But not in the way
we hoped for and the only winner on the night was
probably the farmers in the region with rain
constant on Saturday.
After completing 6
heats back to back VA68 Jess Moulden lined up
alongside US00 Cory Eliason on the front row of the
A. It was shaping up to be a fantastic race before
the rain hit again and unfortunately the 35Lap event
was abandoned with only a few laps completed. A
night like this leaves everyone disappointed and
wondering what might or could have been.
very disappointed Mandy Searle tells us “I have to
thank all of the Simpson Speedway Committee, the
track crew and all their volunteers for the 110%
effort they put in to getting our show completed.
The commitment they show their club is amazing. They
really wanted to make this show happen and worked so
hard to try and achieve it.
This is the
third rain effected show they had had for the season
and as this was only their third show so far for the
season that’s pretty horrible odds for them. I want
to thank my team, working under these difficult
circumstances put so much pressure on them and they
all take it on their shoulders and keep going.
Thanks also to all the 30 teams that supported
us. Everyone one of them wanted to get the show done
working with us all night. The clean-up they all
have after nights like this is mammoth. All our
teams work hard to be able to compete in this show
some making plans 12 months in advance to lock in
lease engines, bring International drivers over or
just be at their best for the night.
have to thank all our sponsors, supporters and
spectators who came and stayed. While most of us
have trucks to shelter in during the rain they sit
out in the open with tarps and umbrellas and wait.
They are a truly dedicated group. Cory Eliason came
up to me in my office and made me laugh at about
1.30 in the morning and said – Mandy I really wanted
to get my name back on that Perpetual Trophy but I
guess now you will have to put 2017-2018 winner –
Mother Nature, at that stage I really I needed a
bright comment that made me smile.”
the Monday after there is really only one thing to
do – get ready for our next show and start working
on next year’s Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All
A Main field lining up for the start
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