A good final night of the 17/18 season. A good turn out for all grades, the track was heavy but drivey. Was good to see Nigel Ross finally have a good night and he can't wait for the next season. Luke Brown in the 89A mod drove brilliantly and the car is handling like a dream. The super Saloon drivers in attendance are thankful to the saloon drivers and John W for letting them race with them. Macca after a two year layoff thrilled the crowd and got a 15.52 lap which was right up there if not better than quite a few of the mods, Luke was in the high 14's. Rick Mackay in 55A had a night to forget with 2 DNS. As can be seen by the photo's Macca and Nigel happy with their night. A very enjoyable end to the season, roll on end of Oct for the start of the 18/19 season.
Last Edit: May 5, 2018 22:04:27 GMT 12 by nakifans
Yes...agree...It was a great way to finish the season...A big thank you to all the Saloon and Super Saloon drivers. You are a great friendly group and it is a pleasure being your class rep.
Looks like our numbers may increase quite a bit next year. I am aware of 2 drivers probably hanging up their race boots permanently, but 5 new drivers and 2 returning.It looks like we may have 24 regular cars racing - and probably more to come.
Super Saloons may also grow with 1 driver leaving to focus on another class and probably 4 new or returning drivers (and this is only confirmations so d=far for next season).
Macca after a two year layoff thrilled the crowd and got a 15.52 lap
Macca was in full on hoon mode, including an impressive ride (and recovery) around the wall in cemetery bend. The show he put on was worth the price of admission on its own. I can't wait to see him back next season.
A good final night of the 17/18 season. A good turn out for all grades, the track was heavy but drivey. Luke was in the high 14's.
Best track of the season without a doubt. Got plenty of moisture the previous weekend (that was washed out) and without the hot days during the week to dry it out, it was spot on. Luke's best lap of the night was a 14.2, right up there with the fastest laps ever around WP in a Mod. Daniel in the 63A put in a 15.4 in only his second outing on the track.
Plans for the off season include adding extra drainage on the pole lines at the corners and some more surface going on. It's arguably the best surface in NZ now and looks like getting even better.
If at first you don't succeed...................destroy all evidence you even tried!