September 27, 2011

Nathan Waters wins Rd6 of UK SC Champs

The 6th and final round of the Inaugural UK National Short course Championship was held at the A1 Racing Club. From the results at previous rounds, Stuart Harlow with his DESC410R had an excellent chance to wrap up the series win with a good result. Attending their first SC national of the year were Nathan Waters, Adam Skelding and Andy Wesson driving their DESC410R’s. Qualifying was a mixed bag for Nathan and Adam, who both suffered timing issues and lost round scores. After 4 rounds it was Adam who took TQ taking the last two rounds of qualifying with Andy Wesson securing 2nd on the grid with Stuart Harlow and Nathan Waters lining up 3rd and 4th respectively. 7 Durango’s lined up in the A main, showing once again that the DESC410R is the truck to have in 4wd.

Waters was determined to make up for his bad luck in qualifying and rushed to the front in the first leg with some fender bending passes off the line. Skelding rolled out of his way in fear of the same treatment and Waters never looked back. Behind, a battle ensued between Skelding, Wesson and Harlow for the with Wesson holding on to take 2nd from Skelding and Harlow. Leg two would be an almost carbon copy start for Waters, but his progress to the front was halted by some panel beating from Wesson, Skelding and Harlow, more paint was traded then in a demolition derby over the next few laps with the four of them separated by only a couple of feet. Eventually, Waters broke free and took the second leg from Harlow and Wesson. Leg three was an altogether different affair as Skelding took an untroubled flag to flag victory, Waters came un stuck on lap one as his do or die first corner tactics finally bit him hard and Harlow retired early. This left the overall meeting result as:

1. Nathan Waters – DESC410R
2. Adam Skelding – DESC410R
3. Andy Wesson – DESC410R
4. Stuart Harlow – DESC410R

4th place was enough for Stuart Harlow to take the overall title with his Team Durango DESC410R, with none of the people in front of him being in the title race.

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