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2017 Round 7

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Round 7 saw the teams head to Collie for the second time this year which always makes for a great family friendly weekend.

The usual suspects were starting from the front rows with the exception of Jim “no show/no marbles” Linehan who took a well-earned overseas holiday leaving the responsibility of coming up with stupid nicknames for everyone this round to our committee.

Grant Johnson took the line honours in all 3 races and a new lap record and Justin Chaffey good enough to hold off a fast charging Brandon Sharpe in the early models.

Hero story of the day was Terry DeSylva breaking a gearbox and going to the clubs go to parts car “previously driven by Chucky”, and getting the spares, he needed and a little help from his MCE Motorsport team and many other fellow competitors he was back in action to fight his way through the field before getting involved in a team mate tangle to decide who the number 1 driver was in the MCE camp.

2018 will see Saloon cars hold 3 championship events in Collie hopefully on the new long track, and after seeing the earth works it is going to be something to really look forward too.

The “FINAL” fight for the 2017 season is on 21st October. SEE YOU THERE!

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2017 Round 5

The sun god must love motor sport because for the second time in a month he has chased the wet and wild weather away to make for near perfect conditions for round 5 to race fast and close. AU/VT qualifying threw up the first surprise with Rick Gill starting out of P1 followed by Brock Boley having a great run to claim P2 and Ashly Barnett pushing Grant Johnson back to 4th.

The EA/VN guys and gals saw Justin “Max” Chaffey take pole by half a second from Mark Jones under close instruction from new race engineer Chucky “I Got this” Kneafsey. Others good performances were Brock Ralph in 4th and Steve “FIFO” Jolly in 6th. Coming back out of retirement Matt “Farnham” Martin had to retire again after engine problems early in qualifying.

Race one had Rick blast away from the line only to have Grant “Senna” Johnson carve up the field to lead midway through lap 2, commentators comparing Grants drive to an F1 race where Ayrton Senna went 4th to 1st inside 2 laps.

Justin Chaffy having a close tussle with Mark Jones win the early models battle. Fifo Jolly and “I Got The Marbles” Murphy trading in the race suit for tutu and ballet slippers with spins after brake problems, both copping a ribbing back in the shed.

Grant winning the next 2 races to clean sweep the late models to win the round from Rick Gill and Brett Niall. Vinnie “hot pants” taking up sand exploration at turn 1 in race 3 to DNF after his first run back from his VY bonfire. Justin and Mark with one win and one second each in the last two races to give Justin the round win from Mark and Andrew Martin filling third. Brock Ralph throwing away a third place overall after he too took a trip across the sand at turn 7. Justin “Max” “Popeye” Chaffey complaining after race 3 of sore arms after steering rack failure, not sure if the rack had more holes or a Chopper Reid alibi, (the arms did look more like Olive Oil arms to me) Good weather, close racing and little damage made for a fantastic day at the track so until time stay on the black stuff.

 

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