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WHO F1 -
Our December Formula One races have something a little special about them. They mark
the end of the HO season -
This year, under a stunning pink marshmallow sky, we started setting up a huge and
ambitious track on which we would decide the Formula One championship in a potential
The track completed, nineteen regular WHO racers turned up for some important practice. It would be Neal's last race for a while, as he's taking a sabbatical in 2017. Ned turned up, so that made the club junior championship his. And Alex was elsewhere, which handed Ned the F1 junior championship too. He could focus on the junior medal and maybe the race win.
Of the title contenders, Simon started top of the table with Mike D thirty points
back and Keith ten points behind Mike. Andy could mathematically take the title,
but would need a win and some very improbable slip-
After all the drivers had raced their first pair of heats, it was Mike, Ned and Keith
who led the way. Simon's Tyco was struggling to keep pace with the Mega-
Stephen and Daniel were a well-
It was a full grid of four in the F final. Tony comfortably led a trio of Mega-
Up in the E final, Deborah was trying out a Mega-
After making the A final with the club cars in September, John switched back to his
Daniel joined his dad, Simon and Hayley in the C final. Simon was the only non-
Mike would join Stephen, Neal and Andy for an all-
The A final would be a head-
The first half of the race had been fairly error-
Keith moved into the lead with just twenty seconds to go -
With Mike hanging on for dear life, Keith knew he needed to push, but as the clock hit ten seconds to go, another off at turn six finished things for Keith. He knew it and he was gutted. Mike hung on to take the win and the championship, finishing just ahead of Ned, who was just ahead of Keith. Andy was a lap back in fourth.
Commiserations to Keith and huge congratulations to Mike -
Congratulations also go to Ned on his junior F1 and club championship titles and to Simon for a clean sweep in F1 Classic Cup with his mighty Tyco.
Many thanks to everyone who made it such an excellent night of racing at the Barn and to everyone who has contributed to a superb seventh season of HO racing at the club. We are lucky to have such a great team who plan and build the tracks, run the races and pack away at the end of the night. It all starts again in January!
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