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Didn't Tony want a Stewards enquiry after Wes slowed down to let Jim pass him and win in one race..... would that have given Tony the night and
Chris an outside of the drawing the championship with Jim in 2 weeks time.....

This could end up in the courts yet....

Well done Jim
 

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Last round of the Spring Series saw just 7 dicing with each other and the reverse direction MFR circuit.

Keith Kicked off with Korvettes (sorry), a close class with Keith and Wez finishing in the middle on 20, Chris won with 27 a point advantage over Jim, and I came last with 14 - what a Kalamity! OK, I should stop that now.

Geoff called the police who turned up in belighted Golfs, good fun for most but not Geoff as the curse dumped him in jail with 10, the nights lowest class score. Inspectors Moys and Bolwell were in charge with 30 each as they arrested Criminal Chris (did yo see that Wez?
), who was found lurking 4 points nearby.

Jim took a Punt with Puntos, another close class of saloons, which resulted in a 3 way split at the front with Jim, Chris and Tony on 28. While Wes and Will brought up the Wear. (you can always get someone else to do this)

At the break it was Jim then Tony and Chris all nestled in the low 80s. There was talk about slot cars - which I didn't understand. I was strapped in as test pilot for Geoff's laptop radio control flying program. In true test tradition I had to cope with the delights of control reversal with the inevitable sickening crunching, Chris was the techy twiddling the config while I wrestled with the sticks. We got it all working to a kind of intuitive standard, I did some impressive displays but never achieved a survivable! In mitigation I must say that an ME 109 is a far cry from my real life Cessna and Piper experience, and the fact the camouflage worked a little too well against the wooded hill sides. The result of all this was that Geoff is now known as Joystick Geoff or should that be Joystick Jeoff?

Wes only had one score to settle and he thought Accords would fit the bill, it was an effective ploy as he finished the class with double his rival, Geoff, we are talking about the Clubmans Championship here. Up front Jim and Chris really locked horns and they both achieved a brace of wins and a trio of 5s, but then a 3 to 2 advantage gave Jim the class.

Chris finished things with Mclarens, these were great fun and Tony won on 29.

A very close evening with Jim and Tony on 136 each, that went in Tony's favour while in front it was another rearwards victory for Chris, JUST, with 137.

And to the Championships, another victory for Jim with 90, but great work from Chris who was just 2 points adrift. In Clubmans, Wes did all that was needed ending with 77, and it was also a 2 point victory over Geoff. Wes has now removed himself from Clubmans. WELL DONE to all winners and runners uppers!

We have had some great car picks in this series, and they make for some entertaining racing, Accords are the favourites picked 7 times out of 8 rounds. On this night the reverse direction Yellow lane seemed to have the edge while Black was a real doldrum with the hairpin to the start straight seeming a real long way around, this made for some desperate running the barriers that often ended in tears.

Next series starts on March 31st, meanwhile you can gloat or cry over the Bolwextric Racing results.
 

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I'm glad Chris won. He had two bits of bad luck during the racing with cars stopping. Annoyed that Stomper beat me on countback though, but I only have myself to blame, having thrown away a potential 1st or 2nd with the white McLaren.

Will, would you like the formula for showing the best 7 out of 8 scores in the total column? Assuming you are using Excel.
 

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You know how I like to spin my blogs/reports, well here goes:
"Will grabs 5th place in new championship". That's true, but no more true than
"Will is last in new championship".

What this means is we only had 5 racers to start the new championship, that's a a pity. But we made the best of it, by using just 4 lanes we could try out sets of cars that no longer muster the full 6.

Most of the races played out with the big 3 dicing out in front while I followed behind, until I came off, which I did far too many times, given my circumstances I should have engaged full wambulance mode, but I was tempted to race and crash - heh hoy! Plenty of close racing which included probably my closest race ever when I realised, with a couple of laps to go that I should be taking on Jim who who had been not far in front of me for the entire race. Somehow I just managed to beat Jim and get myself a rare win, to me it looked like Jim had managed to hang on but the clock said it was mine by 2/100ths of a second. Got to be my finest hour - even if I did have the best car. As Wes would say, "Willy and Accords? Anything could happen!"

You can find the scores and the interesting rare cars listed on the web site. Next round is on the 14th of April, it is a backwards affair so it should be interesting.
 

