Anglesey October 4th - 5th

 I must start by telling you we have another guy racing. His name is Steve Hutchins aka ‘Mura’. Being so busy at work he hasn’t finished building his FJ racer so I offered him the Spare FJ Racer so he could do the final rounds of the year to get an idea of what its like racing (like the rest of the FJ gang he’s never raced before let alone seen an FJ. Are these guys mad!)
That makes FIVE FJ’s in the Forgotten Era race.
Next year there will be six when Nick ‘Thrush’ Hunt will use the spare FJ for the 2009 season. If you think Liam crashes a lot, wait to you see Thursh in action, they're both going to be fighting for the softest piece of grass to fall off onto!.
He a legend in his own lunch time. He once knock me off at the 'Ring' whilst being recorded on a digi camera, when I asked him why did he pump me off, he said "but you know thats my favourt bend". Can't wait for 2009!

Saturday the 4th was a washout, the weather was raining along with a 52 mph wind to make it interesting. After practice the Race Director postponed the racing and Sunday was forecast good so it would get back on track then.

Sunday 5th. As forecast, sunshine and only 25mph winds.
We had a race in the Power bikes to get used to the circuit and the conditions. We all took it steady being at the bottom of the positions at the end of the race, except Liam, who went for a win, and binned it on the first lap! Wouldn’t expect anything less from the Irish man. This meant there was frantic spannering from Mark and Ernie getting his FJ ready for the real race of Forgotten Era in the next race only 20 minutes later. As luck would have it he got out to race.
There was no race for grid position but, the Race Organisers used their common sense, and the times we set on the Saturday morning, to set the grid.

Race 21; Forgotten Era championship points race.
I was first, Dennis Sholicar (thought he had retired and brought a BMW twin and a flat cap to sit at home polishing his racing trophies!) was second, Liam third, and the rest of the guys were spread out down the field.
The track was still damp and water was still on most of the corners so Giles and I fitted wet front and dry race rear tyres, the rest had full race, front and rear.
I got a good start and lead for the first few laps, finally Dennis passed me on the long fast straight but I immediately passed him into the tight hairpin as he went in too hot. The next lap he did the same trick. I realised that Dennis wasn’t able to get any points for the championship as he had not attended the first three meetings, so I let him go after checking Liam was a good 400 metres behind. The final result in the race was 1st Dennis, 2nd Phil, 3rd Liam, 9th Giles, 11th Steve ‘Who‘, 12th Steve ‘Mura‘.
This meant I got max point of 15, Liam 12, etc… this means I’m leading the championship by 13 points from Liam in 2nd place.
We later found out that due to the cancelled race on Saturday we was awarded a trophy, so me and Liam got a trophy.

Race 29 Forgotten Era Trophy Race.
This race was for no points so I thought if I could beat Dennis I would. Problem was Dennis was very quick on his FZR1000. So by lap three Dennis had passed me and, even though I was lapping quicker than the race before, he beat me by 3 seconds.
Liam had his normal bad start and was 8th by the first lap but, fought his way back to finish 5th in the race. Giles and the two Steve’s had a massive fight and it must have been fun racing and for the spectators to watch the FJ’s passing one another each lap. Finally Steve ‘Who’ got the better and finished 10th in front of Giles in 11th and Steve ‘Mura’ an excellent result of 12th.

Giles had had problems all weekend with front end judder when on the brakes, even after changing the brake pads etc.. It was still causing him problems.
I have finally traced the problem to an unsecured fork brace believe it or not!

Race 32. Power Bikes; trophy race
This was the second group of an open class of bikes but mainly CBR600‘s. I started on pole (some how) and finished in third. This is the first time I’ve won a trophy in this class so was well chuffed. Liam actually did a faster lap time during the race but the poor start again let him down. For reference the winning bike was a Yamaha R1.

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Liam crashes out in the Power bikes race.
All hands on deck to repair his Fudge.

New boy Steve 'Mura' Hutchins taking notes on Liam new racing lines or is his gardening tips

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Giles having problem with the front end judder.

Steve 'Mura' Hutchins does a great job on his first every race on a FJ. In fact its the first time he has ever race, period. Excellent result.
Caz his wife please to see hes back in one piece and didn't takes Liam Racing tips!

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RESULTS; Anglesey; October 4th-5th

Round 5 Saturday ; cancelled due to bad weather

Round 6
Sunday Championship points race

Results in class

Philip Hacker, 1st (2nd in race, Dennis won)
Liam Horgan, 2nd (3rd in race)
Giles Whiteley 3rd (9th in race)
Steve Munson 4th (11th in race)
Steve Hutchins 6th (12th in race)

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