Monday, 12 October 2009
Sunday saw York raceway host the A.S.S. vs. A.C.E. shootout, and a few Rennwagens went up to the strip to take part. Jamie Palmer dragged his 1954 turbo'd bug and Rich Moss drove his 1965 2332cc Bug up. Accompanying us was club prospect Steve Milward in his 2165 61 bug, along with a number of guys along without their cars to support those running and cheer on the A.C.E. competitors.
Rich drove his car incredibly hard throughout the day (in spite of a 7.5 hrd round trip to the strip and back home!) which resulted in an incredibly impressive time of 13.2 seconds at 102mph. A change to a more strip friendly tyre will surely see Rich into the 12's next season...
Jamie managed to chip a little more of his previous pb and got down to a 12.52 @ 112mph, again on radials, and looking for a bit more next season with a change of tyre.
Steve's efforts paid off with a best ET of the day of 15.2 seconds at 88 mph, a club qualifying pass - welcome to the club Steve!
Sadly, on the shootout front a few too many redlights and break outs meant the V8 racers took the win, but it was still a great days racing against some incredible machinery at a brilliant track.
After an incredible effort from Steve over the past few weeks to get his 2165cc IDA'd motor into his car and running, I'm pleased to say that his trip to York with a couple of existing members netted him a qualifying time of 15.2 @ 88.2 mph.
Steve drove the car up to York and all the way back (a 7.5 hr round trip) which is a testament to the work put in so far on this quick little car. Steve has minor fettling to do now to the car in readiness for next season where he is sure to hammer those times down. Having driven the car I can certainly say it has plenty more in it. Steve would like to thank Rich for all his help during the build and to John for help tuning up.
Well done Steve, and welcome to the Rennwagens.
Thursday, 8 October 2009
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Monday, 5 October 2009
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Next weekend will be a lot of fun, some of the Rennwagens are heading up country to York Raceway to battle it out with the some of the big guns from the American Super Stock race series in a heads up shoot out. Should be a lot of fun!
Take a look at the American Super Stock website and size up the competition!