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Hi All

It wasn't planned to do a video and subsequently not much footage, or many pics, was taken (thanks for the clip Jim) but thought I'd throw this together just to give a taste of the evening


It was quite a job to string out 2 clips and a couple of pics so don't be too critical


Craigs race report will follow later this evening.

Cheers
Paul
 

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Considering what you had to work with, it is a tasteful view of the track and evening, whats with the dog and the funny face though?
 

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9 racers turned up to Yelling Village Hall for our June meet. A twisty turny track greeted us and we all knew we were in for a manic evening!
Firstly the open wheel cars took to the track with the first heat starting at 7:30. The second heat was all it took to build the tension as Paul H, Paul R and Craig all finished within 1 tenth of each other. Jim and Bob arrived at 8:30 to create an impressive 11 driver turnout! Heats continue and all the racers know it's going to be very close for final positions. Roy, somehow ending up in the D final, manages to step up to C with 20.2 laps. In the C 21.1 laps gives Dave a place in the B final but he couldn't improve meaning Al getting a place in the A final with 22.8 laps. Now for the main race, Craig gets lane choice with Tony second in qualifying and Jim third. However Craig cant keep the pace leaving Tony and Jim to race it out, the final beep goes leaving Tony the worthy winner. Al will be disappointed not to have done better due to pickup problems during the heats costing a few laps. The final positions were:

1 - Tony
2 - Jim
3 - Craig
4 - Al
5 - Dave
6 - Paul H (quickest lap)
7 - Bob
8 - Steve
9 - Roy
10 - Paul R
11 - Lee

After a quick break the drivers return to the track for the Mod class. F1 was manic but Mod seemed to be a little more crazy with Bob having problems first with his body and then unfortunate crashes leaving him in the middle of the track, luckily just in reach for the marshals to retrieve. Yet again many heats ended with less than 1 tenth between cars meaning final positions were anyones guess. The D final started leading to a victory for Lee, using Jims car, with 25.5 laps. Stepping up to the B final wasn't a problem for Lee as he managed to gain a second victory in the C with 25.3 laps. B final was next and Lee lead once again for at least 2 minutes closely followed by Paul H and Craig, unfortunately a crash right at the end from Lee and Paul H left a clear path for Craig to just beat them and step up to the A final. Al, Tony and Jim were waiting for Craig and from the start all 3 soared ahead. Al managed to finish 1st, Tony second, Jim third and Craig fourth. Final positions were:

1 - Al (quickest lap)
2 - Tony
3 - Jim
4 - Craig
5 - Lee
6 - Steve
7 - Paul H
8 - Roy
9 - Dave
10 - Bob
11 - Paul R

Altogether a thoroughly enjoyable evening by all with some great competitive, but friendly, racing. Thanks to all that raced and we hope to see you next month.

Craig
 

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QUOTE (slowracer @ 2 Jun 2011, 17:49) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Considering what you had to work with, it is a tasteful view of the track and evening, whats with the dog and the funny face though?

what dog?
 

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Excellent report, thank you
 

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QUOTE (roll1later @ 2 Jun 2011, 18:27) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>what dog?


A still on the video
 

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QUOTE (redlineracer @ 2 Jun 2011, 17:25) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Al will be disappointed not to have done better due to pickup problems during the heats costing a few laps. The final positions were:

Disappointed wasn't the word for when I lost that pickup!


Nice first report Craig, full results tables should follow later this evening...
 

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Paul, you do yourself a disservice. That was a very good video and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it. Hopefully you'll have plenty more material to play with next time and I'm looking forward to seeing the results.

Craig, great first report. You done well!

Now, if you'll all excuse me, I'm off to buy a border collie. I've suddenly got an urge to get one.
 

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Evening All. I thought that short video was very well put together and a cracking song to boot. Craig your race report was brilliant and in depth and well put together in such a short space of time
Roll on till the next meet, thanks again.
 

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Thanks for the comments guys for the vid & Craig is well chuffed you liked his report. The dog, Paddy, is going to be the Alfred Hitchcock of further productions, I hope Gareth you and your new dog will be very happy together


Superb tables again Al well done.

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Paul
 

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QUOTE (redlineracer @ 2 Jun 2011, 17:25) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Roy, somehow ending up in the D final, manages to step up to C with 20.2 laps.

Given how rough I was feeling yesterday, that was a good performance on my part. Anyway, am much recovered today.

Thanks everyone for a great race yesterday. Also, well done to Paul and Jim for the video, Al for his expert spreadsheet-ery and to Craig for his excellent race report


Keep it in the Slot ... Roy
 

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That was a great nights racing! Shame i cant make the next few events.

I have a summer to take the F1 Tyco apart and put it back together again, so hopely i can find some straightline speed in there somewhere.

As for the Nissian, I think she is going on a weight loss diet, ether that or i am going to buy a new chassis for her and make her into some form of drift car. We will see in September.

Again really great night and gratz to Al and Tony on their victorys!
 
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