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Category: At The Track 2015

  1. Summer Nationals 2015

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    A week later and we’re at Santa Pod for the Summer Nationals.

    With the car sporting its Purple Livery, Sarah is in the hot seat.

    Friday was a peak performance day and with 4 runs achieved all in the low 9’s and high 140’s it looked as though Saturday would be a good day.

    1st run of the day and a dial in of 9.31 we’re hoping for a good run. Sarah didn’t disappoint with a 9.15 @148mph this is looking like a good meet. 2nd run saw the dial in being lowered to 9.10, unfortunately? She ran an 8.99 @149.57, looks like this is shaping up to be a good meet. With the decision to alter the dial in again to 8.98, we’re back out for the 3rd run. With a good strong burn out and she’s off, with an unbelievable 8.93 @152.08mph way to go Sarah. Steve’s dream has become a reality, into the 8’s@150+mph, on a single carb, supermarket petrol and iron block. Did we celebrate? You bet we did. Race day Sunday and the heavens had opened overnight, a very wet day resulted in the 1st run not being until 5.30pm, with a dial in of 8.99 and a run of 9.24 saw Sarah finishing in 4th place. A spot prize for Best Appearing Car and new PB’s of dipping into the 8’s and 150mph (Congratulations Sarah), all up a brilliant weekend.

  2. Nostalgia Nationals 2015

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    A month after Gary’s Picnic and we’re back at Shakey for the Nostalgia Nationals.

    Saturday morning saw it raining again but by lunch time the track was dry and we’re ready to race.

    1st run of the day saw Steve running a 9.25 @148.01 mph, very close to the 150 he is looking for.

    Mid afternoon and we are back out for the 2nd run of the day, unfortunately during this run the wheel on the wheelie bar broke in half so that was us for the weekend. The plus side was a bit quicker of the line and an unbelievable run of 8.87 @148.44mph.

    The goal has always been to run an 8 @150mph, with a single carb, supermarket petrol and an iron block. Way to go Mr Field, it doesn’t get any closer than that or does it?