Broxtowe Club in the English east midlands hosted the British Regional Championships (BRC) on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of September. After a much rain affected 2012 national series the final round was a welcome dry meeting. The clubs compact all weather Astroturf track was extended especially for the meeting to include a grass section of the adjoining field, to extend the track for national level competition.
The format of the meeting is based on the successful BRCA national series events with four rounds of qualifying followed by finals. Unlike a regular national the event is split into four categories; Junior under 13, Junior under 16, Veteran over 40 and the BRC class open to all ages.
In the under 13’s class Jack Hirst qualified his Durango DEX210 in second place for the class A-final and converted this into a podium position. Connor Cocker qualified his DEX210 third overall in the under 16’s and after some great racing in the finals went on to take the class win!
Connor Cocker, U16 national champion
In the over 40’s class it was Damian Whittle who dominated qualifying using his DEX210, taking all four rounds. Damian took the first leg of the A-final but narrowly missed out on the title in legs two and three.
Damian Whittle in qualifying
Damian Whittle – Veterans 2wd TQ
Damian Whittle and Connor Cocker
In the 4wd class Jack Hirst went one better that in 2wd, placing his DEX410 on pole position for the A-final, converting this into a win. George Tollman finished as runner up, battling up through the finals from sixth place on the grid.
Jack Hirst in action
Jack Hirst TQ and Win in the under 13 class
2nd for George Tollman (left) and TQ and 1st for Jack Hirst (right)
Connor Cocker was again on the podium in 4wd, unfortunately not repeating his 2wd win however, missing out in a nail biting final A-final leg, the battle being decided on the last corner of the last lap.
Connor Cocker, 4wd under 16 second overall
The Veteran class was stage for Damian to atone for his narrow miss at the 2wd title, qualifying second overall Damian won legs one and two to take a victory that was very popular with the crowd!
Damian Whittle in action
Damian Whittle Qualified 2nd and Won the Veterans class with his DEX410
Connor, Jack and Daminan with their trophies
In the BRC class Ed Kerry dominated the event taking TQ and the overall win in convincing style, Adam Mackman finished second in qualifyng and 3rd overall in the finals, both using the DEX410.
Ed Kerry dominated the 4wd F2 class with his DEX410
Adam Mackman chasing Ed Kerry in the finals
Ed Kerry (left) and Adam Mackman (right)
Big thanks to Stu Evans for the photos and report!