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Title: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: craig dickson on December 22, 2013, 06:14:30 PM
Hi Folks

This topic for those interested is intended to be half serious, half fun. Dare you predict pre-2014 season any members that you think will win their respective classes in 2014? Or predict those that you think will end up in the top 3 (podium) places?

If you want to join in on this topic please include reasons for your prediction. We can always keep this topic running throughout the season to see if things change as the results come in as it should be fun.

For my part I am going to name one person that my money is on to win the Cat Class T2 for 2014. It is Garry Dickson. My reasoning is that he won the 2013 championship with a modified ready to run boat. He only ever once let me drive it and it was a bag of poo to drive! How he got that round the course as he did consistently in 2013 I will never know!  :o With his new build to start soon, I think he will be much better placed to compete with the other boats in this very fast and exciting class.

Who is your money on?

Craig :-)) %)
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: Brigadair on December 22, 2013, 07:30:05 PM
Hi Craig.

Thanks for the compliment and your confidence in my cat class!

However, I suspect money will be on other new builds, I know of a few and I think I will wait until eyeing up the completion for the new season until I see some new boats at the lakeside next year. There are some belters I am advised................

For sure, I think 2014 will be an even better year than 2013 in terms of the competition, so cant wait to get the boats wet again.

Also hope some new members coming through will add a lot to the competition and enjoyment.

Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: craig dickson on December 22, 2013, 07:51:04 PM
Hi Garry
That was a very diplomatic reply to the topic :-) 


Don't be shy Garry ....


Come on folks, who is your money on? The purpose of my topic is to have a bit of fun and banter. On the cat class  I think that Mark Wild will do well in 2014. That is because the Wild side is as it says on the tin... Wild! And expect the unexpected from Mark! %)


Craig



Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: Brigadair on December 22, 2013, 07:59:21 PM
I think the wise money will be on Malcolm Pratt. He is a seasoned race professional. Won the d class in 2012, won the b class in 2013. Both wins were strategically planned to perfection.




Also money on Kurt with amazingly quick and exciting boats!


And Mark wild! Again very quick boats with non conventional engines!


And newcomers! Jack from mill pond?


I could name more, but rest assured, 2014 should be the best racing ever!
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: craig dickson on December 22, 2013, 08:04:26 PM
Thank you Garry.


 :-))
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: tmbc on December 22, 2013, 09:26:28 PM
hmmm i wonder ! theres a few special boats out there that i know of ! lol {-) {-)   lets see what happens !

Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: craig dickson on December 22, 2013, 09:33:05 PM
hmmm i wonder ! theres a few special boats out there that i know of ! lol {-) {-)   lets see what happens !


We will see what happens... But in the meantime Mark, Who is your money on?? O0
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: Brigadair on December 22, 2013, 09:45:30 PM
Other likely winners are of course the two juniors. They both had fantastic seasons, exhibited driving standards well above their years and will be hungry for more enjoyment and success next year.


Think the lady racers will also do well next year.


Garry
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: tmbc on December 22, 2013, 09:48:22 PM
oh yes i think the juniors have got ideas on showing us oldies a few things !!!
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: craig dickson on December 23, 2013, 01:55:23 PM
I wouldn't like to bet on which junior member will do best in 2014. I reckon it could be close. And if it is anything like 2013 as Mark said, us oldies might have to watch out!


 :-))
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: Brigadair on December 23, 2013, 07:49:03 PM
Talking of who's your money on, will be interesting to see who's on the money with which gas engine?????
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: craig dickson on December 23, 2013, 07:56:23 PM
Well having put my money on you for the cat gas class, that I assume includes a Mill Pond Models tuned zenoah? ;)


In the d class that in 2013 was so competitive boats and driver wise and engine choice also. It included so many furiously fast races. The d class for 2014 is one that I  would not like to predict.


I reckon that consistency in finishing as many races as possible will especially apply in the d class.


