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Old 01-25-2012, 05:24 AM   #1
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Default BRCA 1/12th Scale Nationals

Round 4 of the BRCA 1/12th Scale Nationals took place in Plymouth, UK last weekend.

In the stock class on Saturday, Team Associated/Reedy/LRP factory driver Olly Jefferies continued his dominant qualifying form by taking his 5th consecutive TQ of the season. Reigning British Champion Andy Griffiths joined Olly on the front row of the A final grid with his Nosram powered V-Dezign car, while former World Champion David Spashett lined up 3rd.


Olly Jefferies - Stock TQ

In the A final, Olly led Andy and the pair enjoyed a very close race for more than 7 minutes of the race, until a small error just 3 laps from home allowed Andy through into the lead. Chris Kerswell came from 5th on the grid to finish 2nd for Serpent/LRP ahead of Spashett, while Olly could only manage 4th place following another error whilst trying to regain the lead from Andy on the penultimate lap.


Andy Griffiths - Stock Winner

In modified on Sunday, Mark Stiles made some alterations to the setup of his LRP powered Serpent S120LT for the morning practice session after struggling to find pace on the previous day. These improved his car somewhat and he spent the first 2 qualifying runs further refining the handling. His efforts were rewarded in the last 2 qualifiers where he set the fastest time, thus giving him the overall TQ ahead of Olly Jefferies and Andy Griffiths. This was the first time this season that a driver other than Olly had TQd a BRCA 1/12 national.


Mark Stiles - Modified TQ

Mark led away the A final field closely followed by Olly, and these two immediately pulled a large gap to the chasing pack. In the early stages Olly was applying pressure at the front, but a mistake coming onto the straight sent his car flying off the track 1 minute into the race. This allowed Mark to relax and settle into a comfortable rhythm and he wasnt challenged for the remaining 7 minutes. At the end he had a comfortable lead of more than 6 seconds and lapped every other car in the final except former World Champion David Spashett who finished in 2nd place. Olly recovered from his early crash to finish 3rd.


Modified Podium

Videos of the two A finals can be found here;
Stock - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auys6vU-eTA
Modified - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvMk8AqM7bA

With 2 events remaining, Olly looks to be favourite for both titles and a good result at the next round may be good enough to secure him overall honours. Full results and updated championship positions will be available at http://www.brca.org/?q=content/112th...nationals/1462 soon.

The organising club would like to thank Horizon Hobby UK, CML Distribution, HPI Europe and Corally UK for donating a selection of prizes that were handed out to a number of young drivers and new competitors in the class.
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That track looks fantastic !
Thank you for taking the time it takes to do a race report.

I saw it posted on RedRC as well.

Just curious about the delay in posting full results ?
Rd #3 from December is still gone missing
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The guy who compiles our results and championship points leads a very busy work and family life. He usually manages to get them up within a couple of weeks of the event. The championship has been updated since December, but it looks like the meeting results got overlooked...
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Congrats to the podium makers. I follow the RC Race chat threads also, It is nice to put some faces with the names.
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Its good seeing David Spashett back at the track. Someones knows if he will attend the Stock Euros or Worlds also?
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Its good seeing David Spashett back at the track. Someones knows if he will attend the Stock Euros or Worlds also?
I don't think we'll see David racing at any EFRA or IFMAR events in the near future. It took us a long time to persuade him to come racing at the nationals again, but now he's back into it he's really enjoying it. He's doing it for enjoyment though and doesn't want/need the high pressure of big international events...
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