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That last crazy lap I got within 0.2 seconds of my lap 2 PB despite the slow start and skids.  I think I can shave a second and a half off if I string it all together with grip the whole time, maybe 2 if it's a really clean lines lap.

 

I'm hoping for some cool footage and action pics from the media.  You can see a drone hanging around a chicane in one section, Brad Frost my mate from here and prior Racewars events was part of the media team, had a GoPro and reckoned he got some good footage of me absolutely hooking too, so fingers crossed!

 

 

Bonus bits

 

Rain setting in after my last lap - not everyone got to do 4 runs!

 

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The venerable BARRA.   It's stock, officer.

 

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Start line antics

 

 

 

 

 

 

Racewars Sprint video from FB

 

Simon's incredible machine and skillset on show (he came second by less than a tenth and only get 3 runs not 4 due to rain)

 

 

 

Metal fingers while navigating a chicane one handed at 82km/h - pro skillz

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Haven't posted for 12 months, and then BAM!

great to see your car still looking the business and still running in excellent form

was re-reading this thread just a few days ago

wishing you were back here to wax lyrical, and Voilà, you post this

great stuff

excellent write up and as always heaps of great photos

I'll have to go back again to watch all the vids 

we have missed you @discostig, hope you hang around a bit more frequently cos your content always well worth the read

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Thanks John.  It took farking hours to put together and I hit back once by accident just as I finished a post.  Terrible tragedy.  I look forward to learning more info about how it happened so we can learn from it.

 

15 hours ago, bloodycrashboy said:

Haven't posted for 12 months, and then BAM!

great to see your car still looking the business and still running in excellent form

was re-reading this thread just a few days ago

wishing you were back here to wax lyrical, and Voilà, you post this

great stuff

excellent write up and as always heaps of great photos

I'll have to go back again to watch all the vids 

we have missed you @discostig, hope you hang around a bit more frequently cos your content always well worth the read

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Caught you all napping!  Cheers dude.  It's fun posting race info...I did enter Powercruise as well and drove two sessions with 2L of coolant missing.  Oops.

 

I have replaced radiator with a new (170,000km) stock unit and still need to replace water pump.  Air con died and was causing 30A engine fuse to blow if I switched on the AC.  New compressor about $650 fitted with regas a couple months ago!

 

12 hours ago, Rab said:

Bloody fantastic writeup and weekend.

 

Quickest Falcon on the hillclimb?

Cheers Rab.  Yep but was only against a 600hp EL with turbocharged SOHC engine, think it was manual too judging from the start line skid hahaha...and that blue XB :)

 

Just noticed I beat all the Holdens too.  There was a Expensive Daewoo vs Ford class last year which I won - was the only Falcon or Expensive Daewoo out there lol.  Never got my prize voucher actually.  ACM electrical you cheap buggers!

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Forgot to put these in

 

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Big thanks to Anneliese Arelette Photography for this next one https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=365433713493288&ref=br_rs

 

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Quick colour balance play on these two - far too yellow in the originals from FB

 

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solid posts mate! great to see someone not being too precious with their car and just getting out there and having fun.

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