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With football on the telly we were a bunch of Clubman racers plus Tony. With just 6 on the line we dropped the white lane and all got a pick. It was a reverse direction night.

I had already beaten Tony in this series and with my Clubman compatriots my only other competition - this was a night I could win and leave Clubman class to others. That was the good news, the bad news was I was feeling awful tired as I had suffered a night of no sleep. I had considered not racing but I knew numbers were low so I popped along, that does sound like I am after hero brownie points but I was hoping to enjoy the evening, even if I won nothing.

Tony kicked it off with Caterham, they are a motley bunch with a big variance in potential. Luke was straight out of the blocks with a couple of wins but after some uncharacteristic steady work from Tim the class ended tied with Luke and Tim both on 20 out of a max poss of 25.

Ibiza was Jason pick, he started well with a win but his class thence fell to pieces. Tony won with 21 which was as which was as good as scores got. Luke again did well and got 2nd with 19. Despite a couple of wins I was driving how I felt, I couldn't get a good start and in each race I ended up last and then needed to pass regardless in attempt to pick up points.

Luke picked Punto, but it didn't work for him despite a couple of wins as he clocked his almost worst score. Tony started with a win and continues to a healthy 18. After a shaky start I somehow picked up some pace even taking a win and just pipped Tony to take the class with 19.

512 LT took Alex's eye, and he continued to make good progress for a newbie, in this class his lowest finish was a 4th place. With wins shared by 4 racers it was close scoring class, won by Luke and Tony on 17s', Tim was just a point shy of them to take runner up.

At the break Tony was leading with 74 followed by Luke with 71. Somehow Tim had managed to throw away some points and I had just sneaked into a rocky 3rd place.

I picked SRS Saloon for no other reason than they caught my eye when I opened the cupboard. After a shaky first race I finally got into a flow and finished with 3 wins winning the class with 21.

Tim seemed happy to have picked Dorvans, sadly not translated into any useful points. As ever in the first race I was last at the end of the first lap but then something clicked and I shot up through the field till I came up to Tim, who was next to me and doing a good job of making his car wide. Somehow I stupidly ended up alongside his outside I was immediately sent flying for a 1, throwing away 4 points - DOH!. I went on to win the other 4 races and take the class with 21. The evil Tim finished last with his lowest class score.........

109 was Tony's winning score, I did just sneak past Luke to take second place with 106 and clubman class. Alex had a good evening just cruisin around and picking up 68 points (the score sheet said 69, but there was an error).

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So Wes wasn't there coz he was watching the football.

Hah! Just wait till I see him on Thursday!
 

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Forwards into round 5, and it was 5 - just 5 racers in the house, not sure what happened to everyone else. We went for 4 central lanes and 2 picks each, for what turned out to be a very interesting nights racing.

Wes went for Ibiza with mixed fortunes for him, Keith was straight on the case with a lucky winning 13 out of a possible 16. This was always going to be a night about who did what with what car, most classes had a "winning" car and "losers" car, the outcome of the night could be decided by who made the best from each car/lane combo. I fancied my chances with Ibiza but, as is often the case recently, my night started badly as I came well last with 7.

My pick next - and desperate times called for desperate measures, with only 4 lanes it meant we could have an entirely Accord race, just like the good old days - HAPPY DAYS ! Why is it I have always got on with Accords? Yes they are easy to drive, forgiving of stupidity, for so many years they were the mainstay of party nights and the most popular pick in Bolwextric Racing Club, just right for dumbo slow journeymen like me. They were the class that showed me a win was possible - just by racing and not through Wambulating. And so it was on this night, it was another lucky 13, this time for me. Most wins were with a 13 on this levelling night, a night where two wins in any class was the most anyone managed.

Ninco DTM was Luke's pick, that lucky unlucky number went Wes's way.

Keith was sure we could get together 4 GT40, And after some scratching through dark cupboards and dusty shelves, swapping tyres to cars that actually ran, we had ourselves a quartet of GT40 ! They provided some great racing but not in Keith's favour as Wes and Jim shared the win with 11s'.

Jim ran us up to the break with Golf, again Wes got the lucky unlucky.

