Number of posts : 441
Age : 50
Localisation : MAX RACING MX-707R,TOP RACING SCYTHE,LRP Q3,HARA TWISTER,P2K2PRO,T-BANG,SANWA GEMINI 2,K.O.PROPO.
Registration date : 2007-01-19
|Subject: KO GP 25TH-27TH AUGUST 2007. Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:57 pm|| |
What a brilliant weekend! This belive it or not was the first time I entered the KO GP and I'm glad I did. What a friendly but very competitive race meeting, not as stessfull racing wise as a National but with more competition than any other meeting held anywhere in the country.
Early on in the year I was asked to run a shop at the KO GP by Steve Cann of WLRC (many thanks) which I thought would be easy, was I wrong, so much to do and remember, very stessfull. Before I go any further I woul Like to thank everyone who helped out, the obvious ones first:
My long R/C suffering wife and Daughter.
Richard (the pit dude) Powell for putting my car on the track all weekend.
Jane and Scott of B.T.Q. Models (ha,ha)
Billy Michael. PUT MY CAR ON THE LINE AND IT WENT BACKWARDS
Once the shop was set up I had 2 practice runs 1st with a spool then a 1 way, I opted tor un the one way for the weekend as it gave a little more steering than the spool and it dont chew drive shafts up either. Scotty had 2 runs wich ended up with a blown new Dynasty laydown (not very reliable these, he wernt the only one to do this).
After un-packing the shop again we went into Qualiy to cut it short I ended up 28th, so *th in the C and Scotty was 6th in the H. Just wish I had more time to work on the car, but running the shop was a major thing at this meeting, somethings got to give. * seconds out of the A wernt bad all things considered.
Monday Final Showdown:
Scotty had an excellent result and won the first leg, he then came 2nd in leg 2 and after leg 3 he finished 2nd overall. Well done M8.
I had mixed results and was bashed from corner to corner in legs 1 and 2, resulting in 5th and 8th. Leg 3, well all I can say is if you have a Check Point Money Motor, take note of the timing lugs, it is possible to put the end-bell on the wrong way around, which means the cars goes backwards. Oh the stress of it all.
An excellent meeting and one I will definatley try to get to next year. Met some old friends and made some new ones to. Well done WLRC ***** event. Thanks againg to all who helped out me and F.T.Q. Models.