April 25, 2018

Tim Wood sweeps BRCA 1/8 IC Track Nats Rd2

Last weekend the second round of the BRCA 1/8th Circuit Championship took place at the Adur circuit on the South Coast. Perhaps the most technical circuit on the calendar, it offers its own unique challenge. Saturday saw a dry day for practice with glorious weather and grip increasing nicely through the day. Sunday saw a round of practice followed by four rounds of qualifying and then finals. Qualifying saw numerous close races, between Tim Wood, Alex Thurston, David Spashett and Neil King. After round 4 it was Tim that took TQ with a new track record, followed by Alex and David. The A-final blasted away, with all ten cars getting away off the line. With the grid being very close on pace, a number of incidents occurred in the first few laps. Tim Wood (Shepherd) led the field from lap one, with close battles all down the field. Neil King (Capricorn) emerged in 2nd after a handful of laps which he never lost, and after a close race John Carr (Shepherd) claimed the final podium position from Jason Frost at the end of the 30 minutes.

In 1/8th Electric the battle for TQ would be between Craig Nutting (ARC), Paul Bellinger (Serpent) and Dave Gerard (Serpent), with Craig on TQ at the end of qualifying. In the A-main an intense battle between Craig and Paul started and Craig took the win, followed by Paul and David. There was good racing amongst the top 5 but Craig had the edge. Round 3 will be at the Halifax track on the 13th May.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com] & BRCA [brca.org]


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