Today’s Torque Trophy and Tander Trophy meeting was again really well attended by our members and this is a credit to you all and a Thank You to everyone from your committee. With the temperature expected to be 36, drinks, sun block and bug spray were the priorities, so I hope everyone was OK.
The racing was fast and furious among all the categories and none of the races were immune from the dreaded DNF tag as sizes dropped as the day wore on. Drama for Formula Classics with Mike Henderson’s Ralt having clutch/gearbox issues and the twin bike engine’d whatever-it-was spinning in his own oil and trying to cook itself, because a race between these 2 would have been very interesting as both had fairly similar lap times. The Saloon cars (Hoons) gave their usual display with Rick Gill taking honours for the day after a close tussle with Mick Sciorio. Formula Ford and Vees had their moments but not the number of incidents that we’ve seen in the past, so maybe they are learning it hurts the pocket to damage their cars. Peter Major was mixing it at the front with Chris Mitchell with Andrew Goldie getting in on the action as well.
The IPC series ended as a clean sweep for Matt Cherry in his Monaro with Gavin Reynolds second in all 3 races in his Civic and competition through the rest of the field was intense with all drivers going well, Ducky and Frank Panizza had some close racing with Ducky coming out on top. Good to see Sean Ferrall out again in his Commodore but a shame Leon Panizza wasn’t out today.
Congratulations to all the drivers for an entertaining day with very few incidents.