Sporting Triumphs March/April 2011

Past

March 18 – 20 Phillip Island Classic

This historic meeting was once again one not to miss. A number of Triumphs competed in Group S and in Regularity and I managed to catch up with some of the drivers and also some spectators from SA. A TR5 ventured all the way from the UK to compete. Apart from a siezed metering unit, which was promptly replaced from spares of other competitors, the car ran well. There was also a huge turn out of Can Am type sports and racing cars. Unfortunately, the Elfin ME5 (which I was pit crew for) came to grief on oil in the 20 lap main race on Sunday. Nothing that can’t be fixed with time and money.

March 21 – 25 Lake Gairdner Speed Week

This event was cancelled at the last moment due to wet weather. The lake had managed to avoid all the earlier rain and flooding, but finally succumbed. A new timing system was to be tried – there’s always next year.

March 27 MSCA Supersprint Rd1 at Mallala

Roger Lange (Dolomite), Neil Martin (TR7 V8) and Bryan Young (Vitesse) took to the track for the first sprint of 2011. Roger had brake wobble issues and a faulty oil pressure guage that caused some initial concern though the car was fine for the drive home. I believe this was Bryan’s first time out with a new motor, and apart from a little fan belt spitting, initial reports are it ran well. Neil ran reliably as usual. Further details will be furnished as they come to hand.

Upcoming
April 23 – 24 Easter Historic Race Meeting Mallala

The Sporting Car Club of SA is inviting clubs and individuals to display their classic vehicles on the Saturday of this event (23 April). $15/car load and an extra $5 if you wish to drive around the circuit during the lunch break. There is also a prize for best club display. If you intend to go, hopefully you have already entered – closing date 8 April. Let me know if you have entered and wish to part of a TSOA display and run to the track. If there are enough numbers we will fly the TSOA banner and promote the marque. Triumphs from Victoria and NSW are entered in the races. Roger also may enter the Dolomite in Regularity.

May 1 MSCA 6HR – Mallala

We currently have 8 competitors, 3 from Victoria and 5 locals. So, there will be at least 1 TSOA team this year, perhaps 2. If you are interested in being a part of the team, either as a competitor or assisting with the organisation please let me know asap. Thank you to those that have already registered their interest in competing or assisting. I will be contacting competitors in the first week of April to progress entries.

June 4 – 5 Rd 2 State Racing Championship Mallala

I hope to have the GT6 entered in this event to give it an airing before the All Triumph Race weekend.

June 26 All Triumph Race Wakefield Park

This year it looks like there will be 5 competitors venturing over to Goulburn in NSW for the annual All Triumph Races on Sunday 26th June and Sprints on Saturday 25th. We will be leaving Thursday 23rd and returning Tuesday 28th. Contact me if you want to know more about this event or wish to tag along.

July 3 MSCA Supersprint Rd2 at Mallala

Our Club has been rostered to assist with flag duties at this round. Please let me know if you will be able to assist. This is a great opportunity to get up close to the racing. Lunch and refreshments are supplied. We need a minimum of 4 and preferably 6 volunteers to be paired into groups of 2.

Other

If you have racing apparel it would be prudent to check the new standards to make sure your clothing complies. I haven’t fully absorbed the changes yet, but you can try to make sense of it by reading Schedule D of the online CAMS manual.

See http://www.cams.com.au/

Cheers,
Trevor Lindsay

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