Nationals: Real Steel Round
Bunch Round 6 & Ultimate Power Series Round 3
We arrived to a very full pits on
Friday evening and was one of the last four Wild Bunchers to arrive.
Although the allocated pit area was miles from the track it turned out to be
quite a nice spot, not to cramped or noisy. Friday night also saw the
arrival of our friends Ben and Ulla, (over from Germany for the weekend).
Could we be any further from
Through the day our "virgin" drag
racing spectators seemed to enjoy the events, and Ulla tried out the car for
size. (What is it with these women!)
Or first run of the weekend was
just after midday and we ran 13.24@98mph on a 13.0 dial in. The second run
didn't go to plan with Helen getting her first red light and no times being
recorded. At the end of the first day we had qualified 3rd.
Ahhh the age old tradition of
BBQ and JD ...
It turned out the Wild Bunch was
quite a way down the running order for the qualifying so there was plenty of
time to get the car ready. Because of space limitations and travel
commitments we had neither of our usual crew members with us. So for the
first time in a long time, Helen had to get on with some of the crew
Crew Chief Dean giving the
Belle her first wash of the weekend.
Helen has to do her own tyre
pressures this weekend.
Ulla tries the driving seat
for size, vroom vroom!
Thanks to Roger for a great
start line photo ...
We finished the day off with a
barbeque and a drop of the old JD before visiting Mark and Lynne Coulsell
who were celebrating their recent marriage with a party in their pit.