AROCA Winton Nov 2016
Nov25

AROCA Winton Nov 2016

Two weekends in a row at Winton Raceway, this time for our own club track day with supersprints and racing.  The day turned out to be quite warm, well into the 30s which provided some challenges.  We had a strong field of 13 starters in the racing, which was fantastic.  I had some good competition in every race, especially from Adriano (car #91) who was not giving an inch and I was unable to get in front in either of race 2 or 3.  I...

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Veloce Racing Winton Nov 2016
Nov25

Veloce Racing Winton Nov 2016

The Veloce Racing Association is based primarily in NSW, and runs a great all-Alfa series including the famous East Coast Challenge run across Victoria, NSW, and Queensland.  I missed last year’s Winton round of the ECC due to other commitments, but couldn’t miss it this year despite it being so close to our own Alfa Racing round the following weekend.  Neil Choi and I took our cars up to represent Victoria against the...

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AROCA Broadford August 2016
Aug21

AROCA Broadford August 2016

I approached this event with a bit of trepidation as the weather forecast was for very cold and a lot of rain.  Turns out the day was cold but dry in the morning at least, and we got some good runs in.  We had a fuel pump failure, but luckily had a spare and some help from Pasquale of Maranello Pur Sang got it replaced quickly.  I was really pleased with my best time for the day at 1:10.99, the Sud is clearly well suited to Broadford....

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AROCA Phillip Island December 2015
Dec22

AROCA Phillip Island December 2015

I felt a lot of excitement in the lead up to this event at Phillip Island, as I hadn’t driven there since 2011 and this was the first outing since a lot of improvements to the car including weight reduction and the new 16v engine.  I invited my mate Sheldon to have a drive as well.  The excitement was justified, as the car felt simply fantastic – much faster everywhere on the track and hooking up much better in the corners...

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Winton Alfa Racing August 2015
Aug05

Winton Alfa Racing August 2015

    Our second AROCA race meeting was held on a damp and cold day at Winton Raceway.  I struggled for rear-end grip because I used some old hard used race rubber on the back.  Trying to save some dollars but ended up with a car that was very difficult to drive quickly, constantly wanting to swap ends.  Race one I was doing okay and due to a couple of retirements moved up to second place until I spun at turn one on the final...

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Winton Alfa Racing March 2015
Apr07

Winton Alfa Racing March 2015

For the first time in 2015 AROCA is running race events within our sprint days under AASA regulations.  Those of us with suitable cars with rollcages and a AASA national circuit license can compete in proper racing with grid starts and line honours at stake.  It’s relatively inexpensive and a nice step up from club sprints.  We had a good field of cars, although a couple dropped out before the first race.  This left me at the...

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