|24-25 September 2005||
All ESTfield owners are invited to take part in the season's most important international race meeting on the Pärnu Sauga circuit on the 24th and 25th of September 2005.
Our cooperation partners in Sweden are also considering taking part with their ESTfields and a Ford GT40.
The last race is a handicap race where the winner may be the driver of the least powerful car. Prizes for all participants!
The final party is at the Villa Antropov, a former high-society residence. A lottery for a prize worth 100 Euros will be held between the guests.
For the schedule click here
|26 June 2005||Race meeting at the Pärnu circuit organised by Erkki Sport. Two training sessions and two race starts in two classes: cars up to 1600cc and cars above 1600cc. Cups for winners in each category. Entry fee 300 EEK|
|24 September 2004||
Our kart racing team member Dmitri Janis takes the next step and
participates in the one day intensive racing drivers course at
Silverstone UK, where he gets the chance to try out the Formula First,
Lotus Elise, Westfield and Audi A4 skid control car.
|16-18 July 2004||
International ESTfield owners' and builders' Speed Festival in Pärnu:
Friday - Open training session and parade
Saturday - 2 training sessions and demonstration race.
|24-25 April 2004||ESTfield owners' training session on the Pärnu circuit|
|1-2 May 2004||ESTfield owners' training session on the Pärnu circuit|
|17-18 July 2004||
International Formula Estonia and ESTfield race meeting and reunion
|RaceTech's Lada Racer
click here for more details
(click on title to see full report)
|17 August||Results of demonstration race at Pärnu|
|09 August||Results of Round 2 of the 2003 Baltic Sea Racing Cup at Pärnu|
|19 July||ESTfeld owners' meeting in Pärnu. Results and pictures.|
RaceTech's V8 Racer
ESTfield NGK Cup and Baltic Cup calendar of events 2002 and Technical regulations
(click on title to see full report)
|22 September||"Everyman's Rally Sprint" on the Rapla kart circuit.|
|14 Septenber||Motul Night Race at Raadi Airfield, Tartu.|
|12-15 September||ESTfield Club meeting and practice and race days in Pärnu. Click here for race programme.|
|24. August||ESTfield Owners' Club race meeting in Pärnu|
|23 August||ESTfield owners training session on the long circuit at Pärnu.|
|14th August||Pärnu circuit training day and the first ESTfield owners meeting this year.|
|10 August||The unveiling of a new Chevrolet V8 powered ESTfield at theRaadi Drag Race|
|10. August||RaceTech's 1.6 litre Lada powered ESTfield 1st in the 2 litre class at the Raadi Drag Race.|
|22 June||Indrek Teppan's sets a new lap-record of less than one minute on the long Pärnu circuit|
|11-12 May||The "Raadi Speed" drag race on Raadi airfield.|
|4-5 May||First international race meeting in the Baltic Cup series for ESTfields|
|17 August 2003 - Demonstration race Pärnu|
|No.||Competitor||Practice||Race (12 laps)|
|Best lap time||Position||Total time||Laps||Best Lap Time|
|09 August 2003 - Baltic Sea Racing Cup 2003, Round 2, Class- Estfield.|
|No.||Competitor||Practice||Race I (10 laps)||Race II (10 laps)||Overall results|
|Best lap time||Position||Total time||Position||Total time||Position||Points|
|19 July ESTfield owners'
meeting on the Pärnu circuit.
|22 September race on Rapla
Two ten lap races were run, and those taking part were:
(drag) Race at Raadi airfield on 14 September
ESTfield V8 first real test
We are still hoping to find a higher ratio LSD, and we already have drag racing slicks waiting for us in Sweden. Perhaps someone knows where we may find a LSD for the Volvo 240 rear axle?
Despite some small hitches the whole
event was well organised by Meelis Pärtelpoeg and his team - so a big
thanks to them.
The head to head finals however offered some solace since we achieved a clear victory in the 2 litre class, which gives us encouragement to continue with a 1.6 litre engine next season. Our result in the timed runs placed us third in the upto 3 litre class but after a false start and restart Indrek's result in the third heat of the head to head race was disallowed which left us in 4th place overall in that class.
It would have been a lot to ask to want any more - two firsts in two different races in one day is a testimony to the ESTfield's excellent winning potential and sets a hard example for others to follow.
All in all it has been a very successful 2002 racing season.
Race numbers were allocated as follows:
Cars Nos. 1 and 7 were on road tyres while the other cars were on slicks.
In the very first ESTfield race the grid line-up was
as follows: 10, 7, 8, 1, 17.
During the race Valter Teppan told the spectators how the ESTfield was born and gave a run-down of future racing plans.
