Hello and welcome to the November competition report. Super Sprint round 5 was held on the 27th of September. Compared to the previous 3 sprints it was barmy morning, the sun was shining, the sky was clear and spirits were high for the last round of the year.
Firstly a big thank you to our flag marshals who volunteered to assist on the day, Phil and Chris Crouch, Phil Reeves and our president Steve Weedon. I’m deeply appreciative of the volunteers who donate their time to ensure the day can happen.
I was looking to finish the year off well with a time in the 134s. Neil Heywood was looking fast when he arrived, sporting a new pair of racing shoes. A new sprinter joined us for the final round, Paul Morris. Paul is a friend of mine and I worked tirelessly to convince him to purchase an Alfa for his first sprint car, unfortunately Paul has a soft spot for Fords and he arrived in a Ford Capri Turbo.
Despite the warm conditions some good times were posted, Malcolm posted his fastest time for the year. PBs were achieved by Adam Savis, myself and Neil Heywood’s new shoes lived up to their promise with a half a second improvement.
Andrew Scadding completed his final round ever in his much loved and very quick GTV. Andrew will be out there next year tearing around the track in his 156 competing in the Formula 98 class. With a growing number of cyclists on the road a spirited drive through the hills is not what it once was. So why not bring the Alfa out to Mallala and drive as fast as you dare in a cyclist free zone.
Live timing to the Natsoft website was trialled on the day with success. At the time of writing this article the results have not been posted on the MSCA website, so if you’re looking for your lap breakdown please refer to the Natsoft website.
Unfortunately I couldn’t attend the October club meeting due to sickness so I’ll hand out the plaques for round 4 and round 5 at the November meeting.
The times for round 5 were as follows:
The results for round 4, held on the 16th August, were as follows
|Racing Under 3L|
|Racing Under 2L|
|Slightly Modified Under 2L|
|Standard Under 2L|
|Non Alfa over 2L|
|Non Alfa under 2L|
Other motorsport events scheduled in November include:
|1 Nov||Porsche club Supersprint||Mallala|
|6- 8 Nov||Legends of the Lakes Hillclimb||Mt Gambier|
|14 Nov||Tarmac JDP||SA Motorsport Park|
|21 Nov||Master of Mallala Series – Round 4||Mallala|
|22 Nov||Superkart Race Meeting & Modern Regularity||Mallala|
Until next month remember corner speed is everything.