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The first round of the 2012 WHO F1 championship fell on the day of the south coast ‘Digital Switchover’.
Coincidentally, the long-
Across Sussex, pensioners were deprived of their regular fix of ‘Cash in the Attic’
or ‘Homes under the Hammer’ whilst waiting for a friendly neighbour or sympathetic
relative to come and sort out re-
In January a power tip with an incorrect centre polarity was to blame. Last month, overseas family responsibilities came into play. This month, the part that had been tried and (successfully) tested simply did not want to play with the old hardware. Plus a few other problems. Next month maybe. We hope the wait will be worth it.
So the racing went ahead one more time with LapTimer 2000. And we were reminded how good the racing at WHO can be.
The Formula One rules were re-
Quite a few racers chose to run the Classic Cup cars and battle for points towards another shiny trophy to be awarded in December.
The heats were the usual mix of some racers completely nailing it, some not quite getting there and others spending most of their evening in the scenery. There was certainly some busy marshalling going on in the complex following Turn 1.
Top lane scores were shared around; Darren blitzing yellow, Robin untouchable in
red and Clive top dog in both blue and white. All were using Mega-
So, on to the finals.
There were plenty of positives to say about Ollie’s night – he scored consistently, never gave up and was top of the G final. The only down side was he was the sole racer in the G final. Next month is his favourite class, so he’ll be looking for revenge.
The F final was unbelievably close with all four racers still in the hunt until the last quarter of the race. Matt Harvey, with SRT mags in last year’s Turbo, held on brilliantly to take the scalp of last month’s race winner Simon, struggling badly with his Turbo. Will he swap to something a bit more grippy next time out? Behind Matt and Simon, there was nearly a dead heat – Tyler pipping an impressive Louis by less that a foot (or 30 centimetres, if you prefer the metric system).
The E final saw all three McCanns battling it out, plus Tyler -
Moving on to the D final, we had three Tycos in the hands of Duncan, Chris and Rick,
with Ned aiming to thrash them all with his Mega-
With Gareth, John, Callum and Ashley together in a final you’d imagine there would
be at least one medal up for grabs. But not this month. This was only the C final
and there was one more junior in the B. There was never any doubt that Gareth was
going to win it. He’d re-
Four different chassis appeared in the B final. Andy qualified his Super-
The A final was run over 3 minutes and it was a fast-
Darren had a typical race – by far the quickest over a lap, but only when he was
able to complete one without crashing. Andrew’s Micro Scalextric McLaren had been
the most impressive (and, according to some, the ugliest) car all night and an excellent
third place was achieved as he rolled past Darren’s Mega-
That was round one of WHO F1 for 2012. Another cracking night with two new winners, some reputations shattered and big decisions to be made about what cars to run for the rest of the season.
Congratulations to Clive for winning the race, Hannah for a first junior medal, Andrew
as top ‘Classic’ racer and Duncan as top rookie. A round of applause too for Darren’s
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Thanks to everyone who helped set up and pack away and see you all next month for WHO MOD II.
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