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WHO Racing at the Nationals 2012-13

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Worthing HO Racing members race in the EAHORC national series one Sunday per month from September to July. Our club will host the final round of the 2012-13 season on Sunday 30 June, at the Heene Community Centre.

Eleven WHO racers took part in EAHORC events last season, and there were plenty of WHO successes, including a record eight race wins for John, Robin, Andy and Mike and the Main Grade championship for Mike. We came third in the club championship.

The new season kicks off at Yelling near Cambridge on Sunday 2 September, with the second round in Ipswich on Sunday 30 September. We club together to run a car up to each round, so let us know asap if you're interested in coming along (full calendar below).

An EAHORC meeting is like two WHO Racing events back-to-back. Practice starts at 9.30am and racing at 10am with the Open Wheel heats and finals. After a break for lunch, racers decide which one out of 4 classes - Nascar, LMP, Modified or Pro-modified - they will race in during the afternoon. The classes run in mixed heats and then separate out for the finals. The day usually finishes around 4-4.30pm. You can always choose to race in one session or both.

WHO Racing F1 Mega-G cars will be competitive in the morning. If you don't have your own car, club cars are available. In the afternoon, a WHO F1 Mega-G with a LMP body (loaners available) can be run in LMP and a WHO Nascar can run in the Nascar class. WHO Mod cars are not eligible in Eahorc Mod but can run in pro-mod.

This thread will be where we report back on club members' exploits in the national series. EAHORC has a page on this forum too, click here to read more.

The 2012-13 EAHORC calendar:

02/09/2012 - Yelling, Cambs
30/09/2012 - Ipswich
28/10/2012 - Chatham, Kent
02/12/2012 - King's Lynn
24/02/2013 - Chatham, Kent
24/03/2013 - Marlborough, Wilts
21/04/2013 - Ipswich
19/05/2013 - Norwich
Saturday 08/06/2013 - Edmonton North London
30/06/2013 - Worthing (Heene Centre)

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Round 10 - Worthing

It was a great weekend at the Heene, what with hosting the final round of the Eahorc season, introducing some more WHO racers to national racing and looking forward to some serious silverware remaining in Sussex.

It would be a tense Sunday for Mike. Although odds-on for both the LMP title and the most prestigious Eahorc Cup, there could be no slip ups. Mike's heart rate would have been sky-high after average Open Wheel heats put him in the B final, with his rival on pole position. Mike won the B final and a fourth place finish would mean a win in the afternoon would seal the Eahorc Cup.

There were strong WHO performances right the way through the field, with Helen, Ash, Karl, Duncan and Simon all beating Eahorc regulars. Alex had a good scrap for last place and his dad John showed he was still on good national form. Of the Eahorc regulars, Gareth was unlucky in his final and Andy took second place for second year running at the Heene, having fancied his chances for a home win. But it was Paul's performance to make the B final on his Eahorc debut that was the stand-out WHO performance of the morning.

Lunchtime saw a few departures, but Ash, Paul and Helen stayed to join Andy for some Nascar fun. Gareth and Karl looked to battling for the Closed Wheel win. But all eyes were on Mike in LMP. Despite strong competition, he kept his cool and took the win, the LMP championship and the Eahorc Cup. What a season he has had!

It was a great trophy presentation for WHO, with the club picking up the Club Challenge for the first time.

Andy took home the Pro-Modified Championship trophy and Mike and Andy will share the Eahorc 'pairs' cup for 2012-13.

Quite a haul.

Irrespective of the silverware, it was an excellent day and an excellent season. Thanks to Simon, Mike and Gareth who helped set up on Saturday, to Simon who looked after the club car / controller bag on Sunday and to Gareth who did a fabulous job on Race Control. It was a day that had WHO Racing stamped all over it

There's much more about the day over on the Eahorc forum - which will include results, a full report, video and pictures.

Next season starts in Yelling on Sunday 8 September, followed by a return to the Heene Centre on Sunday 29 September and a short trip to the HONK track at Chatham on Sunday 27 October.

Let's see if we can defend that Club Challenge title
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Well done to everyone yesterday , congats to all the cup winners
Top stuff with the two Dave,s bringing some silver back
to the garden of England
it was well run and a nice track I had a great day many thanks
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