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WHO Nascar -
The 100th WHO race at the Barn fell nicely on the club's sixth birthday. Twenty-
The event also saw the debut of the Nascar Gen6 Cup, a subclass for the new AFX Mega-
With a massive 50 lap run on blue, Mike put himself on pole for a twenty-
The I final was a tale of three Life Like's. Nathaniel qualified top, chose red lane and won the race with a decent run. Hayley wasn't far behind, but wasn't happy with her car. WHO newcomer Cameron came in last, which is not unusual on a first visit to a WHO Nascar race!
Nathaniel stepped up into the first big Gen6 Cup battle of the night in the H final. Deborah, Matthew and Richard P were all looking to climb up the results table after some inconsistent heats. On their chosen lanes, it looked from the heats scores as if Richard would give Deborah a run for her money. It didn't turn out that way, with Deborah beating 40 laps for the first time and walking away with the win. Richard was second, six laps adrift, then Nathaniel ahead of Matthew.
The G final was the first humdinger of the night and Deborah was at the heart of
the action. Her battle with Corey's quick Mega-
Deborah's prize for her second successive step-
The D final brought together the two fastest Life Likes and the second and third
fastest Gen6 cars. The pace was relentless and this two minutes was relatively error-
The C final started as the previous final had finished, fast and precise. But then
the racers got over-
The B final looked like Ned's to lose. And he did. Neal had got stronger and stronger
as the heats went on and his Super-
It would be Neal's first ever A final, but he was up against three former WHO Nascar champions in Mike, John and Darren. As we've come to expect from Nascar A finals, this was no clean, gentlemanly dash for the chequered flag. The adrenaline pumped and we were served up two minutes of mayhem.
Neal was clearly over-
The big moment of the race came with about 40 seconds to go. John was controlling
the race with Mike pushing to unlap himself. John let him go, but then disaster struck.
Coming round turn four, Mike's car came off across John's lane. There's a question
mark over whether another car was involved, but maybe not... The outcome was both
John and Mike's cars ended up on the floor, under the tables and at opposite ends
of the track. Mike's car was marshalled quickly, but no-
Darren was through and in the lead with Mike in hot pursuit just a lap or so back. John's car was still on the floor and would remain there for several more laps before retuning to finish ahead of Neal.
Despite pushing hard, time ran out for Mike. Darren took yet another Nascar win. This time he'd come straight from work without his cars or controller. Mike kindly loaned him a car from his box and, using a club controller, Darren did the business. An impressive victory and the second time this year Mike has been beaten by one of his own cars.
Huge congratulations to all our winners -
Huge thanks to everyone who helped make it such a good evening -
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