John Lambert fills us in on the happenings at the first Gaslands race event
This season of televised Gaslands events started off with a bang – literally!!
All racers took part in one huge Death Race to open the season so with six teams of two cars each, CARNAGE! was assured. For this season, there were two teams sponsored by Miyazaki, two sponsored by Idris and single teams sponsored by Rutherford and Warden respectively.
With a packed grid, a good clean start was essential, two Idris sponsored cars made a good start whilst the second two were blocked in at the back of the grid it would take time for them to break free.
As cars tried to break free, multiple smashes had the crowds baying for more, TV screens are fitted with an audience votes app and the system froze out as the drivers scrambled for glory.
Amid the mayhem Ghost of the South cleared the pack and then pulled off a stunning manoeuvre at Gate 1
This lead wouldn’t last for long as one of the Warden cars caught him and He was destroyed in a hail of lead by one of the prison cars.
These Idris cars were to prove to be fast but vulnerable. Between gate 1 and 2, the action was about to get hotter as the Rocketman was hit by gunfire from one of Miyazaki cars. None of the rockets had been fired so an explosion destroyed Rocketman and a fireball engulfed an Idris car and a Miyazaki buggy. This is what the crowd had come to see.
Meanwhile three cars were battling it out for the lead. A skilfully executed powerslide allowed Black Stalin (12) to thread through the obstacles on the approach to the finishing line.
With ‘This is my moment’ blasting through the speakers, Black Stalin was cruelly shot up by Chain Reaction.
As Chain Reaction and Constance Sin traded blows, AC1 was able to take advantage and slip past them to win and take first place on the podium.
In this post – apocalyptic world, there’s no Champagne just an inland sea filled with Diet Coke.
Podium places 1st Dave, 2nd Bob, 3rd Andy.
After the success of this event Gascar19 Event 2 will feature not one but two venues!!