John is correct.
It was a good night of Retro CanAm at North London with nine racers present, including two first timers. Bert Haines for whom D3 represented a fairly steep learning curve but who seemed to be having fun, and experienced 1:32 plastic car racer Matt Brice who did very well indeed.
The track was still slightly loose having not had much running after a recent cleaning and while this made it more forgiving for those trying to unlock it's secrets, it made driving it up to 10/10ths a challenge. Results after four 3-minute qualifying heats, counting the best two heats of each driver:
Q1: 69.39 - Steve Kempson
Q2: 68.46 - John Secchi
Q3: 64.94 - Bob Hallums
Q4: 62.92 - Matt Brice (I did warn you he was good!)
Q5: 60.72 - Steve Carter
Q6: 57.62 - Allan Feldman
Q7: 57.46 - John Dilworth (Close!)
Q8: 56.94 - John Crocker
Q9: 36.16 - Bert Haines
Three final were run with two drivers moving up from each one.
P1: 30.42 (red) - Steve Carter
P2: 28.13 (white) - Allan Feldman
P3: 24.52 (yellow) - John Crocker
P4: 19.37 (blue) - Bert Haines
DNR: John Dilworth, who had an urgent appointment with a viola.
P1: 33.07 (white) - Bob Hallums
P2: 31.05 (yellow) - Matt Brice
P3: 29.11 (red) - Steve Carter
P4: 28.49 (blue) - Allan Feldman, his best run of the night was 29.24 on white during the heats.
The 'A' final became something of a crash-fest and I, for one, completed the three minutes with absolutely no idea where I'd finished. I had a couple of unforced errors in the first few laps and went around a lap down as a result. I thought it was all over for me but I pressed on thinking I might pull a place or two back. It was at that point that the real fun began with collisions and some unplanned marshaling incidents and I picked my way through the chaos as best I could ...
P1: 32.66 (white) - Steve Kempson, best run of night 34.84
P2: 32.38 (yellow) - John Secchi, 34.42
P3: 30.70 (red) - Bob Hallums, 33.09
P4: 29.66 (blue) - Matt Brice, 31.50
My lucky night was sealed when the leg end which is Bob, who had been running one of my spare cars, signed it for me. eBay here we come!