Tenth Meeting - Thursday 16th September 2004

Club Car Meeting

First of all apologies for the delay in the meeting report. I've just returned from my holiday and was meant to have wrote this while sat around the pool. Anyway I am here at the PC on a wet Monday night writing this. I also apologize for the lack of contents as I've forgotten a bit (or was that the cocktails!)

Nine racers showed for this meeting, some regulars were away, Richard got stuck at work, and so did my Cousin, Stephen. Anyway the night started with some practice for the racers that had brought their own cars. Geoff Breeze took the opportunity to test out his new car. First meeting for Geoff saw his car struggle, anyway he had since adjusted the front wheels, the wheelbase and re-adjusted weight. The car looked a lot better. One to watch maybe??? Unfortunately I couldn't have equal heats, but the club cars are great levelers and tonight was about having some fun, pre gold top meeting.

Picture's courtesy of Chris mobile phone camera as someone forgot his camera.

Right action from Heat 1.

 

Heat 1 - Y Jon and Chris took up the early running, followed by Nige. There were 2 through from each heat and consi, so there was plenty to race for. This was a real close race with some great action and bumper work. Chris certainly enjoyed using the bumper to good effect and put some good hits in. By half way Y Jon had taken the lead, however on the outer lanes he struggled. In the last set of lanes Chris really put on the pressure, Nige should have won it, but come off a few times thus giving Chris a chance. In the end Chris and Nige were equal on points, but Chris snook it on heat wins. A good race crowned with Nigel's new saying show us your bumper Chris!! top stuff!

Heat 1 winner Chris with promoter.
Action from heat 2.

Heat 2. Just 4 in this, however this was another great race. My dad, Dave was having fun with the club cars and after a slow start, got right in to the groove and started to use the bumper! I took an early lead in this one, and took it through for the heat win. However it was closer for 2nd. Dave and Dunc tied with 28 points each, Dunc took it with more heat wins.

5 Cars entered the consolation. 2 places were up for grabs. As we had done for all races, you got to pick your car by a draw, so it was really equal. We also continued to handicap by lanes, so lane one started at the red line, and lane four on the white line. Again this system was fair, and made the racing very close and equal. All racers had raised their game for this one. Y Jon took the initiative and had a good lead by half way. Behind Y Jon there was a good battle for 2nd. Pete took up the challenged and reeled Jon in. In the end Jon took the win by one point from Pete. Jon had been subjected to a great hit from Dave, who was really enjoying his racing and getting stuck in.

Heat 2 winner Jon with his Dad.
Consolation winner Jon with promoter.

Final Time - Geoff took the reins and scored this one. this was the first time for about 10 years that Geoff had scored the little cars. He did a great job!! Y Jon took an early lead, however Chris caught up fast and took some good wins. Myself, Dunc Pete and Nige were playing around and trying to score some points! We weren't?t doing a good job of it. This was close ? going in the last set of lanes Y Jon had it all to do. He was 9 points behind Chris (who had finished his lanes). Y Jon only managed to score 5 points, it wasn't?t enough to stop Chris, who has shown he is up for the Club Car Championship!

Final winner Chris with promoter.
Grand National winner Pete with Promoter

GN -A few drivers dropped out of this as we had a few damaged club cars that were out of action. Anyway this was another close race that Pete took, followed by Y Jon and Dave.

Another great night of racing. The club cars really do suit the Denton track, and the system we run makes it really fair for all drivers. All winners took away goodies from the promoter! Thanks for Chris for the use of his camera phone (pics attached) Looking forward to the new season and the club car championship!!!

Results
Heat - 1
Heat - 2
Con
Final
GN
Chris - 15
Jon - 92
Jon - 91
Chris - 15
Pete - 88
BIG N - 10
Dunc - 6
Pete - 88
Jon - 91
Jon - 91
Jon - 91
Kirky - 46
Geoff - 12
Pete - 88
Dave - 93

Geoff - 12

Dave - 93
Kirky - 46
Jon - 92
Kirky - 46
Pete - 88
Dave - 93
BIG N - 10
BIG N - 10
Dunc - 6
Dunc - 6