IPS

Round 9

The Ring

 

August 17 - 24, 2015

 

 

 

A container arrives safely just outside the gates of The Ring from the great airship terminal nearby. The Hindendrinburg heads off to New York...
Photographers scour the trackside to find the best vantage points. One of the best Matt Schleicher kneels on a rock face...
Hans Berger finds a convenient space for his lens along the main straight...
Otto Zimmer isn't happy yet...
...but good 'ol Otto finds a location he likes and quickly relays a roll of colour slides from practice to the Daily Zeitung sports pages... he clicks the entire field... ...click - click... take a pic!...

...an Aston quietly slips on by...

...then a lovely 356...
...followed by the Cobra...
...and the 230 SL...
...then the Shaguar E-Type...
...and the elusive Bristol...
...Chappy 1...
...smooth Maserati 151...
...a 250...
...another Shaguar...
...and another Chappy...
...the tippy Austin Healey...
...550...
...front motored Alfa TZ2...
...the low XK120...
...the shiny Dino 246 SP...
...a 250 GTO...
...another 250...
...an XK120...
...'The Cheetah'...
...another 250...
...and before a long pause - another TZ2...
Qualifying begins for the front motored 1:32 entries... ...random draw... ...2 minutes...
Then qualifying for the mid-motored 1:32 entries... random draw... ...2 minutes...

Qualifying Results - Front Motor Class:

1. 42 - 7.785 sec.
2. 82 - 8.076
3. 92 - 8.319
4.   1 - 8.488
5. 12 - 9.664

Qualifying Results - Mid-Motor Class:

1.   43 - 7.209 sec.
2.     7 - 7.365
3. 152 - 7.385
4.   99 - 7.481
5.     6 - 7.566
6.   21 - 7.660
7.     2 - 7.738
8.   27 - 7.747
9.   30 - 7.771
10. 111 - 7.783
11.   87 - 7.826
12.   23 - 7.952
13.   66 - 7.954
14.   13 - 7.983
15.     9 - 8.012
16.   17 - 8.497
17.   40 - 8.627
(end qualifying)
Here are your pole sitters for both mid-motor (left - 43) and front motor classes (42)...
Front Motor Start...
Mid-Motor Start...
...and where they all finished after 9 minutes...

International Proxy Series - Round 9 - The Ring - Final Results

9 Minute Heats (3 minutes x 3 lanes (green, yellow, red) x 1 rotation = 9 minutes)
Three racers raced all cars in their respective lane, based on class and qualifying order from slowest to fastest:
John B. (Green), Jim M. (Yellow), Drew M. (Red)
With the assistance of three marshals:
Bill G., Michael A. and myself

Results By Class:

Front Motor Class:

1. 42 -67.19 Laps;
2. 82 - 64.86;
3. 92 - 62.41;
4.   1 - 59.14;
5. 12 - 54.48;

Mid-Motor Class:

1.    7 - 72.37;
2. 152 - 72.19;
3. 43 - 72.15;
4.    6 - 71.38;
5.  99 - 70.82;
6. 30 - 69.79;
7. 27 - 68.85;
8. 111 - 68.69;
9. 87 - 67.36;
10. 21 - 66.46;
11.   9 - 66.20;
12. 23 - 64.58;
13. 66 - 64.57;
14.   2 - 64.09;
15. 13 - 63.14;
16. 17 - 60.39;
17. 40 - 57.60;

Overall Final Results:

1.    7 - 72.37;
2. 152 - 72.19;
3. 43 - 72.15;
4.    6 - 71.38;
5.  99 - 70.82;
6. 30 - 69.79;
7. 27 - 68.85;
8. 111 - 68.69;
9. 87 - 67.36;
10. 42 - 67.19;
11. 21 - 66.46;
12.   9 - 66.20;
13. 82 - 64.86;
14. 23 - 64.58;
15. 66 - 64.57;
16.   2 - 64.09;
17. 13 - 63.14;
18. 92 - 62.41;
19. 17 - 60.39;
20.   1 - 59.14;
21. 40 - 57.60;
22. 12 - 54.48;

Race Notes:

Fritz Stroebl is pleased to report that while there were some very close on track battles the racing itself was very gentlemanly and without collision. There were a low number of single car 'offs' but never more than once in any lane, and all were the result of the car tipping out of its lane and sliding on its guide and rear wheels towards the gutter.
Your Final Podium...
...pre-race pit action is frantic...
Concourse winner and the field in order... 

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