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[caption id="attachment_9329" align="aligncenter" width="490"]"We're Number One!!"; The Winning Team of (L to R) Gunter Pichler, Phil Roney and Greg Campbell. - Ian Wood photo "We're Number One!!"; The winning Team CPR of (L to R) Gunter Pichler, Phil Roney and Greg Campbell. - Ian Wood photo[/caption] Updated: November 16, 2013 Update: Photos added

It was another epic VRCBC Kart Race on November 6th. A full grid of 12 karts and 36 drivers took the green flag at TBC in Richmond for the one hour race; even more impressively they all made it to the end! You can see the complete results here.

The winning Team 'CPR' (not the railroad) of Greg Campbell, Gunter Pichler and Phil Roney beat the second place Team 'Over the Hill' (an appropriate name perhaps?) of Ian Wood, Keith Robinson and Paul Haym by only 29 seconds. The gap was actually down to five seconds with only a minute to go when a hard charging Ian Wood decided to try passing some lapped traffic by taking the high side on the banking of the last turn - except there is no banking on this kart track (see photo).

[caption id="attachment_9320" align="aligncenter" width="490"]Ian Wood 'high on the banking' in the last minute. - Al Reid photo Ian Wood 'high on the banking' in the last minute. - Al Reid photo[/caption]

Team 'Over the Hill' never let up throughout however. Both Ian Wood (at 29.828 seconds) and Keith Robinson (at 29.986 seconds) broke the 30 second lap barrier. They would have made it even closer if they had not made an unnecessary extra pit stop / driver change. (It is always best to pay full attention throughout the full pre-race drivers meeting!)

Team META (of Roger Salomon, Thomas Leisner and Angus Glass) took the final place on the podium; these veteran corner workers leaving many supposedly 'real' racers in their dust.

The fight for fourth place was extremely close with three teams separated by only three seconds at the finish. Team Ogre (Jock Hobson, Peter Chappell, Chris Wilberg) took fourth followed by Team Quick (Evan Fraser, Malcolm Curtis, Bernie Hamm) and then the previous (in March) race winning Team Tiger (Trevor Yip, Doug Yip, Steve Hodge).

Planning is already underway for the next race in the New Year. Check out some more photos of this action-packed event below.

[caption id="attachment_9247" align="aligncenter" width="490"]Ian Wood (L) presents BCHMR Event Chairman Tom Johnston (R) with a permanent memento of his (Ian's) infamous catch phrase: "It's all good!", which also summarized the evening.- Gerry Frechette photo Ian Wood (L) presents BCHMR Chairman Tom Johnston (R) with a permanent memento of his (Ian's) infamous catch phrase: "It's all good!", which also described the evening. - Gerry Frechette photo[/caption] Posted: November 8, 2013

This year’s Annual Gala & Banquet on Saturday, November 2 at the Delta Town & Country Inn was another big success with the usual potpourri of great food, ‘speeches’, serious (and not-so-serious) year-end awards, door prizes and dancing. Congratulations to Ivan Lessner, this year’s REVS Champ and to all of the other award recipients. We look forward to seeing everybody at the track in 2014.

Thanks to Gerry Frechette for the photos of the evening shown below. You can check out all of Gerry’s photos of this past year in motorsport on his web site (here).

[caption id="attachment_9093" align="aligncenter" width="450"]John Carroll (1967 Ginetta G4) leading Bernie Hamm (1967 MGB), with Glen Gibbons (1969 Alfa Romeo GTV) in the background - Brent Martin photo John Carroll (1967 Ginetta G4) leading Bernie Hamm (1967 MGB), with Glen Gibbons (1969 Alfa Romeo GTV) in the background - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: September 16, 2013 Sunday, September 15th saw the final Vintage REVS races of the 2013 season during the SCCBC's CACC-sanctioned, 'Summer's End' Weekend at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course. The day started out a little foggy but the weather held all day. It was a great ending to another excellent season of Vintage racing. Our thanks to the SCCBC for hosting our races once again this year. The results are now available and are posted on the 2013 Results page (here) Here are some of the first photos of the action. Once again our thanks to Brent Martin for the on-track shots. You can check out all of Brent's photos on his web site (here).

[caption id="attachment_8939" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Dave Klein (1968 Datsun Roadster) and Ian Thomas (1971 BMW 2002) - Brent Martin photo Dave Klein (1968 Datsun Roadster) and Ian Thomas (1971 BMW 2002) - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: August 20, 2013

Our Vintage racers were on track during the Sunday of the SCCBC's 'Summer Sizzler' August 3rd-4th Weekend at Mission Raceway Road Course. In addition to these 'golden oldies', there was lots of other great action throughout the weekend as well.

This weekend also featured the Family Affair Racing Team (aka F.A.R.T.) fourth annual Formula Vee Invitational Race. The Vees always put on a great show from the front to the back of the pack and this year was no different. More info on the F.A.R.T. Facebook page (here).

The final results are available on the Race Results - 2013 Season page (here).

Check out Brent Martin's photos of the action below.

[caption id="attachment_8856" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Vintage racing newcomer, David Hogg (Porsche 911) leads veteran Ian Thomas (BMW 2002) and Jorge Montesi (Austin Cooper S), Peter Valkenburg (Volvo PV544) and 2012 REVS Champion Paul Haym (Datsun 510) - Brent Martin photo Vintage racing newcomer, David Hogg (Porsche 911) leads veteran Ian Thomas (BMW 2002) and Jorge Montesi (Morris Cooper S), Peter Valkenburg (Volvo PV544) and 2012 REVS Champion Paul Haym (Datsun 510) - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: July 17, 2013

The most recent Vintage races at Mission Raceway Park Road Course were held on a beautiful Sunday, July 14th as part of the SCCBC's CACC-sanctioned, 'Summer Fun' Weekend. The results are posted on the Race Results - 2013 Season page here. (Thank you SCCBC.)

Some of Brent Martin's photos are shown below. Check out all of Brent's photos on his web site here.