So at the break Wes was in the lead with 57, Keith was next on 55. After my sad start I had managed to sneak ahead of Luke and out of last place. Most talk was of the first round of BTCC at Brands, several of us had watched it on the box and Wes had been on site to confirm it was a day of interesting and unusual racing. Needless to say we heard how well the BMWs had done and Wes's joy at the Matt Neal broken suspension incident.

Wes has a quick McClaren GTR of his own and so he picked them. It must have been the way the lane/cars worked out but in a couple of races in each class Wes and I were adjacent and had some cracking races with lots of side by side laps with a silly mistake by either of us deciding the outcome. Over the evening Wes went on to amass loads more points that I but in this class we were dead level each scoring 2x3, a 2 and a win giving us a winning tie on 12s'. Keith - oh Keithy Boy, what happened to you? Unbelievably in this class you scored the lowest of the night with 5, it must have been too many cups of tea at break time.

I used to like the Hornby F1 class, by scratching up and down the pit lane we found enough for a race. Before they were re-shod they needed the velvet touch, any sniff of power in a turn spelt disaster. I did OK, I managed a win - but so did everyone else, in the end Wes and Jim shared winning 11s', while Keith and Luke were joint losers on 9s'.

Luke picked 206, 11 was enough for Jim's win, Keith was yet again last with 9, the rest of us all on 10.

Pro Trucks, Keith's last ditch attempt to avert disaster. It did not pan out well for him, at least he shared the same lowest score as Luke as myself. Up front the evening had developed into a Wes V Jim contest, Jim won this class with 14 the nights highest class score, Wes just 2 points less.

Could Wes hang on to his slender lead? Trouble for Wes was Jim had the final pick. Novelty eh! Having had his worst class so far with his pick of Golf, Jim decided to just flip the record over for the novelty B side of Police Golf - WHAT! And he won the class sharing 13s' with Keith. Had Wes done enough to hang on?

In the end yet another lucky 13, this time with 100 added the winner was Wes on 113, Jim was 2 away. Despite Luke's rather too good efforts I managed to cling on to another Clubman win with 93 - PHEW!

Due to Easter the next round is not until May 20th, til;l then you can keep up to date here.
 

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I have grass up to my arm pits, so just a quickie blog for round 7. We had 8 racers.

Tim picked 512 Long-Tail, maybe because he just likes them, or because he had given them a makeover, or maybe just.... Tony won with 31, Wez and I were next on 27, Keith was last with an unlucky 13.

Merc DTM was Geoff's fancy, they are a diverse bunch and wins were shared among 5 of us. Best strategy would be to stay on and avoid 1s', something I didn't do, I got my win but also two of the dreaded. Jim also had his win but won the class with 27, his worst finish being a single 2. Tony and Keith shared 2nd with 25s'.

It was diversity time again when Tony picked Escort. One was a guaranteed win and I had my strategy correct this time, I got my win and also with some lucky help won the class with 27, followed by Wes on 25. Jason had been doing well but in this class crashed out with the evening's lowest score.

At break Tony was leading on 79, with Wes, Jim and myself clustered in the mid 70s'. This lead to mutterings of a Winning Willie, which I tried to ignore.

I could have done with picks including Accords and open wheelers, but Wes correctly played a straight bat with McClaren. I had my worst round and crashed out of contention - Oh woe is me! Back in the real world Jim won with 27 with Wes on 26.

That lovely chap Jason went for 2CV - ooer! On my shakedown lap my car terrified me and tipped off on the chicane at zero speed. I selected Wambulance Plus and that got me 4 points with the worst car. I came 2nd with 26, Jim only got a 3 with that worst car, but also 3 wins to take the class with 31 - I still have a mountain to climb!

In the end it was 126 to 126 for Tony and Jim, but Jim got the extra wins so he won the evening. Wes finished with 125 and my 119 got me 4th and best Clubman.

Next round is the final round of the series, reverse direction. I have already won Clubman with Luke runner up, Jim has another series in the bag as long as he turns up. See all the scores n more.
 

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Jim has another series in the bag as long as he turns up.
Well that makes for an exciting night then, as, depending on decent weather, I will be just off the M25 swapping unlikely stories with other ex 1:1 racers.

