The American's are really flexing their muscles here. For some reason the Tassie cars just did not perform that well. Cant say why really but they just didn't seem to go that well. Maybe that might change on raceday.
I did the qualifying on the middle lane. The direction of travel was from the startline to the bottom of the picture in the post above. The car in the picture is going in the reverse direction. The race will be run in the same direction as qualifying.
Well done Alan ! Looks like the Americans are gonna be hard to beat.... again. Certainly surprised to see Phil that far back in the field, he was on the pace at Cheltenham back in April. Its a fickle business this proxy racing and I guess you never know how it pans out on race day.
Thanks guys for running this round and the event,good to see a couple of other guys involved in the driving well done. Looks like lane 3 was the down fall of my car, or is the Solarbotics dieing?
No surprise with the first 3 in this event they have been the standout cars from round 1. Congratulations to Stu on the series win, well done to finish ahead of the Internationals.
Going out with a win is a nice consolation prize. Third overall is great and where I knew it would end, but the top spot is what we all shoot for.
Congratulations Stu for the overall. Your car was the most consistent finisher with two wins and podiums in all seven races. Well done. Send it over so Ken and I can dissect it.
Congratulations to Ken for second overall. Two race wins and a podium all but once, another consistent finisher.
Thank you Alan and Stu. You guys ran a great series and while I know some may be disappointed in their results, I do not believe anyone can complain on how the series was managed. I know at least two Yankees who will be back next year and stronger than before. We are already looking for some wood tracks to test on. So bring your "A" game, because as we have all seen, that is what it takes to win.
Well it was a close one wasn't it? Even Fast Lap in nearly every lane was not enough to thwart the Red Devil's charge to the win, At least I stayed within a lap. Slo1 congrats on the overall win, it was a well built car that took the laurels. Matt it looks like the shorter tracks caused you the most grief,congrats on a close finishing third overall position. Stu and Alan what a great job you guys accomplished with a very well run series in your first try, I hope you will make this an annual event. Thanks to all the track hosts, drivers, turn mashals, score keepers and understanding wives throughout the series who made this all possible.
A big THANKS to the sponsors who stepped up with prizes.
I hate to see this series end but the VRAA will pick up again in the fall for more fun, thrills and excitement, after the way this race series was won and run I will have to step up my game a bit.
Obviously it was a very successful event. Sorry I had to withdraw early on, but I hope to send a car next time. These are great cars, great to observe this from across the seas. Great work everyone.
Well done to Matt for winning the Australian GP and Stu for the Overall win! And a big round of thanks to the organisers, sponsors, hosts, drivers, helpers and fellow entrants who made this proxy possible! I had a great 3 - 4 months and a lot of fun following the fortunes of the cars from track to track. It's been thoroughly enjoyable even though I finished up at the bottom of the pile (well, almost) and I've learnt a few things about what makes these little half tonners work ...... or not! I would certainly like to be back again next year and, circumstances permitting, I will be in with another more competitive car, hopefully!
But, first things first, a fresh re-think on the VRAA cars over setup changes and putting on the finishing touches before sending it off halfway across the world to the U S of A.