Celebrity Charity night - Auckland 24th Nov.
Video Clip Race 1
Race 2 had a generous starting position for 6a Brian Jesen (grid 2). Foxy was to leave from grid 6 with Paul behind us on grid 7. Allan again chose to start from the rear. As expected Brian shot out to the lead with 78a Ray Chatfield giving chase from his grid 1 start. Ray was driving a great race and was able to keep with Brian for the first half of the race and it took Foxy a good few laps to find a way around the outside thru turns 3&4. Once into 2nd Foxy closed in on Brian and these two had a good battle for the remainder of the race. Brian was running on the cushion which left Foxy with the pole line as the only place he could try to pass. We didn't have the car quite good enough to run down low and although Foxy had a couple of looks on the inside line he couldn't quite pull the pass off having to settle for second.
Video Clip Race 2
Race 3 and the feature for night had us leaving from grid 7, directly behind the #6 car of Brian Jesen. Paul started from grid 8 while Allan again chose to start from the rear (not sure what is going on here but at the end of the day it is his choice). Wadey in 29a shot out to an early lead from grid 1 while behind him Nathan in 99a had a wee moment that let Brian and then Foxy thru. Once Brian caught up to Wadey a wee bit of hesitation by him allowed Foxy to claim the outside line and he duly drove around both Brian and Wadey thru turns 1&2. With a handful of laps to run Allan in the 1nz car spun to the infield (not sure what the cause was) and then reentered the race in front of Foxy. Allan got held up trying to pass the 7a car of Ron Drake and this slowed Foxy down enough to allow Brian and Paul (who was now running 3rd) to close in on him. The drama was short-lived as once Foxy got past Ron he was able to comfortably hold on for the feature win. This makes it 2 from 2 for feature wins this season and also means that Foxy has now won 6 of his last 7 races with the other result being a 2nd. Long may it continue!
Video Clip Race 3
This weekend Foxy will be joined by fellow Aucklanders 6a, 18a, 21a, 56a and 99a in representing the club at the Bay of Plenty Champs in Rotorua. This will be our first run at Rotorua for 2 years and we are looking forward to seeing first hand the many improvements the club has made in this time. Sonya has lined up a class field of 14 cars for this event and it will be a timely shakedown prior to the North Islands up here a couple of weeks later.