Wild Bunch Round One,
Real Steel Round 2
14th/15th May '05
Good weather on Saturday morning
was a relief after the wind the day before. We needed to get an idea for the
dial in on Sunday, so we set out to get some runs in. On the first run of
the day Helen had brain fade and tried to set the transbrake in second
gear.... a red light for the red head girl on a 13.15 pass at 97mph. The
second round netted a 13.13 at 97mph.
It was now time for a short break
for Bernie's cakes! Well, credit should really go to "Mrs. Bernie" for
her delicious home made butterfly buns enjoyed by all of us, especially
Pooky and Penny.
Saturday's last two passes were
13.03 at 97mph and 13.15, again at 97mph.
More cakes from Uncle Bernie.
Suited ready in the staging
lanes..... but going nowhere...
Brolly for rain.... brolly for
sun... oh no sorry... it's a parasol darling.
Sunday saw us dial in at 13.0
flat for the day. Our first run at just before midday, saw us run a 12.85 at
99mph, the slightly cooler air knocking a tenth off Saturdays times. The
second run was another 12.85 at 99mph. After the usual hour and a half break
between rounds Helen blitzed the tree with a fantastic 0.001 reaction time
and ran a personal best E.T. of 12.72 at 100mph, putting us way under our
dial in, but did she care? Noooo!
The final run of the day was a
slower 13.30 at 84mph; Helen's ability to judge a "slight lift" at the top
end needs some more tuning!
So all in all another fun weekend
for the team and we took away the "Best Reaction" trophy as Helen managed
both the best and second best reactions for the day,
Helen and the Belle pose for