Our fifth and final Crash and Burn Oval of 2012 was the Rio 10-Lane Oval which saw Phil Rees narrowly beat Alan Bullock to the Adult win, Alan making up for his disappointment by taking the HO Masters (Over 60's) win. This win gave Phil the coveted King of Speed Championship. Jacob Pateman won through from pole position to take the Junior win from with third placed James Mellor taking the Junior King of Speed title.
Track build started at 1630 thanks to Phil, Alan Bullock, Chris Atkinson and Dave Edwards
Twenty six racers started the evening with the first of three sets of ten race qualifying rounds starting at 1930.
It was mixed grid of cars with odd lanes running BSRT 902 enclosed wheel cars, even lanes Tyco 440X2 single seaters
The detailed race results follow with over 5,000 laps run on the night, the Crash and Burn format giving a wide variety of three minute race results from 0.1 laps to 51.6 laps
Matt Holland readying himself to race!
Peter Martin (left) who only came to practice Crown Green Bowls with his granddad during the night of the previous DHORC meeting, before discovering our Shanghai circuit became our 37th of the year Member at Rio, alongside Adam Hall who joined a couple of meetings previous.
Andrew Wang from Shanghai and Errol Palmer from Dallas ran as Non Members
The qualifying sheet had to be colour coded by round to ensure the correct cells were filled in
The calculation spreadsheet was invaluable to see who was where during Qualifying and who was doing what, with each car type.
It was a blur of colour as each race started
Cliff Roythorne all the way from Bristol and Chris Atkinson kept a close watch at Turn 1 as the cars streamed through
The odd shape of the Rio oval needed a great deal of concentration, which I didn't have for the first five races, averaging 10 laps before hitting the scenery each time!
Phil was kept very busy in between races at Race Control
The good, the bad and the oh so ugly……
The single Three Minute Finals saw full grids of Tyco F1's in various guises
The current Championship tables are as follows
A full report can be found in Issue 423 of the DHORC Magazine at www.dhorc.co.uk which will be available w/c 17Sep12