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Sorry I missed you all last night guys! I was taken out for a birthday dinner!! I did have a great time at Brands however, and even managed to get two of my slot cars signed by their respective drivers!! Matt neal signed his E36, and Turkington signed his e90!! Great day out!!
 

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Hey Wes
glad you had a good birthday.

You missed talk of a Honda Jazz (Fit) slot car being released, Jim said it was a good deal. If you get one I will sign it for you. I expect one of us oldies could run it around the barriers to give it that authentic pensioner parking lot look.

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Use me again Wes?
 

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QUOTE (Wambulance @ 2 Apr 2014, 09:42) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hey Wes
glad you had a good birthday.

You missed talk of a Honda Jazz (Fit) slot car being released, Jim said it was a good deal. If you get one I will sign it for you. I expect one of us oldies could run it around the barriers to give it that authentic pensioner parking lot look.

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Yesterday: BMW front wheel removal and instant surreptitious disposal.
Tomorrow: Honda Jazz complete side destruction.
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Hahaha! I'm not sure my bmw will ever recover from your first meeting with it willy!!!
 

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Round 3 with 8 of us racing. Keith kicked us off with the newly revamped Corvettes. They proved good racing and a good call for Keith who shared the class win with Jim, 27 each. Sandy must have had sand in his eyes as he could only muster 7, luckily for him and everyone else that was by far the lowest score of the night.

Jim went for Escorts, these include an ex "purple spot special" which is way ahead of the class, this does give everyone a chance for a win - or it would do if Tony had not unsportingly taken 3 wins and thence the class with 29.

Sandy dragged out the Ninco DTM which Jim won on 33 just one point ahead of Keith.

At the break Jim and Keith shared the lead on 86 each. Jim told us of the deeply flooded vehicles he had been recovering, while Tony and Wes talked Honda cars - well, the engines of Civic Type Rs'. Jim mentioned, in front of me, the availability of Honda Jazz/Fit slot cars currently available at just £10 each. I hope they don't replicate the dynamics of the real thing, although it would make much difference to me as I don't win many races anyway, good transportation they may be but racers they are not. Anyway I have never paid as much as a tenner for a toy car!

Wes chanced his luck with Accords, but he didn't do to well, mainly because he got involved in a chang on chang contest with me, as a result we didn't score many points but did have some good fun racing, the Accords did their level best to hang on but the level of abuse was too much even for them. Meanwhile Jim cruised unnoticed to the biggest win of the night on 32.

We had so for had pretty stable and dependable cars, so I went for Modern F1, though it has to be said since a recent re-tyreing they hang on pretty well. I had some good races but suffered by needing to pass Mr T to get up front - more tears for me and sometimes him. Keith and Wes shared the honours with 27 each.

So at the end Jim just held on from Keith winning with 139 marks. That give Jim three wins in a row. See the totals so far.. Next round will be a reverseio on May 12th.
 

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Sorry for the delay, been a bit busy, here is the R4 mini blog.

Seven of us got started a little late as we wondered if Chris and/or Matt might turn up. Tony lined up Cosworths for the first class of reverse direction racing. A very close class. Wes and I shared last place with a massive 18 each while out front it was Jim with a low 26.

Keith went all Carrera Muscle, he only scored 26 BUT that was enough to share a win with Tony. !8 and last again for me, this time shared with Geoff.

Sandy was on a roll and thought Saxo's would keep his momentum - no chance, he was cursed to last place and the lowest score of the night, 10. I was being very consistent with my 3rd 18. Up front the close theme continued with Tony, Wes and Jim sharing the podium with 28 each.

Break time saw Tony in the lead from Jim, while Sandy, Geoff and myself were locked in a battle for last place.

Accords were Wes's pick, the only person to gain from that was Jim who got 33, the highest score of the night and the biggest winning margin. I managed to better 18, just.

Last was Geoffs lorries, the only notable action was Jim's winning 30. I got 18 AGAIN!

So an interesting night with some good tussles, the biggest battle was for last place, I lost the battle so did not come last. Jim was victorious with 138, this gives him 4 out of 4. Clubmans class looks interesting with just 2 points between first and second.

Due to banko holidio the next round is on June 9th. Bolwextric Racing results so are here.
 

