A quick reminder that 5th and Final Round of the 1:8 Off-Road All-Ireland National Championships takes part in Navan on Sunday 7th September with practice on Saturday 6th.
A Few UPDATES -
Open practice (weather permitting) Sat 12-5pm and BBQ 5pm (juicy burgers and bangers & a beer - might stretch to a bun and a bit of salad too) - I know that some of you like to bring speciality meats so feel free as long as I get one of those chicken kebabs Jeff
Sunday gates open 8am with booking in & practice 8.15-9.30am sharp ... First heat off the line 10am. Chipper on Sunday for lunch... (and left overs from BBQ... )
WHERE ARE WE - if you haven't visited us before we are -
Located in the MDL (Meath District League) grounds on the Trim road approx 2km from Navan.
GPS - 53.622798,-6.686972
Accomodation - check web site or click in this link -http://murray135.com/nnn/nnnforum/?page_id=605
Also please note that the TRACK IS CLOSED FROM FRIDAY night 29th for maintenance and as per National Rules.
Rallycross Round 4 took place at the Badmcc track. Conditions on the day were mixed with the heavy rain predicted staying away and racers just having to contend with a few showers effecting the track throughout the day. In the Nitro Class it was championship leader Bradley Baird who won out in the race to TQ taking best time in three of the 4 rounds closely followed by the chasing pack of Gary Baird / Alan Scroggie and Barkley Abernethy. At the start of the A Main positions changed at the front with TQ driver Bradley dropping down in the first lap to 3rd and Barkley jumping from 4 to first a place he held till just after the first pit stop window. By lap 30 the top four where as they qualified 1,2,3,4 but on lap36 a problem for Bradley in car 1 dropped him out of the race costing valuable time in the pits. Returning to the track and with the nitrous flowing he set about chasing down the lost places setting the top five lap times of the final in the last ¼ of the race. Unfortunately it was not to be as Gary and Alan posted equally fast times to stay clear of the chasing Bradley who with only a few laps remaining managed to overtake Barkley and salvage a podium spot. Gary managed to hold on out front with a clear drive and win the race with Alan finishing up in a strong second place. With four rounds and three different winners, the final round in Navan is set to be the ultimate showdown for the championship title!
In the EBuggy class as in Nitro it was Bradley Baird who took top spot in qualifying but he didn’t have it all his own way. The current Championship leader Aaron Vance was posting competitive times and was the only driver in the class to break into 11laps in qualifying. At the start of the Final Bradley and Aaron built up an early lead over the chasing pack with both drivers swapping top spot throughout the race several times, in the end it went to Bradley who passed Aaron on lap 11 of 14 and managed to stay ahead as they passed through back markers winning out by just 1 second. Behind was a battle for the final podium place. Like the top two the competition was fierce between Andrew Rennick, Colin Whelan and Gary Baird. Of the three Andrew had made the best start jumping from 5th place to 3rd and was doing a great job keeping the chasing pack behind. On lap 5 Andrew briefly lost out to Gary but battled back to regain the spot on the next lap after a mistake caused Gary to have to be Marshalled and dropping him down 2 places to 5th and promoting Colin to 4th. At the ¾ mark it was Andrew who lost 3rd to a charging Colin. Racing to the buzzer Andrew left nothing on the track and was having to be defended by Colin throughout the final laps. In the end Colin held on and managed to grab the final Podium spot.