News from Event 1: 28th NSRA "Nostalgia Nationals" on 5th - 7th May 2023

1017 Views Created 09 May 2023 11:08 by crazy2 Last Edited 09 May 2023 11:10 by crazy2

Hi everyone! 

Here are the very brief results from the 28th Annual NSRA ‘Nostalgia Nationals’ at Santa Pod last weekend, 5th - 7th May. This event was Wild Bunch Series Round 1, Spirit of Nostalgia Challenge Round 1 and Roy Wilding Nostalgia Race Cars Round 1. The weather forecast was very mixed for the weekend!! 

The Wild Bunch had a good field of 23 teams entered though unfortunately a couple of teams couldn't attend. Friday had been due to be quite rainy, and the RWYB day started with dark clouds and rain fell after 3 pairs causing a fair bit of downtime! But eventually the track opened again and dozens of runs were completed! 7 Wild Bunch cars took part and did some testing. This included Ford Skipp, 18-year old son of Alan making his first ever passes in the ‘Chasin’ Time’ slingshot, finishing with a very competent best of 10.005 / 135. Well done Ford!!  Also, Rich Butcher’s son Vinny was having a turn in the ‘4th Dimension’ slingshot. He also did very well, recording a 12.740/113.21 best!

Saturday was predicted to be a washout and eventually after repeated rain showers throughout the day, no racing took place. This was disappointing but expected and a lot of chatting and bench racing took place!!

On Sunday, the Bunch were scheduled for 3 runs. We had decided to have the first run as practice / tuning for all, as most people had not had a run since last September, so better to have a practice for all! 

There was some downtime in the morning, and our practice run took place at around 12:30. Then our first round run was some time later at about 3:30! Our second round was not long after, at about 5pm. 

Here are the Top 4 at the event after the 3 rounds of competition, with the average difference to Dial-in shown. Many Congratulations to all!:

1st Place: Phil James in ‘Rampage’ .0468 (Great bounce back after issues in the practice run! Welcome back to the Winner’s circle Phil!)

2nd Place: Bradley Cooper in ‘Back from the Past’ .0733 (Bradley was leading after the first round with the .002 off! Brilliant result for Bradley, Ken and Denise!)

3rd Place: James Auld in ‘Little Fauss’ .0793  (great to see James back in the Top 4!)

4th Place: Greg Tait in ‘Timelock 2’ .1470 (well done to Greg on his first Top 4 in his first full event!)

Plus the other finishers to complete all 3 rounds without redlights were the following, who all deserve an honourable mention: 5th – Keith Crampton, 6th - Bob Hawkins, 7th – Dan & Elliott Jones, 8th – Rich Butcher, 9th – Paul Tarry, 10th – Ian Wild, 11th – Allan Schofield.

 

Here are the Spot Prizes that were won. Many Congratulations to all:-

Closest to Dial-in (in the rounds): Bradley Cooper in ‘Back from the Past’ with .002 off! (Yes that is good Bradley!!)

Best Reaction (in the rounds): Allan Schofield in ‘Scud’ altered  .040 (great RT with a strong  8.119/160 in the practice round)

Quickest E.T. of the event:  Bob Hawkins in ‘Time Traveller II’ 6.736 (also fastest with 198.94 mph!)

He also won the NSRA award for the same feat! 

Best Burnout: Bob Hawkins in ‘Time Traveller II

Best Appearing Car:  Danny & Elliott Jones in ‘Ragin’ Cajun’ (fantastic paint and period correct graphics)

Best Appearing Team: Steve & Lesley Field in ‘Black Pig Too’ (great teamwear and professional appearance)

Commentator’s Choice: Team ‘Happy Daze’ for their fantastic long-awaited first 10-second run!!

 

Many Congratulations to Happy Daze Team members Rob & Sarah who got engaged at the prize presentation!!! This was several years in the planning as Rob had said he would propose if he ran a 10-second run (and he has been bringing the ring with him to the track for 3 years!). Sarah said ‘Yes!’. Hooray!!  We wish them many more ‘happy daze’!!

