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We've thoroughly enjoyed our digital racing over the past two years and we're gradually knocking the format into shape. This would be the first time we'd run two classes on one Wednesday evening, starting with a Nascar team race and closing with the Goodwood Revival pairs race.
Before all that happened, a six-
The Dadson digital driving school was busy, with Paul and Fernando new to digital
and Chris, Freddy and Lewis making their first ever visit to the Barn. While the
practice session drew to a close, the names for the Nascar teams were drawn from
a hat. With twenty-
Nascar team race
The race would be run in the usual WHO/digital format -
It was clear from the start that the racing would be very close. Mike's design certainly
favoured taking the correct line on the curved lane-
After the first twenty minutes it was Alex, Jamie and Neil -
Of our digital rookies, three were in equal third place, Paul and Fernando with Team Samba and Lewis with Win it or Bin it. Freddy and Chris were bringing up the rear with Mike D in Team Speedy, but had learned plenty on that first stint.
In fact everyone had learned plenty. In the second segment, the pace stepped up and
the marshals could relax just a little bit as the cars spent more time on track.
The Aubergine Racers started to show their form and jumped up to third place on 158
laps, just one lap behind the Pugs and two behind the new leaders, Nature's Bakery
Behind these top three teams a small gap had opened up. Team Samba -
Going into the final segment, our top three were covered by just two laps. It was anybody's race...
The Aubergine Racers -
As the horn sounded for the end of the race, the Aubergines had put in an incredible 92 laps to finish on 250, just two laps ahead of Nature's Bakery. The Pugs were third, a further six laps back. The other places stayed as they were, none of Team Samba, Win it or Bin it or Team Speedy could match the relentless pace and high scores of the top three teams.
After Corey, Darren, Simon and John had received their medals, it was time to say
goodbye to Chris, Freddy, Lewis and Darren. Then the horse-
Goodwood Revival pairs race
For the first time, there were more bring-
Then it got extremely tight for the final qualifying place... Andy and Fernando looked
to be heading out, until Andy dragged them up to 17 laps and a tie with Neil and
Corey in one of Mike's Mustangs. The tie-
All was not lost for the non-
The ten minute feature race got off to a scrappy start with half the field crashing at the first corner. One of those to avoid the carnage was Jamie, taking first stint in the Galaxie. He would hand over to Mike with a lead of a couple of laps over the GT40. Sadly, Duncan's race never really started with the DB5 grinding to halt. Plenty of frantic pit work on the Aston would see it return to the track for a final flurry at the hands of Simon.
As Jamie took over from Mike D for the final five minutes, Mike Mc handed the GT40 over to Corey and Keith took charge of the orange Camaro from Debra. That would be the battle for the top three places, although Andy's charge up the field saw the blue Camaro close in to within a couple of laps.
In the end, Mike D had stretched the Galaxie's lead to five laps giving the big car
an impressive hat-
Huge congrats to all our winners tonight and thanks to everyone for taking part and making it such a competitive and fun evening. Special thanks to Mike D for putting on the show and to Simon, Duncan, Keith and Debra for helping set up and to everyone who stayed behind to pack away.
Despite a few glitches and brief interludes, we managed to run both classes in an evening, which is really exciting. We'll see if we can do it again next month, this time with a GT race starting off the action...