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Winter Series Round 6

Winter Series Results Updated

It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride but after 6 months, the FORCC Winter Series for 2016-2017 has run its course and drawn to a close. As my son would say, “Hashtag Sad Face”. There were 45 entries today making a total of 243 entries for the championship this year. Not bad for a little middle aged club!

Thank You

Thank you all for supporting the Winter Series this year. Thanks also to Schumacher Racing for supporting us this year.

Supporting the FORCC Winter Series

Yet more thanks to the early birds and night owls that help set up and pack away. You guys know this stuff doesn’t happen by magic and these guys make all the difference!

Yet even more thanks goes to Nes and her team of helpers for all the tea, coffee, hotdogs, bacon rolls, Jacket Spuds and Chilli that have been served up over the past 6 months.

The last thank you goes to Andy Von Ashman for bringing his gopro along so we could capture some of the action on video 😀. It recorded the first 2 legs of the finals before the battery gave out. I’ve uploaded Leg 1 for now and Leg 2 will follow later.

UPDATE: Leg 2 videos now available 🙂

Round 6 of 6

With first place wrapped up in all 3 championships going into the final round, it was all about who would be best of the rest.

4 Wheel Drive

4WD had the most contenders with 4 drivers in with a shot at 2nd overall and after qualifying they were sat line astern in 2nd to 5th behind the pole man and championship leader George. George scampered off into the distance in all 3 legs to win overall but that coveted 2nd spot would not prove so easy to come by. Leg 1 was quite messy and by the roll of the dice Mark would get 2nd followed by myself in 3rd. In Leg 2 it was Dave that regrouped after a disappointing first leg and had second place in the bag until about a minute from the end when he lost the nut off a rear ball stud and would limp home in 4th. That left myself and Mark to pick up the pieces but this time I came out on top. In Leg 3, there would be no denying Dave this time with every nut on his car fully tightened he held 2nd place from start to finish followed by myself in 3rd.

4WD A Final (Jon 2nd, George 1st, Mark 3rd)

 

4WD B Final (Tom 2nd, John 1st, Michael 3rd)

2 Wheel Drive

In the 2WD A final, leg 1 was taken by poll man and championship leader Kyle, followed by Neil in 2nd and Spangly in 3rd. In Leg 2, Neil got the upper hand but a mistake 3 laps from the end opened the door for Kyle to go through and take the win followed by Neil in 2nd and Sam in 3rd place. Kyle, Neil and Sam would go onto replicate their positions in Leg 3.

2WD A Final (Sam 3rd, Kyle 1st, Neil 2nd)

 

2WD B Final (Verner 2nd, Jay 1st, Ian 3rd)

 

2WD C Final (Alfie 3rd, William 1st, Lloyd 2nd)

Short Course Trucks

In Short Course, it was Poll man and championship leader Spangly that had everything to lose. He had been untouchable all day, but would he be able to make it a clean sweep? In Leg 1 traffic would play its part and try as they might, Verner and Dave just couldn’t stay with Spangly. Leg 2 was much the same but this time It was Dave in 2nd and Verner 3rd. Going into leg 3, 1st place overall was wrapped up, but with a 2nd and 3rd each, Dave and Verner had everything to play for. This time it was Spangly that had issues which left him in last place after lap 1 and a mountain to climb. Dave took the early lead with Verner hot on his heels. Verner made it to the front by lap 5 and by lap 9 Spangly had made his way from last to first. A mistake on lap 13 would see Spangly relegated to 3rd and would soon be a lap down. With Spangly now out of contention, it was left to Dave and Verner to fight it out. Dave drove the wheels off his truck but couldn’t catch a break with the traffic and while he would get within spitting distance of Verner, he just wasn’t quick enough on the day and finished just a couple of seconds behind at the fall of the flag.

SCT A Final (Verner 2nd, Spangly 1st, Dave 3rd)

 

Thanks Jeremy…

Closing Ceremony…

Never known for being afraid of his own voice, Alan took center stage for the closing ceremony. His attempt to auction off the kids didn’t raise as much as he’d hoped for.

With the formalities out of thw way it was time to give out a few prizes 🙂

Short Course

4 Wheel Drive

2 Wheel Drive

Junior awards…

(For those that entered a class but didn’t complete 4 rounds in it)

Champions Row!

2 Wheel Drive Champion – Kyle Moon

2WD – Spangly Von Douche 3rd, Kyle Moon 1st, Neil Gavin 2nd

4 Wheel Drive Champion – George Tollman

4WD – Jon Peters 2nd, George Tollman 1st, Dave Andrews 3rd

Short Course Truck Champion – Spangly Von Douche

SCT – Alan Moon 3rd, Spangly Von Douche 1st, Dave Andrews 3rd
Supporting the FORCC Winter Series

Congratulations everyone and with the Winter Series now over it will be back to business as usual on Wednesday which will be a great relief since I think it has taken longer to put this post together than it actually took to run the meeting… 😉

Merry Christmas!

Ho… Ho… Ho!

What an excellent turnout last night for the Christmas festivities. Lots of people and a ton of food 🙂 We hope you all enjoyed youselves and a huge thank you from all of us to all of you for supporting the club throughout the year! Thanks also the XtremeRC and Ralls Racing for their continued support of the club.

No racing next week and we look forward to seeing you all back 6th of January 2016 with your shiney new 2016 BRCA membership cards 😛

20151223_202121A banquet fit for a king

20151223_202152Endurance time…

20151223_202234The enchanted forest

20151223_202608Poser of the year?

20151223_203349Raffletastic!

20151223_203402Team spirit a plenty

20151223_203813Marshall giving a good left hook!

20151223_205027Endurance still going!

20151223_214312Your faithful servants! Thank you for wine, chockies and flowers 🙂

20151223_221750Tag team racing

20151223_194049Team 1

20151223_194132Team 2

20151223_194212Team 3 (A.K.A The winning team!)

20151223_194254Team 4

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the FORCC 🙂