Eleven drivers made it to the first round of the 2010 combined Area 6 and Area 10 Championships at Ipswich Slot Car Club. It was a cold morning and the heaters had to be turned on to full blast for most of the day! Early arrivals got to have a pit space near the heaters!
With only one Novice from each area, the points were already decided, but it was good to have a race and gave Gavin Wills and John Careford more track time. This was the first time that Gavin had raced on another track other that Wellingborough and he soon got the hang of the short Ipswich track.
Racing a 4 x 3 minute segmented race, Gavin managed to pull a 2 lap lead in the first section over the Ipswich home driver. John got a lap back in the second section, but had a terrible run in the third section and dropped another couple laps. It looked like it was all over going into the final section, but John was finishing on the best lane, and Gavin had (arguably) the worst lane. John came back fast and provided a very close finish, only 13/100ths behind Gavin. Well done to Gavin on winning his first away race and withstanding the pressure in the last section.