Gary’s Picnic in May saw us back at Shakey for another great Nostalgic event.
With the weather not great on the Saturday, the 1st run of the day was at nearly 4.00pm.
A good strong burn out had the tyres smoking like a steam train, great launch, looking like a good run until just past mid track. With lots of smoke surrounding the car, things were not looking good, unable to see past the finish line and the marshal’s refusing to let us drive the tow car down, it was the case of a (quick) sprint to see what was happening. (Not knocking the marshal’s for just doing their job), but when it’s your nearest and dearest possibly on fire, the last thing you want to be told is you can’t go and see what’s happening. Fortunately, it was an issue with the breather pipes and all the smoke was caused by oil coming out of them. Apart from the driver being covered in oil all was well.