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Twenty one racers attended tonight's Nascar round of the Mod class championship.
The event fell the day before the General Election, so maybe it was fitting that
our Nascar club cars were red, blue, yellow and white -
With a fast tri-
This month we were delighted to welcome Peter and Tony Baldock to our new club. Peter
ran the Sutton HO club for many years and his son Tony is one of the very best HO
slot car racers -
This was all about getting the power down and carrying as much speed through the corners without coming off. Five laps were all people had and the best lap time counted.
It was no surprise that Tony and Peter were fastest with 3.12 and 3.35 second laps.
Of the local drivers, newcomer Dillon posted a scorching 3.52 seconds and Adam was
4/100th of a second slower. Thirteen of our twenty one racers recorded sub-
As always, everyone got to drop their lowest heat score. That means one poor heat didn't matter, but two dodgy scores would drop you down the field for the finals.
The two outside lanes -
Although the oval was fast, a successful heat depended on taking the corners slower
on the inner lanes -
With the fast corners, a crash could be serious -
Some racers did manage to stay on -
When the heats were over and the best three scores added up, some very exciting finals took place.
After a stunning qualifying performance, but two terrible heats, Dillon ended up
in the F final against fellow newcomer Charlie. Dillon put on a great performance
in the final -
The E final had three racers. Aiden and Tyler had a great tussle over 2 minutes,
with Aiden finally showing he can match his raw pace with steady racing and winning
the race. George has another 'tricky' Mod event with his new Super-
The D final was another cracker. Jack finished first, gradually pulling away as a
series of crashes meant James and Brandon slipped back in the last half of the race.
Ian Hayes -
The top 3 finals were magnificent. These were the twelve racers who had gone fastest
and smoothest in the heats -
A tense three-
Our top two juniors, Jonah and Cameron, featured in the B final. Cameron had shone in the heats and he went on to beat the March Mod event winner Ian Houghton to win the final, take the junior competition and fifth overall. A fantastic performance.
Adam came in close behind Ian, but Jonah suffered a huge crash that wrecked his race.
It was great to see Jonah in contention for the junior honours -
That left the A final with four national HO racers battling it out over 3 minutes.
Tony was unstoppable -
John put on his best performance at WHO Racing events and put himself in a position
to capitalise on any slip-
Congratulations to Tony and Cameron for two breathtaking drives to win the medals. And well done to everyone for some brilliant racing and for making it such a good night.
Finally, many thanks to Dave, John, Tony and Peter who helped us set up the track and to Ian, Brandon, Peter, Tony, Dave and John who helped pack away at the end.
P.S. Medals for Tony in blue lane and a racer called Cameron -