By Rob Stevens. Photos by Trapnell Creations.
Round Two of the Qld Supersprint Series took place over the 1st and 2nd of May, in cool, mostly dry conditions at Warwick.
The Lotus Club Qld was represented by 18 attendees, in three classes of vehicle (according to the CAMS odd classification system!)
Although the “old” long circuit was being used – “Circuit E”, there were 5 timed laps per run for this round of the series, so everyone worked up quite a sweat over the course of the day.
Runs were mostly completed without incident on our part, the exceptions being Andrew (who discovered that a disintegrating foam cell in the fuel tank completely blocks the filter) and Joe (who discovered he’s getting old, and has a dicky knee!)
The results were quite outstanding, with everyone doing very good times with some PB’s. Quite amazing that 14 of us were in top 30 places outright (given there were about 100 competitors):
|1.||Geoff Noble||Elise Honda SC||1:02.379|
|4.||Garry Pitt||Elise Honda NA||1:06.363|
|9.||Matt Plowman||Exige Scura||1:07.335|
|11.||Tony Seymour||Exige V6||1:07.64|
|13.||Barry Mather||Elise Honda NA||1:07.90|
|14.||Martin O’Brien||Elise S||1:08.295|
|15.||Mitch Ringuet||Exige V6||1:08.404|
|16.||Jason Patullo||Elise Honda NA||1:08.410|
|22.||Clive Wade||Elise Honda NA||1:09.400|
|23.||Darryl Ringuet||Exige V6||1:09.561|
|26.||Cris Johansen||Elise Honda NA||1:10.589|
|28.||John Flynn||Elise S 220||1:10.962|
|29.||Gideon Street||Exige V6||1.11.043|
Friday night was courtesy of “Quattro Stagioni Woodfired Pizzas” who brought their pizza oven in a custom trailer to our Pitstop Lodge accommodation. A large number of pizzas was cooked for us, and most got eaten too.
Saturday night, the group split, some doing a BBQ at the Pitstop Lodge, and others heading to the Warwick Hotel – a dining option from years ago for some of us – still cooking good food in a wonderful old restored hotel on the main street of Warwick.
All in all, a great weekend.