Meeting Preview - Friday 24th March 2006.

The last meeting of the winter season at RMSCC and Denton. We had 11 drivers at this one, all ready to race and get on track. Both Big N and Y Jon were keen to tell us all that they hadn’t raced at Denton this year! Nige looked rather fetching in his work gear – I was surprised when he gave me the right change for his race fee!!! Nige said, us bus drivers always have the right change, its just those pesky customers that don’t!!!!

Anyway on to the action.
Heat 1 - 6 cars took to the track. The last finisher of this one would go through to the second heat. I made a steady start in this one, but my lane 2 was poor!!! Young Jon and Chris were making all the running in this one! Hardcore Stu (whats hard core Stu??? – is that with extra dumplings????) he was struggling a bit, but was still enjoying it! He couldn’t find a place to let people past, we all told him to get going!!! Caths car was falling to bits in this one – her motor was sparking and generally not looking very well. It eventually gave up the ghost!!! In the end Y Jon took a fine win, followed by Chris in 2nd.

Heat 2. - Nige made the strongest start in this one, he took a max in lane 2. Sadly his car was slowing through the race. A striped gearing was the problem. Sadly from that point on his race went down hill. Dunc then took up the running, well he just stayed in the slot to take an awful lot of points!! Everybody went in to self destruct mode! Kirky (great to see you back mate) was getting stuck in, but falling off a lot! Richard was having a few car problems, considering his steering rode snapped in half!! Anyway Dunc was the one who stayed on to take the win, followed by Cath. The quote of the night was in this race. Cath was on lane 4 and had to pass Nige at lane change. During the race, Nige, had accidentally blocked Caths view. So when Cath passed Nige, she said “You make a better door than a window!!!!!” The room burst out with “oooohhhhsssssss” as she left the race room!!!! Class Cath, class!!!!

Consi - Always difficult ones, I don’t think there has been a easy one at Denton. Big J made the best start and was flying in his new car. Richard was back on track with a hastily repaired car, but the tracking looked a bit out of kilter!! Nige had also fixed his car and was flying. In the end it was a fine win for Big J, followed by Nige in 2nd. I was a long way off in 3rd, Stu 4th, Kirky 5th, Hil 6th and Richard 7th.

Final time - This was the big race of the night and the winner would take away the “Jamie Pfieffer” sponsored trophy. The track championship was pretty much sorted by now. Dunc had made the final, where I missed out. I think it was mathematically impossible for me to have a chance. Anyway it was Nige that made a clean start with 5 wins out of 5. Dunc wasn’t far behind with 5 seconds. Nige continued his great start on the outer lanes and looked good for the win. Big was keeping him on his toes, but always 2 lanes away from Nige. They swapped bumpers a few times on track, but Nige also had his yellow top start to use.
In the end it was Nige that took the trophy, followed by Big J, Dunc, Chris, Cath and Jon. This was a good race.
Jamie Pfieffer Trophy.

GN - Just the one national as we had the GN championship to run. The points for this were pretty close, so it would anybody’s GN championship. As usual this race was a good en. The non finalists made the most out of their start advantage, myself and Richard were happy to have the run on the finalists! I took the win followed by Richard.

GN Championship
This was the season final for the GN championship.
Dunc quickly calculated the stats, the race was:
Jon, Richard – blue line
Hil, Cath – red line.

The race was a good en, Richard took a deserved win, he used the bumper to good effect and got me a few classic hits!
Well done Richard, he took the Team Big sponsored trophy! Thanks to team Big!!!!

Caravan race

Yes – we had a caravan race!!!! This was inspired by Dan and his caravans at his track! Thanks Dan.

Dunc and myself have bought 6 caravans and pick ups to race!!! The race was brilliant!!!! The pictures will show that!!!!! Hopefully this will be a regular race event at Denton!!!

Meeting Results
Heat - 1
Heat - 2
Con
Final
GN
Caravan
Jon - 91
Dunc - 6
Big J - 64
BIG N - 10
Jon - 92
Dunc - 6
Chris - 24
Cath - 38
BIG N - 10
Big J - 64
Richard - 7
Stuwart - 70
Big J - 64
BIG N - 10
Jon - 92
Dunc - 6
Stewart - 70
And the rest.
Jon - 92
Hil - 73
Stewart - 70
Chris - 24
Dunc - 6
Stewart - 70
Kirky - 46
Kirky - 46
Cath - 38
Hil - 73
Cath - 38
Richard - 7
Hil - 73
Jon - 91
BIG N - 10
Richard - 7
Kirky - 46
Jon - 91
Big J - 64
 
Cath - 38
       
Chris - 24
 
Denton Track Champion
Denton Grand National Winner
Duncan Stott - 6 with promoter Jon.
Richard Barwick - 7 with Team Big.