RACE REPORT: Colchester BRCA 4wd On-Road National

For the fifth and final round of this years BRCA 4wd On-road Championship, it was off to the Colchester track. With the Modified and 17.5 titles already decided, it just left the 13.5 title to be decided. A couple of surprise entries were previous champions Olly Jefferies and the now un-retired Elliott Harper.

In the first round of qualifying it was Tony Broad with his X-Ray X-4 fastest with a 21 lapper, from the Schumachers of Mason Weston and Jamie Hickin. Round two saw a win for Mason from Tony and Jamie. Round three and with Tony and Mason sitting it out, it was Jack Collins who took the win with his Schumacher Mi8 from Jamie and Chris Parrott. All of which saw Tony on pole from Mason, by virtue of the tie-break, with Jack edging out Jamie for third.

In the finals, it was Mason who took the first leg from Tony and Jack. The second leg went to Tony from Jack and Jamie. Tony took the overall win by winning the third leg from Mason and Jack and that was also the final order.

Overall Championship:-
1. Tony Broad
2. Alex Brocklebank
3. Jack Collins




It was Schumacher's Ollie Payne who put in the only 22 lapper to go top, from  defending 13.5 champion, Zak Findlay and his X-Ray and Ricky Copsey, on his home circuit, showing a return to form in third. Round two saw Zak take the win from Ricky and Sam Law.The third round saw Ollie take the win from Zak and Billy Fletcher was third with his Schumacher Mi8. This saw Ollie on pole from Zak and Ricky.

The first leg saw a bit of rain and it was Ollie who took the win from Zak and Ben Moorey's Awesomatix was third. The second leg saw another win for Ollie from Ricky with Billy Fletcher in third. With the overall win the bag, Ollie sat out the final leg which saw a win for Ben from Sam Nicholls and Ricky. This gave Ben second and Ricky third on the podium.And by virtue of the win, Ollie Payne became the 2023 13.5 Champion.


Overall Championship:-
1. Ollie Payne
2. Zak Findlay
3. Billy Fletcher



The first round saw the returning Elliott Harper with his Schumacher Mi8 go fastest from Yokomo's Alex Thurston's Yokomo BD-12 and defenfending champion, Kyle Branson, with his X-Ray X-4, the top six were all on 22 laps.Round two saw another win for Elliott from Bailey Graves, Alex and Schumacher's Andy Murray. Elliot made it a hat-trick of wins by taking round three from Olly Jefferies and Kyle. So, it was Elliott on pole position from Alex with Olly edging out Kyle for third by virtue of the tie-break.

In the finals, the first leg was wet with the rest being dry, and it was Elliott who took the clean sweep of all three legs for the overall win, what a way to make your return. Behind him it was Alex in the runner-up spot with a brace of seconds, with the final podium spot going to Kyle with a second and a fourth, edging out Olly who had two thirds.

Overall Championship:-
1. Kyle Branson

2. Zak Smith


3.Alex Thurston



[Article by Mike Haswell]

[Published by Nikita Finnigan]