Finally some racing

Haven’t been doing much racing lately due to caravanning and other retired person sort of stuff but this week was a bit different.

Saturday morning I got out to Boondall for some vintage offroad – the track has been too wet or rained out for weeks, but finally we got a go. A few small puddles to be broomed off and it was all good.

I have been concentrating on making my Vintage runner fleet all Schumacher lately which has meant selling a few, buying a few, swapping a few and so on, at last count the Schumacher fleet looked a bit like this.

Club 10 Cougar,

Club 10 Storm,

Cougar 2000 buggy,

Storm 2000 truck,

Cat XLS Masami 4wd buggy

Cougar SVR buggy (not really vintage but getting older)

Cat K1 Aero (also not vintage but a few models old now)

Still looking for a Bosscat but my real wish is for a Cat 2000 – There is a good story behind my desire for a Cat 2000, i’ll tell you sometime.

All of that means my onroad fleet is down to a Serpent F1 (on the market) and a truck (fun to race at Logan).

So Saturday morning was spent at Boondall, lot of fun trying out some different cars etc and chatting – sold my Tamiya Super Shot.

Saturday evening went to Meakin to race my f1 but ended up racing truck – the trucks are really a lot of fun, consistency is the key, if you have to be marshalled there is no chance of catching up. I had a reasonable run with a 1st, a 2nd, and a 3rd.

Sunday I had a few minutes to spare so I wandered out to Chargers new track at Carol Park to see some of the action. Watched one race and them they stopped for lunch. Still had a good look around, drivers stand, with a ramp, is totally amazing. Maybe the shelf on top of the barrier makes it a bit high for kids and wheel chairs, time will tell. Saw a few old faces and met  a couple of new ones. The future looks promising for The South Brisbane Chargers club. Plan on heading out there sometime (not on a race day because I can’t marshall at the moment) to give a couple of vintage cars a run -= maybe the Cat XLS and one of the trucks.

Next Saturday 24th we are having a run at Boondall which is the off week but most didn’t want to run over Easter so we are having an extra. There will probably be a few there Easter Saturday not too sure, next meet after that will be two weeks after Easter.

There is a good (quantity and quality) entry for the Qld Onroad Titles being held at Brendale on 13th to 15th April. I’ll try to get there on the Sunday for the finals, should be some good racing.

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