March 22, 2016

BRCA 1/12th Nationals Rd5 – Report

BRCA 1/12th Nationals Rd5 – Report

The BRAC 2015/16 1/12th National series went to MB Models in Leeds for the final meeting of the season to run in a newly built permanent race venue run by Michael Ball. In Sunday’s Open Modified qualifying Alexander Hagberg would take FTD from Olly Jefferies by just under 0.8 of a second, while Chris Kerswell takes third. Adam Catchpole, Mark Stiles, David Spashett, Andy Murray and Marcus Askell line up behind.

In the A-final, before the start of the race, Jefferies struck problems and only just made it to the grid in time. The race then saw a mostly clean start with only a few incidents. Hagberg and Jefferies pull away from the rest of the pack. Hagberg also pulls a lead over Jefferies. Jefferies hits problems and is forced to retire. That would mean that David Spashett just had to finish to be crowned champion. Hagberg pull a huge lead and lapped the entire field, taking the win from Catchpole and Kerswell. Overall David Spashett would be crowned champion of the Open Modified class for 2015/16.

Sport Modified qualifying Ollie Payne topped the tables with a health margin of over 3.9 seconds to Darren Lee. Tim Wood would take the third spot. Entering the meeting, Wood is at the top of the championship tables with Payne close behind. Payne would have to win with Wood lower than second in order for Payne to take the title cleanly without tie breakers. If Payne wins, and Wood takes second, it will go to a tie breaker. The A-final sees a very scattered start with a few flying cars. Payne leads from Matt Lax and Aidan Ripley. Mick Farrell moves himself up to 3rd. Payne and Ripley battle for the lead. Lee pulls off with issues and is out. Ripley pushes to catch Payne for first. Wood currently in 6th has to push through the field to put the pressure on Payne for the championship. Ripley falls through the pack leaving Mick Farrell the put the pressure on Payne. Wood meanwhile charges through the field and makes it past Farrell, Wood in second behind Ripley. Kieren Manders follows behind Wood and goes into third place. Ripley would retain his lead from Wood and Manders. For the championship, Payne and Wood are tied on points even after a count back so it falls to qualifying positions from previous rounds. Payne would win the championship by one single qualifying position from previous rounds. An amazingly close finish for the championship.

BRCA 1/12th Nationals Rd5 – Report

In Saturday’s 13.5 Stock qualifying Matt Lax takes TQ by a small margin of 0.254 seconds from Ollie Payne who is looking to take the championship title. He is second the championship going into the final round with Mark Jewitt second. Jewitt can only manage fourth in qualifying. Aidan Ripley takes the third spot on the grid. In the A-final Matt Lax would talk the win with another small margin of 0.22 seconds from Ollie Payne. Mark Jewitt could only manage third. That meant that Payne would take the 13.5 Stock national championship by a single point from Jewitt.

In the 10.5 Stock qualifying Olly Jefferies would take FTD by a healthy margin to David Spashett and Chris Kerswell. Mark Stiles, second in the championship going into the meeting could only manage seventh on the grid. In the A-final Jefferies would take the win from Spashett and Catchpole. Stile could only manage fifth and Olly Jefferies would be crowned 10.5 Stock national champion after winning all three of the round that he attended.

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