Windchill RallyCross, Feb. 13th. 2016 Results
This was a challenging day for our first rallycross of 2016. The venue was new to us, we had no idea if the weather would co-operate and we put it together in three weeks while still organizing and competing in other events. Still, we are happy with the way things turned out. The cold was a problem for the workers but without the frigid temperatures we wouldn’t have been able to run.
At KWRC we are very lucky to have a dedicated group of volunteers that make events happen. Jeremy had a tough week with competing at Perce Neige the Saturday before and dealing with the aftermath but still kept the ball rolling. Christina, our incredible registrar and worker at almost every event got sick and couldn’t actually be at the event, but sent husband Gary to fill in and he did a marvelous job. Roger and Alex did the results using Darin’s super online software while Darin was out in the cold timing cars.
Where would be without Kirk and Matt helping with the setup, arranging the food and coffee and schlepping cones in the cold for two days? Thanks to Dennis for being Clerk, Tyler for heading up the timing team, Jeff, Ian, Kelly, Steve, Justin, Caleb, Colin and a few others I’ve missed for timing duties. Special thanks to Paul Cary who helped with the setup on Friday, competed getting second overall in 2WD and then helped tear everything down afterward.
If you haven’t been to out facebook page, you should see all the terrific work that Andrew & Teresa do. There are lots of pictures and videos posted by them and we’ve had a phenomenal response to their postings. Thanks to both of them.
For the competitors, I hope you enjoyed our efforts. Jeremy’s casual suggestion we should run two tracks worked out really well. On average competitors got about 24 minutes of seat time over the 15km we ran. Ian Wright, who some of you know as the mild mannered organizer of Tall Pines, was faster than a speeding bullet and swept the 2WD competition winning every run. His total time of 23:00.1 was faster then all but a handful of the AWD cars. Paul Cary was second, he really pedaled that Neon.
KWRC’s Eric Vlassic won in 4WD Turbo and had several of the fastest runs. Nigel Mathew could of been a contender but for fuel pump failure on one run. In 4WD non-turbo the trick Impreza wagon of Danil Yegorov beat his teammate by 16 seconds for first place.
Again, my heartfelt thanks to everybody that made the event the success it was.
4 Wheel Drive Forced Induction
4WD Naturally Aspirated
|John Paul Ells||24:32.6|