Welcome to the November Trackside report.
Our final round for season 2014 was held Sunday 19th October. It was great to see a total of 18 Alfa Romeo members competing even though the very strong northerly winds prevailed and temperatures soared into the low 30’s, considering the previous round started out freezing cold.
These trying conditions created a large attrition rate throughout the day, with a number of our members experiencing small issues and some tricks learnt by first timers in mechanical preparation. Paul Kloppers experienced what appeared to be some ignition/electrical issues during practice and couldn’t get a timed lap in. Peter Axford and Laurie Ardill also experienced some gremlins causing misfiring and intermittent failure. I had some issues with intake air temperature in the afternoon after a couple of laps.
We took along a bbq and enjoyed bbq and salad during our lunch break huddled under the car awnings of Julie Crafter and the Scaddings along with Malcolm Ebel’s marquee.
Thank you to Viano Jaksa and Jim Delaine for volunteering their time to flag marshall, without their help we cannot play, so a very important role. Mark Juttner brought along his new camera and caught some magnificent action shots which I hope to see on a bigger screen somewhere soon.
Viano also found time to catch some action shots we hope to see also.
The results are as follows:
|NAME||VEHICLE||FASTEST LAP TIME|
|Andrew Scadding||Alfetta GTV||01:23.27|
|Justin Wanzek||Alfa GTV6||01:25.59|
|Dale Ashby||Alfa Montreal||01:26.33|
|David Parkin||Alfa GTV6 Coupe||01:29.05|
|Chris Crouch||Alfetta GTV||01:29.72|
|Peter Axford||Alfa Giulia GT||01:31.48|
|Malcolm Ebel||Alfetta GT||01:32.33|
|Andrew Shearer||Alfa 105 GT Junior||01:35.07|
|Mark Thomas||Alfetta GTV||01:39.76|
|Ian Barrie||Alfa 75||01:41.88|
|Laurie Ardill||Alfa 156||01:54.72|
|Andrew Poulson||Mazda RX7||01:25.20|
|Paul Connelly||Ford Falcon||01:25.23|
|Ian Crouch||Toyota MR2||01:26.32|
|Bruce Field||Hyundai Excel||01:33.67|
|Julie Crafter||Hyundai Excel||01:34.38|
|Darren Field||Hyundai Excel||01:34.97|
Good to see two new sprinters, namely Andrew Shearer in his GT Junior and Mark Thomas in his Alfetta GTV.
Other upcoming events for the month of November include:
Nov. 1st SA State Circuit Racing Championships Rnd 4 Twilight Mallala
Nov 7th John Blandens Climb to the Eagle Victoria Park
Nov 7-9th Hillclimb – Legend of the Lakes Valley Lake
Nov. 30th Willunga Hillclimb, Willunga Hill
Please note the MSCA Trophy presentation day will be held on Sunday 15th February, at a venue yet to be confirmed. This will be followed by our first round for 2015 on Sunday 22nd March, so plenty of time now for any modifications or upgrades.
That’s all for now.
See your backside trackside.