July 10, 2017 – The Ring

Internationale Meisterschaft im Ring

IV

The Internationale Meisterschaft im Ring again featured Scratch32 Sportscars, Classic Era Prototypes and Sportscars, CANAM & the crowd favourite – Hot Rods.

Sportscars (SP)

Several European teams arrived for the first of four challenges.

Scuderia Marzotto featuring the Ferrari 166MM UOVO piloted by Giannino Marzotto was a sleek entrant and also a crowd favourite.

Another Ferrari, this 250P with M. Parkes at the wheel, would debut…

Several returning entries also registered for the class…

Sadly no Alfa’s would qualify.

After final practice the grid was set:

Sportscar (180 sec. x 3 x 1 = 9 min.)

At the drop of the green flag and for the first several laps the pack circled the Ring one after the other.

Before half distance the bright red DB4 of J. Fairman would pit to repair its electrics.

Excitement began to peak again as the Porsche RS-61 of Hans Herrmann began to pull in the leading Ferrari UOVO of Giannino Marzotto.

The Belgian entered Jaguar #10 did what it could to hang on.

The second Ferrari #22 of Parkes continued to chase the top three without incident in an impressive debut.

As the laps accumulated it became clear that any slight error would guarantee a loss. None would yield. In the last heat Herrmann strung together a set of laps that enabled him to pass the #410 Scuderia Marzotto entry and hang on for a tough fought overall victory.

The Ferrari 166MM UOVO would finish a close second, followed by the Jaguar of J. Claes and then the Ferrari of Parkes, each winning their respective classes.

The Aston Martin of J. Fairman would return to the paddock in 5th place overall and 1st in its class despite receiving several flags.

Sportscar – Overall Results

  1. #132 – H. Herrmann (Porsche RS-61) 66 Laps (5.654 ext.) 0x;
  2. #410 – G. Marzotto (Ferrari 166MM UOVO) 66 (14.615) 0x;
  3. #10 – J. Claes (Jaguar D-Type) 65 (8.431) 0x;
  4. #22 – M. Parkes (Ferrari 250P) 63 (12.847) 0x;
  5. #3 – J. Fairman (Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato) 55 (21.619) 3x – Y/R & Blue Flags.

Sportscar – Mid-BWNC1 Class Result

  1. #132 – H. Herrmann (Porsche RS-61) 66 Laps (5.654 ext.) 0x;
  2. #410 – G. Marzotto (Ferrari 166MM UOVO) 66 (14.615) 0x.

Sportscar – Mid-NC1 Class Result

  1. #22 – M. Parkes (Ferrari 250P) 63 (12.847) 0x.

Sportscar – Mid-BWMS050 Class Result

  1. #3 – J. Fairman (Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato) 55 (21.619) 3x – Y/R & Blue Flags.

Vintage Sportscar – Front-BWNC1 Class Result

#10 – J. Claes (Jaguar D-Type) 65 (8.431) 0x.

Hot Rod (HR)

In the garage hot rods and customs were undergoing last minute modifications prior to free practice.

Aesthetic details were being applied.

Several ‘T’ Buckets would participate…

All in all there was little not to like in the field (and beyond).

The paddock was a hive of activity throughout free practice.

Rudy Crashiola in the Rus ‘T’ Bucket #2 continued to practice despite a close encounter with a local hunter over road kill. Boy that squirrel was good eating!

After free practice the grid formed as follows:

‘Show me the Green’ would start from pole position.

Rudy Crashiola would start next to the ’37 Chevy.

The ‘Red Baron’ would round out the front row.

And completing the field was Chris Hughes in ‘Black Eyed Pea’.

Buckets outnumbered convertibles 3:1…

Hot Rod (180 sec. x 3 x 1 = 9 min.)

