We participated in the penultimate round of the Shannons Nationals at Mallala in early November. There was a reasonable field of 19 Saloon Cars, including 6 of the older model cars.
The car was handling really well and the slightly modified exhaust seemed to give it a bit more torque. Overall we had a satisfying weekend and managed to get the lap times down a bit further.
I qualified 17th and started race 1 from there, finishing 1 place further up the grid. Race 2 on Sunday morning was very wet and I unfortunately got tangled up with reigning champion Bruce Heinrich on the first corner, but we both continued with some panel damage and I finished 16th again.
Race 3 was much more fun after the rain cleared up. I finished 14th, ahead of all the other ‘oldies’. I did not find out until later that I finished 1st in the TASCCO Challenge, which is the competition for older model Saloons at National level. We were awarded a nice trophy to add to the collection.
We also had the chance to take some of our sponsors from Frank Walsh Drilling for a ride on Friday – we think they enjoyed it as much as I did!