MMR RACEWAY ROUND 1 RACE REPORT 26/03/22

Large Scale Off Road

26/03/22 MMR Raceway Round 1

Where do we start apart from saying what a great start to the BRCA LSOR Nationals. 63 drivers booked in, it was looking to be a good weekend of racing.

The weather was great, and the track looked fantastic. With the track open from 10am the drivers were quick to hit the track, with much needed practice on the new layout the drivers were quick to pick their lines.

The MMR team have put in some challenging work to improve the track before our arrival and continued that hard work while we enjoyed the track. The new section MMR added made it challenging for the drivers with the hidden bumps and flowing corners, this just added to the fun for the racers the whole weekend

Practice was over, the racers were ready for there first heats of the season and the day, with the rest to follow on Sunday along with the finals. With the first round of heats completed some drivers had work on there hands to make up for some tricky racing where others just flew around the track.

The day ended and the spanners were out prepping for a fun pack Sunday for the final two rounds of qualifying heats and then the finals.

Finals saw some cooler weather than the day before which ment the driver was on their toes with a slippy start to the day as the track had its morning dew and was awaiting the sun to burn it off.

Both qualifying rounds were complete, and it was on to the finals. With the increase in numbers in the short course class we saw an E final where the drivers were trying their best to bump up into the upper finals.

The weather was warming up which ment the track conditions were improving, and faster times were seen. Which made very pleasant viewing of all the finals in the afternoon and below are the results of all three classes.

2WD Class

1st Place Karl Norris

2nd Place Mark Higgins

3rd Place Craig Chilvers

4WD Class

1st Place Tommy Chung

2nd Place Mathew Perry

3rd Place Dave Ashton

Short Course

1st Place Ian Oddie

2nd Place Taylor Letchford

3rd Place Matt Stokes