July 15, 2024

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Season Opener B Final Winner

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The Season opener at Perth Motorplex was an interesting meeting for the Aero Racing team. The track turned out to be very tricky and caught most teams out.

First pass in the Altered resulted in shake in first gear. A quick pedal and PC managed a 6.257.

Adjustments were made to the timing curve to get through, but again shake forced a pedal and a 6.152. PC had an interesting time in the braking area with only one parachute opening.

The offending small patch of track was identified in the data, so more timing taken out at that spot which worked – with a 5.969 straight pass with an early parachute deploy to double check.

A red light meant we would normally be packing up, but with only four cars running we jagged a B Final.

The night was getting cold and track conditions a bit skatey so our opponent Maddison Brown decided to pull out. PC was really keen to do a pass, but after ANDRA officials warned PC to take care he decided to just stage and accept the win.

Overall the team were happy with the days racing. The altered now launches and drives straight – a big confidence booster to now start turning the tune up. Mechanically the car was faultless all day.

Big thanks to crew Chris, Hadyn, Stuart, Russel and Julie for a top effort on the day. Big thanks to ANDRA officials who guided the team with safety issues during the day.

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