SRC 2019 Round 8 - HSC

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Mark Fox
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SRC 2019 Round 8 - HSC

Postby Mark Fox » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:54 pm

Hi All

The final race of the 2019 SRC Series was held this past Tuesday 19th November and attracted a good few racers with 13 for GT1 and 10 for Retro CanAm.

There was a bit on the line as can be seen from the following table with the CanAm leader-board very tight in particular with only 3 points separating 1st to 4th and for GT1 it looked likely Troy would prevail but there were only 12 points between him and 5th place and as we know anything can happen with these speedsters on the high pace Big Track at HSC.

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Unfortunately Kenny could not make it for the last round which was a real shame as he was looking especially good for the CanAm series.

GT1

Race 1

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This was Michael's race from go to woe chased by his brother Adam (this pair are always fast) and Joe.

Joe and Adam had a great battle being only a lap apart for the first half of the race until Adam caught Joe in the 4th bracket, they were then equal for the next two and in the end Adam pulled out a magnificent 25 laps on Blue in the last to edge out Joe by 3 laps but still 8 laps adrift from the flying Michael.

Brad was in attendance this evening and even though showing a little rust from a long lay-off finished only 2 laps down on Joe while the rest of us (myself, Wayne B and Chris) could do nothing but eat the fast guys dust.

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Race 2

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Troy totally dusted the field even more fully than Michael in Race 1 and led all the way to finish 9 laps up on Gregg who was 2nd all the way.
Darryl ran a good 3rd but it was a battle with Wayne with no more than a lap between them for the whole race with Jason driving well but still learning this fast but somewhat tricky track in his first year racing in this series.

Andrew had a disaster of a race and would probably like to forget the evening as he had an almighty bang in the 5th bracket and lost a lot of laps.

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Wash-Up

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2019 Final Point-score

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Troy the winner of the series with Andrew just holding off Jason for 3rd after being leap-frogged by Darryl for 2nd.

CanAm
Race 1

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Myself, Brad and Andrew basically held done the podium in that order from start to finish with the best battle being between Chris and Wayne. After swapping the spoon around a couple of times Chris finally got the upper hand when it mattered most - in the last bracket to hold off Wayne by 2 laps.

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Race 2

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A good old tussle between the top four (Troy, Stoo, Darryl and Gregg) who all had a share of the lead at some stage.

This quartet finished within 4 laps of each other with Gregg dropping in the 6th and 7th brackets whilst the eventual podium of Troy, Stoo and Darryl were only a lap apart with Troy pipping Stoo by less than a tenth of a second followed by Darryl.

Wayne and Jason drove good races but just did not have the experience of the others on this track although their cars were quick - look out they are coming!

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Wash-up

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2019 Final Point-score

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Darryl again takes out the CanAm series followed closely by Wayne W and Jason who was extremely chuffed to take out 3rd.
Well that's that for this year's SRC series and just want to say thanks to James and Ron for putting it on and providing great tracks that are well prepped for our races.

Cheers
Regards - Mark 8-)

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Re: SRC 2019 Round 8 - HSC

Postby dtslot » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:45 am

Thanks Mark, and again a great race report. and we are very lucky to have such tracks to race on,.,,and always prep'd to excellent condition,,,,thank you to James, Ron and Joe for all of the prep work.
Looking forward to next years racing,,as the SSME guy's are getting so much faster at Hornsby,, and are really dominating now at the farm,,,and with Troy's track in the mix, which I think the model farm guy's will thrive on, as it is a fast flowing track,,,,,,very exciting !!!!! And must say,, very pleased with the standard of all drivers,,very courteous, fast and above all,,keeping it fun,,,well done all !!
see you all soon, Darryl

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Re: SRC 2019 Round 8 - HSC

Postby stoo23 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:26 am

Great Report Mark and agree Wholeheartedly with Both your's and Darryl's comments / observations. :D

The racing and attendance has Always been good in the SRC series and one can Only hope it will continue to thrive, especially, as suggested with Troy's track becoming 'Part of the Mix'. :) :D

Great total of 24 on Blue by the way Mark !! :)

OH and Of course,.. thanks Also for the unexpected 'Loan' of your Car,.. Especially as it is always So enjoyable to do so !! :) :D