Another great turnout for the FORCC Winter Series with 39 entires across the 3 classes 😍. Today was Round 5 of 6. The track was quite technical in places and people are still getting to grips with the new ramps and their slippery surface. As usual there were battles throughout the field and although I might be a little biased, I’m going to say that the cream of the crop was the 4WD A Final which saw nose to tail racing between Matthew, Dave, Mark and myself in all 3 legs. Ultimately Mark came out on top after the 3 legs so congratulations to him but I don’t begrudge him the victory since… Oh who am I kidding…
Thanks to Nes and the girls for excellent bacon rolls and Jacket potatoes once again. They were awesome 😊.
I took delivery of the brand new Schumacher Cougar KD on Friday and thought it would be rude not to give it a little track time today.
Given that it is not really intended for dry high grip tracks I wasn’t really sure what to expect but boy does it generate rear end grip… I only used it in practice today but with a little fettling of the weight distribution the car felt really good so it will be back on Wednesday to stretch its legs in race conditions… 😀
(Apologies to Elliott (1st) and Evie (2nd) for forgetting to take their photo after their C final 😳)
Busy night last night with 1 person shy of 8 heats and it wasn’t even truck week 😎. Great to see some old faces pop in for the evening. Obviously the evening was a little subdued by the absence of Les however last we heard he was taking small steps on the long road to recovery and of course we are still routing for him 🙏. We will have a card available on Sunday at round 5 of the Winter Series for anyone that would like to sign it.
Hello just to let you no my dad was rushed to kings in London he had a brain hemorrhage/stroke the next 24h is the most important he pulls though 🙏🏻 he is staying strong if racing people need stuff can contact me i will try an sort things out
Our thoughts are obviously with Les, Deb, Ed and the rest of the Kerry family and we wish him a full and speedy recovery.
A reminder that February is Non-championship for the buggies but for the Trucks it was Round 2 of the 2017 championship. After a promising start, one truck’s idler gear would prove unable to cope with its driver’s talent… 😝
Because he said I wouldn’t mention it, you should all know that Alan was very pleased to get 2nd overall in the Trucks 🏁
So yet another championship draws to a close at the FORCC which means congratulations must be in order…
In 4WD, Congratulations to Dave Andrews for the win, to some bloke called Jon Peters just 3 points adrift in second and to Martin Reeves for third.
In 2WD, Congratulations to Kyle Moon for the win, to Neil Gavin just 3 points adrift in second, to Adrian Barrett for third and I think an honourable mention for Verner Vonk in fourth place with his Holiday Buggy. That means 41 drivers were beaten by a Holiday Buggy… #JustSayIn 😝
We will now run 4 weeks of non-championship meetings for the buggies and we will resume the championships the first week of March. Next week sees the second installment of The Mighty 2017 Short Course Championship. For some reason which I can’t quite put my finger on, I’m quite looking forward to next week…
Thanks to everyone that supported the club’s Winter Series today. There were 38 entries accross the 3 classes which was a pretty good turnout considering there were other events on and at least 1 person was ill (or at least he said he was…). Obviously the biggest thank you for the day goes to Ness for producing some excellent jacket spuds and bacon rolls. They were awesome 🙂
Welcome back after the Christmas break. I hope Santa brought you all something nice 😀
Well it was back with a bang with 50 entries spread across the 3 classes last night. I haven’t seen a queue that long for booking in for many a race evening. I guess everybody was super keen to show off their shiny new 2017 BRCA membership cards 😎. There were still a few that were joining on their mobile phones on the night but we got their in the end so well done and thank you all for getting that done. Nobody was getting past Dave without it so bear that in mind if you weren’t there last night and haven’t renewed yet and just a reminder that for the second year running we have scrapped the club membership fee to help you all offset the increased cost of the BRCA membership 😍
The championship results have been updated with week 12 for the buggies and a new 2017 championship for the trucks. Round 4 of the Winter Series is a week on Sunday (15th)