1/32 Nationals 2019
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photos copyright Chris Frost and one by Chris Clements 2019 All rights reserved
The main grade and best presented winning car by Mick Metcalfe
2018 Best presented body by Les May
Will 2nd James 3rd
MAIN GRADE Podium
Steve 2nd Mike 3rd
Sunday’s racing was for F1
The first winner of the day was Mick Metcalfe again won best presented.
In qualifying there was a different name at the top -
Greg Harwood, Ben Woodward and Richard Mack lead after the B heat. This time 5 of the A heat made the overall final with James Cleave top ahead of Gavin Wills and Ross Grogan.
With Richard in the overall final, the top 3 qualifiers for the main grade final were Josh Bryant, James Noake and Mick Metcalfe.
Josh and James were quick at the start of the main grade final, and they were both
quickly in gear trouble. With Richard in the overall final, 9th place main grade
driver Mike Davies got a run in the final, and then proceeded to take the lead in
the second segment and held it all the way till the final segment when he was on
red. Mick Metcalfe and Steve Sargent who had been running 2nd and 3rd for much of
the race came through in the final segment to take 1-
Can anybody remember the last time the same car won both a final and best presented?
Main Grade Final
Josh James Mike Mick Pat Bob Steve Vince
Ross Grogan, James Cleave and Richard Mack were closely matched in the first segment but by quarter distance Ross had a clear lead and Will Stemman had moved up to challenge James for second. Ross extended his lead to 5 laps, to win the F1 title for the second time (the first was in 2010). In the final laps Ross speeded up, lapping in less than 6.2 sec, which makes you wonder how much he had in reserve should he have needed it.
Will took second ahead of James with Gavin Wills 4th and Ben Woodward just ahead of Greg Harwood for 5th .
Greg Ross James Lee Ben Richard Gavin Will
The winning car
P.S. It wasn’t all slot cars at the Nats!
Thanks to Christine Clements for the photo