To kick off the 2017 Season, Al had laid out another long track with a bridge at one end that meant the lanes were fairly even.
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Nick took the first pole position of the year mainly due to a standout performance in the white lane where he beat his nearest rival by 4 laps. Paul lined up second 4.4 laps behind Nick and 2.2 laps ahead of Al in third. Ray was just 0.2 laps behind Al and just 0.4 laps ahead of Tony in fifth.
After a close start, an off from the red lane for Al on lap three left Ray in blue with the early lead. An opening lap off for Tony in yellow left him on the back foot in third and a few more offs left him trailing the leaders. Up front Al had a bit more pace than Ray and started closing him down. On lap 13 Al caught Ray and pushing hard to stay ahead Ray came off. An off for Al a few laps later put them back together but then a series of offs for Ray left Al with the lead and the B final win.
Al in white had the early lead of the A final by just a whisker from Nick in red. Paul in blue was just behind them. On lap 7 an massive accident took out all three of them and another incident for Al on the following tour saw him fall too far back to be in contention. Up front Nick found himself with a good lead from Paul and he was able to cruise home to take the first win of the season.
A solid drive for Ray saw him take pole with his Tyco F1. Al narrowly took second by 0.1 laps from Nick in third. Tony line up fourth ahead of Paul who set the fastest lap of the session but was struggling to get his Tyco to perform consistently.
A strong start for Paul in yellow saw him with the early lead from Nick in red and Tony in blue. An off for Paul on lap 4 handed the lead to Nick but Paul was soon back on Nick’s heels. After another big off and further car trouble Paul decided to retire handing second to Tony.
The start of the A final looked like a fight between Al in blue and Ray in red. Nick had a cautious start in white but by lap 2 he was on it and by lap 7 he had taken second from Ray and by lap 9 he had taken the lead from Al. Nick then continued pounding around at a pace that neither of his rivals could match. Nick took his second win of the evening with 34.1 laps setting the highest score of the evening in the process.
Thanks to all who attended. Our next meeting will be February the 1st when we will be breaking out our new Vipers for the first time!