Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Phillip Island WD-40 Nov 21&22 2015

Last of the Major events for me Phillip Island V8s was on Flag Point 1.2 with Trish (flags), Murray (comms) and Tony Sector. Great spot into turn 2 and down into Southern Loop can see alot of the Track from here following the cars through turns 4 and 6.
      Saturday was dry but cold and windy with Sunday a little warmer and less wind. Not a lot of action though we get a lot of cars going wide and coming back on track at 2.0. A few reports for contact just minor and the biggest thing we had happen was on Saturday when one of the Touring Car Masters blew his Motor like put a rod through it and dumped oil all the way past us and spun out and stopped across from our point. A big clean up and all was ready to go.
Most categories had 3 races with the V8s having to sprint races on Saturday and a 45 lap 200km race on Sunday.
Once again well looked after with lunches and a BBQ dinner Sunday night and has always a Darrell Lea Goodie bag and Hat. Drivers Michael Caruso and Todd Kelly giving up some of their time to join us for a chat and signing of posters and hats. And a extra surprise on Sunday morning we had over an hour down time due to Track walk so they lets us leave our points sent a bus around so we could go for a look and check out merchandise or the cars BONUS.
Well the Championship will be decided at Sydney With Craig Lowndes still 179 points behind Mark Winterbottom should be an interesting final three races.
For me two more events for the year again down at Phillip Island for Island Magic Nov 28th & 29th and the W/end after at Winton for the HQ 4 hour.
Whatever you are doing have fun stay safe.

Morning Muster

Daytona Love It

Pit Lane

Stunt Utes

Track Walk Sunday

WD 40 Girls

Caruso and Kelly

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Sandown Historics Nov 7th & 8th 2015

This is always a great event with all the great old racing cars from the past 1930s to late 80s.
With Formula Fords, F 5000, Formula Vees, N class Touring cars, S class production sports cars, J class Sports & racing cars and many more.
W/end was mainly fine and I was working Turn one a good turn out of officials meant that most points had three or four working. I was also being assessed for my upgrade within the club so was great to be senior on point with a great fun Team.
Has all these drivers are very careful not to damage cars no big incidents apart from what you expect from older cars even though the N class touring class did come out with a few dents but these guys still race for real.
With plenty of spin outs blown motors and oil on the track and maybe it was easier to count cars that were not smoking it was a well run w/end.
Next Event Phillip Island V8 Supercars Nov 21 & 22