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Slot-Racing 2016

The 2016 season saw the Arena Slotstox Club continue at its main venue of the Waltham Abbey Community Centre ('WACC') on Wednesday evenings with the first meeting of each month at the start of the season being based on a Tuesday at St Mary's Church House, Cheshunt ('St Mary's') on the track at this venue. Due to refurbishment, St Mary's was vacated in early summer and there was no meeting held in the first week of each month.


Slotstox

17th February - Arena points chart round 1 at 'WACC' and racing as Silver grade for the season as defending Arena points champion. Heats 46 points (heat 1 27 partly hampered in two races by a faltering handcontroller diagnosed as a broken wire meaning a switch to my Parmastox handcontroller and heat 2 19) and second highest points scorer of ten drivers. Final with all drivers starting from the yellow grade line over 8 laps - 3rd (24) to add 6 points chart points - a total of 52 points chart points. 30 March - Arena points chart round 2 at 'WACC' and each driver raced in 3 heats with the best 2 counting towards the points chart. Racing my new Slotstox and using my Parmastox handcontroller - heats 48 points (best 2 of 3 heats - heat 1 28, heat 3 20 and dropped heat 2 19) and highest points scorer of eight drivers (three of which were using my cars and the driver using my second Slotstox was second highest points scorer!). Final with all drivers starting from the yellow grade line over 8 laps - 1st (24) to add 10 points chart point - a total of 58 points chart points. My final win qualified me for the Grand National - 1st (25) - 6 Arena Grand National points. An evening of 30 races in which I finished 24 and of those finishes none were lower than 2nd - 20 wins and 4 2nd places! 11 May - Arena points chart round 3 at WACC racing on the four-lane track due to the number of racers, racing my new Slotstox and using my Parmastox handcontroller. With the four-lane track in use races were scored 5 for 1st down to 2 for 4th with heat points then being multiplied by 1.5 to give a maximum heat score of 30 (as per the six-lane track). Heats 22 points - heat 1 13 and heat 2 9 and second highest points scorer of six drivers. Final 2nd (15 - 1st scored 16 and 3rd scored 14 - going into the final race I knew I had 10 points whilst the driver who finished 3rd had 14 points so when I de-slotted their Slotstox and then won the race I thought I had won the final until the scores were added up revealing that another driver had scored 16! What proved crucial was that when I managed to de-slot the driver who finished 3rd Slotstox it stopped across the lane of the driver who won but they managed to push pass to finish a final winning 2nd) to add 8 points chart points to my heat score multiplied by 1.5 (33) - a total of 43 points chart points.
After the first 3 rounds I was top of the Arena Slotstox Points Championship with 151 points (the same number of points as after the first three round in 2015!). I had the second highest average of 50.3 points and was joint second with one other driver of the Arena Slotstox Grand National Championship points chart with 6 points.

22 June - Arena points chart round 4 at WACC racing on the four-lane track due to the number of racers, racing my new Slotstox and using my Parmastox handcontroller. With drivers having three heats (rather than the usual two) there was no need for scores to be multiplied by 1.5 to give a maximum heat score of 30 (as per the six-lane track). Heats 52 points - heat 1 19, heat 2 15 and heat 3 18 and highest points scorer of seven drivers. Final 1st (maximum 20) to add 10 points chart points to my heat score - a total of 62 points chart points. 28 September - Arena points chart round 5 at WACC racing on the four-lane track due to the number of racers, racing my new Slotstox and using repaired Plastic handcontroller. Drivers each had two heats plus the final doubled up as a third heat to give a maximum heat score of 30 (as per the six-lane track). Heats 24 points - heat 1 15, heat 2 9 and second highest points scorer of seven drivers. Heat 3/Final - 19 and 1st to add 10 points chart points to my heat score - a total of 53 points chart points.

