24th Scalextric Club (12th February 2013)

We raced 5 lanes at London Scalextric Club. Tonight was the Classic and Can-Am class.

Yellow Lane

Drove neater than the pair behind me to a deserved podium…even if I do say so myself!

Fastest Lap 9.70s
Laps: 17.60
Position: 3rd
Crashes 1

Red Lane

For the first 3 laps I was close to 2nd place!

Fastest Lap 9.40s
Laps: 15.90
Position: Not sure
Crashes Lots!

Brown Lane

Great distance but only got 4th place! Very strong competition in this class.

Fastest Lap 9.33s
Laps: 18.35
Position: 4th
Crashes Not sure

Red Lane

A marshall fumbled my one small crash, other than that a nice race.

Fastest Lap 9.48s
Laps: 17.80
Position: 3rd
Crashes 1

Blue Lane

My crash was small and towards.

Had 2 near misses during the race. They were heart-stopping moment because I realised the mistake just an instant after I made it. At that point it’s just luck whether the car stays on and I was lucky twice.

Fastest Lap 9.45s
Laps: 18.20
Position: 3rd
Crashes 1


We had the mid-way break and the committee worked out the running order and lane choices for the club’s mini tournament format, which they call ‘Finals’.

It’s a knockout competition where only 1st and 2nd go through to the next round.

I didn’t record my performance data as the format moves between races very quickly.

Unfortunately I crashed out of a narrow lead in the semi-final. Finished it 3rd so missed being able to compete in the grand final for the evening.