Urmas Kiviselg: "I've competed in motocross before, but this was my first experience on a circuit in a car. It was an interesting experience. The g-forces, braking, accelerating were all there - I would imagine driving an ESTfield is something like 20% of the thrill of driving an F1!"
Tiit Aruvee: "I did not manage to get the cooling right - the water-temperature gauge was showing 130 degrees C while I was on the track and I was worried about the engine. So it was a struggle to reach the finishing line. Next time the car will certainly be in better shape. Nevertheless, all in all, the event was OK. My aims do not include beating someone at all costs. For me the club spirit and the good company are much more important."
ESTfield owners training session on the long
circuit at Pärnu on 23 August.
Since the ESTfield Chevy engine was still being run-in revs were kept below 4000, however, Indrek noticed that the engine wasn't pulling properly and closer inspection revealed that the 2nd cylinder pushrods were broken. Since the necessary spares could not be found in time, the car was unable to race on Saturday.
Pärnu circuit training day and the first ESTfield
owners meeting in 2002.
The unveiling of a new Chevrolet V8 powered ESTfield at theRaadi Drag Race
on 10. August
RaceTech's 1.6 litre Lada powered ESTfield 1st in the 2 litre class at the
Raadi Drag Race on 10th August.
|Indrek Teppan's sets a new lap-record of less than one minute on the long Pärnu circuit
on 22 June
In official training on the long Pärnu circuit Indrek Teppan set a new lap record in an ESTfield - 59 seconds. The new record was set in a Lada powered 1.6 litre ESTfield, and the average speed was 138.07 km/h. The result was recorded on the official lap timing equipment and was confirmed by the competition office.
Here are some pictures of the ESTfields that turned out for the training day.
|The "Raadi Speed" drag race on
Raadi airfield on Saturday11 and Sunday 12 May.
As promised we took part, although there was no time to change the setup of the car after it had come off the Riga circuit.
The organisers were not able to get their electronic time recording equipment to work, so it was decided to go ahead with flagged starts and stop watches. As was feared this created a lot of confusion and the true abilities of cars and drivers could not be satisfactorily assessed.
Seeing our car in the list of entrants, panic ensued (especially in the ranks of the "fast" and flashy brigade). This culminated in our car being excluded from our class for not being registered on the road and other technicalities. We were finally allowed to enter our 1600cc car in the so-called "open class", with cars over 3000cc !!
Not withstanding that, attempts were later made to exclude our car from the head to head races too. However, we managed to stand our ground and still take part in the whole competition.
Since the start was given with a flag then it was very difficult to define precisely when the start signal was given and when the cars began to move. Later the driver who stole a whole car's length in the start was not penalised, since he thought the start signal was the start of the movement of the flag not the dropping of the flag.
In the end the supremacy of our 1600cc Lada powered ESTfield had to be recognised. Our final position: 2nd overall. [See TQHQ for full results.]
Next time we will make sure our car complies with the unwritten rules and will compete in our own class "up to 2000cc" and maybe in some other classes if this doesn't upset anyone.
In our oppinion drag racing is primarily a contest of man and machine against time, not against someones unwritten rules i.e inflated ego, empty head, and thick wallet.
N.B.! We still have some surprises in store for the next competition!
Wishing everyone good luck with the preparations for the next event.
ESTfield - TOO Fast for racing?
First international race meeting in the Baltic Cup series for ESTfields on 4 and 5 May
The first international race meeting in the Baltic Cup series for ESTfields took place in Riga, the capital of Latvia, on the weekend of the 4th and 5th of May 2002. Two cars assembled in Latvia took part: chassis 012 - built into a car called LOTA, and chassis 031 assembled by the Arcers Club which was completed just the previous evening. Two cars built by RaceTech in Estonia also took part: RaceTech's race prepared car A004 (chassis 010) driven by our test driver Indrek Teppan, and the Alfa Romeo powered car A003 (chassis 008), with owner Felix Paves at the wheel, driving in the STREET class.
Since the Latvian participants had planned the first event as a demonstration run, no lap times were taken and no championship points were awarded at this meeting. Nevertheless the event was very much a success from the promotional aspect, with lots of interest from the public. Indrek also had an opportunity to get to know the Riga circuit. Our race car showed itself to be very fast, especially on cornering, where the new DUNLOP racing tyres, provided for testing by our sponsor Dunlop dealer Kristo Ebras, glued the car to the road. Our car was faster than some specially prepared 60 000 Euro circuit racers.
We also received valuable advice from specialists on streengthening the roll-cage mountings on the car.
Felix found that he needs to give his engine a much needed rejuvination, since the unit was dropped in as-is from a high mileage donor, with no time for any overhall.
The Latvians' LOTA was very fast in its class and must certainly be a championship contender. The Arcers car had only just seen the light of day and still needs a few weeks work to get it running stably and fast.