With weather trending from the cloudy and damp to the fine and sunny this was a very successful day.
Thanks for this go largely to Andrew Donohue and Wayne Keats for running the event on the day, and to Vicki Davy for organising and running the kitchen which turned out a superb meal at the end of the day.
With works towards the CIK Trophy hampering movement around the club rooms virtually everyone congregated in the lower area, leaving the upper area free for spectators. The total of 36 karts provided a good field for the first two heats of Cadets, Juniors and Seniors, with enough JR's to make it competitive.
A Le Mans style start for Juniors and Seniors added some dash to the event and showed some variance in the fitness levels of the Seniors. The bike race and lolly scramble proved to be popular with the kids.
Our second big event on August 16 saw a good number of Cadets contested the 15 minute Enduro with some healthy competition among the top runners. Other classes were disappointing in numbers although the intermittent drizzle didn't help.
Find the results at http://www.mylaps.com/results/showevent.jsp?id=45986 and find lots of photos on the Gallery page.
Held over the weekend of 1-2 Aug 2009 and in spite of a low turnout which saw only four classes running the event it was enjoyed by most of those who took part. Patchy weather on Saturday meant that most users had a fairly heavy amount of wear on their wet weather tyres by Sunday, and while Sunday morning was fine it was back to wets for the extended final. Any decision to save wearing the wets out on the day before paid handsome dividends.
Our thanks to our class and associated sponsors for the event:
2009 Upper Hutt GP Results.