Sunday, 12 August 2012

lydden hill july 2012

Lydden Hill 28/29 July

This weekend saw the return of Teamwildcard minus a key member ,Miki who had other commitments ,he was truly missed .

Saturday practice for the sidecar event went well ,except for one little mistake on the left hander Devils elbow , a pep talk from Trevor Jonson soon put that right , thanks Trevor much appreciated.

Phil was going well on the Bsa (Josie) with great wheel to wheel battles with other competitors and enjoyed the day , he also was looking forward to receiving his new ride ,a 350 Triumph racer, but more of that later .

First race in the sidecar event the Triumph came in 4th, then 3rd in the second race , and 1st in the Champion of Champion,s lapping 2.5 second,s quicker than previous race , the outfit was flying, many thanks to Nick Weston who prepaired the engine .

During the evening there was a BBQ and much ale was consumed while listening to a great band , with lots of banter and congratulations for the win , what a day , can it get any better.

Sunday it rained a little but this did not deter the push bike charity ride around the circuit , for all ages well done to you all.

Lenny had arrived with the new Triumph 350 racer ,what a little cracker , a few minutes of tinkering and it fired up , sounded great and Phil was very pleased with his new ride .

First race the outfit was on pole position , Trevor advised me to rev the engine off the line , this we did and led for 2 laps finishing 3rd,
wow what a race , never been out in front before but I could get used to it. Phil and Trevor went well in there respective races and finished well. 

Last race for the outfit ,allthough feeling tired I was fired up and ready, and so was the outfit, lying 3rd we had a fairing bashing battle for third with Dennis and Dave , and just pipped them on the line, after the race I appologised to Dennis  for getting to close ,who accepted without incident .

All in all a fantastic weekend with some great racing ,Cadwell here we come.

                                                          happy days
                                                             nice tank
                                                     lap record anyone
have a look at these pics.