Tuesday 17th December – XMAS Fun Night
The fun evening to end the year started with two rounds of projector racing which as usual proved to a bit tricky driving your car looking at an image of the track from a multimedia projector. Louis Parker was best in round 1 with 33 laps, 3 laps ahead of Darren Ford in second place.
To make even more of a challenge round 2 was run in an anticlockwise direction, this seemed to suit Daniel Williams who achieved a magnificent 34 laps with Louis on 33.
A round of ordinary racing was next with Daniel winning yet again on 44 laps, with Louis 43.
The track was then rearranged for the ever popular “musical carpets”. This was keenly contested, the final three left on the track were last years winner Jenson Butlin, Lewis Davies and Richard Parker. Richard was eliminated next round so the final head to head was between Lewis and Jenson with Lewis just managing to get to the single mat first and win.
The final event of the evening was football. Two teams captained by Louis Parker and Jenson Butlin took part using two sets of goals.
This was very entertaining to watch, Louis took the lead with an early goal but the result at full time was 2 goals each, meaning a penalty shoot out was required to determine the winner.
Goals were very difficult to score and the goalkeeping was good, it was Daniel Williams who sealed the match for Jenson’s team with a very unorthodox style of driving his car backwards at the ball and scoring a great goal. No one else could match this despite Louis’s team having the ball in the net twice, both goals being disallowed.
Prizes were presented to Lewis, Jenson and Richard for the musical carpets and to Alwyn Hodges for the best presented caravan of the evening complete with an array of flashing lights.
A two week break in racing now for Christmas and New year, the 2014 season starts on Tuesday 7th January with the final round of the current league– time for everyone to get their cars in peak condition.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, looking forward to another great years racing in 2014.