2009 Club Racing Dates
Oulton Broad
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25th Apr 6.00pm
2nd May 6.00pm
6th May 6.00pm
16th May 6.00pm
23rd May 6.00pm
6th Jun 6.00pm
13th Jun 6.00pm
20th Jun 6.00pm
27th Jun 6.00pm
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11th Jul 6.00pm
18th Jul 6.00pm
25th Jul 6.00pm
1st Aug 5.45pm
8th Aug 5.30pm
15th Aug 5.30pm
26th Aug 4.00pm
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12.00pm

 

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Oulton Broad Club Meeting - 26/07/12


With a packed Oulton Broad full of spectators the hydroplane drivers were competing in the group handicap event for the prestigious Earle Howe trophy. With three second place finishes the Area 31 Racing Team driver David Jones took second overall on a sunny evening which included an impressive 37 second lap time.

 

Race 1

The group handicap event started with the lowest size engines starting first (not necessarily the slowest engines) and the highest size engines, starting last.

 

Therefore it was Wayne Turner in the modern 250cc VRP powered Trombetta hydroplane that got the race underway quickly followed by the 400cc OSY outfits of Luke Hugman, Jason Freeman, Tony Reeder and Jason Peek.

 

Then ten seconds after the start saw the Area 31 Racing Team’s restored 1992 500cc Konig powered ‘Popoli’ driven by David Jones complete the field.

 

With Wayne motoring well in the clear water with the 250cc hydroplane starting first, his lead was soon extended as David had to make his way through the four OSY 400cc outfits. Once passing the final OSY at the top turn David then set about making up some time on Wayne and was propriding the classic 500cc Hydroplane past the crowd at Oulton Broad.

 

However Wayne was able to easily match the pace with the modern 250cc VRP engine and Trombetta hull to take the first race win with David bringing the Area 31 Racing Team ‘Popoli’ home in second and Luke Hugman being the first of the 400cc OSY drivers in third.

 


 

Race 2

The result of the second race was a complete replica of the first as once again Wayne was able to control the race with the clear water with David having to negotiate past the group of OSY 400cc drivers before getting some clear water himself and producing consistent 38 and 39 second laps.

 

 


 

Race 3

All Wayne had to do in the 250cc VRP powered Trombetta hydroplane was to maintain a good start and a consistent pace and he would be taking the prestigious Earle Howe Trophy home with him. Not only did he do this but he also managed to improve his own 250cc lap record by nearly breaking the 36 second barrier.

 

 

Despite David driving the Area 31 Racing Team’s classic 500cc Konig Powered ‘Popoli’ to a 37 second lap there was no response to Wayne’s consistently quick lap times as David and the Team had to settle for second place overall.

 

 

 

 

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