RCCAOI Nationals, Round 3 NNN Race Report.
The Saturday practice got off to a damp start due to the heavy rain for the previous 18 hours. The rain stopped around lunchtime, and the practice got under way around 2pm. The drainage work under the astro turf proved a success as 20 minutes after the rain stopped; there was no standing water on the track at all.
Finals day, Sunday, proved dryer than the Saturday, with good grip on the artificial surface from the outset. When the Sun came out at lunchtime, drivers commented on the excessive grip and were moving to lower grip tyres, finishing on mini pins by the finals. The high grip levels took its toll on the buggies with many drivers having more than their fair share of mechanical issues.
At the end of the qualifying rounds, Alan Scroggie of Nimcc took T.Q. in the Nitro class with Gary Baird of Badmcc taking T.Q. in the E Buggy class. This was carried through to the final result with Alan Scrogie (Agama) taking first place in the Nitro class, with Gary Baird (Agama) a very close second, and Andrew White (Xray) in third place.
In E Buggy, Barkley Abernathy (Agama) took first place with Gary Baird (Agama) in second, with David Telford (Losi) third.
Next race in the calendar is a re-run of the previously cancelled round 2, this event takes place on Sunday 18th at MCRC, Monaghan.
Best of luck to all those competing.