I'll just have to rely on you, Keith and Wes to keep Tony no higher than 3rd
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That's a bit of an ask Jim. None of us can get close to Mr T when he is on the case. However, over the years Tony has left behind a mountain of festering scores to be settled, it might not be good for him if they all came home to roost on one night. Ooh, I can't blieve I jus rote dat !

There is another challenge that some could focus on - to stop me getting a full house of wins in clubman. It would be great to see Luke back for a number of reasons - not least because he could give me a beating. Come on clubman guys, I think any of you can beat me, Wambulance mode is boring, but when you are a cráp racer (like me), sometimes it is the way to go. You all have that Wambulance button. Also, if you are in a handy lane - you could just Tonyise me.

Have I just incited a BLOOD n TEARS night ?
 

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And Jim was away, giving Tony a real opportunity to win the series, Jim has won every series since mid 2011. Wes was also away having just got back from a long weekend at the BTCC at Croft. Wes wasn't just spreading fake news as there was a lovely shot of him and Lee watching a changeable qualifying on the ITV coverage (Minute 6).

With just 5 racers we used just four lanes Black to Red, and 7 classes, with extra picks for the tail enders at break.

13 was a good start for Tony in Cosworth picked by Luke. Tim and Keith were runners up with 12.

If I was going to win a class I needed to use my pick for Accords, A successful ploy as I won with 12.

Skyline class is always good close racing, and this night was no exception, after 5 races of side by side action Tony was victorious with 13.

Tim went for the short tailed 512, Keith and I shared the win with 12 apiece.

Despite his mysteriously disappeared Caterham, we still found 4 and so Tony picked them. It worked for him as he clocked the evenings highest class score of 15.

At the break we were entertained with Tim's afternoon of bee keeping, he told us how after spending time to find the queen of a fresh swarm, while trying to mark her he dropped her in the long grass and was unable to find her. With the future of the new hive in jeopardy he dejectedly wandered off then came back later to see what was happening. He was amazed and surprised when he spotted a clump of bees clustered around the queen in the grass. After further aggravation's the freshly marked queen was finally re-installed in her hive. Amusing and classic Tim - great stuff.

I had my worst class in Fly Group 5, I had passed on some advice, about driving fast and powerful cars, to Luke that had been given to me years ago by Peter. As the eventual class winner Keith (13) said, "it was a pity I didn't apply my advice.

We had Lorry last, a special kind that we struggled to find 4 that worked (could have been Fly?). They proved a bit of a deslotters roulette, with 4 of us winning randomly, from which Tony emerged with a winning 13.

So it came to pass that Tony did win the evening and the series, well done Tony. 70 was enough for me to win Clubman and also take a full house win of the clubman series. Well done Will..
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You can see all the totals and classes here. Next series starts on July 1st.
 

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Tim is clearly going for it - on Thursdays. Before the start of Bolwextric Club round 1 Tim was there, but when we started - he wasn't. He was just practising and fettling, always good to see you Tim. It was just 6 of us to race, we junked the white lane and all got to pick.

Jim went for Ninco DTM. He shared the win with Wes both with 19.

Ninco F1 was my pick, I did good by my standards, sharing runner up with Tony on 18. 1 mark above us was Jim to take another win.

Jim was also the winner of Golf with 20, runner up was the picker Keith with 19. Tony clocked the lowest score of 10.

After picking several sets of cars that could make 5 working examples, it was 575 that was picked by Tony, he got it right in the end as he won with 20 the evening's highest score.

At break Jim was winning with 72, I was best of the rest with 64.

Doreens was Luke's fancy, it turned out a close scoring class won by Jim with 17.

Wes is a bit of a McLaren specialist, so you would expect would have born him fruit, actually came last - wow. Keith Tony and Luke all finished on 15, but out in front with 20 was Jim? WRONG it was me.

102 was Jim's winning total, 98 got me second place and best Clubman. Next round is on th 15th.
 

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Round 2 saw Tim present not only before the racing but also during it, we had 7 racers going in reverse direction.

Wes picked 512 Long Tail, 33 was Jim's winning score, the best score of the night.

