What a great end to a fantastic season of “very close” hard racing.
Sunday’s event at Pukekohe was held in perfect warm sunny weather with no wind, and we had 15 entries with qualifying and 3 Formula Ford only races.
Unfortunately Phil’s car met with the armco at Railway on Saturday testing, and Grant Campbell did not arrive for racing.
We had 13 cars per race with extremely good close battles and lots of drafting going on. All of us it seems posted personal best times (typical of end of season in good conditions).
The closeness of our racing is absolute proof that we are on the right track by checking engines, and encouraging all to present legal Formula Fords when entering our events..
The season end “Chocolate Fish” prizes were presented to the very worthy winners.
Phil Foulkes comfortably won the Major series and certainly has developed his car and his driving skills to achieve what he has. Congratulations Phil.
The Minor series went right down to the last meeting with Michael Clark and Martin Lucas fighting for the Fish. Unfortunately for Martin his gear linkage problem in race 1 denied him the chance of winning.
It was a real thrill to be able to hand Michael the prize. He has entered every meeting and has kept the car on the black stuff with commendable driving skills and very good discipline. Note how his lap times have come down. He has a perpetual smile on his face these days. Congratulations Michael.
As you all know we are re writing the North Island Historic Formula Ford regulations to reflect today’s requirements. We will all shortly be able to email you a copy for your comment.
After that process we will present the regs to the clubs we race with, so that their Supplementary regs can state that all Formula Fords must comply with the North Island Historic Formula Ford Regulations. That will allow the regs to be enforced.
The 40th anniversary planning is well under way and we will let you know shortly the final format, once dates are locked in.
In the mean time we have 5 short months to ready our cars for what will be a very busy season, incorporating our normal meetings as well the North and South Island 40th anniversary events.
Yahoo, I have really enjoyed this season and look forward to an action packed next season, with a fantastic field of very good friends enjoying our race battles.
Keep well, we will be in touch frequently.