MSCA Wrap – Phillip Island, September 2017
Like harpies luring sailors, Phillip Island beckoned us home with the promise of alluring curves and fast times, and she didn’t disappoint. Around 146 competitors brought their cars out to play in what was a perfect Island day. The sun was shining, the wind barely a whisper and the track was resplendent, complete with local wildlife, one of which had an unfortunate encounter with a very fast Camaro (RIP little goosey).
All competitors were offered four runs which is a testament to a well-run event. With our large field of competitors, this is no easy task. Big thanks must go to our chaps in race control, Ken Price and his crew and our Competition Secretary, Mark “Big Brain” Rae for his outstanding scheduling expertise.
How lovely it was to see some friends from South Australia making the trek east to join our event. A special cheerio must go to Andrew East, an old friend of the MSCA, now living in SA. We welcomed our Porsche friends who used our day to limber up for their all Porsche event on the Sunday, we welcomed back our MG mates competing for a round of their club’s series and it was great to see some familiar Come and Try faces.
Congratulations to Gregory Keene who clocked the fastest time of the day with 1:44:57 in his Porsche Cayman GT4. A great effort.
As for the Husband, I have to say I’m rather bored of his excuses. This time it was a dicky fuel pump (again?). Some might say this is karma for putting in a sneaky new diff and funky gear linkages without disclosing this to his beloved. All day he winged, “Why can’t my car be like yours? You just pump the tyres up, put fuel in, turn the key and it goes. Every time”. What about it going past you? Quickly? Perhaps it was not a good time to prod the Husband, especially when he was ranting words like, “over this” and “sell the bloody thing”. Watch this space: one Lowcost Clubbie may be listed on ebay before we know it! Unlike the Husband, the rest of the family had a great day, with the Brother-in-Law setting some blistering times and I did pretty well too, getting down to my previous best time and beating the Old Man. The planets were indeed aligned.