RXAus Winton

July 24, 2017

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of July seen the first running of RXAus rallycross championship run in Victoria. BLCC were well represented over the weekend. Darren Windus and Jamie Sargent in AWD class : Arron Windus and Richard Gay in the two wheel drive class.

Saturday started late due to the thick fog around the Winton track. With a quick practice which seen Arron Windus and his Mazda only complete 2 laps due to a misfire , Richard Gay found it tough going in his Nissan Poosa circuit car. The dirt section of the track cut up a bit rough due to the rain during the week. Darren Windus and Jamie Sargent seemed to come to grips with their toys for the weekend.

Saturday Practice 2WD
Pos Car Driver Vehicle Laps Fastest
15 2 Richard Gay Nissan Pulsar 8 54.10
19 11 Arron Windus Mazda 2 0 DNS
           
Saturday Practice AWD
Pos Car Driver Vehicle Laps Fastest
3 5 Darren Windus VW Polo 11 48.349
8 7 Jamie Sargent EVO 9 11 49.498

Qualifying it started to get a bit more serious, unfortunately for Arron this wasn’t the case due to another misfire in the Mazda meaning he missed out and would have to start rear of grid for the 1st race of the day in group two. Richard in the poosa finished 3rd in the group for qualifying but that was the end of the day for Richard with the track conditions being rough it knocked the poosa around a bit with coolant leaking as well as a bit of oil it was time to put it onto the trailer.

Saturday Qualifying 2WD
Pos Car Driver Vehicle Laps Fastest
3 2 Richard Gay Nissan Pulsar 10 49.073
19 11 Arron Windus Mazda 2 0 DNQ
           
Saturday Qualifying AWD
Pos Car Driver Vehicle Laps Fastest
3 5 Darren Windus VW Polo 13 45.854
7 7 Jamie Sargent EVO 9 12 46.583

Race 1 seen Arron Windus go fro, last to first, by turn one and held a demanding lead to the flag. Darren Windus held onto 3rd in a tuff race and Jamie took out 2nd in his group in the Evo 9.

Saturday Race 1 2WD
Pos Car Driver Vehicle Laps Fastest
1 11 Arron Windus Mazda 2 4 3.44.5660
           
Saturday Race 1 AWD
Pos Car Driver Vehicle Laps Fastest
3 5 Darren Windus VW Polo 4 4.04.7030
2 7 Jamie Sargent EVO 9 4 4.23.6370

Race two on Sunday; Arron continued to dominate the 2wd class in the Mazda 2, as did Jamie backing up his 2nd place from the previous race. Darren finished 4th in his event.

Sunday Race 2 2WD
Pos Car Driver Vehicle Laps Fastest
1 11 Arron Windus Mazda 2 4 3.49.6042
           
Sunday Race 2 AWD
Pos Car Driver Vehicle Laps Fastest
4 5 Darren Windus VW Polo 4 3.44.1630
2 7 Jamie Sargent EVO 9 4 3.47.5300

Race 3 seen very similar results from the previous race with Arron taking the win, Jamie moved up one spot to also take a win and Darren finished 2nd in his group.

Sunday Race 3 2WD
Pos Car Driver Vehicle Laps Fastest
1 11 Arron Windus Mazda 2 4 4.11.6918
           
Sunday Race 3 AWD
Pos Car Driver Vehicle Laps Fastest
2 5 Darren Windus VW Polo 4 4.14.8650
1 7 Jamie Sargent EVO 9 4 3.36.8980

Arron took out the 2wd final but didn’t finish in the Super Final due to a coming together with a tyre wall. Jamie finished 2nd in the final but DNF’D the Super final and Darren a great 3rd and 4th in the finals.

Sunday Final 2WD
Pos Car Driver Vehicle Laps Fastest
1 11 Arron Windus Mazda 2 6 5.27.7265
           
Sunday Final AWD
Pos Car Driver Vehicle Laps Fastest
3 5 Darren Windus VW Polo 6 5.25.8470
2 7 Jamie Sargent EVO 9 6 5.27.1960
Sunday Final 2WD
Pos Car Driver Vehicle Laps Fastest
DNF 11 Arron Windus Mazda 2 1 DNF
           
Sunday Final AWD
Pos Car Driver Vehicle Laps Fastest
4 5 Darren Windus VW Polo 6 5.33.6080
DNF 7 Jamie Sargent EVO 9 3 DNF

The RXAus rallycross was a great event, well run with close racing. This series will only get bigger and better, with SEAC running a round at Mount Gambier and the series looking for another 1-2 tracks in Victoria.

 

Thanks

Arron Harry Secombe