The Hot Rod
Drags: Roy Wilding Round 4
Sunday 19th September '04
After the drivers meeting it was
agreed that because the Hot Rod Drags is such a busy event, the teams would
get out and get their runs in at their own pace rather than try and
The weather looked clear and warm
and stayed dry all day allowing most Bunchers to get four runs.
Team Twisted showing off their
Christine and Dean discuss the
finer points of looking cool in front of the crowd.......
After a good
days racing, we packed up the car, tent and other gear.
the prize giving ceremony by the Backdraft bus. Had we not had the one poor
pass we thought we could've been in with a chance. When we heard Tony Smith
had been placed fourth we thought we didn't have much hope, but our luck was
in and Team Twisted won Third place for our efforts. The Black Pig team came
second and Joe Stevens won the event. Congratulations to all Bunchers for
another day of great racing!
for this, the final round of the Roy Wilding Nostalgia Race car series also
finalised the championship positions, which are as follows:
Stevens, 2nd: Stephen Field, 3rd: Helen Smythe (wahoo!) and 4th: Mike
Creswell. That's three rookies in the top four places, so lookout guys for
even closer racing in 2005!
Our first pass was 12.76@100mph
only 0.01 off our personal best. This was a marked improvement over our
recent form and was due to a few changes in the carb jetting.
The track was busy, and we
decided to keep lapping in order to get the runs in. With a 2 hour wait for
the next pass, the decision to stay out was a good one. However, the next
pass was not too good with Helen recording a slower time due to a missed
After another 1.5 hour wait for
the third pass we got back on form with a 12.86 and finally a 12.79 from our
last pass just before four o'clock.
Christine observing the
instructions for the burnout/staging procedure.
The burnouts are getting
better, but not in Joe or Tony's league just yet...
Back at the burger van for
another potato packed lunchtime....
Our third place trophy...
complete with Roy Wilding Birthday inscription.