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A broken boiler at the Barn failed to dampen spirits for the February half-
We did have the option of cranking up a former cold-
There were a couple of adjustments to the sprint race format and equipment for the
new season. First, we'd run with just one set of four cars, so eliminating any bias
of getting the 'wrong' car on any lane. Secondly, the controllers has slightly softer
springs fitted. And third, step-
A change of personnel meant that Duncan and Mike Mc would run race control for the
first time together -
It was also great to welcome Ryan and Tommy for their first race at the Barn. Ryan hopes to become a regular at WHO and Tommy is looking forward to more school holiday visits in the future.
And so to the night's racing -
Ryan was dropped in at the deep end, debuting in the first pair of heats alongside
multiple champion John and top junior Ned. And what a debut -
The heats suggested we had three very close car and lane combos, with only yellow being generally disagreeable. However, it was not plain sailing in those other three lanes, with some very patchy results on show. Although twelve of our racers broke the twenty lap barrier in one lane, only two did it three times.
The top two after the heats were Andy and Mike, with reigning champion Simon joining them in the 'A' final. Stephen was top junior, qualifying an excellent sixth.
The E final saw another great performance from Jay. He very nearly came second, but
Corey just kept him at bay. In front of them Jonah took a confident victory. Mike
was dumped down to fourth when the blue car's braids went skew-
The blue car wasn't quite right for the D final -
To be in with a chance of battling Stephen for the junior medal, Tyler had to win the C final. He put in a magnificent performance to beat Neil, Paul and Ash, as well as setting his best score of the night.
Tyler's win put the pressure back onto Stephen for the junior medal showdown. In
the end, Stephen won that battle quite comfortably. However, all that was overshadowed
by John setting the biggest total of the night in white lane -
That left a pretty tasty looking 'A' final. Pole-
Then disaster struck for Mike, the red car losing its body shell in a crash and dropping
to the back of the pack. This left Simon leading Andy by about half a lap and looking
comfortably in the groove in the inside lane. Andy pulled back a few tenths, but
then pushed too far. It was all over -
With three team races and two more sprint races to come, there will be plenty of twists and turns over the course of the season. Yet our reigning Micro Scalextric champion couldn't have done any more to ensure a perfect start to the defence of his title.
Congratulations also to Stephen, last season's second-
There's now only a couple of months to the second round of the Micro Scalextric Championship
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