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Here at Worthing HO Racing we like to please our racing public -
Well, tonight was a truly 'interesting' night and our technology gave us a good 'tweaking'…
After a breathtaking season in the fast 'Mod' class, this was the final round. The championships were decided, but 24 racers turned up to try out their skills and some had points to prove.
The evening started with a ten minute Annual General Meeting where we looked back at our first year and previewed a few changes for 2011.
When the power went back on, the lap counting on blue lane had gone completely bananas. This close to Halloween, you had to suspect something supernatural going on.
It turned out to be a great evening's racing -
The heats started quite messily with some good racers not delivering their expected
performances. One factor might have been some club cars having half an eye on the
long winter break and a luxurious overhaul in Robin's garage ('Mod' class will resume
in February). Tonight gremlins had found their way into plenty of pick-
One piece of good news for the club cars was the record numbers of racers using their
own 'Mod' class cars. Dave was running his new Life-
The pick of the bunch was the lexan-
As racers got comfortable on Robin's fiendish circuit the record score went up and
up. This was mainly thanks to John, who took the top two scores -
John was rightly in pole position for the finals -
More gremlins hit in the last round of heats. This time the computer was calling phantom laps in yellow. Kev was the hero and counted all the laps in yellow lane for half a dozen heats and all eight finals.
Unusually, the finals took place with three drivers in each -
Jack's dad Mark was up against Tyler and Daniel Mills in the 'G' final. Mark had
a nightmare first few laps and couldn't catch the two local youngsters who fought
it out for nineteenth place. Daniel is starting to show what he is made of and beat
Mike was brave and used an under-
Daniel's brother Stephen was just one final ahead this month. Up against Stephen
in the 'E' final was Callum -
The 'D' final saw two racers -
Darren has obviously raced a slot car before. He drove sweetly from the off and qualified
fourth from the heats -
With Robin and Dave running their own cars, Darren took the white lane club car by
the scruff of its neck and wrung out a superb 21.30 -
After his pole position last month, Ashley could 'only' manage third in the heats
this time. He had totally clicked with his grandad's Super-
Ashley gave his answer early, successfully defending a small lead, then relaxing
and pulling away in the second half of the race. John and Rick fell over themselves
trying to catch up. Ashley drove the lexan-
As midnight and the witching-
With Ashley making WHO Racing history and winning both medals in the penultimate round of our first season, we move on to the last round and our first prizegiving on Wednesday 1 December.
I honestly can't wait.
* It was late, but not that late!