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Our third AFX Endurance Championship team race of the year saw a typical mid-
Oliver and Ryan captained the first two teams. Stephen and Daniel, both nineteen, volunteered their services to captain the other two teams as the youngest of our 'jadults'. That meant Ash could put his feet up after trekking halfway across the country at the weekend.
In fact, no-
After practice, seeded drivers were matched with captains -
Segment One -
The middle lanes -
Behind them, it was a close race in the gutter lanes between Ryan's team -
Segment Two -
With such gaps between the middle and gutter lanes, the outcome of the race would
only become clear in the final stages of the two hours. Race leaders 'Beep, Beep,
Beep' moved to the un-
Andy took over with a seven lap lead and would pull further away from Ash in blue.
Simon put in a great ten minutes in white, holding the gap to blue and pulling out
eight laps to Matthew in yellow. At the end of the stint, Daniel had delivered a
crushing blow to his rivals -
Daniel and Andy had done well in the middle lanes, but they'd finish with both gutter
lanes. Their lead over 'Beep, Beep, Beep' was fifty laps, but would that be enough?
B.O.S. who had blue and red to come were eighty laps behind -
Segment Three -
The race leaders were immediately faced with the challenge of yellow lane. Ryan's
NTNY and Oliver's B.O.S. were in red and blue -
Simon drove brilliantly and moved to the front, Mike finding the red car difficult
to stop for the slow corners. At the final change-
Behind them, Terry battled hard to fight off a charging Andy, who was definitely
getting the most out of yellow. At the end of the segment, the form book had been
turned upside down -
Segment Four -
After a great run on blue lane, B.O.S. were on a charge from the start in red. Brad
had them fourteen laps ahead of 'Beep, Beep, Beep' after ten minutes and Simon stretched
the lead to twenty four after twenty minutes. That put B.O.S. up into second place
overall with ten minutes still to go -
With Daniel back on track with the white car, 'Featuring Mr Zero' struck trouble.
The car stopped dead at the end of the long straight. It did it three laps in a row.
Nothing obvious seemed wrong with the car. Would the spare chassis be needed? Marshals
had a quick look at the track, just in case -
Stephen was going great guns in blue, but Oliver managed to extend B.O.S.'s lead
by another couple of laps -
With the final numbers crunched, Daniel and Andy were confirmed the race winners
by just over thirty laps -
Congratulations to our winners and a big thanks to all tonight's racers for contributing to a memorable endurance race. The results leave Matthew and Simon separated by just twenty points at the top of the AFX championship table going into the fourth and final round in October. After two wins in two races, Daniel is not far behind.
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