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After a brief break to accommodate the start of term, the WHO autumn run-
We definitely had a track that promised to offer plenty to the 14 Mega-
The first round of heats suggested that the Micros and Tycos might not be as quick on the straights as the Megas, but they were certainly staying on better through the tight technical section over by the entrance of the Barn.
After that first round, the top four were Mike, Clive, Andy and Robin. The competition for the junior medal was tight with the big school new boys, Josh and Jonah, very much in the mix with Hannah and Callum.
The second set of heats changed things around. My hunch is that the Mega-
Daniel hadn’t had a disaster in the heats, but he ended up in the F final on his own. Stephen kept him company, driving his lighted Porsche 956 round as Daniel set his best score of the night.
The E final saw Matt left with the unfavoured yellow lane, but Ollie, Stephen and Mike were left with egg on their faces as Matt drove the Tyco club car to victory. Ollie, with the blue club car, was a lap down on Matt, but a lap ahead of the top McCann of the night – and that was Stephen.
It was a strong line-
Apart from Hannah’s first two heats, the two Micros had struggled a bit tonight. Andrew had salvaged something and finished up in the C final. A bit scrappy at times, this race was an exciting one.
Joining Andrew were John, Jonah and Chris, all of whom had managed at least one big score in the heats. Very close to begin with, it was Jonah and Andrew who pulled away. Jonah just kept going in white lane and a few late wobbles for Andrew’s Micro left him half a lap down. John took third and Chris was delighted with his evening’s racing.
The battle for the junior medal fell to Callum and Josh, joined by Robin and Simon
in the B final. Callum had certainly been back on form in the heats. Josh had also
been superb, but would he stand up to the pressure of the all-
Sadly, the answer was “not this time”. A bit too much adrenaline and a whole load of crashes at the start of the race (haven’t we all been there), handed a big lead to Callum, who calmly controlled the race as his dad shouted “don’t race Robin” from across the room.
It was Robin who won the final, a lap ahead of Simon, and both with huge scores. With Robin winning the B final in red lane, Jonah winning the C in white, Tyler winning the D in blue and Matt winning the E in yellow – you guessed it – each of the four finals so far had been won in a different lane.
Which lane would win the A final? Mike had blitzed pole and had chosen red, Clive had picked white, Andy had blue and Darren left with yellow.
As the flag dropped (and that’s another story), Mike surged into a decent lead with the other three falling off at least once in the first few laps. Then Mike joined in with the crashes and seemed incapable of keeping the car on the track.
With a minute gone, Andy was in the lead with his trusty Tyco, Darren was on the
same lap and hunting Andy down and Clive was a couple of laps adrift. Darren’s orange
However, Darren drove out the race superbly, doing enough to pull out nearly a lap
on Andy as they completed the last 60 seconds error-
Mike came in seven laps down, but at least he finished. And he got fastest lap.
So, massive congratulations to Darren. He is almost always in the A final and always
fast enough to win, but this was only his third WHO victory and his first points-
Callum too was completely focused, back to winning ways and we saw the biggest smile yet in victory lane.
The next three months is crunch time – the final rounds of Mod, Nascar and Formula
One. The top place in Mod is wrapped-