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Round 6 had 6 of us going backwards. As predicted by a starving Jim the score totalled up correctly, well done Jim and well done Tony. Jim had dashed down without tea, but luckily choco biscuits of the milky variety were on the menu. We used 5 lanes (not white, although both Chris and I admitted to trying to start in the empty lane), and we all got to pick a class.

Keith was first to pick, Skylines, not the most dynamic, but plenty of good races but as everyone was up for it not many finishers, I do not think we had a full race finish all evening. I wasn't feeling up to much and stupidly could not find my Ambulance mode button - otherwise I could have done quite well, but would I have had FUN? Backwards Chris took the honours in this class - a harbinger?

Focus was Jim's choice, I guess the big boot would be handy for biscuits. It was the curse of two 1s for Jim as Tony won from Keith.

Chris played a straight bat with Accords. It did him little good and Jim took another class followed by Mr T.

Tony went for Cossie, the car not swimwear. He didn't do badly but Chris's 21 was as high as scores got as he won followed by Jim in hot pursuit.

At the break Jim had a one point lead over Chris and Tony was nipping at their heals. We decided provisional class for the next MFR series, to be confirmed on Monday. We also discussed the return to Clubmans quandary with out much success. And then it was quickly back to business heading for an early finish.

Sandy's Ninco DTM was an absolute disaster darling as he crashed top the lowest of scores, a class of 5. Keith and Jim had 21 each for a joint win.

I went for Modern F1, these are settling into their new tyres and are not the terrors they once were, and we all thought the comparative performance of each car had been spun around. This time it was disaster for Chris as Keith and Jim shared more honours with 19s. Sandy had a grim night, but it wasn't all bad as he won the clubmans and now has a good lead in the championship, well done Sandy.

So by the end of the evening the digestives had kicked in, Jim won easily on 114. Bolwextric Racing results are here.
 

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Sorry this took so long, please tell the hedges to stop growing. The last forward round of the Summer Series was slogged out by 8 of us. With the championship podium top spot a done deal and Tony looking strong for runner up things were starting to look sewn up - OR were they ?

Wes played the straightest of bats with the venerable Accords, actually a couple of them are not that old but that doesn't make them better. Plenty of close and hectic action worked out to a draw between Chris and Jim both on a lowly 27, Keith was nibbling at their toes just another point away. I lucked into a win and my 4th place with 23 was my high spot, after that it was crowded Yorkshire towns and and slippy French cobbles as my hopes slipped away. (See that - neat reference to the Tour de F.) If only my racing was as sharp as my quill


Not sure what planet Chris was on as he went for 1/24 Citroen roulette. Jim's 30 was the second highest score of the night as he romped away in a most enjoyable round. Geoff and Sandy were doing their own thing with 14 each in this class.

Tony Tried To Tip Tings, TwoCVs? And it nearly worked except for Mr M a point ahead with 27, meanwhile it was 22 onions each for Wes, Chris et Keith. Sandy started with a trio of 1s, an easy thing to do with the bobbly berét bashers, but the pungent allium whiff must have acted like smelling salts as he then included a 5 to stave off a sub 10 score. Phew or PHEW!

So at the break, 84 was more than enough for Jim to put his feet up.

Keith came out of the blocks running, his pick of Scalee GT3 did him no harm as he shaved the class on 29, Wes just a point behind while Chris and Tony lingered on 18 - all of a sudden some things were starting to look interesting.

Jim hit the end cupboard and came out with 4WD Golf. Tony started with a quartet of wins and thence took the class on 31, the nights highest. I like these Golfs but they did me no favours as I slumped to a disappointing 14.

It had been Jim all the way and he finished victorious on 136. Keith was runner up and with Tony pushed down by Chris and Wez, who had to count back on 116 each - everything was suddenly thrown up in the air. With one reverse round to go - Tony and Keith are scrapping for runner up and 4th place is currently a draw between Chris, Wes and me - WOW.

Next and final backwards action is on the 21st, meanwhile CHECK OUT THE MATHS.
 

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OK - the final round of the summer series, a backward direction occasion. Nine of us took the stand, just to muddle everybody up, as opposed to just mainly me, the numbers were set out in a different way. It was said it made more sense. Whatever?

