Simon, Scott and David Farrow had to leave early, so that only left 5 teams to compete and marshal. A full 10 minutes on each lane gave an hour of running time.
In the first segment, Sarah turned the tables and put team AS in the lead, just ahead of LSCC. Unfortunately this was to be their best segment as they ran out of tyres during the second segment and the car never ran the same again on the new set. Adam eventually retired the car in the final segment leaving Sarah as the team’s fastest driver. ‘I squared’ got going in the second segment and pulled 5 laps out over LSCC who were on an outside lane. West Tec were lying third at this point, one lap up on team AS. Coulsdon were struggling with a Falcon powered car and were just not able to run the same pace as the Gp12 powered cars. At the halfway point there was only 7 laps separating ‘I squared’ and LSCC for top spot, but in the 4th segment, James managed to get 11 laps past ‘I squared’ and turned the 7 lap deficit into a 4 lap lead. This was to be put under threat in the next segment when LSCC moved to black and ‘I squared’ moved to white. Ian Barker put in the fastest segment of the race with a 129 and closed the gap, leaving only 1 lap between the 2 teams with 10 minutes to go. Coulsdon had now moved into 3rd place after a retirement from West Tec with a very worn out Gp12 motor. Team AS had also moved past West Tec into 4th. The last section started very well for ‘I squared’. Ian Fisher pulled a lap back on James within the first minute and actually took the lead for the first 3 minutes, but his chassis now had more grip than his tyres and James had settled down into a rhythm, taking back the lead and pulling out a further 5 laps before the end of the race.
So that was it. A good day’s racing and no track issues. Thanks to all attendees and the team race championship is still up for grabs! Can Stan Alton overtake Ian Fisher for second in the individual championship? Can LSCC snatch the team championship from ‘I Squared’? With 2 rounds to go, who knows?