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10th IC Circuit Nationals 2019 Round 5 Race Report

10th IC Circuit

Round 5 was held at the long standing  technical and challenging Wombwell  circuit in South Yorkshire on the 28th July. 

 

Saturday unfortunately followed the poor forecast with heavy showers and torrential rain.

 

Of the few drivers who turned up on practice day most spent time securing their gazebos and tents and waterproofing their cars or preparing  their  “wet car “. However a few “brave “drivers ventured on to the circuit with minimal success.

 

First thing Sunday morning was grey and cloudy with a damp circuit but not raining. With rain forecast later a decent time in the early heats would be the target.

 

200mm Touring saw Joe Kerry  (Capricorn ) keep up his reputation  for performance in wet conditions easily taking the FTD. Neil Wallace (Serpent ) qualified in 2nd with Matthieu Dambrine a creditable 3rd.

1/8 GT was very interesting with the Electric car of Paul Bellinger  (Serpent )  seemingly on rails with the rest of the field chasing. Glyn Beal qualified 2nd with his Nitro 1/8 GT car and Craig Jeacock, another electric 1/8 GT, took third.

 

Mark Green (Serpent ) and Glyn Beal (Capricorn ) fought it out in the 220mm GT qualifying with Mark taking FTD , Glyn 2nd and Mark Newby (X-ray ) an impressive 3rd.

Just before the start of the finals the rain returned with constant drizzle.

 

The B Final 220mm GT was a three driver affair ending with :

1st Jamie Paton

2nd Rob Scott

3rd Ian Harthill

 

A Final 200mm Touring say Joe Kerry ( Capricorn ) lead from the front eventually finishing seven laps in front  of 2nd placed Stewart Mcleod (X-ray ) with Neil Wallace  (Serpent ) in 3rd , completing the podium. 

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Torrential rain started falling just as the A Final 1/8th GT final commenced making  conditions treacherous .Just getting a car to run was hard enough. Just as in qualifying this proved no obstacle to Paul Bellinger (Serpent ) who finished seven laps up on Glyn Beal (IGT8 ) ) in second ,with Barry Thompson in 3rd. 

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The A Final 220mm GT was dominated by the top three qualifiers . Mark Green (Serpent ) took the win with Glyn Beal (Capricorn ) runner up ,with a hard earned and well deserved 3rd pl ace for Mark Newby  (X-ray)

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Round 6 takes place at the Halifax circuit on the August Bank Holiday as part of the combined British Open meeting with the electric and 1/8 drivers. 

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