With the nights drawing in, 7 racers gathered in Yelling for the penultimate round of the Micro Scalextric Club Class and Super F1 championships.
Al had laid out a very compact track that needed minimal marshalling but still packed in plenty of interest.
Micro Scalextric Club Class
Following a closely faught Quali battle, the top three were separated by just four tenths of a lap. Roy took pole position two tenths of a lap ahead of Ray with Al a further two tenths back in third. Nick lined up fourth ahead of Jim who was making a welcome visit back to SCHORC. Bill and Steve completed the order with Bill taking the fastest lap of the quali session.
Bill in red took the early lead of the B Final following early offs for Nick in white, Jim in blue and Steve in yellow. Nick and Jim entered into a tense race long battle that saw them pass Bill before the end of the first minute. The lead changed hands several times between Jim and Nick over the course of the race but it was Nick that came out ahead by just two tenths of a lap when the chequered flag fell.
Nick couldn’t do much in the hop up Yellow lane and Al in white, Ray in red and Roy in blue quickly pulled away. Following mistakes from Al and Roy, Ray found himself with the lead and small cushion. Despite further offs for all the drivers, the order didn’t change again and Ray took his maiden Micro Scalextric victory.
With Bill and Jim heading home, five were left on the grid for Super F1. Roy’s Red Peril was once again the class of the field and he took pole by over 6 laps from Ray. Nick lined up third ahead of Al and Steve.
Al got off to a good start in red and kept it on the black stuff to take a strong win from Nick in white and Steve in blue. Steve and Nick had as good battle in the middle of the race with Nick coming out ahead in the final phase of the race and going on to take second place.
For the first few laps of the A final things were pretty close with Roy in blue holding a narrow lead from Al in white and Ray in red. Following a mistake from Roy, Ray briefly took the lead but Roy seemed to have the measure of him and gradually caught and past him. With Roy out front Ray would almost certainly have finished in second ahead of Al but his pinion failed on lap 23 and he was forced to retire handing second place to Al.
Thanks to all who attended, join us for the final round of the Tyco F1 and Modified Championship on November the 4th.