Commiserations to all those who had breakages or issues: Dan Wilson with a broken steering arm, Crazy Chris Hartnell with an MSD issue, Rob & Pete Brown with a broken gearbox, Wayne Colliver with mag issues and Andy Jackson with a couple of minor issues. Hope you can all get them fixed real soon!!

Every team put on a good show and it was great to watch as always! Well done everyone!! Here is the full field of great Wild Bunch participants!!!! There we’re just a few PB’s this weekend, shown in this table. Congrats folks!! 

 

WB  2

PHIL JAMES

RAMPAGE

 

WB  3

DAN WILSON

ANTIQUE TOY

124.45 mph

WB  6

CHRIS HARTNELL

BACKDRAFT

 

WB  19

WAYNE COLLIVER

MISFIT

 

WB  20

PETE & ROB BROWN

WRATHCHILD         

 

WB  22

BRADLEY COOPER

BACK FROM THE PAST

 

WB  34

GREG TAIT

TIMELOCK 2

9.089/144.39

WB  48

LEO KNIGHT

PENNZOIL

 

WB  65

FORD & ALAN SKIPP

CHASIN’ TIME

Ford: 10.006/135.60

WB  75

ANDY JACKSON

HAMMERMAN 2

 

WB  76

STEVE FIELD

BLACK PIG TOO

 

WB  78

KEITH CRAMPTON

SOUL TOWN SHAKER

 

WB  89

ANDY & GORDON ROY

SHAWCRANK REDEMPTION

26.025/52.72

WB  91

BOB HAWKINS

TIME TRAVELLER II

 

WB  98

ROB WHITE

HAPPY DAZE

10.999 !

WB 113

PAUL TARRY

TRIGGER’S BROOM

 

WB 116

IAN WILD

WILDSCAT

 

WB 132

DAN & ELLIOTT JONES

RAGIN’ CAJUN

 

WB 316

JAMES AULD

LITTLE FAUSS

 

WB 450

RICH BUTCHER

4th DIMENSION

Vinny: 12.740/113.21

WB 526

ALLAN SCHOFIELD

SCUD ALTERED

 

 

(Please let me know if I have missed any PBs!)

This means the points for the Wild Bunch Series, the Spirit of Nostalgia Challenge Series and the Roy Wilding Nostalgia Race Cars Series are as follows:

 

WB  2

PHIL JAMES

RAMPAGE

8

WB  22

BRADLEY COOPER

BACK FROM THE PAST

6

WB 316

JAMES AULD

LITTLE FAUSS

5

WB  34

GREG TAIT

TIMELOCK 2

4

WB  78

KEITH CRAMPTON

SOUL TOWN SHAKER

3

WB  91

BOB HAWKINS

TIME TRAVELLER II

3

WB 113

PAUL TARRY

TRIGGER’S BROOM

3

WB 116

IAN WILD

WILDSCAT

3

WB 132

DAN & ELLIOTT JONES

RAGIN’ CAJUN

3

WB 450

RICH BUTCHER

4th DIMENSION

3

WB 526

ALLAN SCHOFIELD

SCUD ALTERED

3

WB  3

DAN WILSON

ANTIQUE TOY

2

WB  48

LEO KNIGHT

PENNZOIL

2

WB  65

FORD & ALAN SKIPP

CHASIN’ TIME

2

WB  76

STEVE FIELD

BLACK PIG TOO

2

WB  98

ROB WHITE

HAPPY DAZE

2

WB  6

CHRIS HARTNELL

BACKDRAFT

1

WB  19

WAYNE COLLIVER

MISFIT

1

WB  20

PETE & ROB BROWN

WRATHCHILD         

1

WB  75

ANDY JACKSON

HAMMERMAN 2

1

WB  89

ANDY & GORDON ROY

SHAWCRANK REDEMPTION

1

 

 

Well done to all!

Thanks again to the NSRA and all the marshals and officials at Santa Pod for all their hard work as always. Well done to all those who put on a great show this weekend! We really hope the next events are a lot drier and warmer!

All the best
Claire

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