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Formula One -
Summer has definitely arrived and there was a suitably relaxed atmosphere at the Barn for our second Formula One race of the year.
Round one winner Clive was off on his holidays -
The track was just shy of 50 feet this month, so a little shorter than usual. It proved to be quick for all the chassis, with a couple of tricky places that needed careful judgement of the braking zone.
The biggest news track-
TrackMate got the thumbs-
Anyway, back to the racing.
The heats began with a brief rendition of 'Happy Birthday' for Alex, who had brought a large bowl of Haribo to celebrate his last evening of being six. Alex was in the first of six very fast heats, his including Dave and Simon.
The third set of heats saw Darren blitz qualifying, setting top scores in all four
lanes. His Mega-
Mike Dadson was up in the fifth set of heats. He was fast and consistent enough to push Darren the closest, yet was still six laps off Darren's pole position.
Hannah and Andrew's Micro Scalextric cars were seriously fast, but not quite fast enough to break into the 'A' final. It was Andy and former F1 champion Dave who qualified third and fourth. Andy would be top in the 'Classic Cup'.
The 'F' final saw an impressive triumph for Helen, beating seasoned campaigners Jonah, Alex and Daniel.
The 'E' final was a very close affair, with Caz keeping her cool to hold off Stephen,
Ash and Paul -
The 'D' final saw Mike McCann's Micro Scalextric car demolish the rest of the field,
leaving Callum, Tyler and Colleen in his wake. Mike also set the first sub-
The 'C' final had some serious sibling rivalry going on, with Jon out-
The fight for the junior medal took place up in the 'B' final. Ned out-
Which just leaves us with the 'A' final. The start was a little scrappy, with Darren,
Mike and Andy all leading in the first few laps. When the leader crashed, they would
go back to third and so on... Mike's early offs were his only ones. He took the lead
and held on to it -
On race control, Gareth called out the gap between Mike and the charging Darren.
By the end it was just over one second -
So a dramatic 'A' final to finish off a great evening's racing. It was, of course,
a Dadson clean-