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The much awaited round 3 was enjoyed by 7 of us.

Cráp Hornby GT proved just that for Jason as he started with the evenings lowest score, it could be that his mind was on other things as he is in the middle of upgrading our timing screens with a newer better and bigger PC and screens. It's a long process as the software is expansive and is littered with non intuitive menus. He has spent much time on it and we now have two screens, one much bigger, with different info on them, but there is still a way to go before we get it "just right". Having got lost in those menus in the past I am qualified to say that Jason is doing a good job. Jim was best on track with 30.

Wes was top in Junior Rally with 29, which was 4 clear of Tony, the rest of us were clustered at 20 or just below.

And it was another victory for Wes in SCX F1, the open wheel gremlins had a go at us all and somehow I found myself finishing just a point behind Wes's 27.

So at break Wes was in the lead on 75, with myself then Tony then Jim close behind. While Jason continued with menu wars we heard about Tony's big outdoor meeting on Sunday, it is a lot of work to prepare for so let's hope it goes well.

It was a 30/30 point share with the win in Hornby Muscle by Tony and Jim as my hopes of anything exciting were dashed as I had my worst class of the night.

And 30 was the best it got all night as Jim took the Open Open wheel class with 30. I often seem to spend many races battling head to head with Wes but on this evening we had to wait till the last race for our fast fix, with was a good dice and could have gone either way, Wes got it - just.

It all panned out as a narrow win for Jim with 130, Tony was 2 points behind. Despite throwing away loads of points at the end of the evening I managed to hang on to best Clubman.

Bank holiday intervenes so the next round will be on June 11th, till then all the stats are on the web site.
 

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The picks for part 2 have been recovered from their random location.

1. Ninco 1.

2. Hornby Modern F1. (Narrow)

3. Ninco Vintage.

4. SCX Classic Rally.

5. Open Open Wheel.

I think the Modern F1 are the narrow wheel types.

The Havant Swapmeet will be at Havant Leisure Centre on Sunday, 23 September, starting from 10.30.

Robert Learmouth can no longer spare the time to run the meet so Paul Atkins is running things from now on. The plan is for more of the same although they do have a new design of poster, I will bring one in for the club room.
 

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It was 7 on the line on this pleasant evening, Tony fancied his chances of a win with these classes, while I definitely didn't as all my cars for these classes are cleaned from party cars.

And Mr T was straight out of the box with a win in Hornby GT, but the wonderful 36 eluded him as he came in 2nd in his last race. Tim was also up for it, what, it wasn't exactly clear, but what ever it was he was going for it, his enthusiasm got him runner up with 30.

It was all the 6s for Jim as he monstered Junior Rally, my party Clio looked and sounded ragged but somehow it did rather well even finishing with a win to get me runner up with 28. It seemed the normal order of things was all up the swaney as some big names were not on their usual good form. Keith got just 27 from the first two classes while Jim scored just 18 in the next class.

SCX F1 and a win in the last race for Wes blocked another 36 attempt from Tony, it was only a 34 win for Tony as I took the 2nd place in that race. In fact my pit lane dust carriage did rather well, despite a desperate slowness, especially at the beginning of races, it somehow worked its way through to an amazing 31 points.

At the break it was a happy Tony in the lead with 92, on 84 and runner up by a good margin was a surprised me. Talk was about The Touring cars where Wes and family had a great weekend which ended with 3 BMWs on the podium - and didn't we know it. Football outrage is in season and may cancel next Mondays Bolwextric evening and means the special evening at the end of the month may run without the esteemed Club leader, if at all. Tim was getting rather excited as he could see another PB in the offing. Jim told us of an invite to join Farnham Clubs team in a 2 day marathon race weekend at Molsley, south London, contact Jim if you are interested.

Jim won Hornby Muscle with 31 while I slumped to a grizzly 21, which put my put my hopes of glory in jeopardy. Keith was finally up to speed with 30 for 2nd place.

Tim was apoplectic as he twitched and shouted his was through to take a commanding win in Open Open class, his 33 could have been improved on except for several ones that got away. 24 for was the best of the rest shared by Keith, Jim and Tony. My party car was flattering to deceive, it was quick and had some grip but it took me 3 races to dimly react to it's liking of random deslotting - Oh Dear!

144 win for Tony, with Jim runner up on 124, he had beaten me by 3 points to put me 3rd and best Clubman. 110 for Tim meant it was party time as he had a new PB - well done Tim. A great evening of racing where you never knew what would happen next. Next round is on the 25th, and here is the data.
 

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Tim ahead of Wes and Keith! The "If you can't beat them, deafen them" tactic seems to be working.
 

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With just 6 racers for round 5 we would finish these classes with someone getting to pick the repeat class. With not so many points per class on offer the lowest in class scores of 8 were achieved by Jason, Tim and myself. Meanwhile up front a full house would mean 25 points..

Tony wasted no time in clocking 25, which turned out to be his only class win of the night. Somehow I bumbled through with a party car to runner up with 16.

Junior Rally looked like another full house in the offing but it was a 24 win for Jim, My party car was on it and again I was 2nd, this time with 20. Tony had his worst round with a 16.

