SRC 2021 Round 3 - May HSC

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Mark Fox
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SRC 2021 Round 3 - May HSC

Postby Mark Fox » Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:51 pm

Hi All

The third SRC round tonight with one more to come before we move to SSME to finalise the 2021 series at SSME with a further four rounds.


Race 1

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Dale led all the way with a typical (for him) fine drive followed by Darryl, myself and Wayne W who mixed it up a little early on until settling into final positions B5 while Ron anchored 5th spot.

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Race 2

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A very fast and close race with Troy and Joe finishing on the same lap in that order about 3 seconds apart. Gregg finished a good 3rd but was certainly helped by John's DNF in the final bracket whilst Andrew had major issues in B4 which saw any hope for him disappear.

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Well everybody except Gregg had a go in the lead and when the dust settled it was Troy over Darryl by a lap with Gregg about 3 seconds behind in 3rd.

One lap back was Wayne and so the top 4 were only a 2 lap spread.

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I would rather forget this race - after a fantastic start where I lapped the field I started to de-slot all over the place in weird circumstance. I had more offs this night than for the rest of the year on this track and so finished last albeit only 4 laps off the lead. I could not see anything wrong with the car during lane change inspections but after the race I noticed that the cockpit was falling down and interfering with the lead wires and locking up the body movement - hence weird handling. Of course when I pick the car up and turn it over to have a look what could be wrong - the cockpit falls to it's proper position and all looks tickety-boo.

After all these years I found yet another way to lose a slot car race :( :lol:

Track was in great form again thanks to James and Joe and also a big thanks to the volunteer marshals.
Regards - Mark 8-)

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