A big note of thanks to Stewart and the Mesa Roja race organizers for hosting and reporting this event in such a creative fashion. I have to admit I was glued to the report - and yes I did not scroll down to the bottom (!) and enjoyed the informative race commentary and progress of the event and was surprised to the say the least with the result when I finally got down there. The cars look awesome and sorry the event is not coming over to western Canada so we can see these cars for real.
Waiting for the results (no criticism intended) reminded me of my school days in South Africa where Grand Prix results usually did not make the newspapers until Tuesday or Wednesday after the race and then it was maybe an inch of column space if that! The full result only came about 6 weeks later in the next edition of MotorSport which was eagerly awaited. However - your excellent and creative coverage of this was well worth the wait and to do it properly as you did was fantastic. Thanks to the editors and photographic work!
... However, my interest in my car is actually secondary to the fact that Richard and David are lined up behind me. Three of the top four cars with Policar power and transmission should not go unnoticed! After the disastrous yet information gathering entries in last year's VRAA this set up is coming into its own in this 3L field.
Well, better contain my excitement with a small caveat that of course the Ninco track was what the Policar set up was developed on / for and so as we head into the MDF it might all turn back around........
That is an interesting point. I hope we will see and learn more about the different technical concepts of the cars during the concour. I would expect also different results when the circus moves on towards the MDF tracks with smoother changes in radii and surface. Best regards, Thomas
Last Edit: Sept 12, 2017 15:01:17 GMT -5 by tomato007
Wonderful report and great photos of the premiere race in this series. So like real racing , where anything can and did occur. I am happy to see the Surtees Honda make a climb from its qually efforts. But a look at the results reveal what should be a very good series to unfold. Many thanks to all those who made this such a resounding success. Well done to all, and Some really great looking entries. I have so much to learn, but it is great fun none the less. Congrats to the podiumites. Bob
Congratulations to the top finishers - well done - and thanks Stewart for a really entertaining start of the series. On a personal note, I was delighted to see #36 improve on its qualifying position. One of the things I really enjoy about proxy races is the opportunity to see and learn from new approaches. For example, my distrust of plastic in the drive train is belied by the success of cars built around the innovative Policar chassis while my insistence on ironmongery resulted in my entrant being among the heaviest in the field. I regret that the Photobucket cock-up has resulted in loss of much of the graphics of the various chassis styles. I enjoy re-examining such info as a series progresses to try and get a sense of what goes well were. My philosophy?
Post by ferrari1950 on Sept 13, 2017 19:30:06 GMT -5
I was there. It was awe inspiring. Great bunch of guys running the show. Ahhhh….plastic track…so different from wood…sigh…and then the tricky transition from the sweeper at the end of the long straight to a gentle off camber slowly dipping "s" curve…many cars meeting the wall of death…sigh..more than enough times…grrr….congrats to all and well done WIMMC and C and dinner club!
Looking forward to the eventual return to the "'"drome".