Once the track has been set up there’s normally a period of timed free practise. That’s lap times and time-limited – as in, your last lap time will be displayed on the computer but after three minutes then it’s somebody else’s turn to play.
Our race evening is then divided into two sections. In the first we run the relevant class as per our race calendar, each driver getting to run their car on each of the four lanes.
In the second half we run to Blue Lane Rules which simply means as your name is called to run on blue lane you get to call the class for that race. It doesn’t have to be one from the calendar because we all, generally, have cars from other brands. As long as your fellow racers have an eligible car, the race is on.
If time permits there might then be another set of heats or just more free running.
Fancy digital controllers – cheatin’ sticks – are allowed under Blue Lane Rules but not in the main event.