Pattaya Pro Racing Series, Rd 5, Bira Circuit, Chonburi - Pro Pick-Up views from the paddock

The pick-up runners seemed to be mostly ones I had seen in action on the equivalent bill of the Super Car series this year and the same plumes of black diesel smoke enveloped the track whenever these hulking machines ventured out of the pitlane. The pick-ups ranks, split over three classes, were made up of workhorses from the Chevrolet, Toyota, Ford, Isuzu and Mitsubishi stables. The light was starting to fade now as the 13 pick-ups swiftly assembled on the grid for a scheduled 5 oclock green flag. These beasts again provided plenty of attention, especially with some of the chosen lines that appeared to defy racing convention not to mention the laws of physics, with the top-three competitors locked in a battle for supremacy during the opening laps. The battle raged right over the 12 laps to the chequered flag with honours eventually going by just 0.313 of a second to the gloriously-named Worrapoj Boonchouylhoue in the #14 Izuzu and he crossed the finish line in a cloud of diesel smoke after 15 minutes and 48.091 seconds of tooth-and-nail fought racing. He also posted the fastest lap in 1 minute 17.44 seconds, an average speed of 111.564 km/h, and collected the Class A/B honours. Pitoon Thamasirikul (#27 Mitsubishi) claimed second place, while the last podium position went to Jaras Jangkamolkunchai (#5 Chevrolet) who faded off the lead battle by the flag, but was still less than two-and-a-half seconds off the runner-up spot. As these runners wreathed the rolling Pattaya countryside in thick black smoke as if it was in the clammy grip of a grim industrial plant, it was hard to tell how dusky it is getting. Twenty seconds off the winner and fifth overall, arrived the Class C winner: Maram Sukkato (#51 Mitsubishi). Eventually eleven pick-ups many sporting contact damage took the flag, ten of them are un-lapped.

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Pattaya Pro Racing Series, Rd 5, Bira Circuit, Chonburi - Pro Car practice & race
The garages are pretty Spartan at Bira, but are roomy and airy, and all sorts of panel beating was in evidence despite this only being Saturday afternoon. In one bay a nicely-presented Toyota Vios, finished in ever-so-fashionable flat black and emblazoned with bright True Vision decals, was having a very rapid engine change. Despite a working environment that was lapping in a pools of lurid-green coolant fluid, a haphazard arraigning of tools, and plenty of dirt and grime in situ to get where it shouldnt get, the guys had the engine changed in an impressive time and the sleek car was thrust back in the action after a brief off-circuit shakedown. Anyway 14 cars line eventually up for the 12-lap Pro Car encounter at 4:30 pm and there was certainly plenty of action over the opening laps with the ability of the cars and the drivers seemingly being of roughly of equal measure. For the record the 12-lap race was won by Pitsanu Sirimongkonkasem in the #22 Toyota Vios (Class A/B) after led from lights-to-flag in a race that saw him gradually opening out a comfortable advantage. The chequered flag was unfurled after 15 minutes and 14.644 seconds, which worked out at an average race speed of 113.355 km/h for the black-and-turquoise car. Sirimongkonkasem also set the fastest lap of the race in 1 minute 15.148 seconds (average speed: 114.973 km/h). Runner-up slot and Class C victory went to the #46 Mitsubishi of Karn Leouwattana, he was 4.332 seconds adrift at the flag, while crossing the line just one second behind to claim the final podium step and make it two Vios in the top three, was the #39 True Vision entry of Suttiluk Boonchareon which was also the second car home in Class A/B. Twelve cars finished, eleven of them on the lead lap, with the only non-finisher being the pretty red-and-black Proton of Tanapon Tongjeua.

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