This will contain all my ramblings from any travels we do throughout the season...our
trips are normally a great time.
2006/2007 season travel diary to come!
We had our plan all set out for Rotorua, as I was moving house on the same day it all
turned out to be a major rush. The plan was to leave Auckland at 12.30ish stop
in Hamilton then to Vegas so we would have plenty of time….yeah right! Lukily
I had help and my car was going down on the Rammit transporter with the 3NZ car. Just
as I was doing the last load to my new house my cellphone rang asking where I was, it was 1pm already and one of my spares
had been loaded and I hadnt picked up Avgas. In the end we got on the road about
2.30pm, the transporter was well on its way ahead of us. Besides a minor brush
with the law, our trip was pretty quick. I arrived at Rotorua just in time to
get scruitineered before drivers meeting. First race out and it was pretty full
on, after a few laps I ended up riding over a car and breaking a shock, retiring to the infield. Coming into the pits and I had Kevin Ngakai, Riss and another of 71H crew helping fix my shock (yep rissa
on the spanners!!!). While this was going on my right hand was getting quite
swollen and sore. After checking with officials, Jamie got into my car and belted
up, all while the shock was still being put on. He made it on the track just
in time. He had two good runs with minor damage.
Overall it was a good night, I always love going to Vegas, the track and people are always good fun. A big thanks to Keith Vazey & Marty for sorting out the engine (it doesn’t need a bowl of water
now!) and Paul Vazey, Johnny, Jamie, Smithy, Stan and Ricky Mitchell for all your help over the week. Our next trip might be Huntly this weekend or Kihikihi opening, will decide during the week.
Baypark TripLabour weekend arrived which meant Bayparks opening meeting. After cleaning up the car from Huntly the night before, we were on our way to Tauranga by about 2pm. Jamie had the honour of driving down there while I slept (good deal I think). The trip down there was pretty calm with Riss giving us a few songs (no radio thing
again). On arrival at Baypark, the weather was sweet and we were getting ready
to race. The night itself went fine, not too much damage just my wing falling apart and the steering arm bending from the
wall. Thanks to the Pick a Part guys Johnny, Jamie, Vazey and Stan for fixing
it for me so I could get out again. The clubrooms after racing is where
we headed. Some ‘interesting’ conversations and lots of laughs. Was good to meet the 71a crew who were a great laugh, Donna & John Carter kept
us entertained (John you left your tree behind though). Thanks heaps to Bishop
for letting all of us stay at your place, it is much appreciated. Also thanks
to Jamie and Rissa for all your help and keeping me sane!
Taipa Queen Birthday
Well our journery started off at around 2pm Friday afternoon,
cars were loaded up and ready to go. This was going to be the first time of me
driving a truck so I was expecting a very long journey.