MSCA wrap – Phillip Island, January 2023
Welcome to the first sprint of 2023. Around 160 competitors started their engines and kicked off the season at Phillip Island. The Husband fulfilled his one role of the day which was to bring us good weather. It was a perfect day for motorsport. We welcomed around 10 Come and Try drivers to the MSCA family and we welcomed back our NSW Porsche friends who made the most of their motorsport weekend in Victoria.
The Husband reluctantly passed on his Flappy Arm Grid Duties to focus on his time-trialling efforts. If you saw a flash of high-vis (and mercifully no lycra) speed past you on a bicycle, that was him, pumping those hairy little legs at great speed to pass on the grid sheets to Antoni Gecsek and Cam Webb in parc ferme. What a surprise, not a flappy arm in sight with those two at the helm! Calm organisation was the order of the day, and they did a terrific job at herding 160 drivers throughout the day. To help the flow of dummy grid, I did my best on the mic, but I am the apprentice to Dummy 2, the voice of the MSCA, whose dulcet tones have been heard for many years.
I am pleased to report that our towies had a very relaxing day, with minimal recoveries and red flags; the event ran like clockwork. Hooray! This was due to the fantastic effort of our competitors and officials throughout the day. Judging from the smiles and hero stories in paddock, a good day was had by many. This was also confirmed by very positive feedback from the MA steward about the running of our event.
The fastest time of the day was set by Scott Goodsell from NSW in his Porsche GT2RS with a blow-your-socks-off time of 1:36:8. An amazing effort in a road registered car! This was followed by Andrew Smith flying the flag for the locals in his Porsche 997 Cup Car with a time of 1:42:6. Well done to you both.
Sandown, Saturday 18 March
We are at Sandown on Saturday 18 March for our next event. Entries are filling so to avoid disappointment, enter now. If you’ve entered the Porsche 6-hour relay, this is your chance to shake down your car and dial in before event. If you haven’t entered a team, we encourage all MSCA competitors to have a crack and enter. You’ll feel right at home as our little Abarth will be on course car duties for the event. We’re hosting afternoon practice for teams entering the 6-hour relay. To make this happen, we’re offering a discounted entry fee and will be finishing our sprint sessions a little earlier.
We’re also launching our Sprinting Sisters program which supports women who are new to sprinting to get trackside. I know how overwhelming it can be starting out in motorsport, especially if you haven’t got a pit crew around you, so we’ve put together some support to assist trackside. To find out more, contact Bruce or Petrina: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winton, Saturday 15 April
We’re off to regional Victorian in April for a run at Winton. Miss Elise loves this track so have a run for us and challenge yourself at this great technical track. Why not take your beloved away for a ‘romantic’ track weekend. It’s hard to pass up pretty cars, good company and bad dad jokes from The Husband. Entries are open, so come along for a run in the country.
I look forward to seeing you at Sandown