34th Scalextric Club (18th June 2013)
Another of my favourite categories, Grand Tourers grace the London Scalextric Club.
Tony let me try out a small selection of his rather large NSR Mosler collection. One had a little 25k rpm motor mounted at a very slight angle. This was my favourite by far; felt so low but really zips down the straights.
Quite a bit of weight in the front but this makes it super controllable. It slides before it spins out and is very progressive, really inspires confidence.
I was leading comfortably but could see 2nd and 3rd just gaining slightly. The pressure got to me and I crashed, restarting in 4th!
Worked my way back up to 2nd but should have won it. That’s motor racing.
Got chatting about the car so and missed the timing screen!
Tony Beats 9 Seconds!
His driving style changed in the latter half of the penultimate race. A few laps in a row were visibly smoother, faster and more accurate.
Unforunately he started pushing a bit too hard and had several crashes! I remember the same thing happening to me. Suddenly it just ‘clicked’ for a few laps, then I started to go faster and it was too much.
In the final race he drove like a pro, getting under 9 seconds on his fastest lap. Congratulations!