The first heat began like an episode of Happy Days until Mr. Green lost control of his Chevy in the doughnut. The next time around the doughnut the Red Baron lurched into the straw bales while trying to avoid tire debris. Together they would chase Rus ‘T’ Bucket who remained in the lead. The ‘Black Eye’ of Chris Hughes would join in on the chase. As the race wore on both the Baron and Mr. Green would gain ground on Rus ‘T’. Later on trouble arose for both Rus ‘T’ and the ‘Black Eye’ while negotiating the tightest corners – both would take several flags, including blue flags. A closer review of the flag rules would determine that neither would be entitled to benefit from the blue flag due to the fact that under the blue flag one could only switch places with another who had MORE crashes. Red took a green flag and Green took a yellow flag. Despite the flags the Baron would manage to finish the race ahead of Rus ‘T’, followed by Mr. Green and the Pea of Mr. Hughes…

Hot Rod – Overall Results

  1. #23 – R. Baron (’25 Ford Model ‘T’ Street Rod) 70 Laps (16.242 ext.) 1x – Green Flag;
  2. #2 – R. Crashiola (’25 Ford Model ‘T’ Street Rod) 67 (20.149) 3x – Y/R, Green & Blue Flag;
  3. #6 – M. Green (’37 Chev Convertible) 64 (38.918) 1x – Yellow Flag;
  4. #98 – C. Hughes (’25 Ford Model ‘T’ Street Rod) 55 (16.356) – 3x – Blue Flag.

Hot Rod – ‘T’ Bucket Class Results

  1. #23 – R. Baron (’25 Ford Model ‘T’ Street Rod) 70 Laps (16.242 ext.) 1x – Green Flag;
  2. #2 – R. Crashiola (’25 Ford Model ‘T’ Street Rod) 67 (20.149) 3x – Y/R, Green & Blue Flag;
  3. #98 – C. Hughes (’25 Ford Model ‘T’ Street Rod) 55 (16.356) – 3x – Blue Flag.

Hot Rod – Convertible Class Result

  1. #6 – M. Green (’37 Chev Convertible) 64 (38.918) 1x – Yellow Flag.

Classic Era Prototypes & Sportscars (CP)

Jody Scheckter would debut his Chevron B19 with lightweight inserts and extra padding on the roll bar.

Others returned for a chance of glory…

They took to the grid as follows:

Classic Era Endurance (180 sec. x 3 x 1 = 9 min.)

Faster and fewer incidents. That’s the ‘need to know’ list… flags turned out to be inconsequential… and Sheckter’s debut was flawless!

Classic Era Endurance – Overall Results

  1. #12 – J. Siffert (Porsche 908/3) 80 Laps (37.011 ext.) 1x – Yellow Flag;
  2. #8 – V. Elford (Porsche 908/3) 76 (13.682) 1x – Blue Flag;
  3. #90 – N. Tdaro (Porsche 906 Carrera 6) 75 (9.823) 1x – Green Flag;
  4. #6 – J. Scheckter (Chevron B19) 67 (17.434) 0x.

Classic Era Endurance – Sidewinder Chassis Results

  1. #12 – J. Siffert (Porsche 908/3) 80 Laps (37.011 ext.) 1x – Yellow Flag;
  2. #8 – V. Elford (Porsche 908/3) 76 (13.682) 1x – Blue Flag;

Classic Era Endurance – Inline Mid-Motor Chassis Results

  1. #90 – N. Tdaro (Porsche 906 Carrera 6) 75 (9.823) 1x – Green Flag;

Classic Era Endurance – ‘Slow’ Motor Results

  1. #6 – J. Scheckter (Chevron B19) 67 (17.434) 0x.

CANAM (CA)

The rumble of V8s could only mean one thing – CANAM was finally here. Practice revealed two Lolas and a customer McLaren.

CAN AM (180 sec. x 3 x 1 = 9 min.)

Nearly a perfect race with just one flag – the checkered!

CAN AM Overall Results

  1. #11 – L. Motschenbacher (McLaren M12) 80 Laps (4.887 ext.) 0x;
  2. #16 – G. Follmer (Lola T70s) 78 (12.190) 0x;
  3. #7 – J. Surtees (Lola T70s) 77 (12.361) 1x – Checkered Flag.

CAN AM Sidewinder Results

  1. #16 – G. Follmer (Lola T70s) 78 (12.190) 0x;
  2. #7 – J. Surtees (Lola T70s) 77 (12.361) 1x – Checkered Flag.

CAN AM Inline Mid-Motor Results

  1. #11 – L. Motschenbacher (McLaren M12) 80 Laps (4.887 ext.) 0x.

CAN AM ‘Stock’ Scalextric Motor Results

  1. #11 – L. Motschenbacher (McLaren M12) 80 Laps (4.887 ext.) 0x.

Staff at The Ring thank everyone for their participation and to all the volunteers – Cheers! :good:

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