HRDC ‘Allstars’ and ‘Touring Greats’ Races
Mallory Park Racing Circuit – September 26th 2015
OUMF RILEY 1.5 - RACE REPORT
We have received an unprecedented interest and support from new students this year - so much that our signup sheet had gone beyond the number of rows we had printed! So, given the enthusiasm that everyone was showing, we were quite ready to have a large team at the Historic Racing Drivers Club penultimate race at the Mallory Park Racing Circuit. A few were under the weather and many others had unexpected commitments, but nonetheless, after a day of race preparation on Thursday, we left the HQ at 4 p.m. on Friday with more than dozen crew members to support the OUMF Riley 1.5 race car.
We reached Mallory Park at dusk and were welcomed by a patch of green grass and a little lake that stood serenely in the middle of the race track. For a few of us, it was our first race as pit crew, and both excitement and adrenaline were soaring high. We quickly set up our marquee and tools, had dinner and at that point many of us called it a day and retired to catch some sleep before the busy race day to come. However, a few of us whose adrenaline refused to die down chose to go for a track walk. After all, it was the day before full moon and the place was flooded with moonlight!