Posted on 16th June 2011 by Team Neaves
Well it occured to us that when you run a website you ought to update it… So here we go ladies and gentleman, strap in and hold on.
Its been a mixed bag for us so far this year. Brands for me was great, I spent round one dicing with a yellow midget before my gearknob came off in my hand(!).
Then in round two I had a MEGA race with Crippo pushing me all the way round – it seemed to go on for about 24hours, before being overtaken by Pete’s ZS, being driven by Paul Luti. Thanks Mr Cripps for not punting me off, and thanks Mr Luti for having a go
Ollie and Blaine had a lonely race at Brands, Ollie of course without 4th gear was still beating Blaine and I! (I’m hoping to resolve that problem at Silverstone) Blaine cruised around to claim 3rd in both and Ollie wasn’t able to challenge Dan in the ZR.
We all had work to do on the cars after Brands, gearboxes and bodywork and suspension issues etc. So we missed Oulton. But still turned up to watch, and we’re glad we did, it was a great couple of races.
I won’t go too far into the details (other sites are available) but particular praise goes to Jonesey for an excellent show, and Rob Spencer for a well deserved maiden victory.
In other Oulton news, it later emerged that after race 2 Dan Ludlow revealed that for the first 5 laps there was a bag of sand caught under his throttle pedal
As we look ahead to Silverstone I still have to bolt my shocks on and split-pin my front suspension back together, not to mention the gaping hole in the rear wing. But nonetheless we’re looking forward to it. That is, the usual mish-mash of one-time-only’s and super-fast (usually bent) cars that roll out for Silverstone. But the regulars will still be there for pleanty of banter and some good racing i’m sure.
Racing the new GP circuit will be pretty epic. But I, along with the rest of the PBIC am more than concerned by the price of it (again – other sites are available, and that issue has been discussed to death already).
Further more, there are a lot of issues shared by my fellow drivers at the moment. And the club isn’t doing enough to address it. There has been no proposal for a meeting to discuss our gripes, not so much as an opinion accept for the letter from Uncle Ron, in response to Simon Tinkler’s query.
Our Coordinator and Technical Scrutineer are awol. It is the most frustrating position to be in for all of us, we can vent our opinions and arguments amoungst ourselves but never is any action taken. What are we to do?
We need a meeting sooner rather than later to address things, as currently, as Jason Plato says, “its just a joke”.
I must admit, reading that back it sounds a little harsh, and I’m not sure I really want to get in to all the controversey. But, if I (we) don’t, it carries on the way it is. And that is an eventuality I want even less.
See you all at Sliverstone.