Racing Related

  [caption id="attachment_4412" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Paul Kuckein, Gunter Pichler, Mark Brown lead the pack into Turn 1 - Gerry Frechette photo"][/caption] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [caption id="attachment_4413" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Terry Hollinger, Dave Klein and the rest of the pack - Gerry Frechette photo"][/caption] These are just two of the 158 (!) great...

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Vintage Racers were out in force at the Children's Charities Grand Prix over the August 6th-7th weekend at Mission Raceway Park Road Course. Seventeen drivers were entered for the two Vintage closed wheel races along 'the River's Edge', including Myles Winbigler and Dave Klein up from the State of Washington. There was some great racing throughout the field - in the words of Lotus Seven pilot Mark Brown: "It was awesome!". Dave Kuckein won both races in his Camaro, with Gunter Pichler taking second from Mark in the first race. Mark returned the favour in the second race. Dennis Repel earned the Hard Luck Award for the weekend with a broken throttle cable ruining practice early and then a broken axle in the first race.

The full results for practice, qualifying and both races are available here. (Thank you to SCCBC's Timing & Scoring team.) Check below for some action (and not so much action) photos. (Thanks to Jim Moody for the use of his.)

Two of the VRCBC's finest MGBs were in excellent form during the Volunteer Appreciation Weekend at Mission Raceway Park Road Course. [caption id="attachment_4154" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Al Reid demonstrates 'the wide line' in Turn 1. It didn't work. - J. Hobson photo"][/caption]   [caption id="attachment_4156" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Brian Harvey...

[caption id="attachment_3338" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Alan McColl and his 1968 Lotus Cortina - Myles Kitchen photo"][/caption] Several VRCBC members got in some pre-BCHMR warmup by taking part in the Vintage Spring Classic at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, in Monterey California over the April 30-May 1 weekend. Geoff Tupholme sent this link to a YouTube video of the start of the Sunday Feature. That's Geoff in the white Mini in about 15th place. Thanks to Myles Kitchen, we also have some photos of two others, Alan McColl and John McCoy, who were entered in the special 'English Ford Day at The Races' group. Some more of Myles' photos are shown below. All of them can be seen in his gallery here.