Club Racer 2018
International Island Classic
Friday qualifying Stacey did a fastest lap of
2:11.361 on lap 3 of 5. When I spoke to Ivan he
told me there was a strong head wind down the main
straight which caused most of the competitors to
drop about 10 kph off their last years speeds. A
few very minor things to sort out which were
mainly adjustment issues and we should be good for
some improvement on Saturday. Stacey finished
qualifying in 29th place in the 39 bike
field in Unlimited Post Classic class. In race 1
on Friday Stacey did a best time of 2:04.708 and
ended up 25th in the field and 12th
place in Unlimited Post Classic.
3 and the second race on Saturday saw Stacey do a
2.01.763 with a top speed of 184kph on lap 4 and
finish in 19th place in the field and
still maintaining 7th place in UPC
on Facebook - New personal lap best of 2:00.720
The XS was handling like a dream after the club
members Ivan Hoey and John Chambers chased the
carby gremlins away with pitch forks. Nick
McGinn's build work on the bike has it
International Festival of
In preparation for the festival of speed the club racer was transported to Holbrook in N.S.W. by Nick McGinn where he met with Ivan Hoey to take it the rest of the way to Sydney to hand over the bike for Steve Hobbs to ride in the upcoming international festival of speed.
arrival in Sydney for the FOS it was noticed the
racer was blowing a bit too much smoke so it was
decided to pull the motor down to see just what
the problem was before it was presented to the
track for racing.
pistons and rings checked out ok, although a bit
glazed, but that can be fixed quite easily with a
light hone. The head was sent to RAM Heads to see
if there was a problem with valve stem seals or a
cracked valve guide.
were some repairs to the seat and fairing which
had some cracks from previous incidents and normal
wear and tear over the last season of racing.
These have now
been repaired and the bike will also be fitted
with the new tacho and the drop sump pictured here
with the repaired fibreglass items thanks to the
great work done by Ivan Hoey and Steve Hobbs.
With the motor
almost ready to drop back into the frame it was
discovered the oil pump was in need of some repair
and a new one was fitted. A decision was made to
go back to Castrol 4T for future oil changes.
Ivan had some problems of his own with an intermittent ignition problem with sidelined him on more than one occasion over the weekend.
Steve finished in 5th place in P4 750 and thanks Mark Peatman, Mark Azzopardi, Bill Wallis, Ivan Hoey and Geoff Bamford for all their help.
Race Report from Stacey on Vic
XS club just a report from the VIC titles for the
Victorian championship was run over 7th and 8th at
the Broadford circuit which I had entered p4
unlimited (club bike), p3 unlimited (650cc royal
Enfield/ Triumph) and p5 250cc (Yamaha RDLC).
Bright and sunny weekend meant fast lap times and
1 went well with lap times equalling that of end
of weekend times I have done in the past.
Qualifying result was 15th on the grid, bring it on!
one the bike ran like a trooper coming in 2nd with
a few good dices with the p5 unlimited boys.
two the bike came in 3rd after a few false
neutrals making some fun moments into turn one as
I was looking for that gear I needed. Quick
inspection of bike and the gear shifter had
rattled loose. Easy fix.
two class is picking up speed; bike is slightly
over geared but still workable around the
Big thank you
to the Club, club sponsors and club members who
dropped in and gave us a hand over the weekend.