MSCA Sandown wrap up – October 2018
Here are we are at the penultimate round of this year’s series. As one of our regular drivers mentioned to me at check-in, we somehow managed to turn on the weather again! We dodged terrible conditions the day before and enjoyed a glorious sunny day trackside. A lovely day was enjoyed by 109 competitors, complete with a sausage sizzle from our friends at NDSOC. Thank you for helping us keep the MSCA on the good side of the Noise Police. We received good feedback from Sandown on our efforts to keep the noise down and we really appreciate your cooperation.
This round included the inaugural MSCA Club Challenge with 10 teams entering the event including:
AHOC, MG Team 1, MG Team 2, VCBG, LCV Team 1, LCV Team 2, NDSOC, SOCV, TSOA and AHSDC. To win, the team must have fast cars in as many classes as possible. This was a hotly contested affair, with the top three place getters split by a margin of just 3 points. So, which team took home the coveted dust collector? You’ll find out at our presentation night on 5 December.
The competition for MSCA outright Champion is also heating up. Congratulations to Tim Blakeney who had the fastest outright time of the day of 1:16 in his very well sorted Ford FPV. The results of this round are available on the MSCA website https://msca.net.au/event/?c=322629962&iwp=327914768&g=351503312&id=387231441
While my Little Clubbie awaits her rebuild, Miss Elise and I took the track for our second outing. This time it was a lot less Driving Miss Daisy but not quite Fast and the Furious. Like any good relationship, we’re taking our time getting to know each other. She’s very polite and lets me know when she needs her gears changed (which is a good thing given my gear shifting challenges), but it turns out not so polite when she inappropriately honked at one of our esteemed elder statesmen in his lovely big Healy. Truth be told, it may have been driver error combined with the very unfortunate positioning of the horn on the edge of the steering wheel, just at 9 and 3. Before I knew it, she was horning away as we passed on by. Sorry David…
Our last run is at Winton on Monday 5 November, the Melbourne Cup weekend. Entries close Tuesday 30/10/18 so if you’re thinking of a country getaway, why not drop by Winton? 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 at: www.cams.com.au
Our Presentation Night is on Monday 5 December at Paris Cat, complete with a band with a special Corvette connection. Free of charge entries can now be made on the CAMS event entry site www.cams.com.au .
Take care and see you at Winton