The climax of the first season of HO slot car racing in Worthing has come around very quickly.
And it is quite a climax, with John and Dave battling it out for the club championship and the Rookie of the Year prize. John has the upper hand by 55 points in the former and just 3 points in the latter.
The F1 championship is also going to the wire with Dave leading Andy by 35 points and John another 50 points behind, ready to pick up the pieces.
I understand that Dave has stripped down and re-built his Tyco and John is busy fettling one of his Mega-Gs for the big showdown. And there are rumours that Andy will be giving his Super-G another run-out. But this might just be smoke and mirrors. Abu Dhabi will be nothing on this
In case you need reminding, the rules for this 'stock' class are here. If you run a Tyco or Tomy Turbo you can run silicone rear tyres. Anything else must run on stock rubber tyres. All other parts must be 'stock'. Any questions - email us or post a question here.
We hope to welcome David Chapman, a former mayor of Worthing and now chair of Worthing Community Partnership, to present the trophies after the action. So don't miss it (especially if you've come in the top three of a championship), it'll be quite a night.
David Chapman has confirmed he is coming along to hand out prizes on 1st December. David is chairman of the Worthing Community Partnership, a local fundraising body that supported our club's start-up costs.
Along with David, we have two other people coming along who both really helped us set up the club a year ago - Victoria from the Worthing EESI project and Deane from EAHORC.
It's a fitting way to end our first year when we've had sixty racers through the door - averaging nineteen per event - and fourteen different medal winners so far.
If we have another medal winner on December 1st - and we will have at least one 'useful' racer visiting - it could make the championships even more complicated than they already are...
Who needs to do what?
If Dave finishes ahead of Andy and John, he wins F1. If Andy wins and Dave comes second, Dave still wins it. A bigger gap than 35 points and Andy is in the hunt, so long as he finishes at least 3rd - because if John wins the race and Andy is 4th or worse and Dave is 6th or lower, John wins the championship
As for the overall championship - it's between John and Dave. John simply needs to finish in front of Dave to clinch it. However, John can still finish behind Dave and win, as long at he concedes no more than 50 points. So, Dave 1st with John 2nd would give the championship to John. But if Dave wins and John finishes no higher than 4th, Dave snatches the trophy out of John's hands.
John's slender lead in the Rookie of the Year competition will disappear if Dave finishes as top rookie and John finishes as 4th rookie or lower - points will be equal, but Dave will have one more rookie win. If Dave finishes as second rookie, he will have to put an extra rookie between him and John. Deane and Andy (and Robin if he races) don't count as rookies, so Dave can't count on them to finish between him and John in this competition. Confused?
Confused your not kidding,this is too much stress for an old boy!!! I am sure it will be a good evening whoever wins I shall be well stocked with tissues.What a great climax to a very successful first season and well done to both Andy and Robin for organising and running what has become a very sucessful and enjoyable club.Take a bow lads.
I'm not as concerned about the current snow, as the road users. Locally, nothing has been gritted again and so the nervous-nellies are doing 5mph even in a straight line. The traffic is horrible, and my lad phoned to say the main road between Wickford and Chelmsford had no grit.
That makes me wonder what the Wickford to London road will be like, and dare I say it even the M25. I know we are not a 'snow country' but nonetheless one would hope we would be better than this by now.
So, I hope to be there tomorrow, but....
Check the Brad Curve to make sure you have all 32 pieces of copper.
We certainly didn't expect snow on 1 December when we decided our 2010 race schedule
There is a light 'dusting' forecast for Worthing tomorrow, but that should be no problem and the race will go ahead.
Of course, racers travelling long distances will have difficult decisions to make. We have a full 2011 calendar (and some possible additional dates) so if you miss out this month, there is plenty to look forward to next year
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