 

During the 4th and 5th rounds, I was the highest scorer with 115 points and the highest average of 57.5 points. I defended the Slotstox Arena Points Championship with 266 points and the second highest season average of 53.2 points and retained the Silver Roof for the 2017 season. This was my third Slotstox Arena Points Championship having also won in 2012.  Having attended all rounds, in the informal track championship points charts for each of ‘WACC’ and 'Brentwood Show', I was the 'WACC’ track champion (110 from 2 meetings) with the second highest average of 55 points and the 'Brentwood Show' track champion (156 from 3 meetings) with the highest average of 52 point. I won the Arena Slotstox Grand National Championship points chart with 12 points.  I won two finals during the season - one on the ‘WACC’ track and one on the 'Brentwood Show Track'.

 

16th November - Arena Gold Top Championship Final at WACC and having finished top of the Arena Slotstox points I had first pick of the six drivers in drawing starting lane in qualifying order. I started in the Red lane (lane 3) with drivers having two races in each lane over 8 laps all starting from the start/finish line.  I led both races in red lane going into the final lap but failed to finish the first and finished 2nd in the second. I failed to finish my first race in white lane before winning the second plus the first race in black lane followed by a 2nd in my second race in black lane.  At the half way stage I was 2nd with 18 points whilst 1st had 20 and 3rd had 15. I finished 2nd in my first race in green lane and 1st in my second race in green lane – happy with that for the outside lane!  My Slotstox guide was getting stuck on a section of the blue lane and I finished 5th in my first race in that lane before finding a speed that mitigated the problem area and finished 3rd in my second race in blue lane.  Scores are kept secret during the final but with one lane / two races to go I was joint 1st with the leader at the half way stage with 31 points whilst 3rd had moved on to 30 points.  Winning the penultimate race and my first in yellow lane meant I went into the final race with a 1 point advantage and with no one finishing my second race in yellow lane at the end of the final I had scored 36 points and by 1 point had won the Arena Gold Top Championship for a second time – the first driver to do so - following 2012!  It was a 1-2 finish for my Slotstox with the driver that finished 2nd borrowing my spare – the Slotstox that won the 2012 Gold Top - after a wire broke on their Slotstox prior to the final!

A non-points heat followed later in the evening over one race per lane and starting from my new Gold grading position I finished 3rd with 17 points – the same as 2nd but they had 3 races wins compared with my 2 whilst the winner of the final was now borrowing my spare Slotstox!

 

 

Parmastox

The 2016 Arena season started with a three round mini-Winter series. I missed round 1 on 13 January due to a Paris work trip and as I was due to miss round 3 on 27 January I wasn't intending to race at round 2 on 20 January - only attending to catch up on Arena club matters. I was eventually persuaded to race in one of the two heats as one driver left early and using the Tarmac wing finished 2nd of four drivers (31 points) in that heat and 4th of eight drivers (25) in the final. I finished 10th overall in the series.

On 24 January I raced at an Open individual event and an Open team event at the Arena Comrades Club - as was now traditional this combined with a meeting of representatives from each participating club to discuss the 2016 Parmastox British Championship Series. The Open individual event of 12 drivers coincided with the meeting of representatives (and was appropriately called the 'Thank God! I'm not in the meeting Challenge Trophy') and using my spare Parmastox I won both my heats of six drivers with 36 and 37 points respectively. I qualified with the best record - one other driver had two heat wins but I had 73 raw points compared with their 68 - to the final of six drivers and finished 2nd with 25 points (including racing the final lane (outside lane 6) with my main Parmastox with Tarmac wing due to dropping and breaking my spare!) Having made her Parmastox debut at this meeting in 2015, my wife Clare again raced as number 54 using my main Parmastox with Tarmac wing and finished 6th and 5th in her two heats of six drivers with 4 and 12 points respectively. Clare raced in the Grand National (non-final qualifiers) and finished 6th of six drivers (7). In a hastily arranged ladies race Clare finished 3rd of five drivers (20).

