Al had laid out a cheeky little track for the penultimate rounds of the F1 and Modified Championship.
Ray maintained his clean sweep of this season’s F1 pole positions with his fifth in a row. Paul was his closest rival 4.1 behind and 2 laps ahead of Al in third. Nick equaled Al’s best three scores but lost out on his total score. Tony lined up fifth ahead of Bill.
A good start saw Bill hold the early lead of the B Final from the red lane. Nick in white and Tony in blue past Bill after a few laps before Nick came off and briefly handed Tony the lead. Tony crashed a few laps later and the two of them then drove around together for a several laps until electrical issues for Tony sent him back to third. Nick won the race by 4.8 laps from Bill with Tony a further lap down in third.
Al in red managed to get ahead of Ray in white and left Paul lagging in third. Ray had more pace than Al though and as he was catching Al, he came off and handed Ray the lead. The order didn’t change again for the rest of the race although Paul got very close to Al at one stage. Ray took his third win of the season by just over 2 laps from Al with Paul two and half laps further back in third.
With Bill having to head home it was decided that the track should be simplifed to only require two marshals. The result was a very fast power track.
Paul took his first Mod pole of the season 5.3 laps ahead of Al who bent his rear axle during Quali. Ray was a further 5.3 laps behind Al and 1.2 laps ahead of Nick and Tony completed the grid.
Tony had a series of issues in the blue lane before retiring and allowing Nick to take a very straightforward win from the red lane.
After a close start Paul in the red lane emerged as the early leader of the A final ahead of Al in white and Ray in blue. With Al’s car damaged he couldn’t keep pace with Paul and had his work cut out to keep ahead of Ray. A few late offs for Ray took the pressure of Al as Paul went on to take his second Mod win of the season.
Thanks to all who attended, our next meeting is Micro Scalextric Club Class and Super F1 on the 7th of October.