Golf was Jim's pick and another win for him with 31

205 was Tony's preference, it was close racing won by Keith with 25, then Wes 24 and Tony 23.

At break Jim had a huge lead with 86, Keith with 70 was next.

I picked Ninco F1, Tony won with 28.

Jim wound up his successful evening with a winning 30, Geoff had been going strongly at the start of the evening but this round was not good for him as he clocked the evenings lowest score of 9.

A great win for Jim on 141, Keith was next with 119. My 99 was good for best Clubman.

Next round is on the 29th, and the scores or listed Bolwextric Racing results.
 

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At last we have the results of round 3 on line - here.

Due to cancellations, the reverse direction round 4 will not be until September 9th.
 

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It was reverse direction for the 6 of us as we picked and battled our ways through round 4.

Using just 5 lanes meant that we had enough Accords for a full grid. So that just HAD TO BE my pick. But my moment of glory was denied me as I ended 3rd. Keith was top gun on 19, but it was a close affair with scores of 18, 17 & 16 deciding the next places. It worked out that I was next to Luke for most races, he wasted no time in making his presence felt, which rather set the tone for the night as I wasted no time in returning his "favours".

Wes picked Clio, these really did give some close door handle to door handle racing, often too close, and the tempo of racing was soon matched by the volume of protests and counter protests. I managed to avoid any outrage and ended up on 18, Jim finished with 19 but Keith again took it with 20, which was as high as the scores would get. This class was the undoing of Tim as he could only net the evenings lowest score of 7. It turned out one of the Clios was suffering from lack of grip in the transmission department. I had a lucky break when using the ailing car as everyone else came off and a lucked into a win.

It was alliteration time as Keith picked Karts, despite some variance between lanes again the racing was hot, but out of it all came Jim, 19 was easily good enough for a healthy win.

Pro Truck, not everyone's fav beasts, I am a bit marmitey about them, sometimes I have the measure of them, sometimes I don't. Jim picked them and I was doing well in my first race and was in hot pursuit of Jim for the lead of the first race, I should have settle for second as I ended with a 1. - doh! I made a mental note to self to take it easy, which worked well as I won the class with 19, a mark ahead of Wes.

After the break Tim picked 512, he didn't do well. The Black offering (as in lane, so that is permissible) was dire, it was random and tricky to drive and proved the undoing of nearly all of us. Not Jim though, he won with 19 followed by Keith a mark behind.

Luke had last pick and went open wheel with Ninco F1, he did pretty well getting his best score of the night. Out in front was Jim with another winning 20.

For me this had been one of the most enjoyable evenings racing ever, yes I shed tears a plenty but I also had some great fun. Jim aced the evening with 112, Keith was runner up on 100. Wes and I had traded places all evening in the end Wes beat me into 3rd place by 2 marks. I did walk away with the the consolation prize in the shape of best Clubman.

NEst round will be on the 23rd - bring it on... meanwhile.
 

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Tim was away soaking up some rain on the Cornish coastal path, good luck with that Tim. Meanwhile, we still had a good entry, Trigger and Dave joined us as Thursdays special night HAS BEEN CANCELLED (club shut) and so we had 9 on the line.

Trigger kicked off and soon many of us were feeling his force - we all still love him and he is always welcome. After some close racing Wes emerged unscathed to take the win with 31.

A pick of Focus and 28 scored was Keith's way of slaying the dragons curse, most of us were clustered around 20 with Tony on 25.

Keith won again with 27 in Jim's pick of SCX GT. As ever the yellow peril was the taste of the track and something you had to win with. Despite or more likely because of their gutlessness SCX GT have always been a happy hunting ground for me, and as I had been having a dire evening till now I was hoping to change my fortunes. I knew I could easily catch and pass with yellow and so held back at the race start, but I was soon making tracks only to come across some Trigger inspired carnage and my race was done. Even so it was my highest scoring class.

