TGPR – No Frills Time Trial Cold but WORTH IT!
TVR and Alabama Regions held the second “No Frills” fall TT/PDX at Talladega Grand Prix Raceway in Munford Alabama on October 27-28. TGPR is a 1.4 mile motorcycle track that is fast and flowing. It is a fantastic facility for TT and PDX.
Brett Whisenant served as Chief Instructor and ran a widely acclaimed PDX instruction. Ted Theodore ran the TT Novice School for the TT Novices who were looking to qualify for their full TT License (and all did). At the close of each day, the drivers manned the corner stations so that the workers could get track time.
Although we were threatened by Sandy, the weekend was dry if a bit blustery with temps in the mid 50’s. Thirty drivers posted TT times and 18 ran the PDX. Despite the cool temperatures and overcast conditions, several new track records were set. Several drivers beat their previous best time as well.
New TGPR Track Records
Craig Farr – DSR – 1:00.771
Bruce Funderberg – SRF – 1:09.056
Michael Garoust – SSP – 1:09.107
Leon Drake – SU – 1:09.354
Ken Owens – EP – 1:11.738
Thomas Dyer – SM – 1:12.827
John Barnett – FSP – 1:16.388
One of the features was the “Runoffs Roulette”. Drivers paid a small entry fee to run 4 hot laps after lunch on Sunday. The closest to their previous best time recorded was declared the winner. Andy Tow walked away with the pot this year.
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