The team event featured 18 drivers in 6 teams of 3 and I teamed up with Cliff Bicknell and Paul Knight (often referred to as a team mate due to his race number being 547!) - Paul doing a great job in repairing my spare for me to race it. The 6 teams would race against each other 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw - with the top 2 teams qualifying for the final. Each heat consisted of 6 races with one driver from each team racing 3 consecutive races in each of either the two inside lanes, two middle lanes or two outside lanes - I raced all my races on the tricky inside two lanes. We won our first match 40-32 thanks to a 9-0 in the final race (I scored 16), won our second match 41-25 (8), lost our third match against the eventual champions 40-25 (4 - as I mixed it with the other teams best two drivers - current and former British Champions) and won our fourth match 40-34. Going into our final match we knew that a win would see us qualify for the final but this didn't go our way as we lost 32-19 (5). The eventual winners qualified 1st having won all their five matches whilst three teams each had three wins including us. Our countback raw points score of 165 compared with 189 for second and 146 for fourth which saw us finish 3rd.

10 February - Arena points chart round 1 at 'WACC' - using my spare Parmastox - heat 1 1st of four drivers (54) and heat 2 joint 1st of four drivers (37 - with the identical record of one other driver of 5 wins and 4 2nd's). My two heat wins ensured I qualified for the final - 4th of six drivers (20 - and close as 2nd scored 22, 3rd also 20 but they had 3 race wins compared with my two whilst 5th scored 19) - 10 (best heat 5 + final 5) points chart points. 24 February - Arena points chart round 2 and Gold Top qualifying round 1 at 'WACC' - heat 1 (spare) 1st of six drivers (49), heat 2 (tarmac having already qualified for the final with a heat win) 1st of six drivers (33) and heat 3 (tarmac) 1st of six drivers (39). Final (spare) - 2nd of six drivers (29) - 12 (best heat 5 + Final 7) points chart and Gold Top qualifying points. An evening of 48 races in which I finished 32 and of those finishes none were lower than 3rd - 23 wins, 8 2nd places, 1 3rd place! I was joint top with one other driver in the Gold Top qualifying points chart.
Having missed Arena points chart round 3 due to illness, during the first 3 rounds I was 5th highest points scorer on 22 points, the 2nd highest average of 11.0 points and was up to red grade.

On 19th March, I raced in the 2016 Rebels Rebellion at the Pinewood Rebels Slotstox Club which doubled up as the first round of the 2016 Parmastox British Championship with 26 drivers in attendance. Having been unwell for two weeks preceding it was a last minute decision to travel and due to other arrangements was not the usual family day out. Due to other distractions I didn't practice and in hindsight this was probably a mistake! All heats that I competed in were two races per lane (six-lane track) over 8 laps. A change to the scoring system for 2016 with no attendance points and each driver having three heats with British Championship points scored based on their finishing positions in each - 1st 6, 2nd 5, 3rd 4, 4th 3, 5th 3 and 6th onwards 1 - the highest points scoring twelve drivers in the heats at each round would then qualify to the semi-finals. Racing my spare Parmastox and starting from my BSA grade of Superstar based on my 3rd place finish in the 2015 British Championship series. Heat 1 4th (3) (25 points) - the racing started well with four 2nd places but soon deteriorated before my Parmastox fell apart during the final races! I thought I had finished 3rd in my final race - which would have given me 3rd overall in the heat - but I had one lap left to do when my detached Parmastox chassis caught against another Parmastox that had already finished - had I have known I would have asked for this stopped Parmastox to be moved so that I could complete my final lap... this kind of summed up how my day would go! A quick repair by Rob's Repairs and my spare Parmastox was back on track for heat 2 6th (1) (18) and heat 3 6th (1) (11). My heat points score of 5 was not enough to qualify for the semi-finals and as I felt worse as the day progressed I decided to head home early rather than wait to race in the Grand Nationals following the end of the main meeting. After this round I was 21st in the 2016 Parmastox British Championship with 5 points but it was better than the none I would have scored if I hadn't travelled!

