Had a great day yesterday.
Started early with some Vintage Offroad, the track was flooded when I got there but I am a super optimist so I started a little drain to drain the biggest lake into a low section of the infield, reminded me of racing straw boats down the gutter in the rain when we were kids. Soon the troops arrived with shovels and brooms etc and we got the track to a drive able state before an hour of good sun did the final touches. Low numbers, no doubt put off by the rain, but we had quality.
I ran my XXT STADIUM TRUCK (what a good thing that is, especially suited to Boondall ) and a guy turned up with 2 XXT to sell at pretty reasonable prices and a bag of spares, that created a bit of excitement. Also ran my XX buggy, I really love that one too. Ran a few other cars as well, all 2wd today. Had stocks of the Proline Blockade tyres to sell (the tyre of choice at Boondall) so that made some of the boys happy, don’t worry if you weren’t there yesterday I still have fronts and rears for the buggy left and saved a set of SCT ones for you Mario. Have a few of the Schumacher tyres (original CAT tyres) that we use on the shots in stock again too if anyone needs them give me a call.
made a little list of jobs to do on the Actionrc DirtyWheels workbench during the next week.
After all the fun I headed home to dump all my vintage runners off and reload the i30 with my Onroad cars and gear for racing that night at Logan.
Had spent a day on my F1 and TC during the week and expected them to be pretty good and with the F1 I wasn’t disappointed, it was going really well, apparently a couple of the boys have stepped up a lot during the 4 months I have been away and I found myself languishing towards the rear of the field in spite of my car feeling the best it has – more homework and more practice required.
In TC I am currently racing a Schumacher Mi4CX which is now 4 models old and showing signs of high mileage, I am happy to be racing it however till I decide if my skill level and my enthusiasm warrant a new car. This kit has a diff in the front at the moment (I’ll get a spool back in there when I can find one) and unfortunately the diff oil has gone off resulting in me struggling all night with a free spinning diff and a very hard to drive car. There is always next time qualified 8th which is not good enough, but good enough to stave off retirement for another fortnight.
I struggled with the track treatment tonight, normally the treatment and preparation used at Logan is very good and it was the previous fortnight as well but last night I found it very inconsistent and patchy, hope that was just a one off.
Got home about 1030 and sat down to watch the real F1 qualifying. A big day out that’s for sure but an enjoyable one, roll on next fortnight and we’ll do it all again.
For today (Fathers Day ), and I’m blessed to be a father of four sons, I’ll be missing in action from rc, I’ll be with my sons and their kids sharing some time together in some fun and laughter, and taking a little time with some fond memories of my Dad as well.
See you at the track.