Proline Challenge - Orange Round #2
Date Posted:24 March 2022
PHEW!!! what a weekend! Orange round of the Proline Challenge was a absolute hit! Weather was on point which always helps, but how good is it travelling to a small country town (by our city standards) and having a AWESOME track to race on.
High 30 second lap times were the average, the multi surface proved challenging to some, but real fun to drive on! Astro, Clay and Oiled surface was really cool but also quite consistant. Great flowing layout and some decent jumps made for great racing.
65 entries with 55 drivers gave the Orange club one of their largest race meetings. Averaging normally 25 racers to a club day we had more than half of the racers travel from Sydney, Maitland, Canberra, Batemans bay and a couple from QLD, huge thans to everyone that supported the weekends event.
We had thrown in a Pitstop Challenge for the first time and was a real hit!! Good laughs and a lot of banter, Congrats to the Craig and Connor Laughton on winning the challenge!
This was also the first time we ran a Junior class and this was well supported and well received by the drivers and their parents, we will continue to include the junior class for all future events. We are also thinking of separating practice for the Juniors, on the hour every hour they will have a seperate practice on their own, however they can not run during the open practice. This gives them ample track time to do their thing while also giving the open drivers free reign on their track time, hopefully everyone is happy, what are your thoughts??
Results from the weekend
TQ Ari Bakla
1st Craig Laughton - Hot Bodies
2nd Matthew Couper - XRAY XB8
3rd Peter Seckold - XRAY XB8
TQ Ari Bakla
1st Ari Bakla - XRAY XB8E
2nd Michael Stone - XRAY XB8E
3rd Dal Gardiner - MUGEN MBX8E
TQ Noah Carter
1st Noah Carter
2nd Jack McRae - XRAY XB8E
3rd Riley Lander-West - XRAY XB8E
Pit stop Challenge
Craig & Conner Laughton
Photo Credits to Peli - Cheers
Big thanks to to Club president Peter Kazanis and his crew for taking on the race meeting, big ups to Sam Thurtell for running the events computer, thanks for taking on board all the requests we had = )