23 March - Arena points chart round 4 at 'WACC' - heat 1 (spare) 1st of six drivers (41 - 6 wins, 2 2nds and 1 3rd), heat 2 (tarmac having already qualified for the final with a heat win) 1st of six drivers (41- again 6 wins, 2 2nds and 1 3rd!) and heat 3 (tarmac) 1st of six drivers (34). Final (sticking with Tarmac) - 1st of six drivers (49 - starting with 4 straight wins and then my only non-finish) - maximum 13 (best heat 5 + Final 8) points chart points. An evening of 48 races in which I finished 37 and of those finishes only one was lower than 3rd - 24 wins, 7 2nd places, 5 3rd places and 1 4th place! Although I qualified for it, there was no time for a Grand National. 5 April - Arena points chart round 5 at 'St Mary's' racing my Parmastox with Tarmac wing - heat 1 1st of four drivers (26 including only 1 race win: the least of all drivers in the heat - 2nd and 3rd each scored 24 with 3 and 2 race wins respectively whilst 4th had the most race wins of the drivers in the heat (4) but that was their only finishes for 20 points!) and heat 2 1st of four drivers (49 - finishing all but one race - 5 wins and 6 2nds). With two heat wins I qualified for the final (grades) - 1st of six drivers (31 - the first three races saw 11 race finishes by all the drivers whilst the following nine races saw only nine race finishes - crucially 4 of those were wins by me with no other finishers!) - maximum 13 (best heat 5 + Final 8) points chart points. Grand National - starting a lap down - 1st of six drivers (33 and more points than the other five drivers combined (32) - 6 Arena Grand National points chart points.

On 16th April, I raced at Metal Mania #5 at the Wellgate Slotstox Club which doubled up as the second round of the 2016 Parmastox British Championship with 33 drivers in attendance. All heats that I competed in were two races per lane (four-lane track) over 8 laps. As at round 1, each driver having three heats with British Championship points scored based on their finishing positions in each - 1st 6, 2nd 5, 3rd 4, 4th 3, 5th 3 and 6th onwards 1 - the highest points scoring twelve drivers in the heats at each round would then qualify to the semi-finals. Following practice at this round, I decided to race my spare Parmastox and starting from my BSA grade of Superstar - heat 1 2nd (5 points) of six drivers (24 - 1st scored 25), heat 2 1st (6) of five drivers (24) and heat 3 2nd (5) of six drivers (27). My heat points score of 16 was enough to qualify for the semi-finals. Semi-final - top three qualifying for the final - 4th of six drivers (15 - 3rd scored 16 and 5th also scored 15 but I had 1 race win compared with their none). Some non-finishes on the inside lanes proved decisive on missing out on the final! 4th in the semi-final meant I was awarded top non-final qualifying visitor, equated to 5 British Championship Series points and so a total of 21 from this round and overall I was joint 13th with one other driver with 26 points. Grand National 1st of five drivers (21 - 2nd scored 20 whilst in a bit of crash fest the other three drivers all scored 0!) - 6 Grand National points and joint 9th with six other drivers in the British Championship Grand National points chart.

20 April - Arena points chart round 6 and Gold Top qualifying round 2 at 'WACC' - heat 1 (spare) 2nd of six drivers (37), heat 2 (tarmac) 3rd of six drivers (26) and heat 3 (spare) 1st of six drivers (35). Final (started with spare before that suffered a breakage early on being hit by another Parmastox whilst stationary and they were lining up requiring a switch to Tarmac!) - 2nd of seven drivers (29 - 1st 31 and left to wonder if I would have won using the spare for the full final) - 12 (best heat 5 + Final 7) points chart and Gold Top qualifying points. Although I qualified for it, there was no time for a Grand National. I was top of the Gold Top qualifying points chart with 24 points.
During the 4th to 6th rounds I was highest points scorer with 38 points, the highest average of 12.7 points and remained red grade. Following 6 rounds I was 1st in the Parmastox Arena Points Championship with 60 points and the joint highest season average with one other driver of 12 points. I was joint 6th with one other driver in the Arena Grand National points chart with 6 points.

