Round 2 Pukekohe Park Raceway (Saturday 13th October)
Weather was better than forecast with no rain but quite cold.
We were, for this round combined with Racing saloons who also has some Historic Sports sedans included with them which certainly made the handicapping a challenge.
A good turnout of cars with new members Paul Urquhart White XA Coupe, Warren Betts with a blue SLR 5000 Torana and Michael Bristow in a Perana Capri. It turned out very well for each of the new members with them all winning a race.
In qualifying Michael B was fastest in the Perana with a time of 1:14.1 followed by Kayton, Calvin and the two Pauls, with the Urquhart being in front.
We had a few casualties in qualifying Colin with a broken oil cooler in the Corvette, Michael Crawley with a fuel pump issue in the Commodore and unfortunately Dave in the Mustang with a smokey issue which proved to be terminal for the day. Warren also showing that Holdens’ could smoke nearly as well as Fords but managed to keep going for the rest of the day (almost).
Race one pretty much went as per qualifying with Michael lowering his time by 1.5 seconds to 1:12.6 Calvin manged to get in front of Kayton then Lee and Paul (Pinky) the other Paul having a wild ride down the hill to lose his muffler causing a safety car.
Race two was our usual handicap but due to the lack of speed from the Historic Sports Sedans all but 4 cars started from pit lane. New member Warren was first home following by Colin’s big block Corvette and Chris Anderson’s black JPS Mustang.
Race three (with a little jigging of the handicapping) saw most cars start from the track rather than pit lane. Paul U was the winner followed by Ross in the Marlborough Commodore and then Michael C after a close battle with Pinky.
The points are now
Class A 1st Ross Golding, 2nd Calvin Andrew, 3rd Colin Schischka
Class B 1st Michael Crawley, 2nd Paul Burnet, 3rd Greig Running
Invitation 1st Lee Budd, 2nd Paul Urquhart