At the break Keith was leading with 83 Tony, Wes then Jim were not far away, I was pleasantly amazed to find myself best of the rest......... Talk was about the Havant Slotmeet, I thought it was improved by the charity 7 tracks challenge, the meet and the challenge got a great little write up in the evening news so that might create more interest among the public. I was about to leave when Jim pointed me in the direction of a Honda Accord, I had intended not to buy anything, but Trigger saw the gleam in my eye and after he beat the bloke up I got it for £15. It is not brand new but still needs to do some serous miles and I think it may become pretty good. Tony has a big meeting on the outside track this Sunday so that might be worth a look.

Geoff wanted to go truckin, so it was SCX Lorry next, it was a night for the pickers as Geoff almost won the class, only Jim bettered him by a single mark with 26.

Aston Martin were some very good racing, Dave had picked them and his otherwise good class was buggered when he started with a 1. Keith did really well winning with 31, it meant he also shared highest score with Wes.

After a night of multichangs that could have gone many ways we ended with a draw on 132, Keith's 11 wins gave it to him over Tony. next was Wes then Jim 125, 124. My 107 gave the Clubman win by a huge margin, something I didn't see coming.

A very enjoyable night I thought and we can do it all again on October 7th which will be in reverse direction. See more including the Championship standings.
 

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With several away we had just 6 racers, so used 5 lanes and all got a pick.

I kicked off with Focus, Wes won by a huge margin with 22, 16 was enough for me to take 2nd place.

Porsche GT 3 was Tony's pick, He tied for the win with Jim with 18.

Jim went for Auto Art GT and won with a convincing 22.

After some false starts when Tim picked cars that then didn't work, he settled on Fly 512 LT, these were refurbished in the not to distant past by Tim, but as Wes set of on his warm up his car immediately shed a wheel, it really wasn't the best night for the cars. We managed to find a set and raced, Keith won with 20, Jim was a point behind.

It was all go in BTCC, picked by Keith, our resident Touring car expert won with 19, and true to car type I finished with two wins to come in just a point behind.

The last class picked by Wes was not recorded, but I think it was Clio, I sure I will be corrected as necessary. Jim won with 19.

After a night that saw some good racing it was Jim who emerged well in the lead with 109. My 87 secured me best Clubman. I have won every round I have raced in this series so I need to be beaten, come guys.

Ah Ha I have run out of time, this goes on line un-checked (by me at least).......
 

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Just 6 of us again, the penultimate round saw some good racing, with the evenings leader changing several times.

Wes won Jim's pick of Saxo with 21.

Keith picked Ninco 1 Camaro, he got an average score, but so did everyone else, somehow I was more average than every one else and won with 19.

Bigger is beautiful, or so it seemed to Geoff, he was determined to pick 1.24 scale Xsara and despite the massed groans, he got his way. Jim smashed it winning comfortably with 21.

"Tim" and "focus" are not words that one would expect to see together, but here we have them together, for Tim's pick, Focus. It was a cursed pick as Tim slumped to his lowest score. Up at the front it was the Wes n Jim show, Jim won by a point with 23 the evenings highest total.

At the break, Wes was leading with 79, 3 ahead of Jim.

Wes chose NC2 Clio, they made for some close racing, the pick worked for Wes as he won with 18 points, but so did Jim.

After a strong start I had found myself in a dire state, I needed a boost, what better for me than the last class being Accords, so that is what I picked. The problem was we could not find 5 that worked, however I had my own lurking in my box and it needed a run out. Considering it still suffers from newness, mine went better than expected already moving quick enough to not come last, especially as we discovered it has a slipping drive wheel. Anyway, enough of my car, how did the racing go. It was very close and even, with three of us finishing with 14 apiece, Keith was runner up with 16 and the winner with 16 was me.

An evening won by Wes with 111, Jim was next with 108. My Accord comeback meant I had sneaked in for third place with 97, which also got me best Clubman. A sparse but entertaining evening and we do it all again for the final round on November 4th. Meanwhile you can feast your eyes on the state of the Championship.
 

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I wasn't present for the final round of series 2 but the RESULTS ARE NOW ONLINE.

In the final round Jim won with 77, followed by Wes with 66. (The results originally showed Keith in 2nd place but a large addition error meant that a recount was instigated, which moved Wes into 2nd place (I can hear the BOOOOS now!). - Hard luck Keith. Luke was best Clubman.