Keith was having a dire night by his standards but he did take the SCX 1 class with 20, Tony was 2 points behind.

Hornby American Muscle was my low point as I finished last with 8. Jim got his 25 with Tony on 20.

At the break Jim was in the lead with 84 followed by Tony with 79, Keith and I were both on 60. Jason got to choose the extra class, he went for Junior Rally which I was pleased about. We discussed the world cup and it was decided that even if England do play on Monday the Bolwextric night will still run.

So Junior Rally again, which the pundits would say Jim would win easily and take the evening. My party car and I had got our act together as I realised that starting to tip did not mean coming off, and so with some lucky help I took the class with 25, and they were all won points not a Wambulance turning up later benefits. Jim, well what can I say, he started with a 1 and despite one win his other scores weren't that good. I can't tell you the reason as my bird brain was fully occupied winning races.

Open Open was all about Tim, as he piloted his hot shot machine everyone wanted to talk to him, but he hung on and even finished with two wins to take the class with 20. Tony was right there with 19. But where was Jim?

It appears Jim was up the creek with just a 10 point paddle. This was enough for Tony who won the evening with 115, Jim ended 5 points behind. I finished 3rd and took the Clubmans.

Enjoy the heatwave everyone scores n points are [url=http://www.bolwextric.co.uk/club/man.html#MFRSC] here.[/URL]
 

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The picks for part 2 have been recovered from their random location.

1. Ninco 1.

2. Hornby Modern F1. (Narrow)

3. Ninco Vintage.

4. SCX Classic Rally.

5. Open Open Wheel.
No world cup tonight
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, so I thought I'd have a look at what I should be retrieving from the cupboards for the next set of classes.

Ninco 1 check!

Hornby Modern F1 check!

Ninco Vintage check!

SCX Classic Rally check!

Open Open Wheel ------------------ eh? Surely we've just finished them, haven't we?

Or has Tim threatened not to bring his subs in for the last two weeks if we don't keep them on the grid?
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Round 6 means fresh classes, also "fresh" was Alex a newcomer to MFR Club, Welcome Alex.

33 points was a winning score for Tony in Ninco 1, There are some handy party cars for this pick so I was runner up with 26, Jim also has a quick car, although he finished a point behind me he did have a random 1 amongst his scores.

Ninco F1 narrow, a generally gripless bunch, Keith lent me a McClaren or was it a Mercedes, like most of the them it was a slippy bugger, I lucked in a win in my last race but these were still my worst class. Jim did the winning with 28, then Tony with 24. Alex went for the long game which worked very well as he was runner up twice and netted a useful 17 points.

It was kind of hero to zero for Alex as he slumped in Ninco Vintage to the evenings low point of 8. Jim continued the good work with a winning 33, followed by Keith and Tony on 27 each.

At the break Jim was in the lead by just 2 points from Tony.

Keith got the best score of the night, 35, in SCX Rally. Tony scored 9 - that is NINE! It was generally a class of two races, Escorts being one and the rest being the others. I was the best of the escorts - Tony wasn't
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I am not sure if everyone else was counting the beeps but I had late starts all evening and spent the races catching up. In Open class my car was back from the menders (Keith) who had spent a long time fixing a loose wheel. I bought the car from Peter ages ago, he said it was a fast car - and he was right as I won Open Open class. All the more impressive considering my slow starts. Scores were Me 29 with Jim and Tony on 26s.

A most enjoyable evening with lots of laughter and some good racing. Tim was on particularly "fine form", although it must be said we all had our moments !!!! It turned out a comfortable win for Jim with 144, Keith sneaked into second with 128, Tony hung on to third with 119 with me just 4 points away. I won Clubmans. Next round is on the 23rd and the MFR scores are here.
 

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Manor Farm Racing - CLUBMAN REGULATIONS CHANGE

As from now:

The only way to promote from Clubman is by winning entirely an evening or a series.

There is no path back into Clubmans, once you are out - you are out.

The idea behind these changes is to keep Clubman class better populated.

It will also be much simpler to manage, which is a very good idea.
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Note: I notice that in error I originally put this in the Non Name Racing Thread.

Clearly wrong as NNR has no Clubman class, NNR minnows have no paddling pool they have to use the BIG POOL with all the sharks!
 

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With holiday time in full swing there were just 5 racers for round 8, the evening was won by Keith with Jason taking the Clubman top honours.

MFR results.

With just 5 racers in attendance - that would be a good time to pick the next classes?

With just five racers present - that would be a great time to pick the next TWO sets of classes?

Apparently so, the reason for the double pick is the HAVANT SWAP MEET on 23rd September, actually a very good reason.

Keith, Jim, Jason, Luke and Tony's picks:

For 2018 series 2, part ONE - scheduled from September 17th.

1. Fly Classic

2. Indy Car

3. Group 5

4. Lorry

5. Open Saloon

Part TWO - scheduled from November 36th.

1. Nascar

2. Ninco WRC

3. NC1 DTM

4. Go Kart

5. Open Classic
 

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Not a fuil blog today as I have run out of time before going away to Knockhill for the BTCC. It would have been a lot of writing as we had 10 racers on the line for the penultimate round of the series.

