NNRC Winter Series Rd1
“This past Sunday 16/10/2011 saw the first round of NNRC’s winter series at the all astro venue just outside Preston.
We were greeted with a “it’s grim oop norf” start to the day with that horrible drrizzle, you know the kind that soaks ya thru. But the hardy northerners ever optimistic stuck it out and were rewarded with clear skies not long after 10am even though the track would stay wet right up to the finals. The quallies saw local lad Ollie Evans and his OS powered Losi putting on a cracking performance equalled by GS driver Ian Boushear with a very composed and well set up car, both drivers coping well with the tricky conditions. In truggies NNRC timekeeper and resident ginger Wayne Eley lead the way initially, with Ste Jones hot on his heels. Kev Davies would then stamp his authority on proceedings in the third round as he got to grips with the Losi Truggy after changing from JQ buggies for winter, showing the guys why he is twice club champ at NNRC.
The final were 25 mins of war, especially in truggies with Wayne, Ste, & Kev going toe to toe for the first 9 mins until lapped traffic played it’s hand and saw Kev drop back from the leaders after struggling to get past lapped cars. And Wayne was also to retire with mechanical issues, giving Ste a well-deserved win.
The Buggy A final was more of the same with Ollie and Ian going at it for the full 25 mins. With some skilful overtakes and awesome machine control from the both of them. I must say tho the GS looks impressive in Ians hands!
Final results were:
1st Ste Jones
2nd Kev Davies
1st Ollie Evans
2nd Ian Boushear (GS Racing Team UK)
3rd Gaz Davies
GS Racing Team UK is supported by Nitrotek.