Thank you to all WFMA members who came out to Northam for the Flying 50.
It turned out to be quite a warm day in the sun and we had good fields of
cars. From what I saw when walking around the circuit, spectator numbers
were good and they all seemed to be having a good time.
Our only notable incident was a major oil spill on the track about six
events from the end that nearly brought the day’s proceedings to a halt. The
amount of oil that was spread over the track was more than the kitty litter
available could cope with. Thanks to the Northam Volunteer Fire and Rescue
for chipping in with their own supplies – it meant that the oil spill that
continued from before turn 1 to after turn 3 could all be cleaned up and the
track made safe again for the final events of the day.
After every event, we always ask ourselves the questions of “How did we do?”
and “What can we do better next time?” I have a couple of suggestions myself
which I’ll be passing on but I’m sure the Committee would love to hear any
feedback from those of you who went. But on the whole, our members
represented WFMA very well as usual, in whatever role they were performing,
from waving flags, to temporary track marshals, to race control,
start/finish line and more. We are very lucky to have such a diverse group
of people with skills in so many areas. Thank you all for making my job so
easy on the day.
For those that didn’t make it there this year, why not put your hand up for
the 2017 event! It’s a great day out and the temporary street circuit is a
different environment to what we’re used to. – Doug Bell