3 May - Arena points chart round 7 and the final meeting for at 'St Mary's church house' due to refurbishment (Tarmac) - heat 1 4th of four drivers (20), not the best start but a turnaround in heat 2 1st of four drivers (50 - finishing every race - a rarity at 'St Mary's'!). My heat win meant I qualified for the final 1st of six drivers (31) - maximum 13 (best heat 5 + Final 8) points chart points. Grand National - starting a lap down - 1st of six drivers (36) - 6 Arena Grand National points chart points. This meant I won the last final and heat (Grand National) at this venue although I did crash and non-finish in the last race!

On 7th May, I raced at the Wisbech Metal Slotstox Club in the South Brink Challenge Cup (the new name for the King of the Fens Championship which doubled up as the third round in the 2016 Parmastox British Championship with 38 drivers in attendance. All heats that I competed in were two races per lane over 8 laps. As at rounds 1 and 2, each driver having three heats with British Championship points scored based on their finishing positions in each - 1st 6, 2nd 5, 3rd 4, 4th 3, 5th 3 and 6th onwards 1 - the highest points scoring twelve drivers in the heats at each round would then qualify to the semi-finals. Following practice at this round, I decided to race my spare Parmastox although this broke during the first heat so I finished this heat with my first Parmastox with tarmac wing before racing the rest of the meeting with the bottom of my spare Parmastox plus the top of my first Parmastox with tarmac wing - this wasn't the most balanced combination so I had to manage the poor handling during the meeting. Starting from my BSA grade of Superstar - heat 1 1st (6 points) of six drivers (39), heat 2 3rd (4) of six drivers (35; 1st scored 38 and 2nd 37) and heat 3 1st (6) of six drivers (44 - 2nd scored 41 and 3rd 39 and between them 2nd and 3rd won all 12 races - 6 each but my superior overall finishes 8 2nds and 1 3rd proved decisive). My heat points score of 16 was enough to qualify for the semi-finals. Semi-final - top three qualifying for the final; 3rd (29 4th scored 28 having struggled with their Parmastox) and I had qualified once again for the Wisbech hosted British Championship round final after winning in 2013 and 5th in 2014. Final (all drivers starting from the start line) 6th of six drivers (16). 6th in the final equated to 6 British Championship Series points and so a total of 22 from this round and overall I had moved up to joint 6th with two other drivers with 48 points. Grand Nationals were not held at this round.

18 May - Arena points chart round 8 at 'WACC' - heat 1 (spare having been repaired and strengthened by a fellow racer since Wisbech) 1st of five drivers (36) and heat 2 (tarmac with my spare, despite being very smooth, not seeming to be fully on the pace) 1st of five drivers (44). Two heat wins meant I qualified first for final (staying with tarmac) - 1st of six drivers (38) - maximum 13 (best heat 5 + Final 8) points chart points. Grand National - one race per lane due to time and starting a lap down; 3rd of six drivers (9 - 2nd scored 10 and 4th scored 8) - 3 Arena Grand National points chart points. 15 June - Arena points chart round 9 and Gold Top qualifying round 3 at 'WACC' - Tarmac - heat 1 2nd of four drivers (33), heat 2 1st of four drivers (39) and final - 1st of seven drivers (38) - maximum 13 (best heat 5 + Final 8) points chart and Gold Top qualifying points. Although I qualified for it, it was decided not to run a Grand National. I remained top of the Gold Top qualifying points chart with 37 points.
During the 7th to 9th rounds I was highest points scorer with a maximum 39 points, the highest average of 13.0 points and remained red grade. Following 9 rounds I was 1st in the Parmastox Arena Points Championship with 99 points and the highest season average of 12.4 points. I was up to 3rd in the Arena Grand National points chart with 16 points.

