Thank you guys for making the 2nd WCS Meeting (2012) an enormous success! I must say that I had a blast, with everyone. There were a lot new people compared to last years meeting which made it very interesting to get to know all the new faces! We had several groups coming from all over the country, some people had to drive for a few hours! Most of the people arrived between 12:00 - 12:30 so we had some good time to sit down and chat, also there were some people racing their minibikes on track which was cool to see (Grown men on way too tiny motorbikes...
Ha!). So at around 13:10 it was time.... Time to race our 1st heat. The excitement level was high, as well as the nervous level of some people. As soon as everybody was geared up with some super cool jackets and helmets provided by Coronel we could walk up to the karts and pick one. Mika used a helmet cam to film us while waiting to get in as well as while racing on track (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE8BqgfS8wU&). After 12 minutes of intense racing, sweating and crying we saw the checkered flag and knew that heat 1 was a fact. Some people think that it's not much of a work out to race... But trust us... It sure is. Walking into the lounge to rest a bit and go for a smoke we realized that heat 2 was about to start as well so we rushed to the karts again and buckled ourselves up. Round of applause for the ladies (Demi & Samantha) to participate, you 2 did a great job! Once we were done with heat 2 we rushed to the lounge to see the replay of the Formula 1 race on Australia, which I got the impression of that most people had already seen it but me lol.
I am sure the owners of the place liked us as there was probably a record of snacks being ordered. Anyway, I must admit that it was fabulous to watch an F1 race together with people you race against. It gives a whole new dimension to it, lot's of excitement and people who cheer for different teams. I believe that we were all okay with Button winning that one, no tears were seen. After the champagne we thought it was time for the 3rd, and for most people the final, karting heat. Once again we took a seat in our kart and exchanged some secrets which were to be good karts and which were to be the bad karts... Creating scenarios of "Haha, your kart is rubbish!" or "That one falls apart if you brake too hard". Lot's of mind manipulation going on, people wanting to do fast lap times. And they did. There were a lot of fast people this year, my compliments for that because I seriously did not expect it of some people but got happily surprised! Once done with that we thought it was time to give out the trophies *Oooooooohhhh* for the Renault Clio II - Formula 1 II - DTM I. Due to some people not being able to show up at the meeting we weren't able to hand out all of them but we will simply send it to them. It gave us a chance for some cool pictures and a nice group photo again! After the ceremony, the National anthem, kissing the grid girls and spraying the champagne some people were going home. Seen the people, seen the action, seen the fun. For those remaining there were a hand full who wanted to do a 4th heat, the die hards of WCS. Mika and Sven both wanted to get that fastest time of the day and they were willing to kill for it. However, once we were going downstairs to go to the karts we noticed there were quite a lot of women and you know what that means... So Mika went up to the cashier and told the lady behind it that he refuses to drive with women and wants to drive in the heat after. At this moment I almost pissed my pants laughing... I could not believe he had seriously just all confidently said that to that girl, which just moved him without making any weird faces. So we started our 4th heat and I managed to drive the fastest time at that moment. While the checkered flag was out and being on the straight, I noticed that he wasn't 100% done with putting the barrier on the track to stop us so I waved at him and quickly did another lap. At the end of it he made me park the kart somewhere so I thought I was going to get spanked for being a bad boy. However he didn't say a word so I simply walked away, not knowing what was going on. Our friend Mika had seen that the kart was in good shape and made the track officials give it to him in his heat. Fair deal. However, he had a lot of traffic as well and got really close but just not enough. Let's keep it at weight difference! So with that being done it was over... It went all by so fast and I had an amazing time as well as everyone I believe. I saw nothing but smiling and laughing people all day long which was great to see. Now we have some faces behind the names when we race online, a person.
You can find the pictures at the top menu - Media - WCS Meeting 2012 as well as on the WCS Facebook.