I got first pick and went for open wheelers we hadn't had lately, Ninco F1, and, AND, AND I won the first race. Of course from there it could only go one way - you've guessed it, down hill all the way. At least I was happy for a few moments.
Plenty of good racing in this class and all the others, with loads of wheel tapping and worse everyone finished up owing others a favour. Scores ended up close too, Keith won the class on 31 while Sandy was tail end Charlie with 13.

Keith went all Aston Martin and we all tried out our James Bond credentials. No rockets or ejector seats but plenty of good action. Keith was cursed as victory went ot Jim with 34, the highest class score of the night by a mile.

Ninco McLarens did Wez few favoours, despite his 2 wins, Jim again came out smiling with 30, that was all it took.

At the break Jim had things under control with 89. Dicky, who had shown flashes of brilliance had lost two rounds, got 2 lowest scoring rounds and was being left behind on 36, everyone else were sort of floating in the middle.

Chris played the straightest of bats with Accords, making them top pick again with 7 out of 8 rounds. Tony had just 2 wins but it was party hat time for him as he took the class with 31. Dicky was now an a charge taking a win and 20 points, all of a sudden the sun was shining for him. Accords have done me favours over the years but both Keith and I got a nasty shock to find our selves with just 16 and almost bottom of the class.

Jim rounded things off with Ninco DTM, once we got a set that worked. With one car being a defo win the silver was shared out well amongst the "not big names" including Wes, Chris, Dicky, Sandy and me. Dicky really did well and got a big cheer for a clever bit of racing. A very very close class with Chris on 28 and Keith a point behind, with an even spread down to Geoff with 15.

For Jim his win was the final nail on the Championship winners box as he won the evening with 135 and the championship with 98 points. In the Clubmans Championship Sandy was the victor, well done to them both.

Full scores and results are on the web site and next Championship, called 2014 Autumn will kick off on August 4th. We all wished Chris a good holiday as he is off to Indonesia and the Far East.

Clubmans revisited - so I am the first to get caught in the clubmans trap as the new return to clubmans regs start to bite. Actually I am not at all down hearted. The main issue for me has been sorting out how to administrate the situation. As a form of words I have on my spreadsheet to guide me "Returner is the lowest scoring consenting non clubman who did the majority of rounds in championship". I think it should sharpen up a few minds for if I had scored just 2 more points it would have been Wes making the trip.
 

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With holidays in full swing only 5 turned out for the first round of the Autumn Championship, I was one of the guilty so the scores have taken their time getting on line and hence there is no blog.

The scores are now on the web site and the next round is on August 18th, GULP - that's tomorrow!
 

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With Wes, Sandy and me back from holidays we managed to get 7 racers on the line for the first reverse direction round of this Autumn series. I was a bit special as I was the first ever "returned to clubmans", a situation savoured as it gives me a chance of winning something - I hope. With the reverse expert still in the far east maybe this was my chance to hit the ground running.

Wes raised my hopes still further when he put Accords on the line for the first race, but it turned out any real points I scored were down to luck rather than pace. Tony's mediocre 29 gave victory over Jim 2 behind. Wes and Keith shard 24ezes.

Sandy picked Cobras, they are not quick but always serve up some decent races, I managed 23 which was surprisingly just enough to win the class with Wes, Geoff and Jim just a point astray, and it was SUCH A CLOSE ROUND with Sandy last on a creditable 17 - WOW.

I cursed my self with Golfs and crashed to last place with 12, up front Jim had it very easy with 32.

This put Jim in charge at break time, where we chatted about Mota GP and BTCC as Wes had been to Snetterton.

Geoff went Daytona Prototype, Sandy thought this would be good for him as he always favoured racing cars with a low front as he can shovel his way through cars in his way, not sure how he managed the lowest score of the night - 7. Meanwhile Jim was starting to drive in the screws with the nights highest - 35.

By now I fighting to stay ahead of Geoff but he picked Scalextric Indy, which I rather like. Jim just confirmed his victory with another class win with 30. But it was dog eat dog amongst the bottom feeders with Sandy getting the better of all us with by far his best class, 20. Wes was not a happy bunny as he came last with 10 - not sure how that happened as I was trying to stay ahead of Geoff.

