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A big, partly four-
This was by far the biggest turn-
Simon's track design was rather revolutionary for a WHO/digital track. The three
Nascar club car team race. The new digital racers had a nice long practice race under expert tuition from Mike D and then we were ready to go racing. Teams were selected randomly, with junior racers as captains and each receiving two seeded racers from a pool of our more successful regular racers. Six teams and thirty racers meant five team members for each.
We'd run four fifteen minute races, gradually introducing the RCS64 simulations and swapping the Nascar club cars each time. That gave us a one hour race in total.
Segment One -
Segment Two -
The scores at the end of the segment put Oliver's Overdrivers and The Decelerators
top on 52 laps, Mr Oad next on 51 and Red Tops with 50. All is Dust finished with
47 laps and Acceleration struggled a little and only managed 42. At the half way
stage, that left Mr Oad and The Decelerators tied at the top with 108 laps. Oliver's
Segment Three -
Again, the captains were on top of the strategy and Oliver, Jerome and Jonathon all
got their drivers to test the soft tyres. The consensus was that hards were best.
Both Oliver's Overdrivers and The Decelerators managed to limit their losses, stick
to four scheduled stops and finish the segment equal second. The experiment cost
Jerome's Red Tops an extra stop and they finished a lap back on 53 laps, equal with
Two laps ahead of the pack were Mr Oad, finishing with 56 laps. That gave Ryan's team a two lap lead overall going into the final fifteen. Mr Oad's 164 laps against The Decelerators 162 was the battle for the win, with Oliver's Overdrivers still a long shot on 159. Back on 154, Red Tops seemed to be safe in fourth ahead of All is Dust with 146 and Acceleration closing in on 142 laps.
Segment Four -
Huge congratulations to our winners, Mr Oad. Ryan added another medal and a copy of Slot Car Magazine to his 2017 WHO treasure chest. Duncan has quite a few WHO wins under his belt, but this was the first taste of victory at the Barn for Alex, Matthew and Owen. A fourth place finish for Mike D handed him the 2017 WHO/digital Nascar team race title, with Duncan second and Jonathon third and top junior. Well done chaps!
Goodwood Revival pairs race. The evening finished with a bring-
In the first heat it was 100% American muscle. We had Oliver and Ryan in Mike D's Scalextric 1969 Chevy Camaro; Alfie and Owen in Alex's Pioneer 1968 Camaro; Aiden and Terry in Andy's Scalextric '69 Camaro; plus Jonathon sharing Andy's Carrera Ford Torino. Jonathon handled the big Torino well and pulled out a decent lead. There was a great scrap between the three other pairs. After ten minutes, Andy stopped the Torino just short of 40 laps and he and Jonathon would definitely qualify. The others would have to wait. Aiden and Terry managed 36 laps, Alfie and Owen got 35.50. Oliver and Ryan were a lap back with 34.50 laps.
The second heat features four Trans-
In the heats we had run the fuel and tyre simulations. In the feature race we switch
on the weather. The race would start on a wet track, forecast to dry out as the race
went on. Everyone started on wet tyres and with their very slow wear rate, they could
stay on until the track dried. Pit stops would be fuel-
It was the Brut Camaro of father and son John and Alex who took the race to Mike
D and Graham. It was a breathtaking battle throughout the ten minutes. Another big
battle went on just behind -
The two Brut cars were heavy on the throttle. John and Alex pitted five times and
looked like they were surely due a splash-
As the clock ticked down and the chequered flag was being unfurled, we had John charging hard in the lead, but rapidly running out of fuel. On the same lap, Mike D had the wrong tyres, but enough fuel to make it to the end. A lap back, Duncan had jumped past Andy on that last pit stop and the intermediates weren't giving Andy enough advantage to make up the time lost in the pits. An extra stop for Alfie has given Aiden the advantage for fifth place.
Thanks to data crunching and feedback from team mate Alex, John made the decision
not to pit and to stroke the car round the final thirty seconds, keeping an eye on
Mike and Alex keeping an eye on the fuel gauge. It was a gamble that paid off. The
Brut Chevy finished just a few feet ahead of the Mustang to hand Mike and Graham
their first Goodwood Revival defeat of 2017. Not surprisingly, Alex and John were
That was the end of the evening, comfortably before ten o'clock. A very big thank
you to everyone who came along and made it such a vibrant and exciting evening at
the Barn. Special thanks goes to Mike D for letting us use all his stuff, to Simon
for the superb track design with the four-