In the series, the winner was Jim with 94, followed by Wes then Keith with 80, 76. Despite missing 2 rounds I won Clubman. Well done to all the winners. :)

On November 18th we start with the first round of 2020 series 1.
 

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WOW !. 11 racers for the start of the new series - golly good. Final scores had an error and with some of us finishing within a point of another it had to be fixed - it turned out to be in the final class scores of racer number 11 - the last part of the scores to be checked...

Keith kicked things off with Skyline, after some close racing Jim came out the winner with 30. I was number 5, so started every class on the startbox and didn't race till the 3rd race in each class. As it was going to be a long evening I decided to forgo any warm up laps. I did take full advantage to watch the first two races looking out for each cars foibles and drive the first lap very conservatively. I get along OK with Skylines and this combined with my tactic meant I scored well, by my standards at least. I vowed to continue my "system".

Ninco 1 Camaro, not everyone's cup of tea, but they are easy to drive, so that suites me, A combination of my system and good luck got me 4 wins and a class win with 32, a shuffle round with other high scorers meant that I had slipped into the lead overall. A big thank you to Jason for his pick.
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Cosworth were picked by Jack, I find them a bit random but I stuck with it and was rewarded with a 2nd place, just a point behind Jim's winning 30.

Break time was very short to save time, giving me little time to bask in my leader of the evening status (by 3 points).

Alex chose wisely for him with Ibiza, classic party cars that are easy to drive, actually his pick did him no favours as Alex scored just 9, the evenings lowest class score. Another wonderful class of close racing ensued, I did pretty well scoring 26, but ahead of me came the class winners all with 29: Keith, Tony, Jim and Wes. (A noteworthy 4 way winning tie}. I was still winning but tied with Jim.

But all was not lost in my possible chance to win a Club evening, for as number 5, I got to pick the final class. Obviously I had to go for my best bet, Accord, my first ever class win and a happy hunting ground for ever since. I was pretty confident - what could possibly go wrong? As it happened pretty well everything that could go wrong for me did go wrong. Perhaps I should have junked my system and gone for it, like I usually wound with Accords. With my second unforced off of the night and my go in the "winning lane" ending being punted off for a 2, it turned out my worst class. AND Jim won with 33, the nights highest score.

Some as you have guessed a comfy win for Jim with 146, I had to console myself with best Clubman with my 134. Just to make it worse Tony and Wes both passed me to snatch 2nd and 3rd from me - DOH !

Bring on the next round, raced in reverse direction on Dec 2nd. While I lick my wounds you could look at the scores.
 

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We had another nights great racing when 8 of us battled away in round 2.

Wes picked Saxo, won by Keith with 28, 1 ahead of Jim.

He always picks those went the cry when Keith picked Skyline, Tony was winner easily with 31 which was the evenings best score..

DTM were Jim's pick, a mottle collection but super racing. Jim won with 29.

At break Keith was leading with 79, but with Wes, Jim and Tony also in the 70s' the night was far from decided.

Tim had been having a dreadful night, he hoped to turn it around by picking Ninco Vintage, but the curse came on him as he fell to the nights worst score. Keith won with 26, Tony was 2 behind.

Nothing like a bit of Open Wheel madness to bring a meeting to a close, Luke picked Ninco F1 and got his best score. Wes won comfortably with 28.

in the end it was Tony who won with 125, that was just 3 points ahead of both Jim and Keith. A close finish. I had clear win in Clubman with 112.

Next round is on the 16th, more details are on line, where the points table has had the same makeover as MFR.
 

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Round 3 had 8 of us racing in forwards direction. Notable names not racing included Wes and Keith (get well soon Keith), Without celebrating their absence, as they were often placed above me in evening results this was a chance for me to get a podium finish.

Jack picked Skyline for the first class, Tony won with 32 while Jim and I tied for 2nd place.

Tony won his pick of Saxo with 31, I was runner up with 28.

Ninco GT3 was my pick, it worked out well for me as my 27 proved enough for a class win, followed by Luke with 26.

At the break Tony was leading with me 4 points adrift.

