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December 6, 2011

Brunsden & DNX408 take HNMC Winter Cup Round 5

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 12:13 am

Kevin Brunsden took a big win at the 5th round of the Herts Nitro Model Club’s winter cup series as he came from 3rd on the grid to beat some of the top drivers in the country with his Team Durango DNX408.

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Qualifying
I was hoping for a good result at the Herts track this past weekend, I have had some good results running up to this event and was hoping to carry this on.

In round one I put in a good steady run and stayed on my wheels, the run felt fast and I finished 4th in round.

I made a small change to the front camber link for round two – going longer on the link to try and gain a little more on-power steering.  I didn’t make any other changes as the car was already good.  I got 3rd in round this time but the racing was very close with the top 5 drivers all split by just 2 seconds.

I tried new Team Durango silver-black springs on the front for round three and again, this helped the car across the bumps.  Sadly a big error half-way into the run lost me a lot of time and I decided to pull the car off and prepare for the A final. My previous qualifiers had left me 3rd overall on the grid, and with a lot of big names at this event I was very happy with this.

Final
I had a good start and held my position but with a small mistake I dropped down to forth.  I was feeling confident that I’d be able to make the ground back.  After around 4 minutes I was back up to 3rd and fighting for second with Elliott Boots – and we were both catching the leader Neil Cragg .

At the 7-minute mark I was called in for fuel and  moved into second place & was now chasing down Neil Cragg.  By the 10 minute mark I had taken the lead and thought I had a good gap back to second but the longer fuel-stop of Dave Crompton looked to have given him the edge because after the second stop he had taken the lead and I was back to second.  I fought back and regained the lead which I extended to the finish line to bring the DNX408 home in 1st which was a great end to my season.

Thanks to buggy-sport.info for the photo!

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