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WHO Mod -
After a sweltering day on the south coast and a rather sweaty set-
Simon served us up another radical layout with short straights, sweeping curves and
our first HO fly-
The grid saw ten WHO Mod cars and nine Tuners, including the debut of Matthew and
With temperatures still uncomfortably warm in the Barn, most people went easy in
practice. But as the heats started the pace was scorching -
At half way, our top four were John, Mike, Ned and Tony. The top of the field didn't change much, Mike took pole and Tony jumped ahead of Ned, who'd battle Andy and Neil for the last spot in the A final. With impressive heats, Ned and Simon looked to have clinched the Junior and Tuners honours.
Further back, Mike took the two new Mega-
We had a full complement in the F final with Matthew and Richard P joined by Callum and Paul. In a spectacularly fast race, it was Callum who took the lead with his Interstate Batteries Life Like. Behind him there was an intense battle, but too many crashes. Matthew drove his blue Chevy well to beat Paul and Richard, but it was young Callum who kept his cool, stayed (mostly) on the track and got to do his victory dance.
Callum stepped up to red lane in the E final to face his grandad Bob, Richard S and
Hayley. It was another all Tuners line-
Hayley had won in yellow lane and was confident when she stepped up to yellow in
the D final. However, the race pace leapt more than a few notches -
With Duncan missing out on the step up, Simon was assured a third top Tuners finish
It was Simon's turn for bad luck in the B final. His car failed to leave the line
and that left us with a race between Ned, Andy and Neil. Andy lead away from the
line and built up a small lead. However, two offs dropped him behind Ned. Andy's
The A finalists' adrenaline was pumping, but track breaks served up two aborted starts.
Everything was fine at the third time of asking and two minutes of extreme speed
followed. Mike, Tony and John were on a very similar pace and could run side by side
around the flowing track. Ned couldn't match their speed on yellow lane and hit cruise
control. Up front, John and then Tony made things difficult for themselves with a
few too many offs -
Huge congratulations to Mike, who is truly the man to beat in 2015. Ned drove brilliantly again to win the junior medal. Simon was top Tuner and Neal the top rookie of the night. With just one WHO Mod race left, the championship is very nicely poised with Mike just ten points ahead of Tony.
Well done to everyone for some great racing and thanks for making it such an enjoyable night at the Barn. Simon and Duncan did an awesome job on race control and a very big thank you to everyone who helped set up and pack away.
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