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Bolton Carrera Day

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Todays event at Bolton was a very good days racing Although the cars were not truly "box standard " in the true sense of the word they all used the components the cars came with from Carrera,.The only mods allowed were glue and true and the body posts removing to facilitate a loose body mount .
The event was run on the enduro style so every one got an equal amount of track time of 15 mins per lane .Early races saw a pattern emerge that Mick Lords Audi was going to be the car to beat with him scorching off to an early lead .James Johnson was also hot on the pace after a crown wheel failure in practice caused him some concern .Boltons Derek (Im 74 you know ) Howell was flying too turning in consistanly fast times .
Wrexhams Rob Skupski had a few body mounting problems losing a screw at one point and later loosing his body altogether (getting to be a habit)
Luke Brand wood was the only junior entry of the day and despite a lot of problems Luke kept the car going to the finish

Jim Brown , despite turning up to late for practice made steady progress all day getting faster and faster eventualy stting FTD with a time of 111.49 on white .
Over all positions were :-
1st Mick Lord 537.12
2nd Jim Brown 527.45
3rd Derek Howell 523.33
4th James Johnson 522.40
5th Rob Skupski 519.78
6th Mark Brandwood 497.07
7th Graham Windle 496.34
8th Graham Walker 493.75
9th Luke Brandwood 481.41 (junior award )
10th Rob Davies 478.91
11th Mark Robinson 432.67

Many thanks to John Lomas for his work on race control all day
And Thanks to all the competitors who turned up to race .

Pics to follow see you all again next week at Wrexham for the Ferrari race
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Sounds like a good time was had by all.

Sorry I couldn`t make it but had to do my domestic duty going away for the weekend, first free weekend since Christmas not spent slotting (honestly!). So as I quite like this new wife I thought I`d best spend some quality time with her before she works out she is living a single persons life!

Thanks to GB and Rob for getting me back in the land of the living computer as mine went daft over a week ago!
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