The Hot Rod
Drags: Roy Wilding Round 4
Saturday 18th September '04
We woke up on Saturday morning
and as it was dry we got the Belle ready and warmed her up. It rained before
we could get into the staging lanes. The dampness in the air was always
present and we eventually joined the queue just after lunch.
Twisted Dean and crew Dave get
ready for the warm up on Saturday morning.
Sarah, Clare and Co. had
organised a themed pit party for Saturday night. In the spirit of the event
we got dolled up as characters from the film Grease and joined the other
"Greasy Bunchers" for what we thought would be a few drinks. It turned out
to be a full enactment of the film, including pyjama party for the girls!
The party meandered though the pits, stopping off at Roy Wildings 50th
Birthday party and then the Disco for an rendition of "Grease Lightning". A
great time was had by all and when Helen and Dean headed off to bed, they
left crew members Christine and Dave boogying in the bar till the wee small
When we joined the queue we
stopped just outside the burger van. This proved to be handy as we spent the
rest of the entire afternoon in the same place! (in the queue not in the
burger van) As the track eventually became drier it was opened to cars
with treaded tyres only. As we waited in the queue more and more muddy cars
were allowed to run and the track became dirty instead of wet and the slick
tyred cars where still not allowed. At about four o'clock the rain drops on
Helens face sent her driving back to the pits and Team Twisted packed up for
the day after about 4 hours of stationary queuing.
The view for Team Twisted ALL
day Saturday ...
Just remember, they are all
somebody's daughter.... (apart from Lee)
Grease is the word, and them
chills were multiplying, especially by midnight! brrrr!.