Lot of full on racing, vagueness, and a lot of laughs saw a close result with Jim and Keith both finishing on 145, Jim just got that one. Tim won the clubman with 119 as Jason and Will had 90 each, advantage Jason, the Clubman series is very close and will be decided at the final round on September 3rd. MFR results.
 

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Jim has won the championship but the clubman is a three way chance between Jason, Tim and myself. I had the best of the first set of cars, Jason was ahead on points but needed to drop a round while Tim was coming up fast, clearly in charge of the second half. We had seven racers for this last round of the series.

Jason won Ninco 1 with 30, this was double my score, Jim was runner up on 27.

Hornby F1 saw business nearly as usual with a win for Jim, his 32 could easily have been a 36. Tim was runner up and best clubman with 25.

It was Wes's turn to win in Ninco Vintage with 32, next was Jim with 25, I really struggled and despite both Jim and Tim lending me perfectly good cars I finished last with 11.

At the break Jim was leading with 84, Wes was just 4 behind. Tim had a small lead over Jason in Clubmans, they were both way ahead of me. We chatted about Knockhill, Scotland and Edinburgh, we also surmised that most of Europe's pot holes live in the south of England. We also admired Jim's new road car, which as he says - is almost too good for him.

Keith became the 4th winner of the night with the only full house in SCX Rally. Tim was runner up and best Clubman by a big margin.

Tim had his sights set high in Open Open and despite starting with a cry of grief he went on to become the evenings 5th winner out of 7. Tim's 31 was just a point clear of Jim.

So with all the attention on Clubman, Jim cruised to the evening win with 138, Tim was runner up with 127, a personal best I think, it also made him best clubman by a huge margin.

In the championship it was a win for Jim with adjusted points of 118 from Tony on 102 - Well done Jim.

Jason's highest points in Clubman took a hit as he had raced every round. In the end Tim was 3rd with 100, Jason was 2nd with 102, while I hung on to win with 104. If Jason and Tim continue like they finished I can't see me winning clubman again for ages - hey ho !

The next series starts on the 17th. Don't forget the Havant Swapmeet on Sunday 23rd, handy for sourcing for the next two picks. If you are interested in how points are calculated for a completed championship go to the MFR archive page and look for the series PDF, links to that can be here.
 

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Eight of us got series 2 off the line, missing were Tim (grape treading) and Tony. Geoff expressed regret that he has not been listed in Clubman, he now is which means, what with the recent changes to Clubman regs - Clubman class is filling up nicely.

Fly classics, Jim wasted no time in putting down his winning line with a 33 that should have been 36. Best of the rest was Wes with 26. Score wise a close class with 14 being the lowest score by Alex. I was using the first Party Ferrari I found and was doing well until I got over excited in my last race and blew it with a 1 - DOH!

It was an indy party time again for me in Indy class - ouch, how contrived was that? Again it was a Mr over average for me as I netted equal Free Willies and 4s, I said I was Mr Consistant, Wes said I had pressed my C button, not sure what he meant by that? This time it was full house time for Jim with Jason next with 27.

Keith continued the full house theme in Group 5, it was a 29 for Jim. It turned out I had my own Group 5, and Ex Donkey offering, in practice I tried some Donkeyesk barrier bashing but it didn't work for me so I didn't deploy the D button and clocked an almost full set of FWs.

Break time saw Jim with an impressive 98 with Jason best Clubman on a healthy 73. Talk was BTCC at Silverstone and Sundays Havant Swapmeet.

Truck, Lorry, Rig, Dog, Bitch - whatever you call them, these are a special challenge with their lack of braking and topsy turvy tendency, and Luke struggled the most to end with the nights lowest score of 10. One of us had a special bit of kit called a Merchalardoasticaltastic (or something like that), it was Jim and he cruised to his second full montylado. he not a bead of sweat shed nor a yorkie bar slid. Wes picked up the wins going spare to finish 2nd with 29. I had by own offering and it either caused or got caught up in several outrages to clock me my worst class.

It was another of my own ex donkey offerings for me in Open Open, I was doing OK even had one win, but in my last race I guess it was the red mist confused me and I nudged the D button with disastrous results - idiot! Keith mopped up most of the 5s to be runner up with 31 - the winner with 36 was - err, um, I can't remember!

170 for Jim a win and he thinks it might be a PB - something for Tim to aim at? A very handy 128 for Wes got him runner up while I just beat Jason to the Clubman win. While Jim may have spent the night with his feet on the dash while quaffing his fav beverage, it was plenty of good racing for most of us. I tend to do well in the first round of new classes, so I recon I have my work cut out to hang on to the Clubman crown from now on, should be good fun trying though
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Onwards and forever forwards to the 2nd round on October 1st, MFR results.
 

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Jim's PB? Recently Jim has not really had many extreme scores in MFR championships, nothing near 170 anyway.

A year ago Peter clocked a 167. I am sure he could tell us if that was his PB.

I didn't go back far when researching this as a lot of the older PDF and Excess mastersheet links are not working on the web site. Someone tell the web master!

I have only posted this to keep Tim's interest.
 
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