Irish Nats round 2 took place last weekend at the AstroTurf track of NIMCC . The track itself is challenging as it's pretty tight ,twisty and full on with a pretty quick lap time of below 30secs . If you make a mistake you pay heavy .
Qualifying and the weather was playing its part with sun showers and although it dried very quickly half the track was bone dry the other half stayed slick . Alan Scroggie set the pace followed by Gary Baird ,Barkley Abernethy and Aaron Vance .
Finals and it was the same story with the weather , with clouds in the sky mini pins where a no and most in the main final decided it wasn't to be chanced . So with spirals bolted to their cars the first few mins where interesting ton say the least until they got use to the grip level . Alan had a issue and had to retire by the first round of pit stops which left Gary to take up the lead which he didn't come close to relinquishing . Barkley had a flame out on 10 mins and spent 35 mins clawing his way back up to 2nd . Aaron Vance cut a few times and promoted Colin Whelan to a well deserved 3rd . Hats tipped to Gary Baird a kewl 45 min drive and a deserving win with difficult conditions .
In eBuggy the final was super close, with 6 seconds covering multiple places. In the end Gary finished 2nd and Barkley 3rd.
The fifth and final round of the BRCA National Championships took place at Sough over the weekend with the Championship on the line between Darren Bloomfield and Elliott Boots. Elliott was in a strong position with Darren having to TQ and win, with Elliott being 14th or lower to take the title.
Due to weather conditions early on in the year round 3 had been washed out so the rerun filled the reserve date. Quiet a different story this time with 20c and the sun blazing in the Cork sky's .. CRCCC (Cork Radio Control Car Club) has a very fast flowing European style track where any small mistakes punish big time ...
August Bank Holiday usually has a 3 day race of one form or another over it, and this year was no different. However the Herts club tried something different and rather than have a race dedicated to one tyre manufacture, they created an event where the 3 most prominent tyre brands in the UK