December 9, 2010

Skelding wins Team Durango Winter Series Rd2

Skelding wins Team Durango Winter Series Rd2

Round 2 of the Team Durango Winter Series took place on Sunday 28th November and despite the bitterly cold temperatures, 110 drivers attended the event. The track for this round of the series featured much less high grip carpet than round 1. The carpet of the touring car track had been rolled away leaving the wooden boarding as the racing surface for the majority of the track. This surface gave a medium level of grip, allowing the cars to slide around a little. Other surfaces were used, there was a carpet section at the start of the straight and the huge table top jump in front of the rostrum was also carpeted. There was a slippy surfaced hairpin on the corner before the wall ride. The table top was a new feature this time and saw the cars getting some big air time. As well as this feature there were four smaller jumps around the track.

The format of this meeting was to be the ‘normal’ format for off road meeting in the UK – 4 rounds of round-by-round qualifying with your best 2 scores to count, followed by a single final. Qualifying was dominated by Team Durango driver Nathan Walters. Nathan took the TQ position for all 4 rounds of qualifying showing that the Team Durango DEX410 and dBoots tyres were the class of the field. Second and third positions were tied on points and had to be separated on fastest time. This went to Keith Robertson from Team Durango’s Adam Skelding who was also showing the raw speed of the DEX410 and dBoots tyres.

Skelding wins Team Durango Winter Series Rd2

Qualifying results:
1. Nathan Waters – 2pts (DEX410 / dBoots Terrabyte)
2. Keith Robertson – 4pts
3. Adam Skelding – 4pts (DEX410 / dBoots Terrabyte)
4. James Helliwell – 7pts (DEX410)
5. Karl Jackson – 8pts
6. Kev Lee – 10pts
7. Andy Griffiths – 10pts
8. David Gibson – 11pts
9. Greg Williams – 13pts
10.Chris Bowater – 14pts (DEX410 / dBoots Terrabyte)

The start of the A final saw cars fighting for track position around the first corner. A collision put pole-sitter Nathan back into the pack. Adam Skelding had made an awesome start from third on the grid and took the lead. Over the first part of the race Adam pulled out a good lead and was able to keep a good gap to the rest of the pack. Nathan was on a charge and had got into second place. Following hotly on Nathans heels was Greg Williams from 9th on the grid. A small error by Adam saw Nathan and Greg reduce the gap. Then a rare error from Nathan allowed Greg past into second place. Adam continued in the lead of the race till the end to take the win of round 2 of the Team Durango Winter Series at Ardent Raceway.

Final results:
1. Adam Skelding – 14 / 311.88 (DEX410 / dBoots Terrabyte)
2. Greg Williams – 14 / 312.37
3. Nathan Waters – 14 / 313.17 (DEX410 / dBoots Terrabyte)
4. Karl Jackson – 13 / 300.12
5. Kev Lee – 13 / 309.77
6. Keith Robertson – 13 / 318.24
7. Chris Bowater – 12 / 306.33 (DEX410 / dBoots Terrabyte)
8. David Gibson – 8 / 197.41
9. James Helliwell – 1 / 33.13 (DEX410)
10.Andy Griffiths – 0 / 0.00

Source: Durango []


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