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2016 Round 7 Championship final

The state Saloon Car championship is over for another year with Grant Johnson and Nick Hanlon going back to back with a close finish in the AU/VT and a runaway win for Nic in his EA .The last round showing that there is still plenty of fight left in the old fox Rick Gill with 2 wins and a not so happy 6th, Chris Lillis and Grant Johnson filling the podium. Vinnie must have enough sand samples as he managed to complete all races but having to start from pit lane due to a small problem in the dummy grid. The Fox roofing VT having grandpa Tony James have a run trying to sort out handling issues for next year and finishing in 5th for the day .The early models races saw Hot Lap motor sports pair Chucky (stay out of the sand) Kneafsey and Justin (finally got some speed) Chaffey lock out 1st and 2nd in all three races and overall with a strong display. In 3rd place overall was Chad Kingsley with a strong showing in all three races .Steve (two up) Jolly flying in from Sydney for his 7th time for the year and having more spins than a penny on Anzac Day ,huge effort Steve. Another to encounter trouble was Brendon 3 wheel what’s who had a rear hub and wheel part company with his car giving for a interesting ride. Des Murphy lending his car to his team mates in prime condition and getting it back with a very second hand diff(never go on holiday on a race week).Last but not least Gary McCulloch’s year has been the year from hell with his panel beater now having enough cash for a new Ferrari, very tough year Gaz. A big thanks to Chucky and JC and all the committee members for their hard work with a very successful national meeting with both national winners, Grant Johnson and Mark Jones keeping most of the cash in the west, about the only thing left is the presentation night so get your tickets and let's go out with a bang, so until next year stay on the black stuff.


2016 AMCAP Saloon Car Nationals

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The AMCAP national is over after one of the best EA/VN races I have seen ,6 tenth covering first to third with lots of lead changes, Jonesy finally sneaking in to put Nic back to second and Damo close behind to round out the podium. Great racing guys. The AU/VT final a great spectacle also as the rain master Grant Johnson showed a clean pair of heals to the field with south ozzie Wayne King and Nathan Callaghan only separated by a whisker. The biggest smile at the presentation had to be a very proud daughter of Grant dancing around with the oversize check. Good to see the guys and gals from the East having a good time on and of the track, all in all a fantastic weekend ,hope everyone arrived home safe.

On another note, has the curtain finally been drawn on the racing career of Tony James with the sale of his VT/Y.(rumoured to have cost more than the national debt of Greece) Some say ,he helped Noah build the arc and after the rain stopped he took to racing like Chucky And Hillsy to the sand. I have been told he started in an a EH Holden in historics moving on to a converted taxi (HQ) and winning state and national championships along the way before stepping up in the early days of EA/VN and later on to the VT. Maybe the final fling being the pioneering of the new VY. Then again, will he be like Rocky Balboa back for one more round and boldly go where no man has gone before and pioneer the VE saloon. All jokes aside people like Tony are great club men and he did a fantastic job of securing sponsor ship for the Nationals. As all racer know getting Cash sponsorship is near impossible and in a tight economy even harder. His knowledge and help on a lot of committees has been great over a long period, so if you see Tony at the bar slap him on the back and buy him a drink. Thanks Tony . Until next time stay on the black stuff.

2016 Round 6

The Mid year Quit saloon car championship got of to a chilly start with only 1 degree on the way to the track but clear sunny conditions greeting the 30 starters.Most teams busy early checking E 85/90/93 before firing up engines. Grant Johnson must have refitted the pin in his hand grenade as there was no explosions coming from the Martin Engineering garage .Good to see Tony James back and racing in the hybrid with a smile.Tony also doing a fantastic job getting a major spons...or for the national round.Ryan Glass getting the EA out of moth balls,must of taken hours getting the spider webs and dust out of the old girl then going out to post 3rd fastest time in qualifying for the olds with a 1:08.82 .Nick Hanlon taking pole in 1:08.7 and Andrew Martin splitting the Falcons with 1:08.81 , point 0882 separating 1st to 3rd. AU/VT qualifying was also tight with 11 cars all running in the 1:06's with the old fox Ric Gill topping the time sheets with 1:06.2,Grant Johnson and Chris Lillis finishing 2nd and 3rd and that's how the meeting points also finished with Ric taking the big silver ware home.Nick Hanlon clean sweeping the old models to win the day and the 2016 championship in fine style.Steve Pittman running 2nd 3 points clear of Andrew Martin.Anyone needing new tow points or shovel kits ,l can recommend MCE motorsport they have the best in the west as clearly demonstrated Sunday but l would shy away from there bonnet clips. Not long now till the National so get you entry's in and order your tyres early.Anyone available to help out on the Friday please let some on the committee know,there will be little things to do don't leave it all to Chucky and Co,until then stay out of the sand and stay on the black stuff.

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