Marty Bullock on the podium. Again!
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
NEIL MCCRUDDEN reports from Mid-Ohio:
“PRIVATE PRACTICE Thursday at this famous 3.62km track – just outside Lexington, Ohio – which ranks among America’s premier road racing facilities. Marty Bullock, Bruce Edgar, David Watkins and John Rowe went out, while Lance Carwardine and I opted to stay in the pits and prepare our cars.
“Friday was for practice and qualifying. We all went out in the morning and it was as slippery as all hell with a damp track. I spun twice whilst coasting around a slow corner. Everyone was in the same boat except for Marty who seemed to be once again outstanding. In the afternoon the heavens opened up and about six inches of rain fell (hurricane Cyndy) and the day was abandoned.
Good weather for ducks…
“Saturday morning saw another qualifying period and Marty was 3rd with a very fast Stanguellini (USA) in first, and Greg Thornton (UK) in second. I was next quickest in 10th, with Lance right behind me and Bruce right behind him. David Watkins had ignition problems and was down the pack with John Rowe.
WA Pits, on the road.
“The race in the afternoon was in dry conditions and Marty came in second I came in 7th (see below). David Watkins still had problems.
Race 1 Results.
“In Sunday’s second race, Watto made an excellent start and worked his way up to 6th spot. Lance beat me to the line and was 9th and I came in 10th. Bruce suffered from clutch problems after a great race and John drove well. All the West Australians did very well.
“Peter Boel (Qld/NZ), driving the WA Panther, had a not so good run. The Panther started to rattle at Mosport. When he pulled the engine down it had lost the bearing out of #1 rod. Peter worked all weekend and managed to get out for the last race. He completed two laps, but the pressure dropped so he bailed out.
PETER BOEL pilots the ‘Pink’ Panther.
“It’s interesting to note that WA cars make up six of the 23 starters – plus the Pink Panther. That’s over 25% of the cars running. Well done, guys!”
Click on link below for video of Mid Ohio from Dave Watkins’ car: