Nationals: Real Steel Round
Bunch Round 4. 17th July '04
Christine puts up a very wet tent
(she only packed it up yesterday in thick fog in Cornwall ! ) Pooky and
Penny are happy to sit and watch, they call themselves crew members but
don't seem to do much crewing...
Crew member Chris with a soggy
The Mini Nationals saw Dean's Mum
and Dad coming to watch what their Son and Daughter-in-law spend their
weekends doing. They weren't disappointed as Saturday saw not only beautiful
sunshine but relatively quiet staging lanes, this led to most of the Wild
Bunch, including us, getting record numbers of passes in. We ran a
slowest of 13.23 and a quickest of 12.83, with a top speed of 102.91 mph. We
tested shift rpm and carb jet sizes through the day. The eight passes on
Saturday led us to dial in at an average of 12.93 for Sunday. Helen's best
reaction on Saturday was a 0.068, pretty good but as always she's looking to
Crew members Dave and Penny
finish off the evening with a nightcap...
Top "crew members" Pooky and
Penny settling in...
The sun's out and we're all
getting hotter by the second.
Helen with mum, Christine and
Dean's dad, Keith.
Returning from yet another
Dean with his mum, Frances.
The team, crew and family all
headed out on Saturday night into Stratford for a meal and drinkies. A great
night was had by all, Helen kept the drinking under control (just the one
bottle of wine) but Dave seemed to let Penny get a little tipsy back at the
Helen scrubs up well for the