Sports Car Proxy Rounds 1 2 & 3

Two Kelowna cars entered the Sports Car Championship (SCCA) Proxy this year. This is a proxy race series for the cars that ran in SCCA events from 1951-1965. Those include cars that competed in the SCCA National Sports Car Championship (1951-64) and the first 3 years of the SCCA United States Road Racing Championship, which ran 1963-68. Randy entered a Cooper – Ford into the Modified Division and Leo entered a Ford Cobra into the Production Division … More Sports Car Proxy Rounds 1 2 & 3

Touring Car Proxy Round 3

Round 3 was ran in Australia at Steve’s Track on November 7th as the Touring Car Proxy continued it’s trek across Australia. The Kelowna cars both qualified very well – Lez in 3rd and Leo in 5th however the final race results were not so good to Lez where he finished in 11th place. Congrats to Leo for his second place finishing on the podium with his Opel where his car continues to race well. … More Touring Car Proxy Round 3

Touring Car Proxy Rounds 1 & 2

The 2018 – 19 Touring Car Proxy kicked off in Braidwood, Australia at Andrew’s Track on October 10th. The two Kelowna entrants finished a fantastic 2nd – Leo (Opel) and 4th – Lez (Mitsubishi). Well done guys!!

Round #2 The Touring Car Proxy continued in Australia and race #2 was held at Alvaro’s Track on October 24th. Again the Kelowna cars finished with excellent results Lez in 3rd and Leo in 5th. Nicely done!!

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Race #5 Drummond Court Model Raceway

A good day’s racing and very enjoyable. Star drivers Kevin and Robert were absent with flu like symptoms so it was open season for the seven who showed up. Ken showed up wearing Oilers jersey and cap which earned him immediate disqualification from the event but on appeal was allowed to race.

Great fun with the monster classic overweight, top heavy, skinny tire American saloon cars built and provided by Henning. Potential safety threat at the end of the straight where like most American cars of that era suffered from brake fade and executed superb roll overs. With only a few millimetres between the wide bodied cars John nearly lost his fingers whilst marshalling the centre lane which was a close call for all involved.

Great days racing and Ken showed off his skating skills when he spun his Group C wide at turn 1 but kept it in the slot grinding away at near right angles to the track for several agonizing seconds as the marshal waited patiently for traction or de-slot. The Oilers fan held steady and the car proceeded as normal which earned him the driver of the day award.
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