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RWYB Dial In Day

Dial In Day 2016 Report

The Dial In Day 2016 was yet another glowing success and we had no less than 22 vehicles hit the track to give bracket racing a go. Many of this year’s field are already intending on racing at the Festival of Power meeting and were looking for a sure fire way to learn the ropes and of course that’s what the dial in day is all about.

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After an in depth briefing, covering just about everything you could ever need to know about bracket racing, we were in for a late start on the track due to the icy start but once we got up and running we managed to squeeze in 3 full rounds of qualifying and eliminations. The first cycle was ran over the 1/8th mile due to track conditions which threw a bit of a spanner in the works for some but UKDRN website owner Jon Spoard came straight out of the class room with a perfect run of 11.00 on an 11.00 dial in to secure the top qualifying spot. Jon then went through a couple of rounds of eliminations but as we reached the semi–finals we found ourselves with only 3 ladies remaining in the competition which was a sign of things to come. Kirstie Tramm in the Camaro defeated 2014 winner Karen Oates (isn’t it about time we saw you in Sportsman ET Karen???) after Karen was uncharacteristically a little late on the tree in the first cycle.

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So after a quick debrief and turn around it was on to the 2nd cycle and this time ¼ mile racing so there was plenty more to figure out for those who hadn’t been on the ¼ mile before. This time semi-finalist from the first cycle, Jamie Bartlam, topped the qualifying list with an 18.66 on an 18.65 dial in. Jamie followed up with some excellent racing all the way into the final where she met David Onken in in his Ford Mustang. Jamie broke out by the narrowest of margins handing victory to David who had been on the money all the way through eliminations.

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As time was diminishing we elected to go for a one shot qualifier in the final cycle and Daniel Piggott in his VW Golf took the top spot with a 15.20 on a 15.20 dial in which led to a bye run in the first round. There was a Golf in the final but it wasn’t Daniel’s, this one belonged to James Gould who faced off against Tim Paice in his rapid BMW 335i. Congratulations to James who took the win with a difference at the finish line an incredible 0.0067 – the perfect way to round off the day.

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We’d like to say a massive congratulations to overall winner Kirstie Tramm in the borrowed Camaro and runner up Jamie Bartlam in her Astra who were duking out all day long but the victory was settled when the pair met for the 2nd time in the final cycle.

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Position Race Number Name Q1 E1 Q2 E2 Q3 E3 Total
1st 11 Kirstie Tram 170 500 130 200 160 200 1360
2nd 10 Jamie Bartlam 190 300 210 400 110 100 1310
3rd 1 James Gould 40 100 90 200 80 500 1010
4th 4 Karen Oates 180 400 190 0 170 0 940
5th 7 Mark Medley 10 100 200 300 180 100 890
6th 6 Steve Roberts 210 100 170 0 100 200 780
7th 8 David Onken 120 0 60 500 10 0 690
8th 5 Jon Spoard 220 200 180 0 90 0 690
9th 12 Cameron Street 80 0 50 100 50 300 580
10th 19 Dave Grundy 130 0 120 200 120 0 570
11th 14 Nikki Skinner 160 0 40 100 150 100 550
12th 13 Tim Paice 70 0 140 0 40 300 550
13th 16 Clive Dandridge 200 200 100 6   0 506
14th 9 Mike Oates 150 0 80 100 130 0 460
15th 18 Daniel Piggot 30 100 20 0 190 100 440
16th 2 Richard Medley 50 200 10 100 60 0 420
17th 3 Dave Smith 100 0 70 100 140 0 410
18th 28 Lauren Grundy 110 0 110 0 70 0 290
19th 21 Elaine Hancock 90 0 160 0 20 0 270
20th 15 Rob Wells 20 100 150 0   0 270
21st 17 Matthew Sharp 60 0 30 0 30 100 220
22nd 22 Natalie Wood 140 0 0 0   0 140

As you can see, contrary to the result announced on the day, James Gould actually snatched 3rd spot from Karen Oates following his event win in the 3rd session. (Math mistake, sorry Karen!)

Noteworthy Stats

.00 Reaction Times
Clive Dandridge - .0067
Steve Roberts - .0077

.00 off Dial Ins
Cammeron Street - .0014
Daniel Piggott - .0052
James Gould - .0067
Jon Spoard - .0074
Daniel Piggott (again) - .0098

Perfect Race (Combination of Dial In + Reaction Time)
Jamie Bartlam .0113 off dial in + .04 reaction time = .0513 off the perfect run, very impressive!

The standard of racing this year was 2nd to none and we’d love nothing more than to see all of you that took part head off into the National championships to get involved.

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Dial In Day Reports:
Dial In Day 2016
Dial In Day 2015
Dial In Day 2014
Dial In Day 2013