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Our first Micro Scalextric Championship race always promised to be a little bit different and the evening certainly lived up to expectations.
We had 23 racers on the grid and some interesting performances in the first round of heats. Some really got to grips with the handling characteristics of the chassis and some didn't. The stats do not lie.
After two set of heats, we sorted the scores -
The 'F' final was a good old scrap with Ashley leaving it to the end of the night
There were some big names in the 'E' final. Multiple junior champion Callum ended
up with a fourth place -
Gareth was down in the 'D' final and had Andy keeping him company. Gareth won the duel at the front and celebrated good and proper. Stephen was really quite impressively close to the two of them and Tyler was fourth.
If Andy's 'D' final was a surprise, then Darren's appearance in the 'C' final was
also a shocker. Like his son, Darren also followed up his nightmare heats with last
place in his final. Taking the win was Simon, followed by a hard-
The 'B' final was more familiar, with Mike, Lee and John fighting it out for the
So for the 'A' final. Andrew had qualified way out front and was joined by Duncan
and the two Daves -
That left Andrew briefly in the lead until his excitement causes a whole swathe of
offs. This allowed Dave through -
With the seconds counting down, Andrew was on the attack and keeping the red Nissan
on the track. Going through the start / finish line for what would surely be the
last time they were virtually neck-
Maybe Andrew was slightly braver through the esses, but when the power went off he
was a nose ahead -
So, with very nearly the closest finish in WHO history (the June 2010 F1 race was a smidgen closer), our first Micro Scalextric World Championship race was over.
Congratulations to Andrew and to Jonah on their medal wins. And the verdict on the
night? A resounding thumbs-
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