29 June - Arena points chart round 10 at 'WACC' - heat 1 (Tarmac) 1st of six drivers (41 including some good races with the driver who finished 2nd on 38), heat 2 (started Tarmac before race damage saw a switch to spare) 4th of four drivers (13) and final (spare) - 1st (fourth final win in row) of six drivers (39) - maximum 13 (best heat 5 + Final 8) points chart points. Grand National (spare) - one race per lane with the top four in the final starting one lap down alongside the two non-final qualifiers - 3rd of six drivers (12) - 4 Arena Grand National points chart points. 13 July - Arena points chart round 11 at 'WACC' (spare with main still damaged) - heat 1 1st of four drivers (50), heat 2 1st of four drivers (43) and final - 2nd of six drivers (28) - 12 (best heat 5 + Final 7) points chart points. Grand National - one race per lane with all six finalists starting one lap down alongside the one non-final qualifier - 2nd of seven drivers (10) - 5 Arena Grand National points chart points. 27 July - Arena points chart round 12 at 'WACC' (spare with main still damaged) - heat 1 2nd of four drivers (51 including some good races with the driver who finished 1st on 56!), heat 2 1st of four drivers (59) and final - 1st of six drivers (32) - maximum 13 (best heat 5 + Final 8) points chart. Grand National - one race per lane with the six finalists starting one lap down alongside the two non-final qualifiers - 1st of eight drivers (15) - 6 Arena Grand National points chart points. An evening of 42 races in which I finished 34 and of those finishes only one was lower than 2nd - 22 wins, 11 2nd places and 1 3rd place!
During the 10th to 12th rounds I was highest points scorer with 38 points, the highest average of 12.7 points and remained red grade. Following 12 rounds I was 1st in the Parmastox Arena Points Championship with 137 points and the highest season average of 12.5 points. I was 1st in the Arena Grand National points chart with 31 points.

10 August - I missed Arena points chart round 13 and Gold Top qualifying round 4 at 'WACC' due to holiday. I was down to 3rd in the Gold Top qualifying points chart with 37 points - 1 point behind 2nd and 2 points behind 1st. 24 August - Arena points chart round 14 at 'WACC' (spare with main still out of action) - heat 1 2nd of six drivers (32), heat 2 1st of six drivers (34) and final - 1st of six drivers (41 - 2nd scored 39) - maximum 13 (best heat 5 + Final 8) points chart points. Grand National the six finalists starting one lap down alongside the two non-final qualifiers - 2nd of eight drivers (20) - 5 Arena Grand National points chart points. 21 September - Arena points chart round 15 and fifth and final Gold Top qualifying round at 'WACC' (Tarmac for heats and spare for final) - heat 1 2nd of five drivers (26), heat 2 1st of five drivers (33) and final - 1st of seven drivers (42) - maximum 13 (best heat 5 + Final 8) points chart points. I finished top of the Gold Top qualifying points chart with 50 points.

During the 13th to 15th rounds and despite missing round 14 I was second highest points scorer with 26 points, the highest average of 13 points and remained red grade. Following 15 rounds I was 1st in the Parmastox Arena Points Championship with 163 points and the highest season average of 12.5 points. I was 1st in the Arena Grand National points chart with 36 points.

