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Formula One -
Just seven days after a breathless opening event of our AFX Endurance Championship,
we were back at the Barn for the first round of the WHO F1 season. With twenty-
WHO F1 supremo Mike McCann had chosen a real-
The new Mega-
Mike's track was providing some superb racing, the heats often playing out like finals.
Drivers who'd normally focus on racing the clock, were getting drawn into intense
At the half way point, we had a surprise pole-
As racers became more familiar with the track, the scores increased. However, the gaps did not. Each heat gave at least one racer the opportunity to go top. First it was Stephen, who only just failed to capitalise on his great start. In the following group, Simon pipped Andy by a twentieth of a lap. Ned then absolutely blitzed red and the unfavoured blue to go top, but that only lasted until the next group when his dad recovered to take provisioal pole position.
It was all down to Deborah. An average run in blue left her languishing somewhere down near the C final. But Deborah's confidence and focus came rushing back for a big score on red, putting her just behind Mike and Ned and giving her a first ever A final qualification. Just over a lap covered those top three.
A tenth of a lap behind Deborah was Simon, with Andy a twentieth back. The final automatic place in the B final went to Stephen. All the top five drivers beat fifty laps for their best three heats, Mike with 52.60 and Stephen with 50.40 laps. It was one of the best two hours of qualifying heats I can remember at the Barn. Would the finals be any good in comparison?
The G final was a mix of three Mega-
Neil had a bad start in the F final and it was Alex who led away with his new Mega-
Have won in yellow and white, Neil was handed blue lane in the E final. A crash at
the chicane on the first lap didn't help Neil's chances of a third straight final
win, but he held on to second in the early stages -
It was Keith who stormed away at the start of the all-
There was another dominant display in red lane up in the C final. Mike had qualified
his new Mega-
If everyone drove as well as they had in the heats, the B final was going to be a cracker. However, adrenaline took over and a scrappy opening few laps let Mike and Andy escape. Then, when Mike crashed out of white lane at the chicane, Andy was on his own in red lane. Simon fought back and was the closest pursuer, but nearly a lap back. A late drama for Andy closed the gap only very slightly, with Stephen in third and Mike fourth.
The A final proved to be tense and exciting, especially after a restart. Mike got
away from pole position, with Ned and Andy swapping places -
Huge congratulations to Mike D on another impressive win from pole-
Big thanks to Mike McCann on a great track choice and for running race control so well. Thanks also to everyone who came along and made it another excellent evening at the Barn, especially to those wonderful people who came early to set up and stayed late to pack away at the end.
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