Nationals: Real Steel Round
Bunch Round 4. 18th July '04
Another promising day
weather-wise and the team set about getting Hell's Belle looking good and
setup ready for racing. The first pass was soon after eleven am and we
recorded a 13.22 @98mph, which was about 0.3 off the dial in, not a great
Crew member Chris and Helen
give the Belle a morning wash.
We were not placed in the top
four points (we came 5th) but the last run managed to bag the team two
trophies, "Closet to Dial in" and "Best Reaction". Being 1/1000th off the
dial in was impressive but we weren't the only ones to achieve it that day
and we shared the "Closet to Dial In" award with the B-Sting team,
....but our third run saw every
thing coming together nicely, not only did Helen pull a 0.041 reaction, but
she ran a 12.929 on our 12.93 dial in, managing to get within 1/1000th of
Rain stopped play before the
fourth round and Claire (the Wild Bunch co-ordinator) calculated the results
on the three rounds already completed.
The two trophies that
we came away with on Sunday ...
The second round of racing proved
to be better with a 12.97 @99mph. Much closer to the dial in at only
Crew Chief Dean and Chris
start the bonding process early on Sunday.
It takes real co-ordination to
get the whole team looking at the camera at the same time!
Heave me hearties heave!!