Prescott 24 June 2012
As I said yesterday, I was fairly pleased with a 52.36 second time on my first day at Prescott in the Van Diemen and I was hoping to improve today. However, the first run this morning was wet and I only managed a 59.69 which wasn’t far behind Andrew Henson’s 59.09 and quite a bit ahead of Mike Broome’s 65.47. However, after lunch the sun came out and the track dried and Andrew romped away with the class win with a 48.83 and Mike pushed me into third place with a 51.26 compared to my 51.66. Four tenths. If ony I had carried more speed through Orchard, braked later for Ettore’s and Pardon, not braked just before Semi-Circle… If only, if only.
Yesterday, Les Buck adjusted the linkage at my gear lever to try to cure my gear change problems. Now, I cannot engage reverse but it seems a lot sweeter selecting forward gears and I didn’t have any problems today. I didn’t need fourth at Prescott but am hopeful this is a long term solution. Who needs a reverse!
Here are some photos from today.