Nationals: Ultimate Power Round 3,
Round 6, Real Steel Round
27th-29th August '05
Team Twisted managed a record
breaking early start and arrived at the track at about 1:30pm. But, we were
by no means first there as several eager Bunchers were already in
situ. We unloaded the Belle and set up camp for the weekend. Crew
member Dave appeared on Friday evening and provided us with most of the
photo's which accompany this report.
If you could read that t-shirt
from here, you probably wished you couldn't...
Saturday was the first day of
qualifying and the running order showed an optimistic four rounds. We
dialled in a low ten for the first qualifier but a disconnected transbrake
gave us a red light with no time recorded. We corrected the problem and checked over the
Belle before heading out for the second round; only to run a 10.94 at 118mph. Still
not happy with the running of the new ignition we switched back to the old
system once again and found the smooth running we were expecting. Back on
the track for the third qualifying round we hit 10.295 on our 10.25 dial in.
At 0.045 off the mark, we were safely back in the field.
Team Twisted heads down to the
Pooky and Penny tuck into "Mrs
Bernies" finest... yum!
Dean and Penny celebrate a
good days qualifying.
HOW many candles? Only
kidding..! Happy Birthday Chris.
round of qualifying had begun but didn't get as far as the Wild Bunch, so
the fourth and fifth qualifying rounds would be run on Sunday. We kicked
back for the evening and enjoyed the odd drink and refreshment. Crazy Chris
Hartnell from the Backdraft
team was celebrating his birthday and kindly shared his cake and drunken
ramblings with us.
Also a first for the AllStar
Nationals was the provision of a lap dancing tent down near the bar.......
unfortunately, the Belle's rather thirsty habit for race fuel had consumed
the last of Team Twisted's disposable income leaving the crew rather short
of the £20 entrance fee.......