July 12, 2021

Wins for Jefferies & Askell at BRCA Nats Rd2

For round two of the BRCA Touring Car series drivers headed to the southeast of the UK to the Colchester club. In modified Olly Jefferies headed the entry but at a recent warm up race he was beaten for the first time this season which threw the form book out of the window and on paper at least opened the door for the likes of Kyle Branson, Chris Grainger and Harley Eldridge who all looked quick in pre national testing. Jefferies took round one of qualifying while Grainger sat out the first round giving him the new tyre advantage over the following runs, the Awesomatix went on to take TQ ahead of Jefferies but would start the finals on used rubber.

On fresher tyres for leg one Jefferies did not take long to ease past Grainger and once ahead Jefferies set about managing his tyres for leg two taking as little out of them as he could to take the leg one win. Leg two of the modified A final saw a similar start with Jefferies pushing hard and Grainger defending, but it was a similar story and the Xray driver was soon past and on his way to taking the leg win and with it the overall win. Qualifying third Kyle Branson had one of his best national results moving up to take second overall for Capricorn, Harley Eldridge showed great pace once again and was rewarded with another podium as the Yokomo driver took third on the day. Maximum points for Jefferies after two rounds sees him comfortably on top of the championship table with two rounds in the books.

In the 13.5 stock class it was the Capricorn of Billy Fletcher who would take TQ but like the first round at Eastbourne Billy was not able to follow up on a strong qualifying with two good points scoring finals, despite taking the second leg Billy’s first leg let him down on the day and he would finish disappointingly down in fifth. Taking the overall win from third on the grid was Marcus Askell, a result that sees the Xray driver now lead the championship in the stock class. Starting from fourth on the grid Zak Finlay salvaged some useful championship points taking second place for ARC, reigning stock champion James Hart put a poor qualifying performance by his standards behind him to take third overall for Schumacher.

Round three of the series sees the championship move north the fast flowing and recently re surfaced Halifax track.

Source: BRCA [brca.org]


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