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Having got through Easter weekend and Storm Katie, twenty-
We were back on the Micro Le Mans track, the layout we originally used for all the Micro team races. It's short, quick, but has a couple of tricky sections and getting the most from blue lane has always been the mark of a winning team...
The first group of three teams had our rookie captains -
And it was enough to put them third overall after fifteen minutes, with only Bat
Bunny vs Super Rabbits in red lane and Lucha Dragons in yellow beating that score.
Behind those three we had the other four teams all on 161 laps -
The second fifteen minutes saw a mixed bag of scores, with some team dropping below
the 160 lap mark and one -
The lead changed again after 45 minutes. The Bat Bunnies (or were they Super Rabbits?) of Stephen, Keith and Mike R set the top score on yellow to leapfrog Need for Speed who'd set the top score of the night on white. These two teams were stamping their authority on the race. The gap between the two would be 11.4 laps going into the final fifteen minutes.
The gap back to Lucha Dragons -
The first group of three went off for their final run and it was Too Many Easter
Eggs who came out on top with a very decent fifteen minutes on yellow. Team captain
Aiden was happy and ready to see whether their total would give his team third, fourth
or fifth place. Behind them, Fizzy Heads and the Creme Eggs had run out of oomph
and ended with disappointing scores on white and blue -
With Bat Bunnies on blue and Need for Speed on yellow, that eleven lap lead was looking
a little vulnerable. Mike R did a great job to concede just three laps to Jamie in
the first five minutes, but by halfway -
When John and Keith took over for the final five minutes, the Bunnies still held a slender lead. However, John was driving like a man possessed. With a missed lap on blue, the required total on the scoreboard became twelve laps and at 2 minutes to go, yellow's lead was eleven.
Sadly for the Bunnies, yellow is a lane where you can really push, but blue is not. Keith knew he needed to fight back, yet that only meant more crashes and that meant he had to push harder. It was an impossible situation and very quickly the Bunnies found themselves going backwards. As the chequered flag fell, Need for Speed had a lead of just under sixteen laps, to win the race by four and a half laps.
Nonetheless, the Bunnies had set by far the biggest score of the night in blue lane, showing how well they had defended their lead, but it was not enough...
Focusing on the top two teams ignored an excellent battle between Need for Speed
and Little Eggs for the final segment win -
Huge congrats to Need for Speed, especially to team captain Aaron on his first ever WHO medal.
Big thanks to everyone who came along and made it such a good night of racing at the Barn, especially to Stephen for his help on race control and to all those who helped set up and pack away.
With just two rounds to go -
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