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Twenty three racers descended on the Barn for the climax of a very exciting eighteen-
The odd number made the maths a little difficult -
Seven juniors acted as team captains, with Stephen and Tyler battling for the junior
championship at the head of their teams -
Simon, Duncan and Andy were the top championship contenders, racing with Scary Crashes, Scary Lions and Red Devils.
Creepy Cola looked a strong line-
After sorting out the teams -
The first 15 minutes saw excellent scores in yellow lane for Terror Tango and Creepy Cola. Scary Lions and Scary Crashes were very much in contention with good opening stints. Red Devils and Cloudy Lemonade II made mediocre starts, with Kaput wrecking their car early on and losing a whole load of laps.
As we approached half way, all the teams were lapping consistently -
The field closed up a little at 45 minutes. Colleen's Red Devils took the top score of the stint in white lane, with Terror Tango not far behind in red. At 15 minutes to go, the top four teams were separated by 40 laps. Most importantly, Terror Tango's lead was 17.3 laps over Scary Crashes, with Creepy Cola just another two and a half laps behind.
It was a massively exciting final stint and a real nail-
The top two went first, with the teams setting up Mike (Terror Tango) and Simon (Scary Crashes) for a fraught final five minutes. Terror Tango still held half a dozen laps' lead when Mike and Simon took over, but yellow had been the favoured lane all night.
With Simon pushing hard, Mike struggled to hold him off. Simon reeled Mike in relentlessly,
helped by a few crashes by the white car. The pass was made with just over a minute
to go, but Mike nearly managed to hang on -
With the first group finished, could Creepy Cola pull off an unlikely win? Scary
Crashes had set the top stint score of the night -
Mark and Gareth both put in excellent efforts to set up Jonah for that last five
minutes. He needed nearly 70 laps to win -
Colleen's Red Devils finished in a comfortable fourth place, and Zoë led Duncan and John Pickard to fifth place with Scary Lions. Behind them, Cloudy Lemonade II came sixth and Kaput were, well, kaput and in last place.
The applause that had greeted the end of each stint became wild and rapturous for
our race winners -
The standing ovations continued for our championship winners Simon and Tyler -
Scalextric have been fantastic in encouraging us to run the Micro Scalextric championship and donated a Micro Scalextric set each for our two champions and to the second and third placed juniors, Stephen and Alex.
Everyone went home happy and congratulations should go to all the drivers -
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