The A1 Racing Club was pleased to have once again the complete support of HPI Racing for their very popular Short Course Carnage - but this time the racing took place indoors, for the first time ever! The purpose-built indoor venue was the perfect location to hold the Short Course Carnage meeting. With new jumps and a wall of death to be proud off, it looked as if the cars and drivers where in for a testing but fun day!
Short Course Fun for Young and Old It was good to see at the trackside and booking in the different age groups that shortcourse as a whole has attracted from our youngest driver of 7 to our oldest, at 60+! Drivers attended from all over the country to take part in the fun and excitement. The atmosphere was great with laughing and joking both in the pits and on the rostrum. After Round 1, Simon Smith seemed to have full control with his HPI Blitz ESE, but he knew John Brook would soon be chasing him down! Round 1 - 2WD 1 Simon Smith 19/ 6m16.704 2 John Brook 18/ 6m 4.503 3 Ian Ward 18/ 6m10.909 Round 1 - 4WD 1 Mark Vardy 16/ 5m 5.543 2 Andy Wesson 16/ 5m 7.364 3 Gavin Rogers 15/ 5m 16.947 The racing stayed close, and by round 3 we had got into the 20 lap territory, and John and Simon starting to pull away from the rest of the field, up to 3 laps ahead of the 4WD racers. With a lot of the guys using this as a practice for the Short Course Nationals, all the drivers had ever changing lines and ways of overtaking, so sometimes a shrewd move in the closing stages of a race could mean the difference in moving up or down in the rankings. With everything to fight for and the tension building before the last run of finals, we decided to do the raffle. HPI have kindly helped and supported the Short Course Carnage Meeting that A1 Racing Club have been hosting for the last 2 years, with every one going away very happy after the raffle. The last leg of finals started and fast, close racing was seen from all the drivers, which led to a fantastic finish! A very well run meeting by the A1 Racing crew as normal, well done guys ! FINAL RESULTS: B FINAL 2WD David Ingram Jez Thorpe Ben Challis A FINAL 2WD John Brook Simon Smith Mark Stanton A FINAL 4WD Andy Wesson Mark Vardy Dave Corah