31st October '04
After handing out headache
tablets to some of our fellow Wildbunchers, we eagerly got dressed ready for
the staging lanes fancy dress competition (no one told us it had been moved
to last night in the bar!) The track was again a bit damp from overnight but
we soon started queuing to get onto the track.
All the team dressed up
back into the queue, the second start proved to be much better with Dean
getting more relaxed and running 13.18 @ 97.4mph. By this point Dean was
really enjoying the driving (too much for Helen's liking!!) so he again
queued for his final run at 4:20 p.m. This proved the best run of the day
with a 13.05 @97.8 mph. Although not quite into the 12's Dean was pleased
with three new PB's through the day.
Sunday afternoon saw Dean's first
run in 8 months and he immediately ran a new Personal Best (PB) of 13.19 @
97.8mph. The start was a bit of a mess with Dean rolling through the stage
beam, but the starter kindly pulled him back into stage for a second
"Devilishly" difficult to do
this without standing on one's tail....
"Witch" way to the racetrack?
The team showing off their
great costumes in the staging lanes.
"The Spookiest Team" and that
was before they dressed up!!
All in all we
had a great weekend, although Helen and Chris were the only one's dressed up
in the staging lanes they didn't seem to care and drew many wonderful
comments from competitors and spectators alike. There efforts did not go in
vain as they won the Spookiest Team trophy to add to our racing collection
for the year. In or out of the car, there's no stopping that girl!!