June 13, 2011

Jefferies & Smith win rain hit BRCA Rd2

Jefferies & Smith win rain hit BRCA Rd2

Round two of this years BRCA national 1:10 on road championship was renamed in honour of the passing of Mike Reedy, the Reedy Cotswold national saw a full entry of top UK drivers the only noticeable absentee being Elliott Harper who opted to miss this round in favour of revising for exams. Starting car one was reigning champion Chris Grainger, the Schumacher driver had made a great start to the season taking round one at West London and was looking to make it two out two in the Super Touring class. Saturday saw Andy Moore start well in the Super Touring class and he led the qualifying overnight from Olly Jefferies and Chris Kerswell, in pro stock it was James Hart up front for Schumacher ahead of David Hall and Chris Slater.

Sunday was dominated by the weather; it rained consistently from early morning and after two more rounds of qualifying Andy Moore remained up front ahead of Olly Jefferies, Matt White had been quick all weekend and he would line up third for the super touring A final. In 10.5 stock it was a first TQ at a UK national for Mark Wallace who put in some strong runs over the weekend, a popular result with the majority of the entry, Mark lined up ahead of James Hart and Jon Bowden. The rain continued to fall without a break as the meeting headed towards the three leg finals, at this point only a small handful of drivers had called it a day and the majority had successfully waterproofed their cars.

Jefferies & Smith win rain hit BRCA Rd2

Leg one of the 10.5 stock final was won in spectacular fashion by young Zak Smith, as the front runners struggled on the soaking track the Associated driver came from sixth on the grid to take leg, making it an Associated one two was Chris Slater, Lee Price completed the podium for Schumacher, another driver coming from well down the grid

In super touring Hot Bodies driver Andy Moore lost the lead early on to Olly Jefferies and Olly took a comfortable win in very difficult conditions ahead of Chris Kerswell and Andy Moore.

Following the first round of finals the BRCA took the decision to abandon the meeting and base the results from the first leg finishing positions, the rain never looked like stopping and it was becoming dangerous for marshals with large lakes appearing on the straight. So a double for Associated with Olly Jefferies and Zak Smith taking a slightly shortened national, Slater is also an Associated driver and Kerswell was running a TC6 as a privateer, so a good day in the rain for the American manufacturer and fittingly a win for two Reedy powered cars.

The teams now have a five week break before the next round at Halifax.

Source: BRCA [brca.org]


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