2022 1/10 IC & GT8 BRCA Nationals Round 2 Wombwell

10th IC Circuit

Round 2 was held at the long standing technical Wombwell circuit ,

South Yorkshire, on the 21st/22nd May. Another good entry with 46 drivers . 

 2 Wombwell 

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A promising forecast for a dry weekend allowed a full morning open practice and three rounds of timed practice heats on  Saturday. 

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Due to local noise restrictions track time was limited each day so Sunday started with a 15 minute session for those drivers unable to attend on Saturday, followed by three rounds of qualifying heats.

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The track seemed to improve each round with several drivers achieving their best time in the final round.

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The final qualifying positions were as follows:

 

GT8 1/8 Nitro

TQ  Greg Hill

2nd Mark Boothman

3rd. Steve White

 

1/10 IC 220mm GT

TQ  Richard Boult            

2nd Richard K                  

3rd  Jamie Goodall           

 

1/10 IC 200mm Touring

TQ  Stefan Chodzynski                

2nd Devendra Mahatme                     

3rd  Stephen Brooke.                   

 

GT8 1/10 Electric

TQ Alex Thurston 

2nd Glyn Beal

3rd  Craig Woods

 

 

 

 

 

Finals: 

B Final 1/10 Nitro 

 

Dev Mahatme took an early lead before a flame out dropped him down the field .He managed to close the gap eventually taking the win ahead of Freddie and Adz , who had a close battle in second and third.

 

1st Dev Mahatme (Serpent) - 220mm GT

2nd Freddie Parker - 220mm GT

3rd Adz Mughal (Serpent) - 220mm GT

B Final 110 

 

 A Final GT8 Nitro

TQ Greg Hill led from start to finish eventually winning by 3 laps from second placed Ian McLarney. Steve White took the final podium place only one second ahead of Barry Thompson !

1st Greg Hill (X-ray)

2nd Ian McLarney

3rd.Steve White (Serpent)

A Final GT8 Nitro 

 

B Final GT8 Electric 

This was decided by the common electric racing format of three five minute finals with the best two to count for the overall result.

This allows each driver to drop their worst run.

Lee Chapman and Gareth Ramskill took the first two places just as the previous round at Halifax. Jim Griffith took the final podium place.

1st Lee Chapman

2nd Gareth Ramskill

3rd Jim Griffith

B Final GT8E 

 

 

 

A Final 1/10 Nitro

Richard Boult and Richard K. continued their close battle as per qualifying.

Eventually Richard K took the win one lap ahead. Jamie Goodall was in close pursuit before a broken rear belt ended his race. Ian Arkell just came in 7 seconds ahead of Bob Harley, to take his first A Final podium 

1st Ryszard Kozakiewicz (Serpent) 220mm GT

2nd Richard Boult (X-ray) 220mm GT

3rd Ian Arkell (Serpent) 220mm GT

 

A Final 110

 

200mm Touring  

1st     Stefan Chodzynski (Capricorn)

2nd    Devendra Mahatme (Serpent)

3rd     Matt Williams

200mm Touring

 

A Final GT8 Electric  

TQ Alex Thurston dominated all legs. Adam Griffith took second with Craig Woods claiming the final podium place. 

1st Alex Thurston (Capricorn)

2nd Adam Griffith

3rd Craig  Woods (Serpent)

A Final GT8E 

 

Another enjoyable race weekend with some competitive  close racing coupled with an inclusive  friendly atmosphere. The next round is at the challenging Cotswolds circuit  on the weekend of the 25th and 26th June.