27th Scalextric Club (19th March 2013)
Good attendance meant we could use all 6 lanes at tonight’s London Scalextric Club Sports Car event. We did 2.5 minutes per race.
I borrowed a car from Steve the chairman. Think it was a red open top prototype but not 100% sure.
4th place was on 15 laps, so I was quite far behind.
Leaders were on 15 and 16 laps, so quite a close race.
Clean race using a smoother controller.
Leader got 17 laps with 8.46s as fastest lap. Next driver was on 16 laps and managed 8.57s.
Bob and I were wheel to wheel for the first lap and a half, so I backed off and followed him. In theory this avoids us slowing each other down, as we both drive extra careful to avoid contact.
With 30 seconds to go I made my move, a clean pass spread through the first 3 turns where Steve’s car was particularly strong. Built a little gap and kept my concentration, holding the position to the end!
Bob is a very fair racer, it’s fun driving close to him.
Consistent laps from me while most other drivers had a lot of crashes.
Great result to end the evening and an important lesson proved: in order to finish first, first you have to fninish!