146 for Jim, easy peasy. then the counting back started, Tony's 124 got him 2nd while Keith's was good for third. Somehow after the dust settled I came out in 4th place but only just - phew. After hearing he was 5th Wes left the building, but unknown to him there was a problem as the Moy's supercomputer had detected a glitch with the points total, once that was corrected it turned out that Geoff had beaten Wes - gulp! All this meant that I was best Clubmans.

Next round is on September 1st. Bolwextric Racing results.
 

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This week it was Tony away on holiday but Chris was back from the far East, where Vietnam was hot but delightful and Tokyo was unbearably hot.

Keith was still under the weather but picked Pro Trucks and got a close win with 27, and there was plenty of close action, all evening in fact, with Jim and Chris sharing 2nd on 24s while Geoff was a close last with 17.

Dicky did not do well with his pick of Corvettes coming second to last in class, up front Jim was turning all the screws as 31 gave him easy victory. This class caused much upset as the white car had the speed but not the brakes and a penchant for de-slotting, so demonstrating fine line in random remote changs which it managed to achieve in either turn one, the hair pin or chicane turn in almost every race.

The Accords were out as Chris tried to get some control, but it was tears for him as he got tied down as the lane picks saw to it he always got beat and he ended equal with Keith and me on 25s. It was Wes that did the winning with 28 just 1 ahead of Jim.

So at the break Jim was just in the lead on 82 with Keith then Wes then Chris not far behind.

Much to everyone annoyance I picked Hornby F1, much to my annoyance they did me no favours - that's both the cars and the annoyed, as I suffered one of my worst classes. Jim made sure who was in charge as his 34 was the best of the night and Chris coming 2nd down on 26 split the opposition wide open.

Wes wanted Saxos but had to settle for Golfs, just as well as he took the class easily with 30 while Chris and I argued over 24 apiece. For me the evening finished with a high point as I won the last race.

So another night to Jim, probably more down to the split opposition, but a win is a WIN so well done Jim. Wes had made sure of second place from Chris then Keith. Dicky beat Sandy on count back. I had another comfortable win in Clubmans - which may be an indication of a disadvantage of how we have the Clubman scene set up, see if others can see what could happen and if it matters.

Next round is a reverseo on the 15th, will Chris or anyone stick one on Jim? As it seems the only way to beat Jim is get him to take his mum to hospital on that day
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With just 7 on the line this reverse direction R4 was a fast and furious affair. We had a little diversion when we tried to do a demo Truck race for a video, to provide some laps of side by side action without wipe outs and bad language was beyond us, so the director said! The video is going toward a montage that will be running on the Bolwextric stand at THE HAVANT SWAPMEET on the 28th, why not come along and watch yourself or others making a fool of oneself.

And so to race, I started things with Scalex Indy on the theory that I do better than my usual norm in open wheelers. After the class my theory was open to debate - huh! I did however beaqt both of my potential rivals Wes and Geoff. Chris took the honours with 28 a point ahead of Tony.

Geoff went for Corvette, these have proved a leveler in the past and on this night Tony, Chris and Jim shared a 26 point win. Meanwhile I had extended my advantage in the bottom feeder challenge, should I be getting excited?

It was a predictable Pro Truck choice for Mr T. But his 26 was only good for 3rd, with Jim on 27 and reall bad news for me as Was ace'd it with 29, meanwhile my hopes crashed with my worst score of the night - damn.

At the break Tony had a slender lead over Jim then Chris and Wes had sneaked a 10 point lead over me as snapped at Keith's heals - WOW!

Wes sort to ram home his charge with Accords, these have for now lost their sparkle as a close and hectic class, this is someway due to the black car which is suffering from an extreme dose of acute newitis. However out of the mayhem came Keith a clear winner with 30, the highest class score of the night. I did poorly but did a bit of ground on Wes whgi had cursed himself to his worst score of the night.

With Chris going for Modern F1 I had my hopes raised that I might just overhaul Wes. I did have my best class coming 3rd, but along way behaind Chris on 26 and Jim's winning 28.

After the numbers had been spun it turned out another but close win for Jim, his 128 was 2 ahead of Tony. Despite my evenings best of 22, 3rd in class, WEs manged to stay 2 ahead of me at the end - GRRRR!.

Next round on the 29th, Bolwextric Racing results.
 

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13 points for Tony?? Are you trying to make him feel better after throwing the night away in his last heat, Will?
 
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