Kyle Branson wins BRCA 1/8th Nationals Rd9

Kyle Branson wins BRCA 1/8th Nationals Rd9

The final race of the 2014 national series was hosted by the Cotswold circuit at the Kemble airfield. With the championship already decided in favour of Mark Green, it was the remaining places which needed deciding and the GP2 and GP3 championships. Saturday was wet so no drivers ventured out on track until early afternoon when a dry line appeared and the grip steadily increased. The pace setters were North, King, Hastings, Carr and Wood until the practice was cut short due to rain. Kyle Branson with his Capricorn / XRD factory setup did not practice but was booked in to race for Sunday.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Matsukura wraps up 4WD TQ at EOS Round 1

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A clean sweep of the opening three qualifiers at the Euro Offroad Series season opener in Poland this morning have secured Naoto Matsukura an early overall TQ for 4WD. The Yokomo driver secured his second ever EOS pole position in the 4WD class, having TQ’d last season’s final round, by topping Q3 ahead of defending champion Joern Nuemann having also beaten the German in Q2.  A repeat of the Q2 Top 3 Lee Martin would again post the third fastest time.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Matsukura takes opening 4WD qualifier

Matsukura takes opening 4WD qualifier

Winner of 2WD yesterday, Naoto Matsukura got 4WD underway this morning at the Euro Offroad Series underway in Poland with a TQ run in the opening round of qualifying.  Having set the pace in Friday’s practice, the Yokomo driver survived two mistakes over the 5-minutes to just pip Team Durango’s Michal Orlowski by 4/10ths of a second.  Completing the Top 3 for the first of the five scheduled qualifiers was Lee Martin with defending champion Joern Neumann posting the fifth fastest time.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Matsukura opens EOS title defence with Polish win

Matsukura opens EOS title defence with Polish win

Naoto Matsukura got his 2WD title defence in the Euro Offroad Series off to the perfect start in Poznan, Poland, as he took the overall win at Round 1 of the championship’s fourth season.  Having survived making contact with Top Qualifier Carson Wernimont in A1, the Yokomo driver wrapped up the win in A2 with a more straight forward pass on the American to win by 10-seconds.  Taking the win in A3 ahead of Lee Martin, Joern Neumann would claim second overall with Martin completing the podium, his first in 2WD for Yokomo.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Impressive Wernimont secures overall TQ at EOS Rd1

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Carson Wernimont has become the first American to TQ a round of the European high profile Euro Offroad Series, the Schumacher driver securing pole position for the season opener in Poland from reigning champion Naoto Matsukura.  Going into the final qualifier in a three way shootout for the honour of Top Qualifier with Yokomo pairing Matsukura and Lee Martin, third behind Joern Neumann and Jesper Rasmussen was enough for Wernimont to achieve something his fellow countrymen Ryan Cavalieri, Dustin Evans and Mike Truhe failed to do.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Wernimont cracks carpet surface at EOS

Wernimont cracks carpet surface at EOS

American talent Carson Wernimont has made a break through in terms of racing on European style indoor tracks by claiming an impressive TQ run double at the Euro Offroad Series in Poland.  Having shown strongly in practice yesterday for what is only his second time to race on carpet, he finally put his Schumacher at the top the time sheets in Q4 going on to back that up in Q5 with a second TQ run.  The result puts 17-year-old old in contention alongside defending Champion Naoto Matsukura and Lee Martin for the overall 2WD TQ going into the sixth & final qualifier at the EOS #4 season opener.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Martin tops 2WD Q3 at EOS

Martin tops 2WD Q3 at EOS

Lee Martin topped the third round of 2WD qualifying at the Euro Offroad Series in Poland.  With Yokomo team-mate Naoto Matusukra setting the pace in the opening two qualifiers at the Poznan event, a mistake by the defending champion allowed Martin to go top of the timing screens to take take the round by one & a half seconds from Team Durango’s Joern Neumann.  After struggling in Q2, Schumacher’s Carson Wernimont completed the Top 3 while further mistakes from Matsukura would see him end up 14th fastest.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Matsukura TQs opening EOS qualifier

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Defending 2WD champion Naoto Matsukura TQ’d the opening round of qualifying at the Euro Offroad Series season opener in Poznan, Poland, this morning. The Yokomo driver took the first of the six qualifiers by over 3.5 seconds from Team Durango’s Michal Orlowski with Yokomo team-mate & practice pace setter Lee Martin completing the Top 3.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

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