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The third round of the 2014-
After a busy practice session with the spare cars, the highly-
Right from the start it was clear we had a fast track -
After each driver has completed their first two heats, the scores were very close
Most drivers really put the hammer down in the second set of heats. Andy set the top score of the night with a 23.35 in blue, but that was immediately eclipsed by Corey scoring 24.30 in the same lane. Corey's score would remain the best of the night and secured the youngster a place in the B final.
The top four were Dave, Andrew, Ash and Andy. Not for the first time, Richard had
a nightmare second round of heats, plummeting from joint top to thirteenth place.
However, he was less than four laps behind Dave in pole -
The G final was a face-
Alex stepped up into an F final that featured a McCann show-
Next was the E final, where Hannah looked to move up the order after a disappointing
set of heats. Unfortunately for her, Richard and Keith were on great form. Richard
had something to prove and controlled the race right up to the final few seconds
when he inexplicably threw away a decent lead and let Keith snatch the win. Richard
is awesome from 7 to 8pm, but he needs to sort out a strategy to keep going through
to 9.30. Coffee? Haribo? A power-
The C final was when things started to get scrappy. Usually it's the first few finals that see more crashes and lower scores, but tonight it was the other way round. Paul, Tyler and John seemed to spend more time off the track than on it, leaving Simon to come through relatively unscathed and take the win.
A scrappy C final was followed by an eventful B final, with white lane in the A final the prize for the winner. A crashy first couple of laps saw Andy eek out a half lap lead over Corey, which stayed the same until about thirty seconds to go. An innocuous off at turn one turned into disaster for the club champion when the car body came off. Corey stormed into the lead and coolly took the win. Andy fought back to pip Simon for third in the final seconds. Tony came in fourth, delighted with his evening's work and an excellent B final appearance.
The A final lined up with Dave taking his favourite yellow lane, Andrew in his favoured blue lane and Ash delighted to have red. With Corey also happy to be in white, it looked like anyone could win.
It was a bad start for Corey and he collected Dave and Andrew at turn one on their second lap, allowing Ash to pull out a small lead which he gradually stretched out to a lap. Behind him, Dave and Andrew were keeping up the pressure, but sometimes overdriving and crashing. Behind them, Corey wasn't satisfied with his junior medal and his first A final, he was desperate to get back into the battle for the race win.
With Dave leading the chasing bunch, Ash remained calm and drew on his experience
of winning plenty of finals -
The answer was no. In the end, Ash finished three quarters of a lap ahead of Andrew, with Corey pipping Dave for third. Both were delighted with their first wins and everyone at the Barn was delighted for them!
Congratulations to both Ash and Corey, who are now our Micro Scalextric Championship leader and top junior. We'll see if they can hold on to their leads after the Halloween Team Race in October.
And thanks to everyone for making it another exceptionally excellent Micro Scalextric night at the Barn.
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