NZ Champs Christchurch

After absolutely trashing the car at Cromwell we were offered the use of a workshop at Dunedin where we were spending a few days to see the sights. Well one whole day we got to see the inside of a workshop thanks to Mike at the Turbo shop in Dunedin for his shop. We changed every thing over to another 2nd hand chassis that we had taken down with us. The theory was with Murphy’s Law if you take it you wont need it. I was never good at theory at school either.

Qualify was five heats to get your grid for the 25 lap feature.

It took me severely races to get 100% settled in in the different chassis with a few things not quite as I would have  liked. A shame we didn’t have  a shake down meeting somewhere to sort out a few things. We were a little unlucky to have a tough group for qualifying & started 4 of the 5 heats behind Jonathan Allard making it hard to get passes done in the first lap because Jonathan is always so fast & making the move on the guy in front of him. We also had a larger group than 4 of the other groups, meaning you always had to pass an extra car. Result we qualified 6th.

Final. In the feature it took several attempts to get the first lap under way with crashes in the rear of the field that took out a bunch of guys. I could have done withe a few out from in front of me. From there it was 24 laps with no cautions & not a lot of passing  so the grid 6 start effecting where we finished.

Result 5th NZ Champs , 2nd Kiwi home but no 2nz.

1st Sammy Swindel USA . 2nd Jonathan Allard USA, 3rd Austin Wheatley USA, 4th Ryan Oconnor NZ, 5th Rodney Wood