Well, the 2013 Spring Wakefield Park meeting has been run and won and despite our concerns about low entries our JKL group was well represented with 30 cars from all over the east coast.
Great to see our interstate mates make the trip. In all 9 from Victoria, Samantha Dymond, Brian Simpson, Shane Bowden, Dick O’Keefe, Peter McKnight, Terry White, Tony Osborne, John Anderson, and Peter Statton, plus Peter Yeomans from Queensland made the long drive to Goulburn and they, along with the regular NSW/ACT competitors all had a great weekend.
It was great to see Les Wright once again invited to join the group in the mighty Group M Dalro Jag and he kept all those at the pointy end of the grid on their toes for the weekend. Grant Craft is really coming to grips with the Sharp Holden with a fine 1st in the 10 lap feature race on Sunday and the Brian Simpson/Cooper Jap combination seem to find the tighter Wakefield layout to their liking with some great times and a 3rd outright (2nd in Lb).
Good dices right through the field as well with Shane Bowden’s Prad 5, Dick O’Keefe’s Photon Special, Warwick McBean’s Lolus and Dick Willis in the Nota Major locking horns all weekend with lap times all within a few 10ths in most races. Paul Armstrong’s Jewitt Holden was kept very honest by Peter McKnight in the Aarons Special.
There were as usual a few issues around the pits as cars fell by the wayside.
I have already enlisted those who competed at the meeting to give me a brief account of their weekend’s activity in the pits as it’s not always easy to catch up with all and find out what’s happening during the weekend’s activities. This was a great idea from Derry Greeneklee and I would like to make it a regular part of the newsletter, so after every meeting I will ask those competitors to give me a little feedback about how they fared over the meeting and hopefully this will bring a bit more to the news for all to share.
Having said that please feel free to keep me up to date anytime with any newsworthy items that may be of interest to the group. Give me a call and say hi or send an email.
So, when things go array and problems and failures happen to our precious machines it really is the pits, so I think the new segment should be fore with known as “It’s The Pits”. That’s the best I can do for now so here we go.
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