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Our aim was to squeeze a GT race and a Nascar team race into one evening at the Barn. We knew it would be a challenge...
Mike's track design was awesome -
Although the hall felt a little empty at 6.30, by 6.45 we had a sizable grid of twenty
racers, all braving the October rain. The 20 included a handful of digital newbies
and two WHO debutants -
After practice, we were straight into qualification for the GT race. Immediately
the GT race gremlins struck. Clearly the slot gods have it in for our GT class. This
time it was the race management system having an off-
A twenty minute pause tested the racers’ patience and severely tested Mike and Andy's
sanity. A root and branch hack back to the basics of SSDC solved the problem and
we were ready to roll. Thanks to a well-
And it was quite a race. Qualifying was run over 60 seconds in groups of four. The
quickest time counted. Fifteen-
The E final was a four-
Corey joined his dad in the D final and they both progressed, Neil taking the win and Corey just holding off Ned for second. Ash was fourth, Deborah fifth, Grant retiring with car trouble.
Corey was going for a third step-
Up to now, the finals had been over 20 laps. The B final added another five laps and fuel strategy became more important. Everyone apart from Ollie filled the top two spots at some point, but it was Keith who'd driven the smartest race and came through a lap ahead of Tony. Andy Parker and Darren had to make do with third and fourth with Stephen a little disappointed in fifth and Ollie sixth.
The A final -
Tony drove a very intelligent and disciplined race, maximising his fuel efficiency
and beating a hard-
With the GT cars back in their boxes, Mike unpacked the non-
The outcome of the haggling left us with the McHargs and McCanns as the Anti-
Cars were allocated randomly and we were off. Great racing it was too, with Firebrand, the Griffins and the Antis dicing at the front and the other two teams not far off at all.
Ultimately it came down to fuel strategy and the race was won when the Antis made a late stop but the Griffins were able to stay out on track and take the chequered flag.
Despite the technical glitches, it was another fun digital night at the Barn. Many
thanks to the set-
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