It’s fair to say the Husband was not having the best of days. After every session, I would see his very yellow race suit in the cockpit fiddling with some part of the Clubbie. First it was a pesky circlip holding in his gears – apparently that little thing is really important. Then there was something about his gear knob falling off mid-run. Oops. This is what happens when you try to secretly upgrade components without telling your beloved. During the last run when both the Brother-in-Law and I complained of funky stuff on the track, I could do no more than roll my eyes to heaven when the Husband quietly admitted it might have been his gear oil we’d slip-slid on. Thank you for sharing. These challenges only built a case for the Husband to justify the 2 second vortex separating us. Truth be told, I’m relieved to get away with the win, given I struggled to get third gear all day. Winton is next and the Husband is VERY confident of a victory at this track. He claims he is the “Wizard of Winton” and while I hate to admit it, the Husband has beaten me honestly at this circuit, albeit by a whisker and only once. I’m hoping not to repeat that experience again. The gloating is very annoying.
Back to the real winners of the event. Kudos must go to Paul Plank who set the fastest time of the day of 1:19 in his beautiful Porsche 996. It was great to have our TSOA racing friends join us and we welcomed quite a few Come and Try graduates to the MSCA family. As with last year, the regularity class was hotly contested by a full field of 20 regularity drivers. We saw a range of cars, from Splatty’s Formula 5000 to Commodores, Clios and mighty Minis. Lotus and Clubbie numbers were strong.
We welcome the Super Karts, who will be running a round of their race series during our MSCA event. I’m looking forward to watching close to 50 Super Karts racing wheel-to-wheel. We don’t expect there to be an impact on track time and all MSCA competitors will have 4 runs throughout the day.
Finally, I end this wrap up by sincerely thank all of our volunteers and officials for making our day safe and fun. I know I say this often and will continue to do so because their support and willingness to give up their time make our track days possible. For all that you do, thank you.