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We had 29 racers in eight teams for our post-
First we had to pick the teams. Each of the teams was captained by a junior racer
and they got to pick one of the top eight grown-
Mia picked her uncle Simon and they were joined in Mia's Marauders by Richard and
Jonah captained Fast & Furious, picking Duncan, Neil and Sandy, who was also racing at WHO for the first time. Aaron was joined by Mike Mc and WHO newcomer Christopher. They needed some help with a team name and ended up with Easter Bunny Boilers...
The Ramsay Street Racers saw Tyler team up with his uncle Mark, plus John and Hayley.
Clumsy Wheels were Corey, Ash, Deborah and Jamie. Road Blockers were Alex, Alan and
With eight teams, the race was going to be insanely competitive and unpredictable.
But there was also the sub-
Road Blockers got off to an absolute flyer in the second group, setting a top score
of 180 laps in white lane. Only one other team -
Mia's Marauders won the second stint with 175 laps in white lane. That score launched
them from fifth place to second, ten laps adrift of the Ramsay Street Racers. Those
Erinsborough hoodlums had put in identical scores in both yellow and white and looked
The Ricciardos recovered from a horrible first stint in blue lane with an impressive 15 minutes in red. That put them back in the field, which was separated top to bottom by not much more than fifty laps.
Ash had one hand on the championship trophy after an awesome quarter of an hour for Clumsy Wheels on white lane. A massive 187 laps put them in the lead, the only team over 500 laps. Road Blockers had slipped back a little after their strong start and languished 30 laps behind in fourth. Ash had the 70 point lead he needed.
Fast & Furious put themselves in contention with a 174 lap run in red, fourteen laps
ahead of the Ramsey Street Racers in third -
Fast & Furious, Clumsy Wheels, Mia's Marauders and Ramsay Street Racers were first
to finish their hour on track. This group contained the top three teams, but it was
anyone's guess who'd come out top. Clumsy Wheels had the opportunity to deliver the
win and the championship for Ash, but they had a really tough time on yellow lane
That left Fast & Furious in pole position and on the popular white lane. They had
a decent lead of fourteen laps over the Ramsay Street Racers. It turned out to be
an epic race to the chequered flag. Tyler's team made the red lane work like no-
As the clock ran down, it looked like the Ramsay Street Racers had just done enough.
Their 191 laps was the best score of the night. Fast & Furious were fourteen laps
back with 177 laps. But when the parts of the lap were called and added to spreadsheet,
Fast & Furious had finished ahead by one tenth of a lap -
Now it was down to the second group. Could the Road Blockers get 200 laps on red
lane and win the race? They'd need 67 laps every five minutes. When Andy clocked
just 65 laps in the first five minutes, the task looked impossible. Alan and Alex
brought the team home with 168 laps -
And that was that... In fifth came Mia's Marauders, followed by Hop Up Mad, Easter Bunny Boilers and The Ricciardos.
Huge congratulations to Jonah, Duncan, Neil and Sandy on a great performance to take
the win. Duncan managed a clean-
Ash was hugely disappointed too. Without a nightmare sprint race in February, he would have been leading going into this final race and a first WHO title could have been his. However, a sprint race win, a team race win and second place in the championship is pretty darn impressive. That title will come...
Well done to Andy -
What a great way to finish the championship -
This is the end of our second Micro Scalextric championship and the last with official Scalextric backing. We'd like to thank everyone at Scalextric for their support over the past three years. We'd particularly like to thank Adrian Norman who came up with the idea, which has worked so well at the Barn.
We'll continue with a third Micro Scalextric championship starting in August. There'll be a few tweaks to the format and the cars, but hopefully we'll keep the same fun and close finishes!
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