MSCA Phillip Island wrap up – September 2018
We headed to Phillip Island with the promise of a great day. The sun was shining, the geese were hiding and not a drop of rain was in sight. A day of promise, of possibilities and of drama, for some. The day had it all: 148 competitors, a dry track, PBs set and recoveries a-plenty, including a smoking, sad-looking Little Clubbie with her guts ripped out, literally.
We met a few other critters at check-in, including a hairy rodent loitering with intent and another friend with eight furry legs. Thank you to Paul McPherson who discarded of our little friends quickly and without fuss, despite shrieks from the check-in team.
A big shout out to our scrutineers and you, our competitors, for helping us get through more than 140 cars before drivers briefing. Not an easy task, but with great cooperation and organisation, we did it.
The fastest time of the day belonged to Tim Blakeney in his beautifully prepared FPV who pulled out all stops on his last lap to clock a time of 1:44:16, to pip Josh Robins in his Lotus Elise by two tenths of a second. Lightning fast times. Well done to you both!
The Reliability Award goes to Matt Curyer in his Porsche 964 who completed the most laps – 32 laps in total, about 26 laps more than me.
The results of this round are available on the MSCA website:- https://msca.net.au/event/?c=322629962&iwp=327914768&g=351503312&id=387231437
Back at Lotusville, The Husband was having a wow of a time with Miss Elise and his Lotus buddies. While he was off setting PBs (I know, I had to read that twice too), my Little Clubbie and I were doing our best to keep at it. Clearly My Little Clubbie was feeling left out. Never one to shy away from the spotlight, she thought she’d crank up the drama and add exploding engine parts to her repertoire. And what an almighty bang it was, so forceful that it blew a hole the size of a granny smith out of the side of her beautiful block. Keen to continue with her theatrics, she added smoke effects (but thankfully no fire), just in case I missed the bang. Ok, I get it, you heard I was cheating on you at Winton with Miss Elise. I’m sorry. But did you have to go and blow your guts out just to get my attention? Apparently so. She also got the attention of a few others, like the folks in the tower, one of whom declared, “Petrina, in all my years, I’ve never had to put across a fire call on the radio. You will go out in style…” Hmmm. Not sure if I’m proud of that! The good news – My Little Clubbie will live again with lovely shiny new bits. The bad news – the Husband may have to share Miss Elise with me. What do you think my chances are of prising the keys from him?
We’re back at Sandown on Sunday 2 October. This event features the MSCA Team Challenge which is sure to fire up some interest. Please contact Mark Rae or your MSCA delegate for more details. Entries are now open so get in fast to avoid disappointment: www.cams.com.au
Our last round for the year is at Winton on Monday 5 November, the Melbourne Cup weekend. Pop up to this great little track and enjoy the last competitive run with us. Enter here:- www.cams.com.au
Don’t forget to tell your friends about our Come and Try Day on Saturday 8 December at Phillip Island. If you know people that are interested in getting a taste of grassroots motorsport, then please let them know about our event. Entries are now open: www.cams.com.au
Take care and see you at Sandown