32 was Jim's winning score in Fly Classic which was Tim's pick. Tony was 2nd with 25 and my 25 meant I was still ahead of Jim going into the last class how ever I did throw away a race by getting my only "1" of the evening and that probably signalled the start of my decline.

Jim also had the pick for the final class, he played a blinder with police Golf, always very close racing. Jim showed his class as he cruised to a win with 32 marks and that was nearly full house, Tony was next with Luke 3rd. I was 4th with my worst class score of the evening - somehow a chance for glory had got the better of me and I threw away much needing marks in 2 races - DOH !

A healthy round win for Tony with 145, Jim was next with 137 while I slipped to 3rd with 132, that was enough for me to take take Clubman.

The next round will be a reverse direction on December 30th - a chance to flex finger or thumb and flick away some Xmas excess. You could also while away the Christmas time by checking out the results.
 

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The 8 racers competing for Round 5 included Keith, it was great to see him back after a Christmas of illness.

Jim picked NC1 DTM, this was won by Wes with 30. Of great note was, in last place with a miserly 12 was Jim, various outrages saw him net just 3 points from his first 3 races. Truly a real heavy picker's curse.

Tony picked and won 205 with 26, while again Jim had an iffy result, by his standards.

It was my turn to suffer the curse as my pick of Hornby Muscle resulted in my worst class. Jim was now up to speed with the nights highest score of 31.

At the break Tony was sitting pretty with 79, well out in front.

L88 was Keith's pick, Jim won with 28 but that still left him a massive mountain to climb to win the evening.

The curse struck again as Tim had his worst class as he struggled to master his pick of Ninco Riley. Wes won with 29.

While eyes were focused on the Jim/Tony battle Wes sneaked in to take a narrowest of wins with 132 as he won a count back with Tony. Despite relatively few wins Wes had not scored any 1 or 2 point finishes. Well done Wes. Jim had closed the gap but finished 3rd 10 points away. Despite a few accusations of unruly behaviour on track, I had focused on keeping my nose clean, honest, and ended up winning Clubman by a healthy margin, this means I have a full house of wins in this series - hey ho!

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The penultimate round of the series and we were struggling for numbers again, which is a surprise as across the series we have had a good number of combatants. With both Wes and Geoff away it was even greater than great to see Dave for the first time in this series. Welcome back to the fray Dave. Just 6 of us set off forwards using 5 lanes and 6 sets of cars.

Tony got us started with Hornby Group B,, they did him proud as he won with 18 out of a possible 25. Keith was next followed by me, all separated by a point.

Dorran cars gave us some close racing, picked by Tim. This time it was Keith with the winning 18 and Jim with runner up 17.

Jim won Ninco F1 with 20, these were picked by Dave and with 3 runner up finishes Dave had his best class, no curse for him.

Audi A4, a gruff, slow and tricky bunch, apart from one which is not only quick but also good in the corners, as Tony said "it is a class were everyone will/needs/has to win with that car". And so it came to pass, we all had a win with that car. It was hi teens for most of us but the winner had 18, well done Keith, another lucky picker.

If you want a tip, pick Focus, not because they are good to drive, cos they ain't, it is the cars that actually do the tipping and some are more tippy than others. as Jim found out when he picked Focus. With me taking Jim out with me on the hairpin on the first lap, it turned out a curse for Jim. Tony came through the carnage with a handy 21.

23 was as good as it got, as Jim made the most of my pick, Golf. Somehow we managed to make 5 out of 10 cars that sort of worked and Jim got the best out them. Would it be enough to save the night for him?

!07 was Jim's score but it was the 108 that won it, well done Tony, Keith was there too with 102. It had been a game of two teams those three as mentioned and then Tim, Dave and me waving the Clubman flag. I came out best with 84 to take my 7th Clubman win of the series. I have won the Clubman series whatever, but come on all you Clubmonites, all turn up for the final round and do your best to stop me getting a full set of wins, there is enough of you (10).

The final round should be good, as Jim and Tony are currently tied, and that is after dropped rounds, and they have the same number of wins and the same number of 2nd places, the fight it really on. That will be reverse direction on 24th of February. My money is on.....

ME winning clubman :)

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