Oldies Team Race
Nov 25th 2018
Once again the thumb controllers were dug out of the loft, dusty race boxes located and we had four former racers back at Norwich for a four hour race - except it was three hours as we were down to 12 drivers. That
didn't matter as everyone seemed to enjoy their racing and more importantly the chats in between.
Another former racer was welcomed back with Andy Grear-Hardy showing he has lost nothing of his pace and I hope he will turn up and embarrass us a bit more next year.
So Kevin Parson, John Goldsmith, John Rounce and Jim Utting started the standard Slot.It cars off and it soon became clear that the old competitiveness is still there. Cries of laughter when Mr Rounce shouted 'TODAY!'
at a hapless marshall in a voice strangely reminiscent of a certain former Presto racer.....
More laughs when Ralph pulled out the wrong controller on a driver swop and it was a very good humoured event throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed it although my team ground its way to third. I think Keith's team won
(he had Andy on his side) with Terry's team second and Peter Rix's lot last.
The regular Norwich drivers also got to play themselves in over 15 minutes rather than the usual two or three which is also really valuable.
he winning team covered 1312 laps in the three hours - there was only one major breakdown when my trusty black Lancia had a gradually expiring motor. Great fun and thanks to Keith for organising it. I hope that
now some of the 'returnees' have a got a taste for slot racing again we will see some of them on a regular basis.
(Sorry never received any photo's for the 2018 team race I am sure some will apear eventually though)