well what a great comp.....drama right down to the last minute.
As reported in the previous thread, the race was on for 3rd place in the comp, and in true ARSE fashion it went down to the wire.
For starters Frenchy was a no show for what ever reason so that left it down to Dion & Matt to battle it out for the honours.
Dion had been having disco problems over the last coupla rounds, so we suggested he try the new rasters to see if that would cure his prob,
seems it did, so that was a bonus. Qually was tight with Dion just getting the nod over Matt, so the scene was set. Rob got a great start over
me and was able to take an early lead with Dion sliding in behind me and Matt bringing up the rear. Both Rob & Dion had good pace so i had my work
cut out being the meat in the sandwich. We were cruising along as such when on the 3rd lap disaster struck Dion when his shifter broke....LITERALLY!!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! somehow he managed to get it back on the track but not before Matt was able to catch and pass him, Dion
then set about trying to catch him back. Dont ask me how, but i'm sure Dion will tell us, he was able to continue with a snapped shifter for another 5 laps,
desperately trying to catch Matt, but alas it was all in vain and he could no longer continue so had to pull out on the 8th lap....just not his day
he proceeded to limp back to the pits and sack his entire crew ( mumble mumble bloody mechanics mumble
Congrats go to Matt for hanging in there and getting the job done, even though he had a big stroke of luck with Dions misfortune.....but thats motor racing,
Well Done Matt
Rob and i had a great battle with the lead changing several times, however late in the race i was able to out brake him down the back straight into the hairpin which
resulted in him running a touch wide and clipping the haybales on the exit, which gave me the chance to get a small gap on him.....Great racing Rob
here are the results:
Track: Adelaide Tue Nov 18 22:20:22 2008
RACE RESULTS (After 13 laps)
Pos No Driver Team Nat Laps Race Time Diff
1 46 Dave Unger66 BrabBT19 AUS 13 20m40.522s : 9 points
2 48 Robin Jeffery66 BraBT115 AUS 13 20m56.685s 16.163s : 6 points
3 38 Matt Powell66 EagleT1F AUS 13 21m51.098s 1m10.576s : 4 points
4 10 Dion Ware 66 BrabBT19 AUS 5 8m35.469s 8 lap(s) : 2 points
and the final standings:
Dave Unger : 64 points
Robin Jeffery : 49 points
Matt Powell : 18 points
Dion Ware : 17 points
David French : 13 points
Jamie Cottier : 10 points
Pat Phillips : 2 points
all in all we hadda lotta fun racing street circuits as we dont get to do so all that often, and its definately different to normal tracks.
no idea what we up to next but we will have a break from the 66's.....might go back to the 67's for a tad or have even been toying with the idea of dusting the Thundercars off.
whatever we do we'll doit in our usual ARSE style
i have been thinking of something different for the next comp though....maybe we'll race a different mod each race,
65's one week then 66's the next then 67's etc etc....anyway lemme know what ya's think and if you have any ideas dont hesitate to suggest away.
in the meantime.......CYA'S ON THE TRACK!