A little later than originally advertised, but here we go.
Seven racers wasn't a bad turn out with less than a week to go before Christmas and a large number of regulars unavoidably detained elsewhere. I'm sure most of them will be out on bail before too long. The track was still very slippery after we cleaned it two weeks previously so finding some grip was the first order of business while everyone arrived. Having Cas Iwaszkiewicz join us was a pleasure, as was seeing Stan Kirk from the Timaru club again with his friend Steve Walker riding along. Very happy to have Steve W. with us again. Bob Hallums was a further welcome addition once he'd stopped admiring the model railways and been tempted into playing with us instead.
Practice and the qualifying heats had a few bumps but nothing extraordinary. Cas had to change an axle in his borrowed car after a mishap that was not of his making. He and I both had technical issues in the heats but they were all overcome in time for the finals.
30.12 laps: Cas - white
28.88 laps: Allan Feldman - red
28.84 laps: John Crocker - yellow
32.57 laps: Stan - white
31.58 laps: Steve W. - yellow
29.60 laps: Cas - red
28.84 laps: Allan - blue
33.85 laps: Steve Kempson - white
31.58 laps: Bob Hallums - yellow
29.85 laps: Steve Walker - red
29.84 laps: Stan Kirk - blue
This last race ended in a crash-fest with three cars off at a difficult to marshal corner when the timer expired so 3rd and 4th positions are debatable. Stan graciously ceded the final podium place to Steve W. after himself opting for the less favoured blue lane and leaving red for Steve. Stan is my Man of the Match without doubt.
Bob, Steve W. and Cas were using cars loaned from the Lowrider race box so car photos were taken after racing ended. I would have liked to have photographed Stan's car as well. Next time.
1st place centre, 2nd on left, 3rd on right - newly autographed!
Outisight Ti22R body on a Tony P 'Octopussy' chassis.
'Bodies 4 Beer' Lola with RGeo Slots Dragon Slayer 1 chassis.
'Bodies 4 Beer' Ferrari with Lowrider chassis.
Looking forward to lots more Retro Can-Am racing in 2013. A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all who raced with us this year.