37th Scalextric Club (9th July 2013)

Tonight’s racing at the London Scalextric Club is for Group 5 racing cars, running 5 lanes for 3 minutes per race. These are basically historic GT cars which don’t really interest me. But it was a nice evening so I cycled to the club as usual.

Tonight Steve lent me a red Porsche 911 and I really got along with it! The room and the track were warm and Terry lent me an adjustable controller.

Although I wasn’t a front-runner on outright pace I was driving consistently with relatively few crashes. The racers were in good spirits so this all made it a really enjoyable evening.

Group 5 is now a class I look forwards to racing again.

Blue Lane

Fastest Lap 9.44s
Laps: 18.25
Position: 2nd
Crashes 0!

Yellow Lane

All but me and Bob crashed lap 3. A bit later on Bob crashed and I was blocked by him! We went from 1st and 2nd down to 3rd and 4th. In other words, last. I had a few crashes just out of frustration after that.

Fastest Lap 9.66s
Laps: 17.30
Position: 5th
Crashes 3

Green Lane

The tightest and slowest lane. (That’s my excuse.)

Fastest Lap 10.16s
Laps: 16.40
Position: 4th
Crashes 1

Brown Lane

Fastest Lap 9.61s
Laps: 17.95
Position: 4th
Crashes 0

White Lane

Just behind 3rd after he crashed and recovered.

Fastest Lap 9.42s
Laps: 18.55
Position: 4th
Crashes Not sure.


We always race 12 laps in the first round of finals and only the leading two go through.

I was on white lane – the easiest one. Drove well but couldn’t quite catch Rino. He was fighting to get into the grand final at the end of the evening.

Fastest Lap 9.41s
Time: 1.56.47
Position: 3rd
Crashes 0