Hot Rod Drags:
Nostalgia Race Car Series.
Final Round: 17th-18th
After a couple of very weak shandys the night before and the blisteringly
early kick off of 11a.m. on Sunday morning, Team Twisted roared into action.
We headed off to join the queue which was the theme for the day. Hot Rod
drags is always busy and this year was no exception with exhibition classes
booked for half of the day leaving us lowly RWYB'ers twiddling our thumbs in
the staging lanes. In a marked demonstration of foresight, Helen took a good
book down to the staging lanes with us....
Oooooo what a smart team...
Enough moaning and back to the
action! After yesterday's storming consistency we dialled in 10.34 for
Sunday. Our first run showed how little we knew as the Belle ran 10.21,
straight under the dial in and proving the day would be interesting to say
The second pass was 10.18
indicating that the Belle was definitely a bit quicker after her good nights
sleep. Knowing that a top three position was now looking more unlikely,
Helen decided to give the burnout a bit of stick and see if we could impress
the crowd with some more tyre smoke. During these extended burnout's an
intrepid photographer gave it his best shot with the fantastic results shown
here on the left.....
Bored of reading now.....
Yaaay!! Lunch time at last.(4:15pm.)
Dean and the Belle. Helen and
We headed down for the last run
to see if we could claw back some margin to the dial in , but it was not to
be! The final pass of the day was 10.12, the Belle had gone quicker all day
and we were now about 0.16 under our dial in, not a winning performance with
the quality of competition in the Wild bunch, but we were happy because we
could head back to the van for a spot of tiffin...