2012 CAMS Kumho NSW Supersprint Round 3 Results.
04 June 2012 | Eric Scheeren
Round 3 of the Championship was run at Wakefield Park yesterday on a cold and wet track. The track was not declared dry until just before midday when Tom Ainsworth and myself (the only 2 guys, I think, without “wets”) were allowed onto the track. Tom managed an off into the mud coming onto the straight and had to call it a day as his Alfa was about 100kgs heavier with all of the mud he had picked up. From his times, I think that Tom may have been trying a little too hard. I was able to continue on but it was a pretty wild ride on the slicks right till the end of the day and I had a few “moments” in the few runs I was able to put in.
Andre Tan was the fastest car on the day with a 59.124. I think that Andre was on wets but either way (slicks or wets), it was a great time being less than 2 seconds off his Class and Type Record. Jason Wright was the fastest tin top on the day with a 64.826. Another great time under the circumstances.
The first runs were made for 4WDs and they dominated in the early times with a stand out performance by Stephen Grima in his 2WD Ford Laser whose first run was just over 3 seconds slower than his best on the day. Generally, with a few exceptions, most 2WD cars were about 15 to 20 seconds slower (and worse) as a quick look at the Natsoft times will show. Unfortunately as the day wore on and the track dried out somewhat, Stephen was overhauled by faster cars. Great effort, Stephen.
Under the circumstances, all records for Wakefield remained intact and none were broken on the day. I should make mention, as I didn’t after Round 1, that Alexander Ball broke Saba Hanania’s Type 1 record and Rex Hodder’s 5 year old Class 1B record at Round 1 earlier this year with a sub minute ten time of 69.947. Andrew is new to the Championship this year and seems to have put a cat amongst the pigeons in Type 1. Congratulations Alexander.
The day was run by the MX5 Club and, as usual at MX5 Rounds, it went very smoothly. The MX5 Club have leapt ahead in the Club Championship scoring a massive 130 Club points on the day, bringing their total Club Championship points to 309 and they now lead ARDC by 73 who are second on 236 points.