Craig
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: tmbc on December 23, 2013, 09:00:29 PM
i think 2014 is going to be a busy year at meetings ! especially with aa a d and both cat classes ive got a few new boats in the pipe line for A class cat1 and cat2 and possibly something very special for d class on a nice day ! rofl  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: Brigadair on December 23, 2013, 09:09:17 PM
Stratos springs to mind! It's a very nice aftershave!!!!
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: tmbc on December 23, 2013, 09:21:47 PM
does it ! there a bit common now  !!!  {-) {-)
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: tmbc on December 23, 2013, 09:47:27 PM
does it ! there a bit common now  !!!  {-) {-)   going to resurect an apache ive run in the past !  O0 O0 O0



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctYmGAHVKC0
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: Brigadair on December 23, 2013, 09:51:48 PM
Oh poop!
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: MPM on December 23, 2013, 09:55:56 PM
I remember that mark!!! %%


I'm keeping my eye open for a nice CAT.... Not found anything suitable yet.



Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: black magic racing on December 23, 2013, 09:58:07 PM
not sure what i will be running next year %% got a couple of new boats to try out,new engine on its way plus new engine for a boat,havent touched a boat in 2 months, :(( should be a good season 2014.
have a merry christmas all
   kurt and sha    black magic racing
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: tmbc on December 23, 2013, 10:04:47 PM
a couple of new boats ? kurt WoW you must be at 50 boats now ! lol


hope you find one jack be good to see you at some meetings



Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: MPM on December 23, 2013, 10:09:53 PM
I'm in the process of building a D Class boat... But I want to bring two boats the other being cat2.
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: bigtee on December 24, 2013, 09:46:31 PM
no new boats for me  :(( :((

will just use the trusty skater cat for d class  8) 8) 8) has ran well for 2 years now

my money is on kurt doing well in both d and cat class , time to get the sg out again my firend  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

cheers tony
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: black magic racing on December 24, 2013, 10:02:06 PM
oh it will be showing itself again ,,,all the best tony :-)) :-))
kurt and sha
  black magic racing
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: tmbcjunior on December 24, 2013, 10:18:38 PM
1  new boat for me which is a AA class

my money is on mark wild for cat class 2  :}  :}

all the best

luke
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: craig dickson on December 26, 2013, 06:52:42 PM
Fascinating stuff I think :-))

Ignoring the threads that have mentioned multiple names and those that have said "should do well", I think there are only two specific predictions of winners so far....> :}

Garry Dickson money on to win Cat Class 2 (from Craig)
Mark Wild money on also for Cat Class 2 (from Luke)

Garry and Mark, no pressure there of course :D

Forgive me if I have misinterpreted any of your comments :-X

Craig
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: black magic racing on December 26, 2013, 07:23:25 PM
both named have been named by family members %% {-)  but on a serious note,,,
as we all know it can be anybody really.my money will be on paul woolacott if he attends 7 races for d class,malcolm pratt as well to do well,also digger to be in the running for d and cat 2 O0
we will not be doing all the races due to other interests but i hope sha does well again being our only lady driver for this year,
me,,,,,i just race for the fun of it.and the great banter %% {-) {-) whether it be at our lake or with bmprs but rest assured new boat will be quick {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
to all who raced this year and to all who will race next year i hope it continues to be as much fun as it has,,,

kurt and sha   :-))
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: craig dickson on December 27, 2013, 07:50:27 PM
both named have been named by family members %% {-)  but on a serious note,,

I guess there is a bit of natural bias there ;) ;)

And as you said on a more serious note, everyone has a chance of winning - That makes the events so exciting. From what I have seen of your boats in 2013 Kurt, all of them are quick so god knows how fast your new one will be!

I too hope that Sha does well this coming season. It will also be good to see new female members hopefully in 2014...

Craig :-))

Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: craig dickson on December 28, 2013, 10:57:09 PM
It will also be good to see new female members hopefully in 2014...
Craig :-))

I have tonight heard that we will be having a new female member racing with us for 2014 - Madelyn. That news gets my thumbs up big time :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Craig :-)
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: tmbcjunior on December 28, 2013, 11:11:29 PM
Well there is also amiela cheshire will also be racing aswell and she also did a couple of races to day and will also be doing racing next   :}  :-))  :-)  :-)
Title: Re: 2014 The New Season Who is your money on??
Post by: tmbc on December 29, 2013, 03:02:27 PM
yep madelyn will be racing in 2014 ! in AA class  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))