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Formula One -
Twenty one racers took to the grid for the first race of the autumn. It was also
the first race for our new dead strip. Thanks to Mike for his work on this -
The dead strip is a timing / lap counting sensor which replaces the old light bridge.
It is more robust and reliable and is the best sensor set-
The track was tricky and -
Two long straights certainly favoured the Mega-
The track design helped deliver some compelling racing right throughout the evening,
with the Micros proving particularly strong. Keeping the cars on the track proved
to be the key to success -
The heats saw our two title contenders slug it out face to face, with Mike and Clive
being able to size each other up in four warm-
Behind them were a gaggle of racers pushing really hard. Ned was best of the rest,
scoring 66.75 in his top three heats. The A final was completed by former-
With Darren heading home after just two heats, we had five finals -
The E final was a scintillating battle between Jonah and Ash. Both put together their
best scores of the night and it was Ash who just came out on top with a memorable
first final win. Behind them was Jay, showing good promise with his new Mega-
If the E final had been good, the D final was even better. It was well set up with
all four drivers drawing lanes that they'd done well in during the heats -
The C final couldn't live up to the drama of what had gone before, Hannah comfortably winning with her Micro. Simon took second with his Tyco, Michael was next with a very impressive debut performance. Duncan came in fourth.
Up next was the B final, with Jon, Andy and Andrew battling for the win in the Classic
Cup and Gareth looking to beat them all with his Mega-
The A final proved to be a particularly absorbing race. Mike managed to build a good early lead, with Clive and Ned scrapping close behind and Dave attempting to hang on to pick off anyone who had problems.
The race result hinged on a couple of lengthy offs for Mike, which put him back in third. It was Ned that was taking the challenge to Clive, managing to stay on the same lap and wait for any mistakes. That's how it looked until the very last second, when Mike coasted past his son to take a vital second place and to line up a mouth watering championship showdown in December. Dadson team orders? Certainly not by Ned's reaction after the race and when he got home.
Huge congratulations to Clive and to Ned for their outstanding performances and medal wins. And thanks to everyone for making it a great night's racing.