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Systems Engineer Shanes Geddes was back at it this past weekend and competed in Round 5 of the BMW E30 Series at Hampton Downs.
This was a tough one.
The racing was very close in the top 10 and, at times, we were all close to each other.
Unfortunately, we struggled with the car setup on the weekend - mainly with our tyres, but definitely a couple areas of the car we are going to go over before the next round in May also at Hampton Downs.
Shane placed 7th in the Qualifying, 9th in Race 1, 5th in Race 2, 8th in Race 3.
We were struggling with cornering speed on the weekend resulting in slower exits that hurt our straight line speed.
Reflecting on the times, we were not far off pace which shows off one of the best (and most annoying) aspects of the E30 series - how close the racing is!
The racing was very close, side by side action. It was awesome being able to race really hard with others around you with no contact. There is nothing better than going side by side, no one giving an inch but trusting that the other person isn't go to hit you!
I would like to say a massive thank you to the sponsors:
ECKO Fastening Systems
And thank you to the organisers for putting on a great event and the marshals for making sure the event was safely run.
Well done Shane! Can’t wait to hear the results of the next race.
This week Adam, Mike, Anton and Rob ventured out to the Remuera Golf Course to try their hand at golf in support of KidsCan. Spectrum sponsored this event in conjunction with our customer Freightways who was one of the major sponsors. This fundraising tournament was a hugely successful event with kind weather and a lot of laughs from the team.
Adam Blair reports:
‘On Monday the 18th March, Spectrum had the pleasure of being invited to participate in the Freightway NZ's golf tournament to raise fund for KidsCan. In preparation, we donned our matching polo's, polished our shoes and ironed our gloves and made our way to Remuera Golf Club, armed with the over-confidence to match a Linux engineer playing with Windows.
After a superb lunch put on by the Golf Club, and in fine weather, we climbed into our respective golf carts and set off to find our starting point. A few wrong turns and fairways crossed, we stepped up to the plate and sent the little white balls down the fairways in the general direction of the white flag waving at us in the distance. And so begun an adventure of celebration, frustration, exploration and trying not to get run over by our own team mates. The experience was thoroughly enjoyable, every so often there was a chance to exercise our golf skills with the longest drive and closest to the pin challenges, and the drinks cart to keep us hydrated. We arrived at the 19th hole knowing we probably wouldn't have placed very high, but feeling very satisfied with our efforts. Prize giving was entertaining, and also included an auction for some great items donated by local businesses, helping raise the level of funds raised for KidsCan. The rain finally set in on the way home, ending a very enjoyable day.’
The day held a lot of surprises other than golf including chocolate prizes to challenges involving hitting the ball while holding the putt with boxing gloves, needless to say, the guys had an absolute blast!
We were honoured to be a part of this even and support both KidsCan and Rotary St Johns in all their efforts and contributions to society.
Systems Engineer Shanes Geddes competed in the highly competitive BMW E30 class at the Pukekohe race track the weekend of February 23rd/24th. Spectrum Consulting sponsors Shane in his racing endeavours. With a keen passion for racing, Shane has spent the last few weeks preparing for this race event and produced great results. He placed 1st in the qualifying, 4th in race 1, 4th in race 2 and 3rd in race 3.
Shane says: ‘This was my first time racing the with the long back straight, it was definitely a new learning experience and a different element of racing with the huge amount of drafting and avoiding being caught out of it. I should have had a better start in the 1st race, however, I was being too conservative thinking it was going to be slippery due to the weather. There is obviously room for improvement, but I had good starts in the last couple of races and not too many mistakes.’
Shane would like to thank P&S Autocentre Limited, the organisers and volunteers of the event and especially to Spectrum Consulting for their ongoing support and sponsorship. Good luck for the next race Shane, we can't wait to see the next one.