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Despite a man-
For the penultimate round of the 2014-
The first round of heats were certainly quite a challenge for the vast majority of
the grid -
Stephen remained on top through the second round of heats, setting the best score of the night on yellow lane. The juniors were in great form as they managed to tame the track. James set highest score in red and was just pipped to the best in blue by Mike. Aaron grabbed top score in white.
When Simon and Duncan sorted the final heat scores, we saw that the top four were Stephen, Andy, Simon and Mike. It was time to pick lanes for the finals.
The choice seemed straightforward -
The G final was a head-
Andrew stepped up to the F final and found himself alongside two of our championship contenders, Ash and John. Both had torrid times in the heats but still had smiles on the faces. John was given a tough time by Corey and Andrew in the final, but took the win by a lap and a half over Corey. Ash, the championship leader coming in to the race, fought hard in yellow, but couldn't keep up with battle ahead of him.
The E final saw John, Duncan, Tony and Alex laughing their way through two minutes of dodgem car racing. All four managed to nerf each others cars off the track with hilarious regularity. It was Duncan who stayed on when it counted, taking the win by a lap from Tony, with John just edging out Alex for Ferrigno family bragging rights.
The D final looked rather more serious. Keith had dropped right down the field during the second set of heats and he needed red lane to work for him and get him back up the sharp end of the field. A cracking score of 22.95 put him in the C final. Behind him, Duncan showed that blue lane could work, coming home second. Richard was third and Alan came home fourth.
Keith stepped up to the unfavoured blue lane in the C final, but that didn't stop him winning a second race on the bounce. Ben followed him home in second, with James and Aaron disappointed their awesome performances in the heats couldn't be converted into progress to the B final.
Keith has just burst red lane's bubble and James certainly hadn't found the red Nissan as good as it was in the heats. It was a worrying time for the top qualifiers for the top two finals, Mike and Stephen. Were the McCanns cursed?
In the B final, it looked that way. Mike couldn't get the car round the track -
The A final saw a nervous Stephen line up alongside Andy, Simon and Jamie -
Some more crashes at half way saw Jamie drop back and Stephen go a lap down. Although
it looked like the red and blue cars of Stephen and Jamie were quicker than Andy,
the white car was staying in the slot. Stephen continued to pile on the pressure
Congratulations to Andy on his win. Commiserations to Stephen, who was the class
act on the night -
The result does shake up the championship table somewhat. Andy now had a useful lead, but with Ash and Stephen having far superior records in the team races, the trophy is still most definitely up for grabs.
Thanks to everyone for making it yet another excellent Micro Scalextric night at
the Barn -
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