By Dick Reynolds.
The latest round of DTC was held on Sunday, and what a great event it proved to be.
An almost full complement of places with everything from a Porsche Panamera to a Mazda 2, plus all the usual suspects of course. The track still has all the tyre bundles, which we just managed to avoid, and there were a few puddles which likewise, managed to avoid.
Gideon arrived with the new green rocket and we ran the short track first.
Straight away the times were in the mid 40s, with Byron Maxwell “quick as” as usual. Mal Gray, Phil Hart, Michael Blessas and Jason McGarry stand out fasties. The Clubmans having a close fought field day, with a bit more parity about!
The Porsche fraternity much in evidence with some lovely cars.
As expected the Lotus crowd provided the most top runners, with Graham Sorensen (Cooper Special) and Jeffrey Graham (MX5) providing a bit of variety. The first Porsche in, the GT3 of James Slatter. Then a few Clubmans, the Panamera, MR2, Scirocco, I30N and all. Results below.
A quick bite to eat and it’s on with the long track.
The usual suspects lurk about the front runners, but a few higher powered cars do a tad better due to more straights on this track.
Paul Stokell wisely suggested we reverse the roundabout for the afternoon. A great idea which resulted in some outrageously fun fast stuff.
Gideon definitely got his straps on with the longer track, but sadly suffered a complete reversing light failure mid event. Seemed to recover enough to humiliate our author by the end.
Byron once again triumphed, but interestingly was hounded by Jason in the Exige. Michael, Mal and Graham also went well, but must mention that renowned golfer, Phil Hart, who performed exceptionally with a still unsorted suspension upgrade to deal with.
Day completed, with no incidents to speak of, plenty of quick driving and a lot of friendly banter as usual. Nice to have a few people drop in on us, Gideon’s mum and friend, George Row, sans a car and Daryl Wilson, our erstwhile treasurer. Some others also, who I missed, but thanks for dropping in.
And yes, broke the car again! Ignition wires fell off the back of the ignition switch! Go figure! Thank you Phil and Jon for your assistance.
As always, thank you Gideon, Paul and Jonno Reynolds from Lakeside for your help. Wouldn’t happen without their efforts. Also, a special mention of Oscar Stokell, who helped all day.
See you at the next one.