 3000 or click here.