A very hot saturday saw a good field of 39 turn up for a fun day night autocross evant, with the best day run plus best night run being the scoring time. Also happening was the Presentations for the 2020 Championship. Obviously with the truncated set of events due to covid, the pointscore relied on the 5 Dirts Sprint events (4 laps a run) plus the Fun event on the three tracks. There wil be some more details out shortly, but the big prize of IWMAC Club Champion was taken by A Class Civic driver, Dave Smith, after a great year that saw him consistently beat last years Champion (Paul Bond) in the same class, and cemented A Class, Overall Sprint Champion and Club Champion. Well done Dave. Notable performaces from the three members tied for second place on an identical pointscore, and in order of fastest first - Wayne Poulier (WRX STI, E Class), Barry Clark (BMW, B Class) and Nikki Duclos (Imprezza RS, Ladies) just 2 points behind Dave. Great to see the variety of cars, drivers and classes so close in a very strange year!
For the day night event, winner was Matt Feldman, who put a second and a bit on Wayne Poulier during the day with a fast 1:31, but Wayne took a few tenths off Matt in the night runs, but fell about 9/10s short. Alan Weinert was third and Marc Wilson 4th, trying to burn (ie blow up) the evil WRX he is using in place of his favourite Excort:) Top four positions to E class. Marc feels that the engine may be on borrowed time, but was prepared to "send it" and see how it went. Still running.
For the best 2WD it was a close tussle between A and B class with only 0.27 secs between 5th to 8th OR. Barry Clark (B, BMW) beat Paul Bond (B, in sons SR20 N15 Pulsar) by 0.06 and Craig Newell (A, Civic) beat Dave Smith (A, Civic) by 0.08. As there was only 2 A Class runners, that was about as close as they could be! Great competitive runs there. Third in B was Jody-Paul Hewitson (MKII Esky) who had 2/10s over Tim Crase in the Peugot. Matthew Ross in the Stanza was the sole C Class runner. D Class had Danny Ikin a clear winner from el presidente Greg Woodbridge, with a second advantige over Robert Maclaurin and then Graeme Adams in the Focus.
Juniors saw this years top junior Ethan Kilbride (GB Galant 2.0) take a good win, 11th OR and was also a good enough time for 4th in a competative B Class on the day, and he also put 2.5 seconds on dad Jeff. Great job by Jeff to get Ethan in front of him. It's what we all want for our kids, to be better than us (Well thats what I think anyway). Second was William Harris, who also took out "Most Improved Junior", who bested Emma Crase (2nd for the 2020 year) by 1/2 a second. Then Billy O'Neil in the RWD Imprezza and Tristan Newson in the unfamiliar Hyundai FX.
Ladies saw Nikki Duclos (Imprezza RS) better Stephanie Muston (WRX) during the day with a 1:40.7 v 1:41 dead, but Steph wound the WRX up in the night, to be the winner from Nikki. Dianne Feldman was third, with Holly Palmer and Jazmin Britton 4th and 5th.
A big thanks to everyione who set up the lights, prepared the track, did the entries, covid checks, scrutineering, stewarding and flagged in the very hot daytime runs.