We had 16 racers, including 2 visitors, Andrew and Lim,and “Newbie” Ian turn up on Saturday for another great night of racing. We started off with the Sideways Group 5 Enduro in the clockwise direction with minimal grip which showed in the lap times. There was some incredibly close racing in this direction with everybody except Ian, Lim and Andrew struggling with the slipperiness of the track. Andrew certainly showed why he should be a regular attendee by placing quite high despite having not raced for a long period of time! Matt and Nick swapped leads several times with Nick narrowly winning the clockwise direction. We changed direction to the regular direction and is wasn’t long before the grip started to improve and the times started to come down. Still not down to our usual times but definitely an improvement! This time it was Chris and Nick fighting it out for honors and in the end it was Chris that won through with a big enough margin to win the Enduro by the smallest of margins. Well done Chris! When you look at the results there isn’t much between all our regular racers which shows how close the racing is and that the format works really well. We will look at it at the end of the year to see if we can tweak it even more.
Half time came and we had the usual fare with the added bonus of some hot fruit mince pies with canned cream! Those that had them thought they were pretty good! The raffle was held with 1st 2nd and 3rd prizes being held in credit. We need to discuss what we want to do about the raffle at next meeting!! We also said goodbye to Lim and Andrew who had to leave due to commitments ( Andrew) and an early flight back home to Malaysia (Lim). Its always good to see Lim over here and hopefully we will have the pleasure of his company again!
We raced the NSR GT in the second half of the night and by then the track had regained it’s grip. We again had some incredibly close racing and although the usual suspects came to the top no one anticipated the Claire and Simon show! Claire showed a consistant turn of speed to come up through the C main and into the B main! Simon took it a step further and into the A main! In the A Main Peter W showed what he was capable of by setting the fastest lap but it was Nick with a consistent drive who won from Matt followed by Peter and Simon. Well done to all.
When we drew the balls for the reverse round on Saturday for the Sideways Group 5 it was deemed a normal round. With this being the case the last round will not automatically be a reverse round. To make it fair we will have a redraw by the class leader after the next round to decide which round will be reversed. I think you will all understand the need to do this LOL!
See you all next Saturday for the NSR GT and Historic NASCAR shed will be open from 17:45 due to work commitments cheers Syd