Register now to get rid of these ads!

Round 6 Sydney Oct. 2019

Discussion in 'HA/GR' started by spanners, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 816

    spanners
    Member

    Here comes another one. A race report that is. (You thought it was going to be interesting, didn't you?)
    Saturday 19th October the crew chief and I loaded up and traveled down to Sydney to participate in Round 6 of the track championships. Okay, due to not being able to race at Casino back in September due to the airstrip being used to refuel critical bushfire aircraft, the crew chief told me to go for one more fang before the Summer racing shutdown. If the crew chief tells me to go racing who am I to argue.
    There was 5 of us entered for the day. Me, Ezio, Emma , Anthony and James. I was curious to see how Ezio's freshened motor and triple SU combo was going. Ezio used to run high 15s or 16 but it runs a tad better now.

    I haven't got all videos available due to this (insert expletive) camera shutting down mid race again.
    This is Emma against Anthony in a shootout run. Until this year Emma hadn't ever driven a manual gearbox car of any sort so still learning. She broke out a little bit, too much redline fever.

    Here's a strictly self indulgent video of one of the few times I get the bye run because I was the fastest qualifier. I ran 14.037 and Emma ran 14.097 in an earlier qualifier.

    This last video is me and Anthony in the last of the shootout runs. At this point Anthony had 2 wins and I had only my bye run so we were bunging it on a bit at the start. Anthony took the deserved win with his restrained enthusiasm showing :D when he came over to shake hands. One thing I like about these young blokes is their good sportsmanship. It doesn't matter if they win or lose, they come over and discuss how things went and shake your hand.

    The final was run between Anthony and James with both of them redlighting but Anthony did first so the win went to James. Congratulations to them both.
    See you all next year. I'm pulling mine down over the Summer and putting a new clutch in and the old race motor that I broke the crank in last year. Hooroo.
     
  2. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 816

    spanners
    Member

    In case you were wondering, yes I took the crew chief on a holiday this week to the coast. She deserved it, a lot of racing got done this year. Hard to believe I've been retired for nearly 12 months.
     
    64 DODGE 440 likes this.
  3. Crosley
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,029

    Crosley
    Member
    from Aridzona

    Thanks for the videos.... brings a smile to me face. I will be 66 yr old soon. Still working full time. Dammit!
     
  4. BS!
    Joined: Mar 17, 2010
    Posts: 80

    BS!
    Member

    I gotta agree James and Anthony are both gentleman as are most the guys I have met in this class.

    Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
     
    Black Knight Racing likes this.
    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. bobw
    Joined: Mar 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,363

    bobw
    Member

    spanners, You're having too much fun. Wait, you can't have too much fun. Sure enjoyed the videos and your commentary this season.
     
  6. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 816

    spanners
    Member

    Thank you all for the compliments. You're right, there's no such thing as too much fun. I just did a rough guesstimate and I've done around 10,500 kilometres or 6,500 miles in my quest to do something I enjoy. Rocks in my head? Probably.
     
    64 DODGE 440 and Crosley like this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.