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The Fantastic Four at it again in the Formula Vee 1200 Silver Star Championship

posted Oct 21, 2012, 3:33 AM by David Campbell   [ updated Oct 22, 2012, 6:12 AM ]
 

It was yet another cold and cloudy day at Barbagallo raceway on this 14th of October where the Formula Vees assembled another impressive 17 cars entering the event. The split is becoming more even between the 1600cc class and the 1200cc class with 7 1600’s for 10 1200’s.  At the start of the event, David Campbell was leading the 1600’s championship while Rod Lisson led the 1200’s championship.

 

Qualifying saw a close pole position for David Campbell with a 1.09.659 while Cameron Edwards recorded a 1.09.9974.  Steve Williams snapped the 3rd spot for 4 hundredth of a second from first starter Jordon Cvetanovski. 

 

In the 1200s, Nordine El Hafidoun benefited from some good slip streaming behind Neil McLay to snap the pole position in 1.12.7668, closely followed by David Caisley and an excellent time for Peter Jojart.  Rod Lisson was complaining of lack of power while confirming the repairs Chris Scoble was able to accomplish after his tuning day crash that ripped off the back end suspension improved his drivability. He also suffered a malfunctioning Dorian timer so no official times were recorded. 

 

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Pos Car  Competitor/Team                Driver                   Vehicle              Cap   CL   Laps   Fastest...Lap        Gap

 

1    58  Linda                          David Campbell           Stinger 007          1600  G       5     4 1:09.6599*

2     2  Pit Crew Management Consultant Cameron Edwards          AJAY 08              1600  G       5     3 1:09.9974  0:00.3375

3    28  Steve Williams Racing          Stephen Williams         Jacer 99             1600  G       3     3 1:10.7570  0:01.0971

4     8  Perth 3MW                      Jordan Cvetanoski        TRE/VEE MK1          1600  G       6     5 1:10.7915  0:01.1316

5     6  SJP Racing                     Shaydan Penniment        Scorpion MK2         1600  S       7     3 1:11.5759  0:01.9160

6     9  Raceline Racewear              Neil Mclay               Mako 03              1600  G       8     8 1:12.6649  0:03.0050

7    98  Delanie INC                    Nordine El Hafidoun      Sabre 01             1200  S       8     5 1:12.7668  0:03.1069

8     7                                 David Caisley            Ribuck               1200  S       6     5 1:13.0006  0:03.3407

9    91  Prospect Project Services      Peter Jojart             Sabre 99             1200  S       7     6 1:13.3289  0:03.6690

10    1  Savcor                         Derek Bromlewe           Elfin Crusader       1200  S       7     6 1:13.3977  0:03.7378

11   15                                 James McDonald           Elfin                1200  S       7     6 1:13.5457  0:03.8858

12   49  Integrated Managed Services    Peter Dyball             Aurora 2004          1600  G       7     6 1:14.5634  0:04.9035

13   33  Tyrepro and Mechanical         Brett Scarey             Elfin Crusader       1200  S       7     6 1:15.3824  0:05.7225

14   77  YEOBA Engineering              Allan Yeo                Vixen MY01           1200  S       7     7 1:16.7923  0:07.1324

15   27  Right Way Industrial           Daniel Linehan           VW PRD CRRS Pheonix  1200  S       4     4 1:17.8636  0:08.2037

     38  www.blackiceracingteam.au.com  Neville Bettridge        Copy Cat             1600  G  

 

In the first race, I don’t actually recall anything.  I know I finished third.

 

In the second race, a damp track made suspension settings difficult and all decided to go on a “dry” setup.  With a poor start because of engine misfires, Nordine El Hafidoun was on the hunt for some points from the back of the grid. Rod Lisson thundered through and passed in front even before the first corner. In the second lap,
Cvetanovski and Penniment started making ways to the front of the pack, with many slower 1200s to pass.  El Hafidoun passed Lineham in the left hander and focused on doing some clean laps to avoid being dropped too far behind the leaders. On the third lap, after making up some time in the Esses, a bold move at the left hander saw him pass Rod Lisson, Derek Bromlewe, Shaydan Penniment and gain significant ground on David Caisley who had pulled away in front of the 1200’s. On reaching Kolb corner, El Hafidoun passed into the lead, leaving Caisley behind. At the end of turn 7, El Hafidoun was passing Neville Bettridge in a 1600 and had left Penniment behind at Kolb Corner. The rest of the 4 were now in the chase. 
Rod Lisson’s car benefited from a timing correction and it was back to rocket speed for the most powerful 1200 on the race track. Lisson battled from the back and passed El Hafidoun, Bromlewe and Caisley in the right grass on the way down to turn 7, having carried a significant amount of speed into Kolb corner.  His times improved significantly and the new chasing trio were running a second a lap behind, entangled in their own battle for position. In the end, Caisley, El Hafidoun and Bromlewe left it to the last corner to decide who would take 2nd, 3rd and fourth.  Bromlewe had to give way to Caisley in the straight and in turn 7 to El Hafidoun. 
 

