Archive for October, 2011

Qualifying done and dusted

October 30, 2011 Leave a comment

We woke to a cracking Adelaide day today and a faster track. In the 5th round of qualifying it was Antoni again leading the way from Simon until midway into the heat when a tyre became unglued, leaving Simon to take the round ahead of Ryan Simms and Darrell Khemlani.


In stock it Brendon McBain took the round narrowly from Jack McMillan and Gav Hatherly

The final qualifier saw Machete return to form to TQ his 4th round of the meeting. With a number of quick guys having issues in qualifying the finals are sure to be interesting with them coming through the field.

In stock it was more of the same with Brendon and Jack leading the way, as ever stock is hugely competitive so we should see some very close and hopefully clean racing.


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Day 1 update – Machete leads the way

October 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Wow hectic day, between the weather and some computer gremlins we’ve been lucky to be wrapping up the 4th round of qualifying by 6:30, the club has been doing a great job!


In mod Antoni Caretti is leading the way with 2 TQ rounds in the bank but it’s super close at the front with Darrel Khemlani and Simon right on his heels. So far machete has had enough up his sleeve to keep the pack at bay.


Stock has also been close with the locals again leading the way, between them it’s very tight with the lead changing 6 or more times in the last round.


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Q1 update – problems for mod

October 29, 2011 Leave a comment

The first round of qualifying is behind us here in SA and in stock it was Brendon McBain leading the way from Benzah and David Randall. A lot of people had retirements in the first round so we’ll see if the top ten can hold their spots.

A problem with the computer meant that the mod qualifier will need to be rerun, but it looks like Ant Caretti might be the early pace setter. All the locals are super fast

A special mention is the VTA cars, they look awesome on the track and the club has been playing funk music while they race. It’s really good fun!


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In the pits

October 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Snapped a few photos in the pits while waiting for the track to dry. The sun is out now and were about to have concourse and drivers briefing so hopefully we’ll be down to business soon!

Dr Shakey and his new Yokomo


The boys decoding a 12 scale


Ant’s ’64 impala VTA car


JV and the K-car

The boys had a few drinks last night

Milled XRAY bulkheads

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Cars hit the track, cue the rain

October 29, 2011 Leave a comment

We arrived to a dry track today which was a great sight. The club sugared the track and the grip was good right from the outset but 5 mins into practice the rain came. Plenty of blue sky around now but the track is drying slowly in today’s lower temps.


The grid list is up and all the competitors have their tyres, all we need is a track to race on!

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Blue sky!

October 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Woke up this morning to blue sky, and we’re on our way to the track now. Forecast is still for a little rain today, but hopefully that misses us at AERCCC.


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Practice, or the lack of…

October 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Finally arrived at the track at 2pm after missing my flight and I’m greeted by a beautifully presented drying track. I quickly stuck a body on to have a run and got 5 or so laps in before it started spitting. Moments later…


It was a similar situation this morning I’m told with little running amidst the on and off rain. There are plenty of people here though and tyre glueing and chassis scrutineering is under way while we watch the sky.


Hopefully tomorrow will bring the forecasted improvement in the weather.

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