Monday, May 04, 2009

GRA Round 1 2009 - Night Race



A new season, once again it's time to put on the racing shoes and helmet. After sorting out some issues with Suby, she was put to the test in MAM SIC Rally X Round 2 to see if she needed any more fixing. She passed with flying colors, so on to GRA Round 1 2009. With big names like Darkhelmet & Mickey not taking part everyone had a fighting chance to claim top spot. Briefing started around 1pm and Grass Class started around 2pm, fast and technical course kept alot of new comers on their toes, everyone watching to see how other competitors handle the course.

Later in the afternoon when the heat became ridiculously hot the Pro-Grass drivers started burning rubber. The road temperature was so darn hot it made Suby's tires overheat just before the finish causing massive understeer, but she held on. Other competitors were also feeling the heat which was really wearing everyone out, when it came to the 4th run everyone was begging not to run it. After the dinner break, night fall came and headlights were on. Everyone seems to like the night runs because it isn't so hot and it was interesting to watch.

Overall it was quite an experience. Apart from the scorching heat, everything else went smoothly. Suby did well this round.

3 comments:

Kevin Luke said...

Hi

First time leaving a comment here... I was there for a short while that day... I took some photos(bad quality)...

Anyhow how well did you do??? Placing???

Andy Kow said...

Hi Kevin,

Thanks for visiting my blog & thanks for goin to watch GRA, come join the next round.

I finished 1st in Class and 1st Overall for Round 1. Lots of other seasoned drivers weren't there, so expect to see more powerful cars in Round 2.

Kevin Luke said...

Oh ok great... Hope you do well next round as well...Im not a GRA guy i like to TOUGE more but it is sure fun as hell watching GRA...

Oh by the way seen your car few times on the way to work i work at Subang UEP(USJ)...