On 1st October, I raced at 2016 Arena Open Championship (titled WACCy Races as a play on Arena's Waltham Abbey Community Centre location!) which doubled up as the fourth round in the 2016 Parmastox British Championship hosted by Arena Slotstox Club with 18 drivers in attendance. For the first time in 2016 we were able to make this British Championship round a family day out. Upon arrival I wasn't sure to be racing, suffering with a slight cold and also not wanting to damage my Parmastox that could jeopardise my attempt to win the Arena Parmastox points! Whilst both my Parmastox passed scruitineering, my main Parmastox was close to the minimum clearance so I decided to race my spare... which proved to be a good decision! All heats that I competed in were two races per lane over 8 laps. As at rounds 1 to 3, each driver having three heats with British Championship points scored based on their finishing positions in each - 1st 6, 2nd 5, 3rd 4, 4th 3, 5th 3 and 6th onwards 1 - the highest points scoring twelve drivers in the heats at each round would then qualify to the semi-finals. After no practice, my spare Parmastox immediately had braid problems lining up at my BSA grade of Superstar on the outside in heat 1 which meant a switch of braids from my main Parmastox. The initial problems didn't end there with a loose wire causing a non-finish on the first race on the inside lane. A fellow driver helped to fix and what a difference it made... my Spare was 'on it' for the rest of the day starting by winning all the remaining 9 races in heat 1 - 1st (6 points) of six drivers (48)! Heat 2 1st (6 points) of six drivers (42) and heat 3 1st (6 points) of six drivers (49 - starting and ending with 4 straight wins out of a total 9 race wins). My 18 heat points was the only maximum heat score and top scorer for the semi-finals. My semi-final draw was soon nicknamed the semi-final of death with all drivers graded superstar or above and included the Arena Gold Top, Arena Silver Top, myself as Arena Top of the Points as well as the defending British Champion and with only the top three qualifying for the final. Consistent scoring including 2 race wins - 1st (38) and I had qualified for my sixth Arena/Hertfordshire 'Open' Championship final - second year in row after 3rd in 2015 and with my previous best result being runner-up in 2011 plus my second consecutive final at a British Championship round in 2016 following 6th at Wisbech. Final (all drivers starting from the start line) - starting in lane 2 (yellow lane) and with a 'on paper' favourable lane draw I decided to go for it from the off and 5 wins plus a 2nd in my second race in lane 2 in the first 6 races proved decisive together with only one non-finish - 1st of six drivers (39 - the remaining drivers scored 29, 28, 27, 26 and 25!) to become the 2016 Arena 'Open' Champion (WACCy Races Winner) and win my second English/British Championship round following the 2013 King of the Fens Championship at Wisbech. My Parmastox ended the final with a partly broken side iron but as this was due to race damage during the final it was ok from a scruitineering perspective. 1st in the final equated to 12 British Championship Series points and added to my heats score a first maximum total of 30 points by anybody in the 2016 series (plus I won my semi-final so I was unbeaten all day!) and overall I had moved up to 5th with 78 points. Grand Nationals were nicknamed 'Abbey Nationals' at this round but I pulled out of these due to the boys needing some daddy time on a long day for them.

my 2016 Arena Open Championship story

SLOTSTOX ARENA POINTS CHAMPION: 266 POINTS

SLOTSTOX ARENA 'WACC TRACK CHAMPION: 110 POINTS

SLOTSTOX ARENA 'BRENTWOOD SHOW' TRACK CHAMPION: 156 POINTS

SLOTSTOX ARENA GOLD TOP CHAMPION

SLOTSTOX ARENA GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPION: 12 points

SLOTSTOX ARENA STATISTICS: 3 final wins – 1 'WACC' and 2 on the Brentwood Show Track

 

PARMASTOX BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES: 7TH - 78 points

PARMASTOX ARENA 'OPEN' CHAMPION (WACCy Races Winner)
PARMASTOX SOUTH BRINK CHALLENGE CUP: 6TH
PARMASTOX THANK GOD! I'M NOT IN THE MEETING CHALLENGE TROPHY RUNNER-UP

PARMASTOX ARENA POINTS CHAMPION: 200 POINTS

PARMASTOX ARENA 'WACC TRACK CHAMPION: 174 POINTS

PARMASTOX ARENA 'ST MARY'S' TRACK CHAMPION: 26 POINTS

PARMASTOX ARENA GOLD TOP CHAMPION

PARMASTOX ARENA GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPION: 42 points

PARMASTOX ARENA WINTER SERIES: 10TH

PARMASTOX ARENA STATISTICS: 11 final wins – 9 'WACC' and 2 'St Mary's'


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ARENA XMAS FUN NIGHT WINNER

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