Team Durango UK driver Craig Collinson, sent us this race report from the second round of the Chadderton Winter Series:
“Last weekend the Batley Buggy Club hosted the second round of their Chadderton winter series, held at Radclyffe Athletics Centre. With over 120 entrants, a full days’ racing was ahead of the drivers as they arrived at 7:30 on Sunday morning.
The multisurface track looked fantastic with a good mix of jumps, bumps, carpet and the usual cork flooring. The track was also laid out to run anti-clockwise just to mix things up a bit.
As qualifying got under way it was clear to see the fast guys were all running dBoots Terrabytes tyres (A compound), as these proved to provide the most grip on the cork flooring and looked super consistent between surfaces. Just like in the first round both 2WD and 4WD classes were run on the same day, so it was all systems go for those competing in both classes. There was some great and close racing throughout the four rounds, but it was Team Durango driver Craig Collinson who was on form again, taking three out of four qualifying rounds with both his DEX410v3 and DEX210, to give him the overall TQ spot with both cars. Steve Lawson qualified second in 2WD and Conor Cocker took the second qualifier spot in 4WD, also driving a Team Durango DEX410v3.
Everyone got off to a clean start on the first lap, with Craig pulling out a small lead from Conor who unfortunately then made a mistake on lap two. This gave Craig a comfortable lead and he simply never looked back after that. Craig drove an error-free final and pulled away from the chasing pack lap after lap, cruising over the line to take the win by well over seven seconds. His DEX410v3 really was in a class of its own.
The 2WD final was very much a mirror of the 4WD final, only this time it was Steve Lawson who made the error after a few laps. Again this allowed Craig to drive away with his DEX210 for another comfortable win. His car looked so easy to drive and was super consistent all day.
The series is looking good for Team Durango and dBoots, taking the TQ spot and win of the opening two rounds!”
Link: Team Durango