Well, pretty much just the usual bunch of 'Faithful
Fools' turned up to race this last Saturday night.
Once again, a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere was enjoyed, by a
nice bunch of people, who are both good company and great to race with.
It was just a wee bit cold, so the track was rather 'Stuck', requiring a
bit of testing and tuning,
(all to no avail on my part,..Doh!).
I had two cars, but as I had installed a fresh motor in the newer car,
(which is normally very good around here), I chose to run it, especially
as the motor seemed to be a bullet.
BUT, in the conditions on the night, my car became extremely hard to
drive well and was occasionally doing things it has normally never done,
something is wrong, but I'm buggered if I can see what, sigh, oh
well, time for a new car I guess, lol
So, after a late arrival by Troy, we had 6 starters, (well 7 , if you
count Wayne B, who chose not to run so we had some marshalls).
No qualifying, random order start, the 4 min' per lane race line up
James Colfax, Cody Bramble, Mark Fox, Ivan Levanic, Troy Boldy and
Once again, great thanks to Chris and also Greg for being there and
graciously offering to Marshall.
We will have to get you running one night instead Chris!
Overall, this was a pretty clean and fast race, occasionally a bit
scrappy, (the conditions catching a few of us out occasionally). One had
to drive very tidily.
I managed to rocket off at the start and was having a great run, until
I fell off, DOH! and spent the rest of the race trying to keep my
'Strangely' difficult to drive car in the slot!
A typically 'Tough' race (as to be expected racing with This Bunch!).
There was some great dicing and lane by lane running, there were a
couple of brackets where many of us 'Tooled' around side by side.
It was pretty close there for a while, with the final outcome, slowly
'evolving' over the race length, resulting in a fine win by Mark Fox,
whose car I must admit, looked very smooth fast and settled, (Much like
it did last time in fact!,..lol). Mark admitting later that it was a
pretty easy car to drive, which is somewhat annoying seeing as it is so
quick, whilst cruising!
From about the 3rd bracket onwards and definitely by the 5th, the race
was really only between the first three, Cody was driving Wayne's car
and was seemingly not having a great night.
Ivan once again drove a very steady and almost faultless race, with a
somewhat down on Horsepower car.
We gotta get you a faster motor Ivan!
All in all, it was once again a very pleasant evenings racing, enjoyed I
believe by all who attended, so thanks once again to the HSC 'Crew' for
providing the 'Facility' to Race.
I DO hope we see a few extra 'Starters' at the next round, or I wouldn't
be surprised if a re-scheduling of the future calender is made by HSC to
more effectively cater to more Popular forms of racing.
Which, unfortunately, won't be for 'Scratch- Built' cars.
Anyway,..see you all if Not even a Few More, at the Next round.
L to R - Troy, Ivan, Cody, James, Stoo and Mark.
And the grinners are;
L to R - Troy Boldy 2nd, Mark Fox 1st, James Colefax
Concours winner, driven by Cody, and painted by Wayne Bramble.