12th Meeting Report - Thursday 28th October 2004

Round 1 - Club Car Championship
Sponsored by FUBAR Racing and Ashworth Promotions.

Halloween Special

Well just 2 weeks after my last meeting we were back at Denton raceway, this time it was to the race the ever popular club cars.
12 racers took up the challenge – Unfortunately Chris Crewe and Anthony were unable to make it, Chris’s van had broken down! Doh.
The night was Halloween themed and racers were greeted with a scary pumpkin (which had taken ages to make) and the flat was decorated with cobwebs and balloons – before you start I know the flat already has real cobwebs!!!! Hehe. Anyway there was also a spooky theme to the food and prizes. Treacle toffee and Parkin was available (thanks for the homemade Parkin mum! X). Team Prior (Cath and Hil) had kindly sponsored the whole meeting – there was Halloween styled goodies up for grabs for all race winners (thanks Cath and Hil).

Above- Jon's hard work on the scary pumpkin and the dancing ghost.

 

Right - The Car Club car lined up ready for battle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well on to the racing –
Heat One - saw Kirky, Dunc, Y Jon, Gary and Pete take up the running. Cars were drawn and the gentlemen started their engines. Dunc took up the early lead followed by Kirky. Chaddy was having fun in lane one – he took 6 races to take his first points – a big cheer went up when he finally took a win (after everybody had fallen off) Chaddy was really on form – and this was just the start!!! In the meantime Dunc had taken a maximum score on lane 4 – he had mastered this lane. You could lean on the old fence – however lane 4 was now a lot harder. The club cars would hit most posts at the top end. You had to change your driving style to get round – while keeping up enough speed to stay ahead. Dunc had a strong lead – but then Mr Club Car – Pete – had started to catch up. Richard spoke to me to say Pete had left his shoes on – he had me for a minute – Richard had meant his Clown shoes!!! Only kidding Pete! I have a caravan on my car!
Pete took the win followed by Dunc – the rest kept falling off and taking each other out!!!

Heat 2 saw Richard take a strong lead, I had a good lane one and slowly caught Richard up. Hil and Nige had a good battle and were enjoying their racing. My dad and young Cath also had some good races – my dad had discovered the bumper and was really enjoying using it!! Cath and Richard had a good mid race battle – Cath got Richard a few times!! Cath – just remember who brought you!!! Hehe. In the end I took the win, followed by Richard.

Heat 1 winner Pete with promoter and meeting sponsor Cath
Heat 2 winner Jon and meeting sponsor Cath

Consi time – Chaddy was starting to warm up – and he was really enjoying causing chaos. Richard and myself were winding him up – Chaddy was up for lane 4 and loved the white grade start. He looked hard to catch – eventually other cars caught him – myself and Richard were saying “they're catching you Chad – they're going to get you fella” As with chaddy we got it back!!! And he took some strong wins and was close to getting through to the final. As normal it was 2 through – so this was going to be a good en!! Y Jon had the bit between his teeth and took a great strong lead. In fact Jon had got through before his last lane. Nige had a good race and was starting to get to grips with the club cars. The format of selecting a car per heat had worked again – the racing was really equal and very fast. Kirky was showboating on lane 4 – he was enjoying sliding the back end out and was certainly making his car fly. As he was showboating – he took the showboat badge!!! Class! In the end Young Jon took the win and Gary took a strong 2nd! These 2 would make it to the final.

Kirky took the showboat badge!!!

Final time – 6 racers took to the track for the final. There was a trophy and sweets up for grabs (thanks Dad and the Priors). Dunc took up the early running, followed by Richard. It was all going so well and then ……. Super Chaddy ……. The man is a genius – he is a monument of fun!!! We had got on the subject of Picasso (don’t ask) – and then, in a flash of genius, chaddy said “He lives in Silsden!! Well that was it – Nige (who was on the scores) went, followed by Pete, Richard and myself. Richard quickly replied “He's up at Young Franks painting his car!!) – well that was a 2nd it – Richard and Nige could get the image of Picasso painting sunflowers on jnrs car!!!! Well a few minutes passed until we could get ourselves together to start racing again. When we did Richard got a real head of steam up and took a few wins – the extra point for the win really set him up. There would be a fight for 2nd! In the end it was very close for 2nd. Richard took the win with a great score of 50!! 2nd placed Pete had 28 points!! A great race – well done Richard (he knows his way round Denton – he is the reigning track champion)

Consi winner Jon with promoter and meeting sponsor Cath
Final winner Richard with promoter and meeting sponsors Cath and Dave.

GN time - I split this in to 2 quick heats – the top 2 would make it to a GN final. For the GN we drew for cars – but all raced from the blue line. This certainly made the racing very close and there was a lot of action! Pete picked up the points and his car was certainly hard to shift – car 5 just stayed on after a lot of hits!!! Pete was enjoying the fact he couldn't’t be moved! Pete took the win – followed by young Jon. GN2 – Chaddy was on form – he came in the race room with the words “Lets get ready to rumble!!!!!!” he was Ant and Dec from their Saturday night takeaway! Gary especially was laughing his head off!! Chaddy was in the building!!! This was a very close race. Gary took the win with 18 points, Richard took the final qualifying place, also with 18 points but with less wins.

GN final - While we were running this – Richard and Nige had found a good use for the Halloween balloons – hitting Kirky on the head as a stress reliever! Don’t ask – but they did ask if I could have balloons at all Denton meetings. Well the GN final was all about Dunc – he really had the bit between his teeth and took a strong win and a hatful of points and prizes!!!

GN winner Dunc with promoter and meeting sponsor Cath
Birthday Girl Hil with her Cake.

What a great night – Chaddy was just fantastic!!! The racing was excellent and I nearly forgot that it was somebody’s birthday!!
Happy Birthday Hil!!!!!!!!!!!! We all enjoyed a piece of birthday cake yum!!!!

Thanks to all who helped – Dunc for his track and club car maintenance. Young Jon for helping to clean and tidy the track. My folks for the food and sponsorship.

Cath and Hil for the sponsorship of the prizes – top stuff.

I’m looking forward to the next Denton meeting – 25th November, whites and yellows championship.
See you soon

Keep Smiling
JON 92

Results form 12th Meeting
Heat - 1
Heat - 2
Con
Final
GN
Pete - 88
Jon - 92
Jon - 91
Richard - 7
Dunc - 6
Dunc - 6
Richard - 7
Gary - 53
Pete - 88
Gary - 53
Kirky - 46
BIG N - 10
BIG N - 10
Gary - 53
Jon - 91
Chaddy - 13
Hil - 73
Chaddy - 13
Jon - 92
Pete - 88
Jon - 91
Cath - 38
Kirky - 46
Dunc - 6
Kirky - 46
Gary - 53
Dave - 93
Dave - 93
Jon - 91
Richard - 7
Cath - 38
Chaddy - 13
Hil - 73
Jon - 92
BIG N - 10
Hil - 73
Cath - 38

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