January 15, 2023

2 in a row as Branson wins EWS Round 3

Round 3 of the popular British based Essex Winter Series took place over the weekend with reigning Champion Kyle Branson making it two in a row.  Runner-up at the opening the season opener when Xray team-mate Bruno Coelho took the win on the series’ return following Covid, Branson would qualify on pole for the latest encounter taking all four round of qualifying.  Xray team-mate Harley Eldridge qualified second but found herself defending from Capricorn’s Alex Thurston in the single leg final allowing Branson to take the win.  Eldridge kept Thurston at bay reversing their finishing order of the previous round.  Following his rejoining of the Schumacher team last week, Chris Grainger qualified & finished 4t ahead of his new car’s designer Andy Murray. 

In Stock it was also an Xray win with Zak Finlay starting from the TQ to complete a clean sweep of the series with his third win of the season.  Behind the Schumacher of Billy Fletcher took second with Tony Bond completing the podium.  Front Wheel Drive saw Shane Chipolina’s Schumacher lead home the Awesomatix of Northern Ireland’s Mark Gilliland with the Destiny of Andy Faulkes third.  Promoting the future stars of RC racing, in the Junior-E class it was James Snashall who took TQ and the win, with Harry Woron his closest challenger in both qualifying and the final.  Frankie Fletcher qualified third, but Chloe Snashall came through to third in the final to round out the podium.

Source: EWS [ewsevents.co.uk]


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