The Uk Northern
Nationals: Wild Bunch
Nostalgia Racecar Series Round 3
Real Steel Round
7, 6th/7th August '05
After a quick trip to Hull to
pick up Crew member Christine, Team Twisted arrived at the track and set up
camp in line with the other Bunchers. Saturday Morning started fine after
some dampness the night before.
Quiet time and we're all
asleep.... but who's taking the photo!?
We decided to sit out the first
practice round and wait till later in the day to try out our tactics. So,
after preparing the Belle and warming her up, The Wild Bunch set out for
their second practice round at about half past twelve. Following from our
previous discomfort at York, we had decided to run 1/8th mile passes with
Helen lifting as she past the 1/8th mile marker. The first pass, in the left
hand lane, netted a 12.44 at 76mph and Helen found the track to be smoother
and flatter than the last outing. Exactly (to the second!!) 2 hours later,
our second pass, in the right hand lane, was 13.19 at 76mph showing that
consistency was not going to be our strong point this weekend.
See that... that's top quality
crewing that is....
Dean warms the Belle up. Helen
doesn't let him get in there that often!
Thumbs up from the girls... Team Twisted, looking good!!
hours later (to the minute!) and Helen was back in the left lane to record
12.23 at 80mph.
Although we knew it was going to
be a long shot, we looked forward to Sunday to see if we could make our
On Saturday night a crowd
gathered to watch a video of the days racing, recorded by the "Destiny" team
and shown on a screen inside Steve and Leslie Field's "The Black Pig"
awning. Thanks to all involved as it proved a fantastic treat to see the
racing straight away, and the cover was very much appreciated as the heavens
opened during the show to leave a very damp pits overnight.