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Robin had designed what seemed a straightforward circuit -
With nineteen racers registered, qualifying started at 7pm sharp. Running in pairs
on red and blue lanes, it quickly became clear that red was much faster -
Newcomers Owen and Reece headed the field into the heats, with George -
Racing paused for a few minutes after qualifying for us to greet David Chapman from
the Worthing Community Partnership, a funding body who have given the club a grant
to help us through our first year. Everyone gathered for a photo that will appear
on the website and -
Racing in the heats was fast and furious. It looked like white and blue lanes would be tough. With each racer's worst heat score being dropped to determine places in the finals, it would be crucial to get at least one decent score in either blue or white.
However, some drivers did figure out how to drive the more difficult lanes. Early
on, Tyler drove a stunning 31.60 laps in white and proved a good score was possible.
Only Robin and Ian beat that score. Tyler's 35.25 laps in blue was beaten by no-
Yellow and red lanes were seeing some excellent scores and some very composed driving.
Aiden and Nathan had come along with their granddad Dennis and they both posted better
scores than him, Aiden showing impressive pace but suffering some big crashes. Will
One surprising heat winner was Tim -
The heats were so competitive that those who slipped up on both blue and white found
themselves at the bottom of the pile -
With each racer's best 3 scores added up and ranked on the computer, we were ready to move on to the finals. The racers with the highest heat scores get to choose their lane in the final, so red and yellow would get snapped up first.
The E final saw Brandon, Jonah and George line up. Brandon was very excited by his
win, just keeping Jonah at bay. George -
However, the competition is getting stronger each month. The D final was won with a blistering drive from Joey on red. The rest of the final was a family affair with Nathan coming a strong second ahead of Dennis and Aiden.
The C final was an especially memorable race with all four racers staying really
close for the first minute and a half. A couple of crashes put Reece out of the reckoning,
and while John kept Jeremy in his sights no-
Places 5 to 8 were decided by the B final -
Robin had qualified in pole position for the A final but bucked the trend of choosing red lane and inexplicably went for white. He also jumped the start, therefore losing a lap, and with Ian driving with supreme confidence it looked like an uphill struggle to grab the win.
It turned out to be too much. Ian drove away from the rest of the field, with Robin being put under pressure from a charging Tyler. The seven year old had a shaky start in yellow lane, but once he got into his rhythm Robin was in his sights.
Eventually Robin captured second by just over 2 laps with Tyler a brilliant third. Tim had kept in touch, driving steadily in blue, until a couple of big impacts requiring repairs in the pits put him out of the picture. Reaching the A final first time out is a real achievement.
Congratulations to Tyler and Ian (pictured below with Robin) who won the medals this month and also have the leads in the championships.