Zwartkops Raceway, 29 September, Historic Tour, round 6

Arriving early Saturday morning, settling quickly, documentation and scrutineering completed we ready for our first of two qualifying sessions. Managed to get the wheel alignment done, as per the technician, “must have been a bitch to control”. Was she really that far out?

Pre66 Little Giants Qualify and I am wondering how the wheel alignment is going to effect her handling. Initially she feels tricky but I seem to get used to it …. ? We only manage a best lap of 01:30.057

Pursuit Racing Qualify session we get a better lap of 01:29.450, I seem to get more “used” to that wheel alignment.

Pre66 Little Giants race one. And again I get more used to the alignment. I am placed just behind the Alfa of Louis. The Alfa and Fossa quite balanced over all with the Alfa fast on the straights and Fossa fast in the corners. Best lap 1:26.862

Pursuit Racing race one, To avoid breaking out as in our races at Midvaal, we nominate a time lower than our qualifying time, closer to our best lap time setting our target high. Fossa starts acting loose again ….. As is the way with the event it offers a lot of competitive catching. Best lap 1:27.729

Fossa Ford Anglia

Fossa Ford Anglia

Pre66 Little Giants race two, pretty much a repeat of race one, excluding the guys starting behind us due to not finishing race one and a “sleeper”, not arriving on time for the start of the race. Fossa becoming so a challenge herself with her handling, pulling in on the inside of Louis’s Alfa at a corner it feels as if Fossa’s back end wants to flip over. A first for us, racing with the under two liters, despite a worse lap time working very hard behind the wheel, we manage to only just not get lapped. Best lap 1:27.140

Pursuit Racing race two. Some more extreme fun racing with the Pursuit Racing guys. We manage not to breakout of our lap time, but our nominated time, a carefully calculated time, a bit too ambitious for a win. Fossa’s alignment have gone completely haywire. The bolts locking the settings not tightened properly. Our best lap, 1:27.300

Fossa’s next race, Historic Tour, Zwartkops Raceway, 3 November.