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Twenty WHO/digital racers rocked-
Nineteen in the GT race meant nineteen three-
Mike also gave us a re-
After a very useful practice session and driving lessons courtesy of Simon, names were typed in to the computer and our SSDC software ran the next hour and a half of racing with hardly a hiccup.
The first few races were a little scrappy, but the racing soon settled down. Although
more than a few cars hit the floor during the evening, the racing was pretty clean,
with no penalties being issue under the 'no contact' rule. Not that there wasn't
any contact -
One tragic accident occurred about half way through, with a marshalling fumble seeing the slammed Camaro hit the floor, pop a rear axle bushing and loosen the crown gear. It was retired, hopefully to return next time out. A replacement Gallardo took over on the orange controller.
Like in January's GT rotation race, the battle for the win looked to be between Keith
and Andy. Keith set ultra-
Those two weren't the only ones right on the pace. Neil was setting the same scores as Keith, but a disastrous race early on left him seven laps adrift of the leader. Aaron, Mike D and John all managed a high score of fourteen laps, but just weren't consistent enough to be right up there in the mix.
It was a case of déjà vu for Keith, chewing his fingernails while he watched Andy race his last two heats. Keith relaxed a little when his rival failed by a whisker to reach fourteen laps in his penultimate heat and then was all smiles when the final chequered flag fell and he'd won by two clear laps.
If that was close, then the battle of the juniors was closer still. Aaron, Sam and
Nathaniel were all tied on sixty-
After a brilliant GT race, a pause in the action was a good opportunity for some of the youngsters to head home ready for school the next day. We waved farewell to Nathaniel, Andy J, Sam, Aiden and Duncan (who's still a youngster for a couple more months), with Ned following after the Goodwood qualifying races, being replaced in the Dadson Ford Galaxie by Graham.
Goodwood Revival race
That made it seven pairs and -
We ran two ten minute qualifying races, with the drivers swapping at halfway. The
first heat saw a dominant run of forty-
The Cougar was supposed to run in the first, but Stephen realised at the last minute that he'd taken the chip out... A quick refit meant the car was ready for the second heat. And what a race it was! The four cars were never more than three laps apart, the lead swapping on the track and in the pits. The Galaxie was guzzling fuel on this track and a couple of misjudged fuel stops left the big car limping round the track out of gas.
The result of that second qualifier saw Deborah and Keith take the win with forty-
The feature race was also run over ten minutes and was also an absolute cracker.
Neil took off into the lead from pole position, but couldn't shake off the pursuing
pack. The Camaro, Cougar and Aston Martin were out in front after a first round of
fuel stops, but Graham was keeping the Galaxie in contention. As the clock ticked
round to the driver hand-
After the driver change, it was Andy in the Camaro and John in the Aston that started
to pull out an advantage. Mike D managed to miss a fuel stop and another crawl round
the track sunk the Galaxie good and proper. Stephen was now driving the Cougar and
just couldn't keep pace with the front two, although he had a lap or two over his
dad in the GT40 and a hard-
Andy managed to extend a half-
So that was that. The end of a particularly brilliant night at the Barn. Massive thanks goes to Mike D, without whom we wouldn't be racing digital, and to all those who arrive early to set up and stay late to pack away.
We're back again for another digital evening in July, but plans are already being hatched for an extended schedule of eight WHO/digital races in 2017.