Archive for October, 2013

Competition Report – November 2013

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

This is my first report as competition secretary. I’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped me.

Over the past few months we have had three events to report on.

First off there was round four of the MSCA super sprint held on the 25th August.

We had four cars on track.

Rodger in his rebuilt GT6 who decided to trailer his car after engine problems and didn’t want to take any chances with the new motor.

Robin George in his TR7 who had no brake lights during scrutineering. He managed to get them fixed but unfortunately engine problems put an end to his day too.

Neil Martin in his TR7 v8 had a good run all day and managed a personal best time of 127.693in round two.

Duane Kaak in his TR7 v8 also had a good run during the day and achieved a personal best time of 130.038 in round three.

Congratulations to Neil and Duane.

14th & 15th September was the Modern Regularity Nationals at Mallala. First time ever a whole weekend competition.

3 Triumphs Competed. Robin George, Neil Martin & Duane Kaak all in TR7s Neil had a fuel starvation problem at top speed and in corners. When it wasn’t an issue, Neil was his usual “Peter Perfect” for the first few laps in each event and could have taken home the gold…..

Robin did well on day 1, but retired after an unusual tappet noise persisted before the beginning of Day 2.

Duane was doing well on day one but at the start of Day 2 he suffered a snapped throttle cable and needed a tow back to the pits. His car was repaired and back on track in no time to finish off a good weekend for him.

At the time of printing there were no results for round 5 of the MSCA Super Sprint held on the 20th October.

Enjoy your racing.

Dean Berlemon.

President’s Report – October 2013

Friday, October 11th, 2013

It is spring, yippee. Better driving weather is now here and I hope you are all clocking up some k’s on your Triumph and blowing off the winter dust and cobwebs in preparation for our busiest time of the year in our TSOA Calendar. Taking the Triumph for a maintenance run, or even just to check the tyre pressure is also a good excuse to avoid having to mow the lawn (again.. just like you did last week, how does it grow so fast..???)

With Spring comes lots of new life, eggs hatch, flowers grow and thankfully we have new life in the Club in the form of new magazine Editors! A big thank you to Dean & Margaret for taking on this task. I encourage you all to make their job as easy as possible by overloading them with great photos and articles so we can continue to have a great club magazine. At the same time, send your submissions to our Website Manager also!

The Club wishes those about to head off in the coming weeks to the TSOA National Meeting in Queensland a safe and enjoyable drive and holiday away. I have run out of holiday money & time so can’t attend which I’m a little sad about as Noosa is certainly a top holiday destination, and mixed with Triumphs and old friends, sure to create some wonderful memories for those who are attending. I know many are taking it slow & steady to drive the journey in convoy with others. I’m hoping to hear nothing but success that our trusty Triumphs conquered those miles with ease.

The Club certainly has some great events coming up for the rest of the year, culminating in a Christmas Dinner which is always a great way to end the year. Until then I sincerely hope to see you and your Triumph one sunny Saturday or Sunday soon.

Duane Kaak