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Great race meet and excellent to catch up with old mates from around the country. Thunderbirds is a great venue, with (I think) 7 tracks including the Brabham Track that we raced on.

Robbo did a difficult job very well, well done Robbo. I had some sensational races with my OLD mate Jimmy, after the dust had settled he came out ahead on the ledger, well dome Jimmy.

My race meet came out better than my expectations, with some good qualifying and better than expected race results.

Thanks to my fellow Queenslanders for there assistance and guidance.

I hope to see you all at next years APC in Victoria...

Cheers

ding... :P

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Steve Drummond

 

"How many times do I have to tell you, HOLD IT FLAT THROUGH THERE"

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Great to hear you had a great time Ding and went so well.

 

Werner, Robbo, some of us aren't Facebook friendly and seeing you guys and a lot of contestants have gone to a great deal of effort to support this event please post some results on this forum so we can give the winners the kudos they deserve.

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Congratulations to Thunderbird raceway for a great event and to all the Place geters for your top drives

All The Mexicans had a ball at the event this year especially Doug who now is an A grader Well Done!!!!

Personally i could put in a decent Qualifying lap but with a couple of deslots my results were not as good as i hoped for i did drive a lot better and my confidence picked up on day 2 and with a little more track time i think my results would have been a lot better

Please note "This is from Page 52 of my excuse book"

It was fantastic to catch up with ALL the familiar faces from all States, and have a few beers with the boys and have some laughs i sure i will think back to so many of the funny moments and have laugh again like Jimmys Face when he had his Tequila slammer , Nice one Ben!!!

Or Doug walking on the track OMG i thought he was going to brake it for a second it was flexing for a second there.

the list goes on and on

The APC is always a top event and did not disappoint this year i do think a slightly earlier finishing time on say the sat night or if possible we book our return flights on the Monday to incorporate a dinner and a catch up in a social element would take it to the next level as the Sunday night at the Mawsons was priceless

well that's my two bob

Race ya later


Race Ya Later

 

Jason

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As always a ripper of a weekend. Big job to step into for Robbo doing the race director job , especially as he had never even been to an APC . Yes there were a few hiccups, but really at the end of the weekend we were all very grateful for what you took on for all our enjoyment mate . Well done for having the guts to do the job . Thanks to Werner and John for there efforts in scruitineering so many cars . Thanks Werner for the APC, 10yrs of commitment is a huge thing in our small hobby. Thanks to Bill for all the track maintenance and jobs over the event . Thanks to Chris for the race centre and facilities along with the ladies for food and drink . Well done to all the place getters and race spirit over the race meeting . But of course a major highlight for me, is always the banter and mateship between everyone. The interstate mates that you only see once or twice a year is always priceless. So many laughs and fun over the weekend. I think that our racing is going to be very exciting in the future with some new hot shots from SA , Vics with plenty of champions on the rise along with Qld as always still very fast and our own NSW bench mark of Cam . We have a great group of racers and I'm looking forward to lots of more race meets to come . Great suggestion from Jason is a race program that has us getting to sit down for a meal and few beers together would take it to a new level . If it means that we would have to drop one or two classes but I think it would be worth it . I think this would make the event more manageable. Looking forward to the next catch up and race already.

 

Cheers and thanks Pagey.

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Thanks Werner... Great to see so many new faces from the southern states competing and getting podium placings. A few years ago it would have been a Queensland clean sweep.

I'm sure every racer that has entered one of these events, both past and present appreciates your continuing support hosting these events for the past 10 years.

Robbo, big of you mate stepping up to the plate and taking on the task of running such a huge event, by this weekend you will have probably recovered enough to wonder if you ever want to do it again. :blink:

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Thanks for posting the results Werner . Could you post the Lap totals for the Historic Sports please ? Would like to see how I went in the race compared to others . Thanks Peter D

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I didn't provide Werner with the lap counts as they get converted to points and added to concourse.

I'll collate this info and provide it to Werner.

I can say that Cameron had the most laps overall at 168, followed by Andrew S in Group B and Simon in Group A with 163.

 

Peter, you got 160 laps which placed you third in group B _before_ concourse points. Mitch pipped you with concourse! So you get bragging rights on performance! :-)


David Robson

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For all the results you'll have to talk to Pagey.. he's got the beer swilling and hamburger eating results

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Thanks Axe , the social event was fantastic this year with everyone staying in the same complex .

Food was good at track but we needed a big meal on Saturday night , just making to the pub bistro at 9.50pm . Phone orders were done for boys at the track . 20 plus steaks with 10min left on clock had the chef unhappy but management rapped . 😳😂

Plenty of laughs of course, a few mentions need to go Vic boys . Arkin's volume knob is directly related to beer input. 😂 Greg the quite achiever,was showing around a photo of some random bloke from 1997 at a slot race with long hair and a good looking rooster . Claiming it was himself? 😱

SA had a few guest appearances, that were gold .Great to catch up with Shane and try to get him out of retirement. A couple made it last night also for a couple.

NSW as always shone in this event . Jim's red wine was very smoothly delt with . Cam with a strong effort causing him to turn into a Jedi look alike at the track next day sleeping to recharge . Still drove like a demon ? That plan didn't work either, trying to take him off his game . 😳 New comer Ben very solid and most definitely on the podium. Shouting the table of 20 blokes tequila shots ! ️ A few boys nearly needing a track call . 🙃😜

Qld most definitely need to up their game ! Jaques making a great effort to carry the state in the last night He was in fine form and a great solo effort.

I was as usual the class clown 🤡 but all in all the atmosphere was fantastic. A few late nights back at our NSW party pad finishing up at 3am could have affected my driving ? Na just no ability. 😂😂😂

A few strange things happened also , taking Troy for his first APC and road trip was also good, but we come home with Toby ?🙃 Also Clintons track call over a stray pair of undies back at team nissans room was memorable. 😂😂😂😂

It's not all about the drink for me but more being able to sit down with like minded blokes from around the country and share a meal, laughs, stories and a few drinks of course . Can't wait for the next big event . See you all then and maybe meet some new blokes also .

 

Cheers Pagey 🤓

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Pagey pretty much summed up the weekend, beers and racing slot cars....great fun. Thanks to all for a great weekend.

 

Cheers,

 

- Cam


Hoo Roo

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