2017 Supersprint Results: CSCA Round 4 at Wakefield Park

We kicked off July in fine fashion over the weekend, when we road tripped to Wakefield Park for a day of winter supersprints with CSCA 2017 round 4.

Read on for a recap of the action by Ernst Luthi.

CSCA Supersprint Wakefield Park – 1 July 2017: A winter’s tale of Froth and Triumph

By Ernst Luthi

Cast accounted for and present:

  • Daniel Nolan – Alan Nolan’s nephew and top driver in the Nola Chev, supported by Alan and the crew
  • Steve Perry – Supersprint Chef de Team and MGC GT master driver
  • James Perry – Son of Steve and catching up quickly to father in the shared MGC
  • Garry Williams – Experienced MGB driver
  • Peter Richards – MGB V8, powering along
  • Tim Sullivan – MGA with B power fuelled by jellibeans
  • Ernst Luthi – Alpine A110, trying to catch Tim and staying ahead of Gary
  • Gary Maher – Ford Escort, getting quicker each round
  • Sonja Luthi – Suzuki Cappuccino, adding the froth to supersprinting

This was round 4 of the CSCA supersprint series taking place in Goulburn. Sonja and I decided to drive South on Friday. Myself and the Alpine leaving midday to make it to Goulburn for a 4pm scrutineering. Sonja leaving after work and driving down in the Cappuccino.

The Alpine made it in good time despite heavy traffic around Parramatta. Scrutineering completed, it was time to check out the Alpine Heritage Motel in down town Goulburn and then take a brisk walk to the Indian restaurant to catch up with Tim Sullivan and the Triumph crowd for dinner (we were after all all part of BL). Sonja met us at the restaurant 2 hours later after battling traffic on Parramatta road (40mins just to get from Central to the M4 on ramp….). We had a fun evening with good food and company and many tales told.

The next morning broke nice and clear. A quick check out the window confirmed what we feared – typical Goulburn winter’s day. Clear blue sky, frost on the cars, MINUS 6C degrees, dropping to MINUS 9 as we approached the track. When was the last time we had to scrape ice of the windscreen ? Yes, 1994, Switzerland.

Luckily the sun came out and the temperature was rising as the day progressed. It made it to a sizzling 8 degress PLUS. Everybody was rugged up as we arrived at the track and cars took some convincing to get to work.

Despite the cold weather, there was a full field of 103 competitors split across 8 classes. Tyre pressures were crucial to ensure there was some grip. Everybody went around gingerly on the first round. But as the ay warmed up so improved the times and the spirit lifted. There was plenty of talk about the track, weather and other subjects of interest as people were enjoying the sunshine. Great camaraderie.

Daniel Nolan managed the fasted lap of the day after finally coming to grips with the mighty Nola Chev. Daniel is a few centimetres taller than Alan, so around 30 centimetres had to be found in the cockpit to accommodate him, necessitating a few changes bulkhead. Looking at the times Daniel achieved in his first outing, it was worth the time and investment.

Overall the day was uneventful from a mishap point of view, which meant that we all got plenty of laps to enjoy. If you don’t believe me, then you will have to come to the next round to see for yourself – 12 August at Eastern Creek. Be there to see the action and get all the gossip.

Results:

Daniel Nolan 1st overall, 1:01.5, 1st in class out of six

Steve Perry 39st, 1:11.8, 1st in class out of 5

Garry Williams 62nd, 1:15.5, 3rd in class out of 3

James Perry 77nd, 1:16.91, 3rd in class out of 5

Peter Richards 78th, 1:16.96, 3rd in class out of 5

Tim Sullivan 90th, 1:21.0, 1st in class

Ernst Luthi 94th, 1.21.9, 1st in class

Gary Maher 96th, 1:23.4, 2nd in class

Sonja Luthi 103rd, 1:33.5, 8th in class out of 8

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