1/10th Electric Off Road National Championships

Round 2, Sunday, June 18th, Navan Nitro Nuts (NNN)

Round 2 of the RCCAOI 1/10 Off Road National Championships took place at NNN on June 18th

 

The sun was out and the team at Navan had prepared a great track so everyone was looking forward to a fun day at the track!

Qualifying

2wd Modified

The pace was close right from the first heat with 4 s separating the top 3 with Dylan, Derek and Denzell talking the top spots.  Only William improved in Rd2 taking the fastest time with Dylan chasing hard but making some mistakes to drop back a bit from the lead.  Rd 3 saw Derek take the win with a mistake free run and secured TQ for the day.  Dylan snatched 2nd from Denzell by 0.05s to get second overall. Williams win in Rd2 saw him take 3rd on the grid.

 

2wd Clubman

Gary Hunter continued his form from Banbridge and went fastest in Rd1, pipping Tony Dorney by 3s.  However, Tony wasn’t having that and took the win in Heat 2 from Graham with Gary taking 3rd.  The last heat saw Gary regain his composure and took TQ from Tony with Graham in 3rd

 

4wd Modified

William won the first heat by just over 1s from Denzell.  Dylan took 3rd and Andrew showing he was keen to do well was a very close 4th.  With everyone making some mistakes in Rd 2, William ended up the quickest again, this time by only 0.05s from Derek.  William really showed his speed in Rd 3 taking the only 12lap heat of the event. Derek made another 2nd with Dylan 3rd

 

4wd Clubman

Tony Dorney was fastest in the first heat with Graham chasing hard.  Ivan, with a breakdown took 3rd.  Ivan improved in Rd2 to 2nd but Tony took the win to seal TQ.  Tony won again in Rd3 with Graham in 2nd.

 

Finals

 

2wd Modified.

Alan made the best start in Leg1 and moved up two places.  A mistake from Derek let Dylan into the lead and then a mistake from Will let Derek back to 2nd with Will dropping to 5th.  A hectic last 3 laps some mistakes from Dylan and Derek allowing Will to recover to take the win from Derek and Dylan.

A mistake on the first lap by Dylan let Derek, Will and Denzell into the lead to battle for the win. Eventually Will took the win by 0.6s from Derek and winning the overall at the same time.  Dylan made it back up 4th.

Another mistake from Dylan at the start of Leg 3 saw Denzell move into the lead with Andrew and Alan taking 2nd and 3rd from 6th and 7th on the grid.  Just over halfway through the race and Alan moved into 2nd and Will was charging hard and was back in 3rd.  All the action was on the last lap and after the dust settled, Alan emerged to take 1st place from Will and Denzell.

Well done to Alan on winning a National A Final.  Great racing from this young man!!

Final results were Will – 1st, Derek – 2nd and Alan - 3rd.

 

2wd Clubman

Leg 1 saw Tony show his speed with 1st place.  Marcin took a great 2nd after a close race with Ivan. 

Leg 2 saw Ivan in another close race – this time with Tony.  Ivan took the win by just over 1s with Gary finishing 3rd

Everything was wide open for the overall and the pressure was on Gary to convert the pole position.  Ivan had the best and moved into the lead on lap 3 and wouldn’t look back.  He won the race and took overall.  After a very close race, Tony took 2nd from Graham and Marcin.

Final results were Ivan – 1st, Tony – 2nd and Marcin 3rd.

 

4wd Modified.

William continued his qualifying approach and won the first final from the start tone with no mistakes.  Derek made an error on the 1st lap but recovered back to 2nd by lap 8.  A mistake by Denzell on the final lap let Dylan into 3rd place.

More of the same from Will in Leg 2:  win from the start and securing the overall and a Double National Win – Well Done Will!!   This time Derek made an error and couldn’t recover allowing Denzell to take 2nd from Dylan. 

Leg 3 saw Will make a mistake! But he would recover and still win the final showing his dominance on the day.  A lot of racing and a few mistakes from the others resulted in Dylan taking 2nd from Denzell.
Final results were Will – 1st, Denzell – 2nd and Dylan 3rd.

 

4wd Clubman

Pole man Tony made an early mistake and Ivan took the lead on the first lap.  Tony made it back into first for the win by only 4s from Ivan with Graham in 3rd.

Leg 2 saw Tony lead from the start with Ivan moving into 2nd after a breakdown by Graham.

With Tony already winning the overall, he crashed on lap 1 and didn’t recover.  Ivan took the win from Graham

Final results were Tony – 1st, Ivan – 2nd and Graham 3rd.

 

 

Everyone had a great day in the sun and there was truly some great close racing on the challenging track.

Well done to all the winners.

Current Championship Standings after Round 2:

 

2wd Modified

 

4wd Modified

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

William White

198

 

1

William White

199

2

Dylan McBurney

196

 

2

Dylan McBurney

196

3

Alan Thompson

194

 

3

Andrew Rennick

193

 

2wd Clubman

 

4wd Clubman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Gary Hunter

197

 

1

Graham Parkes

198

2

Marcin Debowski

197

 

2

Tony Dorney

100

3

Graham Parkes

194

 

 Ivan Thompson

 99

 

Finally, thank-you to all those who turned to up to race and also to Colin and NNN for running a great event.

See you at Round 3 in Dublin on Sunday August 6th

 

 

2wd Modified Winners

1st William White (left), 2nd Derek McCloskey (not pictured), 3rd Alan Thompson (right)

 

2WD Clubman

1st Ivan Thompson (right), 2nd Tony Dorney (left), 3rd Marcin Debowski (not pictured)

 

4WD Modified

1st William White (Centre), 2nd Denzell McBurney (right), 3rd Dylan McBurney (left)

 

4WD Clubman

1st Tony Dorney (left), 2nd Ivan Thompson (right), 3rd Graham Parkes (not pictured)

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