A bright and sunny spring evening in Yelling saw 6 racers take to a technical and challenging circuit laid out by Al.
With reigning F1 Champ Ray not able to make the evening’s racing, his rivals were keen to take advantage of his absence. Al took pole seeming most at home on the technical track with his Tyco looking like one of the best handling cars out there. Paul was just over 6 laps back from Al and 5 laps ahead of Nick. Matt was fourth, just three tenths behind Nick and ahead of Tony and Steve who finished off the grid.
The C Final was made up of the two Stacey brothers with Steve in red and Tony and white. Tony hadn’t been feeling quite himself all evening and retired 15 laps in leaving Steve to take an uncontested win.
Nick got off to a good start in red leading Steve in blue. An off for Nick gave Steve the lead for a short time until Steve came off and handed Nick back the lead that he would hold to the end of the race. Matt in white had a shaky start before getting into his groove and settling into a nice consistent pace that allowed him to overhaul Steve midway through the race and take second.
After a close start pole man Al emerged as the early leader in the blue lane. Paul in red was close behind him initially before dropping back as the race went on. With a bit of space in hand, Al was able to manage the gap to Paul and gradually pull out a cushion of several laps. A big early off for Nick in yellow left him on the back foot and in third. Al went on to take his first F1 win of the season.
With Tony deciding to head home due to not feeling well, five were left on the grid for Mod. The technical track proved quite challenging for the faster Mod cars but Al managed to take pole again, this time by over 12 laps from Nick. Paul lined up third ahead of Steve and Matt.
Paul appeared to have a significant pace advantage on his rivals in the B final and stormed off in white quickly pulling out a lead over Steve in blue and Matt in red. Despite a number of late offs for Paul, the order didn’t change and Paul took the win by 2.6 laps.
For the first four laps of the A final, there was little separating Al in blue, Nick in red and Paul in white. Paul was the first to lose it leaving Al and Nick battling of the lead. After 10 laps of frantic dueling, Nick crashed and dropped back to third. With Al left out front and able to manage his pace again, Paul and Nick battled for second place with the position changing hands several times before Paul dropped right back and decided to retire. Up front Al cruised on to take his second Mod win of the season.
Thanks to all who attended. Join us on the 1st of June for Round 3 of our Micro Scalextric Club Class and Super F1 Championships.