Southport Radio Car Club hosted the second round of the very popular BRCA 1:10 Off-Road National series. Racers were blessed with sunny and lovely weather all weekend, making the Astroturf track even more of a technical challenge due to the high grip levels. In the 2WD event it was Team Associated’s Neil Cragg (C4.2*/Reedy/LRP) on pole position, ahead of Lee Martin and Simon Moss. The finals saw some cracking racing for the wins of all three legs. Lee took the first, but Neil drove superbly to hold Lee off in the next two and take the overall win.
The track for the 4WD event on Sunday was open and fast with a variety of tire choices being tested during practice. Again it was championship leader Team Associated’s Neil Cragg (B44.2/Reedy/LRP) that dominated qualifying to take every round and put his car on pole position. Lee Martin was best of the rest, just ahead of Tom Yardy (B44.2/Reedy). Again the finals were split, with Neil taking the first leg and Lee the second. The final and deciding leg saw some of the best racing you’re likely to see with fast, clean passes made by both drivers. At the line it was Neil that took the win to continue his perfect start to the 4WD season.
With solid finishes at the first two rounds of the championship, Team Associated/Reedy/LRP’s Neil Cragg leads both the 2WD and 4WD Championship. With four rounds still remaining, the 2005 2WD Buggy IFMAR World Champion looks to continue his winning streak at Eden Park for the next round of the championship May 25-26.
Link: Team Associated