A massive thank you to everyone who attended the Spices Cup race meeting, you don’t need to be told how horrendous the weather was even after a bright and sunny start to the day. The racing was average to say the least with greatly reduced fields apart from the Formula Fords and Vees who put on their usual display of high speed chasing on a waterlogged track. The Super GT’s were way down in numbers, part due to overseas commitments for some of the drivers but those who competed still managed to entertain the small but enthusiastic crowd.
The Historic Touring cars were completely caught wrong footed in the first race as the 2 Minis proceed to sprint away from the rest of the muscle cars and show how things are done in the wet. The second race was also wet but only 1 mini came out to play and still won but in the third race on a dry (ish) track the BMW lead the way and poor mini finished 4th….Oh memories of mini racing in the 70’s!!
The Historic Racing cars again had Mike Henderson to contend with but even he was 22 seconds per lap slower because of the conditions and the rest seemed to find more entertainment in doing 360’s.
The Regularity field was reduced to 1 open wheeler and 2 sedans due mostly to the VSCC meeting on the previous weekend down in Collie and drivers “saving” their cars for the Historic 2 day meeting in October. It was also disappointing that the Formula 1000 started race 1 with 4 cars, race 2 with 3 and race 3 with 5 but they still showed us just how quick they can go even in the wet!!! Still I am told that next year they expect to have at least 12 cars competing…Let’s hope so.
It was really nice of Steph Wolfgram to send an email showing her appreciation of the difficulties that we had to put up with out there and I have put this up on the WFMA Facebook page for everyone to see. Again thanks to our members, to the drivers who came to help and anyone else who made a cold, wet and windy day at least partly bearable.
Drift Association of WA.
The 2 day drift meeting on 28th and 29th September at the Collie Motorplex IS still going ahead although it’s been removed as an event from the WFMA Facebook page that is only because they have now informed us that they will have enough officials of their own so will not need any us. I gather they already have a massive entry list as drifters will be coming from all over the South West as well as the turn out from the Perth area.
For those of you who had shown an interest in just going down to watch for the day, either the Sunday or the Monday as both will be fantastic to watch, if you’ve ever watched the drift practices or battles at Barbagallo’s then you’re in for a treat at Collie. There is a high bank that gives a great view of the action and if the breeze is in the right direction you won’t be choked by the burning rubber….unless you’re into that sort of thing!!
Compared to September, October is relatively quiet for us and from our calendar the following are some of the events that are coming up. For anyone interested the VSCC have the anniversary meeting out at Lake Perkolilli on Sunday 19th October but Dani may have some information on that if any of us are needed or just as a worthwhile trip out Kalgoorlie way for a weekend.
I have been asked to supply the usual 4 marshals for the Triumph Sports Owners Assoc on Monday 20th October and we get fed and watered as well as being paid for our time.
We also have the 2 day Historic’s Meeting over the weekend of the 25th and 26th so we will need to try to put out a full team for both days, difficult I realise as some of you have work and family commitments on the Saturday but we need to do our best.
Scattered thru the month there are the usual Bike days, Tuning days and Your Car Our Track days which all help to keep Tyler and myself busy.