Sunday, 7 December 2014

HQ 4 Hour Winton Raceway Dec 6th & 7th

Well last event of the year and it may not be V8 Supercars but we had it all HQ's or (V8 Supercars) 2 x 2 hour races Super TT or (Touring Car Masters) and Super Mini's or ( Aussie Race Cars) may have been only three categories but did they put it on the Minis were awesome great racing all w/end and we had the storms and rain just like Sydney with marshals being pulled off track Saturday afternoon for over an hour while a large storm passed through put us behind for the day but still finished on track by 530pm.
I was on Post 7 and also looking after the lights at Post 8 from 7. Post 7 is on a big RH turn good spot for action even though Saturday I only had some wides and no reports Sunday plenty of spins hits and some into the wall between posts 6 and 7 so ended up with 5 reports with post 6 also writing some. The Super TTs were a mix of some old V8s and TCM cars and others so was great to watch Mini's also ranged from some old classic to the newer models dont know what some of those older ones were running but they sure gave the new models a run for their money. HQ's we had about 27 on the Grid so once again they put on a great show in both wet and dry conditions.
Winton Raceway looked after us Marshals well like always with a nice packed Lunch Saturday and a beer or two at end of sessions. Sunday they pulled us off track for an hour no storm this time but instead they put on a nice xmas lunch with plenty of food for all, well what can I say but a great way to finish the year. No photos of cars this time but instead of Happy Team members enjoying the last round of the year.
The Bunkhouse to is such a great asset for anyone who travels up to stay.
Thanks everyone for reading my post look forward to next year when it starts all over again Stay Safe enjoy the Break with family and friends sort out your kit bags ready for next year. Look forward to meeting some of you track side in 2015 till then BYE.
Paul Kelly

Post 7.0

Nice and cosy

Light controls

Me relaxing between events

Looking Back to 6.0

Saturday lunch

Inside Bunkhouse


looking over to 8.0