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Had my first rally event.
Posted 29 July 2005 - 05:28 AM
Gave the car a quick 10 minute blast saturday night and packed it onto the trailer.
Drove the 50 minutes to Walky Park from Walker Flat and was the first car to arrive which was nice. Unpacked the car and put on the bash plate which we had not had time to do on Saturday.
The days are pretty well run which takes the first timers nerves off.
Sign in is pretty straight forward requiring $60 start fees, license either current or purchase a new one and WACC club membership. Took the car over to scrutineering with Bob giving it a quick check over with a few suggestions on general improvements we should do for running state rounds.
First run of the day was pretty good fun with the track still fairly damp from the rains which is a change from the usual dusty conditions. We had some timing issues causing detenation with anything more than 2/3 throttle. This hadnt been evident since the engine rebuild so we decided just to back off it for the rest of the day and get through the event with the engine in once piece and gain as much experience as we could.
We were pretty pleased with how the day went. Ashley and myself both got our first Observed License Test completed with just one more needed to get the National Rally Licenses. It was fantastic not to have to put up with any dust and although the course was pretty rocky the big ones are easy to spot as the soil was so dark and the rocks were limestone.
For $20 anyone can come out and get blasted around the course in the rally cars which is a pretty good idea to promote the sport.
Looking forward to the next club event on August 21st and gaining some more experience. Cant wait to get out there and use the remaining 1/3 throttle on the 800m back straight. Should make up the 2 minutes down there!!!!
Thanks to Susan for her great navigational work it sure does help having atleast one calm person in the car. Still have the grin on my face and if you have any road worthy car get out there and give it a run. For $60 it is a really safe place to start out with a whole range of cars to compete against. Thanks also to RSRLegacy for his help in getting the gearbox sorted, my shout for beers mate.
Here are some short videos of the day.
Posted 06 August 2005 - 10:28 PM
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