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Had England beaten Germany and Argentina, it might have been just me and Robin at
tonight's race night. As it was, nineteen racers chose slot car racing over the World
The atmosphere in the hall was noticeably quieter and more serious for our third
'Modified' event than for recent meetings. We dropped the qualifying format this
time and sorted racers randomly into heats -
The club cars were leaner and meaner -
The computer timing made its second appearance, thanks to Ian digging out a spare monitor after the previous one bit the dust.
Racers were grouped into five heats, everyone using the Super-
The best heat score was a blistering 33.90 by John in red lane, with Ashley scoring 30.90 in white. James, Adam and Robin all had 30 lap scores in white and Kevin managed a 30.55 in red.
Brothers Daniel and Stephen McCann made a very impressive debut -
John comfortably took pole position. His fast and smooth driving seemed to rub off
on the others in his heats -
All in all, there was some very impressive racing in the heats, although turn 1 and the hairpin (turn 2) were busy places to marshal.
After adding up each racer's best 3 heat scores, the five finals were ready to run.
In the E final, Brandon had first pick of lanes, chose red and powered off into the
distance to take the win ahead of Tyler and Mike. Mike did well on his HO debut and
was not the first -
The next final saw a result very different from the qualifying order. Cameron was
left with the unfavoured blue lane after a couple of poor heats, but showed his talent
by winning the D final by nearly two and a half laps -
The C final was an incredibly close and exciting race. Jack sensibly chose white
lane and seemed to have finally held off Rick after a relentless three minute battle
The top two under-
Adam was the early leader, but dropped back behind Will and Ian after a few too many crashes. Ian, on the unpopular blue lane, slowly reeled in Will and took the lead with about a minute to go. Will knew he didn't need to beat Ian to win his first junior medal and drove carefully to keep three laps ahead of Ashley.
Being in the hunt for the medal was exactly what Ashley deserved after impressive
improvements in recent events. But like so many of us, the excitement got the better
of him. Next time -
That just left us the A final -
Out front, Robin and Kevin had a close fight, with Kevin hanging on and, by the end, closing to within a few feet of Robin. Robin won by a mere 0.15 of a lap, both racers completing over 30 laps.
Robin's win puts him ahead of Ian in the Modified class championship and Will now has a commanding lead over Tyler and Cameron in the junior section.
Halfway through the season and Dave leads the overall championship ahead of Ian, Adam and Robin in joint second place. Will leads the junior championship and Dave is top of the Rookie of the Year standings.