Geoghegan Trophy Race 2017

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Mark Fox
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Geoghegan Trophy Race 2017

Postby Mark Fox » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:26 pm

Hi All

The 2017 Geoghegan Trophy Race for CanAm and F1 was held this past Saturday 27 May with 6 racers vying for the privilege of getting their name on this prestigious trophy which has many of the great names in Aussie Slots inscribed thereon.

The field would have been a little larger but Matthew and Joe decided to pull out and to kindly volunteer their services as marshals along with James – you can just get by with 3 marshals and a track-call button on this track.

After missing this race last year due to travel I was keen to make amends so I spent some time during the week at HSC sorting my cars out.

CanAm

Qualifying
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Another TQ for me with nearly 0.2 secs to Gregg

Line-up L–R

Brad, Neil, Mark, Ray, Gregg and Stoo.
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All the way win for me with Gregg, Neil and Stoo all featuring in the tussle for the minor podium at some stage but by the end of the 4th bracket the finishing order was set.
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Podium Cars L-R

Stoo, Mark and Gregg
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Cars in finish order

Mark
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Stoo
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Gregg
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Brad
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Neil
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Ray (note to Ray here – I notice you have put the pinion on back to front)
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F1

Qualifying

Another TQ for me with nearly 0.2 secs to Stoo this time
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Line-up L–R

Brad, Neil, Gregg, Ray Mark and Stoo.
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Another win for me with Stoo and Brad following for the places. Again the final order was sorted by the half-way mark.

Neil ran into trouble on Black and retired while the finishers were relatively spread out for this track.

The F1 1st and 2nd placings had a higher lap total than the CanAm winner – go figure.
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Podium Cars L-R

Stoo, Mark and Brad
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Cars in finish order

Mark
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Stoo
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Brad
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Gregg
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Ray – check out the great workmanship here – all parts hand built by Ray – it’s hard to build a nose-piece like this and the rest of the car is beautifully constructed
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Neil
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Presentations

Neil – Concours d'elegance CanAm and F1
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Mark – TQ and 1st in CanAm and F1
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Stoo – 2nd in CanAm and F1
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Gregg – 3rd in CanAm
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Brad – 3rd in F1
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This Trophy gets heavier every time I win it 8-)
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Thanks James for another great track prep and to Joe and Matt volunteering to help marshal with James and so allowing 1 race in each class.
Regards - Mark 8-)

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Re: Geoghegan Trophy Race 2017

Postby SlotBaker » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:33 pm

Congratulations Mark.
:)

Well done to all the trophy winners.
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Re: Geoghegan Trophy Race 2017

Postby brady » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:49 pm

Thanks Mark.