SETS Nightmasters 18th March
Nightmasters wrap up!
It started out a dismal day for weather but the afternoon saw the last of the showers dissipate and it was race time
Street cars saw 9 cars grid after a couple of late withdrawals. Qualifying went off without a hitch with Andrew Stevens qualifying fastest with a 60.91 second lap
Race 1 saw a combined grid with sports sedans with a total of 16 cars. The race began with some biffo at turn one, but all recovered and the race was won by Andrew Stevens in his 180sx. Brad Cuss came in 2nd and Denver Parker in 3rd place. The 2nd and 3rd place tussle was reflected throughout the laps mirroring each other’s lap times to with .2 of a second of each other.
Race 2 Another great race start, unfortunately we lost Andrew Stevens to a diff blowout, Grant Sealey to injector troubles and Peter Robinson was struggling all meet with a bad misfire. The race was won by Brad Cuss, 2nd to Denver Parker and 3rd to Paul Kluck in his very impressive newly completed Nissan skyline.
Race 3 was under lights and had no shortage of highlights. In the first laps a piece of debris took out Laurie’s RX7 from sports sedans with a completely destroyed windscreen. The tussle continued between Denver’s land whale and Brad’s S15, with the later laps Paul Kluck really chasing them down and pushing some fast lap times for a final race of the day. The final laps saw contact in the esses between Drew Watkins 180sx and a sports sedan competitor. Drew was thankfully able to complete the race. Mark Conacher and Jason Hallam both completed all three races without incident and are growing in confidence and speed. Unfortunately Grant Sealey did not make it out of the pits due to an electrical gremlin. The race saw Denver 1st, Brad 2nd and Paul 3rd.
Unfortunately due to clerical error and mis-communication our winners did not receive their trophies after a day of long fought battles on the track. The Association cannot apologise enough for this and it will be rectified to ensure our members hard work is acknowledged and or community celebrates all that racing brings to us and our race family!
Outright for the day our winner was Brad Cuss, Denver Parker in 2nd and Paul Kluck 3rd for the SETS Nightmasters Meet. Congratulations to all drivers, pit crews and the like.
A huge thank you to our naming rights sponsor RAC Facades for their support this year to the Street Car Association of WA 2017 Championship. Also to our new tyre sponsor , Perth Motorsport Tyres, for the Hankook Australia Control tyre which everyone reported fantastic things about through the duration of the meet.
To our other supporting partners Total Vet Care, SBM Financial, Hyperdrive and Freightshop, Thankyou for your support now and throughout the coming season.
The next meet is The Shack’s Autumn Classic on 23rd April. With a few more cars near completion and some of the missing cars to make this meet we should have a great size grid to really put Street Cars back on the map at Barbagallo.
See you all at the track!