HSC 2019 Retro Series Rnd 10 - BTR 7/12/2019

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HSC 2019 Retro Series Rnd 10 - BTR 7/12/2019

Postby Mark Fox » Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:07 am

Hi All,

The last round of the HSC Club Retro Series for 2019 attracted 4 entries for both Coupes and F1. We were able to race 4 man heats due to the attendance of Special Marshal Greg Erskine patrolling the finger and James armed with his finger on the button watching the loop.


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All the way win for me followed closely by Joe (who forgot it was Coupes tonight but WTF) and then Darryl and Stoo.

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Apart from the first bracket it was Darryl all the with with a close battle between Stoo and myself for 2nd with me just pipping Stoo by a bit over 4 seconds in the end. Joe led out for the 1st bracket but settled into 4th after a disastrous run on White in the 5th bracket that effectively finished his chances.

This race was actually very close if you look at the progressive scores. All were within 2 laps of each other after 4 brackets and although Darryl consolidated his lead to take the win Stoo and I had a real battle for 2nd with me adrift by about half a lap; an error by Stoo in the last bracket allowed me to get there - fun racing.

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Another year of racing ended and this is how it happened: -

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Who is the most helpful person on the planet with his willing assistance to any racer who needs it together helping James with track prep/maintenance - Thanks Joe.

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Who turns up for all our races to have a chat and also the marshal for us. With the low numbers attending some of these races it would be difficult to race at all without Greg's attendance - Thanks Greg.

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Who supplies and preps the tracks beautifully for us together with marshaling without ever getting to have a race - Thanks James

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Have a Merry Festive Season and see you all in 2020.

Regards - Mark 8-)

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Re: HSC 2019 Retro Series Rnd 10 - BTR 7/12/2019

Postby dtslot » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:56 am

Thanks Mark,,,what a great report,,as usual. Again a big thankyou !!! and to all that have made the racing possible this year,,we really had some good racing !! hope the numbers will improve,,,,,but what can we do ? anyway ,,looking forward to next years racing,,,,,,hoping all have a safe and relaxed X-mas

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Re: HSC 2019 Retro Series Rnd 10 - BTR 7/12/2019

Postby petrolhead » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:41 am

Well done guys

Great report Mark as always

Thanks to Greg Joe and James

Lets hope the numbers improve

I hope to compete more next year

as i competed at 11 of the possible 38 races

Merry Christmas to all and see you next year :) :)