Saturday, 15 October 2016

Bathurst 1000 2016

Well another year another Bathurst 1000 this year with a 10 Year anniversary of Peter Brock's Tragic death. Big crowds great racing with a great display of Brock's old racing cars hitting the track. I was assigned Post 9.0 with a great team of guys Len - Sector, Keith, Russell, Thomas and myself sharing Flags and radio. We were on drivers right along top of mountain fairly fast section with cars going close to the walls for best line. We had a few hitting the wall with A Dunlop series car 22 hitting hard and bursting into flames at the rear due to the diff oil leaking but continued on to post 10.0 but left us the oil to clean up on track. But the best hit was during the main race when Jason Brights car 8 hit the wall at about 8.5 and sent it side on into our flag point with another big hit before hitting the wall again past our point sitting at a 90 degree angle from the wall sticking out onto the track this also brought out the first Safety car for the main race after 4 hours of racing. Was great weather for the four days I think one of the best Bathurst 1000 that I have done. With Dunlop Series V8's, Porsche, Touring Car Masters, V8 Utes and Toyota 86s supporting the Super-cars made it a full program of racing.
Enjoy the photos for full album and drivers parade video go to my facebook pg "A Flag Marshals Journey" next event for me Sandown Historics in November Until next time stay Safe have Fun.

Post 9.0 Views

view looking from top down to camping and Paddock areas

Some of Peter Brocks racing cars

Sunday, 18 September 2016

SANDOWN 500 SEPT 16-18 2016

What a great w/end at Sandown for the retro round of Supercars was assigned Sector at 0.5 for the three days with Rebecca, Zoe and Theresa on coms was a mainly fine day with practice and Qualifying rounds for all support categories which included Formula 4s, Dunlop Development Series V8s and Porsche Carrera Cup cars with the SuperCars having a number of practice sessions for co- drivers and main drivers.
First event of the day the track was still a little wet fro overnight rain the F4s came out on track and one spun and hit the wall just before our flag point and stopped about 100m down the track up against the wall first incident and first red flag of many in what was going to be an eventful w/end around the track.
Saturday and Sunday I had a different Team Tony,Tanya and Micheal was a great team to be with even though we didn't get anymore incidents there was plenty of action around the track with some big offs in Dunlop, F4s and Supercars I think the Porsche category was the only ones to keep it fairly clean.The track was dry on Saturday but stayed wet on Sunday with light showers on and off all day.

Was good to see the Retro livery and uniforms on some of the Supercar Teams and the old race cars on display around the venue.
Next event for me is Winton Vmrc R3 24th & 25 Sept and onto the Big one for the Year Bathurst 1000 in October

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

40th Historic Winton 28th and 29th May 2016

Well I am a bit late putting this up but photos have been on FB for a while. Been a quiet few months this event my last major one for a while since this w/end I have done a couple of odd days at some smaller state rounds and also attended our clubs 30th Anniversary back on the 4th of June and I was also able to enjoy a ride day at Sandown raceway with Jim Richards in his Cup Porsche. So even though not much racing been busy with other things.
So 40th Historic Winton always a great event using the short track I was assigned turn 2.0 which on the short track now becomes turn 9.0. A great turn out of cars and motorbikes for the w/end one of the few historic rounds that have cars and bikes running. Apart from a rollover at turn 3.0 was a quiet w/end has far has reports go i think I may have had two or three for minor things.
 Again well looked after buy Winton with dinner on Saturday night and thanks also to the Austin 7 club who run the event for the the gifts they give to all the Officials.
Next event is VSCRC 3 at Sandown on July 23 & 24 know by the Officials has the Hotdog round due to the fact we get Hotdogs for lunch on Sunday. Enjoy the photos and stay safe and have fun.

Jim Richards ride day

VFT 30th Anniversary

Gifts from Austin 7 Club for Officials

40th year badge


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