Monday, February 21, 2011

26 June 2010...2 DAYS OF THUNDER at QR

26th - 27th June 2010
Our annual date with the dark, winter months are not so great at 5am!

With waves of fog slowly rolling in we weave in & out of the concrete jungle aka the new to be motorway near Ipswich with the race car towed behind

At last there is light at the end of the tunnel & visibility is restored & views of the country side appear, we are off on our way to 2 DAYS OF THUNDER at Queensland Raceway
We arrive in good time just as the gates open, set up camp & get the car scrutineered

Note to self: I must stop going to the driver briefings!!!
Friday Practice!!! someone hits the wall at 150k’s, I believe he is ok, just what I wanted to hear, NOT & I had syked myself up to be calm this weekend. Luckily I had the support from Daddy's little Fan club, our darling daughter & family to keep me sane

To add to the fun/stress....
Bri manages to spin off coming out of the last corner onto the straight!!

Note photo of Bri at the wrong angle
All I could think was “lucky Jim wasn’t pushing you! Or he would have collected you”

A great weekend of racing even with showers on & off which was a bummer as always just before Bri’s sprint
Times were not as good as he would have liked, he was being responsible as he was being observed to get his open licence to enable him to race at Lakeside & QR rather than just a sprint Licence
Best time 6 1:10

The Highlight of this weekend for me, as well as Bri keeping the car upright after his OFF!!!
Was John English bringing a framed photo of himself racing our car at Surfers International Raceway in 1986 to show us
John drove our car as Wayne Anderson had come down with a bad case of food poisoning, John English retired with an overheating problem unfortunately

Well done sweetheart “You are the Man” object achieved, open licence now in wallet