Wanganui meeting 28/11/2010
Race 1 (Noel Kensington Memorial)
With a good jump off the start getting through the 1st corner medley, precious jumped out into 4th place chasing down the red magnet 8p freshly purchased by the Miers camp. Miers went wide, bounced off the wall, crossing in front of precious and Darryl, all seemed to come to a halt losing many places as the rest of the pack caught up. Putting the hammer back down, Darryl and precious gave chase with plenty of bumpers being used, this meeting was turning into a beauty. Unfortunately this is where the handling issues reared its ugly head again in what seemed to be a lack of power, poor precious and Darryl struggled to keep up and Darryl pulled infield. So with the first DNF for the season. Back in the pits, the problem was found to be lack of fuel pressure.
Race 2 (Heat 1 of the West Coast Champs)
From the start all hell broke loose with Sam Doyle 51v blowing the water pipe at the drop of the green turning left across the front of the pack causing absolute mayhem into pit corner. Coming out onto the back straight, Darryl and precious emerged in 2nd place chasing down the red magnet 8p. Unfortunately this is the best it got without being able to pin point the horrible handling, the pack quickly caught up and we were slowly picked off 1 by 1. Darryl and precious settled in to do the best they could coming in a mid pack finish.
Race 3 (Heat 2 of the West Coast Champs)
With a lot of changes made between races we set out for our 3rd race. With a mid pack start and plenty of bumpers being used the pace was hard and fast. Nearing the end once again Darryl was battling with the red magnet 8p when on the last lap a tangle in the pit corner allowed Darryl underneath gaining 3 spots but unfortunately on the last turn he tangled with the silver bullet 16b climbing over the front spinning infield putting him back for another mid pack finish.
Race 4 (Heat 3 of the West Coast Champs)
With a rear grid start it was always going to be push and shove to gain places. Lap 2 coming into pit corner 51v did a wizz bang and spun out causing the pack to slow with plenty of bumpers being used. Darryl almost climbed over the 28b. After 4 or 5 laps the track slicked off and precious seemed to love it with Darryl being able to make up many places by the half way point of the race. Unfortunately this is how it stayed with another mid pack finish. Poor precious needs some work to be done to sort out the ugly handling.
P.S. Many thanks for all the out of town cars - Visitors are always most welcome