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After a couple of half-
The action on the track was pretty hot too. Some tweaks to their Vipers had brought alive both Keith's and Tony's cars. John's car was rapid on its debut in January, but a nudge from Mike D to change the resistor board on his controller was a revelation.
Everyone was loving Simon's fast and flowing layout, with switchbacks, fly-
Everyone pushed hard in the heats. Right from the off, Keith was a couple of laps per heat ahead of everyone else. Best of the rest was Mike D, followed by a gaggle of fast guys lead by John, with Corey, Ned and Tony close behind.
There were no big changes through the second half of qualifying and the order for
the finals was straightforward -
The F final was a three-
Terry moved up to yellow in the E final. Every step-
Andy's reward for his win was yellow lane in the D final. He was up against the off-
The C final featured a Viper, a Super-
Andy recovered to eventually move into second ahead of Mike and a lap behind Stephen. Andy unlapped himself, but time was running out. Stephen had the race under control... Until a late off into race control returned him about three yards ahead of Andy, who threw caution to wind in the dying seconds. Going into what would be the final two corners just a foot behind, Andy braked too deep, crashed out and that was game over.
And what was Stephen's reward (apart from the sweet satisfaction of beating both his dad and Andy)? Yes, yellow lane in the B final. Whatever lane he was in, he was up against three very quick Vipers and three former WHO Mod race winners. And it was Corey, Ned and Tony who led the way, with Stephen quickly losing touch. It was close at the front, but Corey was driving beautifully and eased out a comfortable lead over Ned, who was just about holding off Tony. That's how it stayed until the end, all three drivers doing a faultless job. It was great to watch.
The A final was mouth-
Up front, it was a spectacular tussle between Keith and John. Both had offs, with
marshals getting them back on track quickly and John leading at the halfway stage
by about half a lap. Although Keith did manage to chip away at the lead, an off with
half a minute to go dropped him back to nearly a lap behind John. A valiant effort
closed the gap again, yet John was where he wanted to be -
It has been a while (October 2013) since John won a WHO Mod race, but it definitely
felt as if the three-
Thanks to everyone who took part in another excellent evening at the Barn. Watching Daniel and Stephen running race control so effortlessly, it's alarming to think that they'll both be going off to university in the autumn. They'd better start training up some replacements quick!
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