Welcome to the last wrap of the year. The last round saw 78 competitors take to Winton in perfect conditions. With loads of track time (5 runs for all) and the weather getting better by the hour, it was hard to complain – unless you had a crook Clubbie. More about that later.
We shared the good company of our friends from the Corvette Club, some of whom travelled from interstate to participate in their Leadfoot Challenge. For many of our regular competitors, Winton was the deciding round for an overall class win.
Congratulations to Josh Robins who clocked the fastest time of the day of 1.31.9 in his very tidy Lotus Elise.
You couldn’t have scripted the day better if you were the Husband as Winton appears to be my nemesis. I had a very patchy day. I will not bore you with the woes of my poor little Clubbie, other than to say there were several things amiss which meant my track time was limited. Very limited. This allowed the Husband to go like the clappers and beat me – by a sparrow’s fart. Whispers of sabotage were said to be heard through the pits. While the Old Man and dear Charlie tried hard to breathe life into my little Clubbie, the Husband quietly kept his distance, faffing about with his home-made job. His wry smile did not go unnoticed by me. With his go-faster-bits finally working, I just knew he could smell victory. Two wins in two years. Guess I need to give the man a break. Fresh from his victory, it appears the Husband is back in love with his car, the ‘for sale’ sign discretely packed away until the next death-rattle appears.
During the 2017 season the MSCA received 913 entries across our 10 events. At each round, we have no less than 30 volunteer officials who help make the day safe and enjoyable for us. This dedicated crew turn up event after event, regardless of weather, often well before the first competitor arrives. They crawl under your bonnets, they stand in the pouring rain and punishing heat, they keep us safe. From all our competitors to you, our officials, a heartfelt thank you.
To our competitors, thanks for another good year. The Husband and I often comment that we’ve met some great people. You are what make our events so enjoyable and our jobs easy – most of the time! Thank you for humouring me with my wrap-up ramblings and for following the Husband v Wife rivalry with such gusto. Between you and me, I think the Husband has finally found his mojo and his home-made job has hit its sweet spot. I am worried what next year may bring for the harmony of our marriage…
I hope you can join us in celebrating the end of our season at the Paris Cat on Wednesday 6 December at 6.30pm. To RSVP, please ‘enter’ via CAMS event entry.
Our Come and Try Day on Saturday 9 December is fully subscribed, with 88 entrants coming along to enjoy the day. Instructors, if you could please register for this event, that would be great.
Finally, to the 18 MSCA competitors heading up to compete in the Bathurst Challenge, safe travels. I’m told it’s every Boy Racer’s dream to drive Bathurst and, apparently, it’s this Girl Racer’s dream too. Here’s to ticking off that bucket list!
Take care and I look forward to sharing a jazzy evening with you next month.