Las Vegas Sunday notes 97-02-16

JPM Dillon <102044.3322@CompuServe.COM> Vegas Sunday - misc notes Las Vegas "Sweetheart of a Deal Double Regional" What the hell, let's tag it on again: editors are welcome to use it: Copyright (c) 1997 John P. M. Dillon FWIW:...

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Vegas Sunday - misc notes

Las Vegas "Sweetheart of a Deal Double Regional"

What the hell, let's tag it on again: editors are welcome to use it: Copyright (c) 1997 John P. M. Dillon

FWIW: Sunday's Vegas races, now sanctioned by the local region, had a hootin' hollerin' good time. Oh, sure, car counts were down a bit, but every race ran the full 17 lap distance, and there was some good dicing to be seen. I've uploaded results, so I won't get too explicit, but miscellaneous notes are here....

Once again the corner crews did an outstanding job, one of the strongest teams we've had up there in a while. Susie Cannon assisted on the radio a little bit on Saturday and Sunday both; she also helped Scoring with lap charts. D.A.s for F&C and Emergency were present, but others, including Exec Div Steward couldn't make it. JoAnne Jensen, Area Director, was present the full weekend as part of the steward crew.

Paul Broadway (Porsche) raced for much of the distance with the #50 Mazda RX7. Ron Haase and Moises Romo duked it out for the lead until Haase lost the left front wheel in Turn 3, the wheel/tire assy landing in Turn 4.

Formula Atlantic winner held off the two FC's. The FC's were all over him in the twisty parts, but the Atlantic horsepower held them off on the straights. The two FC drivers were out for their first race weekend and demonstrated a lot of talent. The reason they jumped the start the day before was because apparently they never had been properly instructed on starting procedures. Conspicuous by his absence was Steve Anderson in a Formula Mazda. Every lap of the FA/FC/DSR/CSR chart looked the same. The only distinguishing marks were that the last two cars were lapped twice.

Ed Raby had a tough time racing Cameron Earnshaw and Craig Reeder in SRF, began to experience shifting problems and retired after two spins. Vee racing was good at first, became a droning nothing at the end, or maybe my memory is hosed.

In Saturday's event, ITB 59 was moved back 10 laps for passing under yellow, and SF 41 was moved back two laps for mechanical "questions" regarding whether he was Club or Spec Ford.

Land line was nice and quiet first and last racing laps, but we need to work on the radio side of it. Speaking of land line, we discovered the Saturday break down was due to track power coming in at 220 instead of 110 VAC; Sunday morning it killed the copier too. Fortunately, Land Line amp is a sturdy beast, so new fuses and correct voltage solved the problem. Copier fell on its sword, however; region borrowed one machine, but it ran out of toner. Region has authorized purchase of a replacement unit.

That's enough.... I'm just wasting time on a bumpy flight. Besides, I quite writing, remember?!

John Dillon

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