Sorry lads, another exciting race report. This weekend just gone was the Warwick Six Banger Nats. This was the fifth one I've been to and while I don't consider myself to be a trophy hunter this event is a special one due to the founder of the event, Mark Stewart being killed in a freak work accident in 2012. The event was carried on by his wife and son, with Norm doing a tribute run in Mark's car, Panic, each year. It's a very knarly six cylinder powered altered, well known for big wheel stands. I headed up to Queensland, alone, on Friday for the 690 klm (430 mile) trip. That's a 9 hour run but I enjoy the trip through the country. Saturday is a bracket racing day but I chose to only do the qualifying runs and save the car for the Six banger event on Sunday. The first couple of runs the car felt doughy but I put it down to the dust in the air and the altitude. After 3 runs at 9.7, 9.4 and 9.78 I thought ,bugger it, I'll alter the timing. Gave it a bit of advance and ran a couple of 8.8s and the engine sounded better. I was happy to pack it in and enjoy helping others race. Sunday the wind was not too bad so we were ready to go at 10.am. There were 4 HAMBsters in attendance. John, Steve, Jackson and myself plus Benny who gives a hand to anyone who needs it. Us HAMBsters get put in Stick Shift bracket but as long as we're racing we don't care. We lined up for qualifying and on my first run I was out of the blocks and away..............sort of. Benny towed me back and we diagnosed a shattered clutch pressure plate. Mind you, a lot of swearing occurred first as last year I did one run and took all the crank gear off. Luckily I had thrown an old clutch pressure plate in so the thrash was on. At this point I only wanted to finish the day. With the help of John's trailer ramps as a workshop, me and Benny underneath and Steve and my mate Dennis up top handing spanners we got it done with about ten minutes to spare. Run one was against Steve. He ran 8.68 on his 8.78 dial and I ran 8.86 on a 8.2 dial for the win. Run two was against a Torana sedan with me taking the win. Run 3 was against John. We normally try not to race each other but some times it's luck of the draw. John ran a 9.47 on his 9.23 and I ran 9.17 for the win. That gave me 3 wins so it was a nervous wait to see who was in the final. My name was called out and I was ecstatic to be in the final but more so because young Jackson in the other Holden Grey motor HAMBster was in it too. The result was..... Because of the layout at Warwick you don't know the winner until you get your timeslip but due to all the congratulations I was getting on the return road I assumed it was me. What a buzz and I couldn't get the smile off my face. To blow a clutch up and then take out the final was pretty cool. Without the help of the others it wouldn't of happened.