In the final, a good start from El Hafidoun and Lisson have them pointing in first and second place when disaster hit car #98 of El Hafidoun with some massive misfiring traced back to a lose tappet adjusting screw.  After a lap recording a decent time, the engine finally gave up and couldn’t be driven anymore and it was the end of the weekend for El Hafidoun, with a push rod coming undone.  Rod Lisson went on to win the race with Caisley second and Bromlewe third.

 

As we have seen this weekend, the battle for the 1200cc wins is proving a great spectacle for the public with Lisson, Caisley, El Hafidoun and Bromlewe offering them some close and exciting racing, keeping it clean and professional.  In the end, Lisson takes the win closely followed by Caisley 2nd and Bromlewe 3rd.  In the 1600 battle, David Campbell only managed second overall with Cameron Edwards taking the win – the winning margin in race three for Cameron was 8 hundredths of a second.. In his first race in a 1600 Shaydan Penniment took an excellent third having fought all day with the youngest racing driver in WA, Jordan Cvetanoski. Jordan had an outstanding first race meeting, starting form the back for races 1 and 2 yet he managed to be fourth overall by the end of the day. The 1600 drivers will need to watch their mirrors for Shaydan and Jordan in the future.

Race 3 results

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Pos Car  Competitor/Team                Driver                   Vehicle              Cap   CL Laps     Race.Time Fastest...Lap

 

1     2  Pit Crew Management Consultant Cameron Edwards          AJAY 08              1600  G    10    11:43.9892   5 1:09.2202*

2    58  Linda                          David Campbell           Stinger 007          1600  G    10    11:44.0676   2 1:09.2643

3     6  SJP Racing                     Shaydan Penniment        Scorpion MK2         1600  G    10    11:54.0022   5 1:10.4480

4     8  Perth 3MW                      Jordan Cvetanoski        TRE/VEE MK1          1600  G    10    12:04.0534   6 1:11.0861

5     9  Raceline Racewear              Neil Mclay               Mako 03              1600  G    10    12:05.2714   6 1:11.2230

6    28  Steve Williams Racing          Stephen Williams         Jacer 99             1600  G    10    12:13.2909   6 1:10.9735

7    71  Litech Systems                 Rod Lisson               Sabre 01             1200  S    10    12:14.0165   6 1:11.2728

8    38  www.blackiceracingteam.au.com  Neville Bettridge        Copy Cat             1600  G    10    12:18.7913   2 1:11.9892

9     7                                 David Caisley            Ribuck               1200  S    10    12:19.0221   5 1:12.4913

10    1  Savcor                         Derek Bromlewe           Elfin Crusader       1200  S    10    12:19.1888   5 1:11.9000

11   15                                 James McDonald           Elfin                1200  S    10    12:35.3480   2 1:13.2481

12   49  Integrated Managed Services    Peter Dyball             Aurora 2004          1600  G    10    12:43.7047   6 1:14.1608

13   77  YEOBA Engineering              Allan Yeo                Vixen MY01           1200  S    10    12:44.2512   8 1:14.3277

14   27  Right Way Industrial           Daniel Linehan           VW PRD CRRS Pheonix  1200  S    10    12:44.6166  10 1:14.3808

15   33  Tyrepro and Mechanical         Brett Scarey             Elfin Crusader       1200  S    10    12:46.0715   2 1:14.3938

16   91  Prospect Project Services      Peter Jojart             Sabre 99             1200  S    10    12:46.4366   6 1:14.0547

DNF  98  Delanie INC                    Nordine El Hafidoun      Sabre 01             1200  S     3     4:20.9654   2 1:12.6130
 
 
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