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Round One

1/24th Scale

British Open Championship

4th & 5th February 2012

 

The 4th of February dawned and despite the media hype of disastrous weather, those who bothered to check the Met Office website and those who were just intrepid arrived for the first round of the 1/24th British Open Championship.

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R81 at 11am on Saturday the 4th

The weekend saw a mix of 18 racers from the South, North and locals to compete the 3 classes.

With more power available on the track this year and possibly some racers becoming more versed in the ways of the track the racing was fast and track records fell.

Saturday saw a little snow in the afternoon and as a precaution and also due the the number of racers, the Sunday program was adapted to ensure an early finish, to ensure that “distance” entrants would be well on their way before dark. Many thanks to all the racers who made the effort to attend a great, high speed racing weekend.  

 

Production

Qual

Total laps

1

Graeme Stephenson

3.873

345.73

2

James Cleave

4.05

338.69

3

Richy Kettleson

4.17

327.16

4

Gavin Wills

4.143

316.8

5

Les Bailey

4.337

310.08

6

Franz Barillaro

4.258

306.22

7

Andy Brown-Searle

4.224

304.96

8

Dave Bradburn

4.36

304.9

9

Mike Read

4.439

303.17

10

Dave Lees

4.452

299.81

11

Mike Harrison

4.223

299.64

12

Pat Skene

4.257

297.16

13

Martin Ellis

4.347

292.58

14

Mike Kettleson

4.45

290.17

15

Neil Grogan

4.48

286.98

16

Chas Keeling

5.061

220.13

17

Barry James

4.524

154

18

Lee Parsons

4.162

17

OG12 Sports

qual

total laps

James Cleave

3.279

380.47

Mike Read

3.643

360.53

Martin Ellis

3.964

359.37

George Kimber

3.697

354.93

Les Bailey

3.778

353.6

Dave Bradburn

3.71

351.87

Mike Harrison

3.631

348.9

Gavin Wills

3.574

346.23

Richy Kettleson

3.752

345.88

Barry James

3.891

343.13

Neil Grogan

3.497

338.86

Franz Barillaro

3.917

335.83

Dave Lees

3.691

334.25

Pat Skene

3.578

333.86

Andy Brown-Searle

3.767

331.36

Chas Keeling

4.154

298.75

Lee Parsons

3.413

250

Graeme Stephenson

3.603

233

 

EUROSPORT

qual

total laps

1

James Cleave

2.884

425.89

2

Dave Bradburn

3.178

379.87

3

Franz Barillaro

3.532

375.24

4

Neil Grogan

4.03

371.44

5

Les Bailey

3.384

370.15

6

Barry James

3.394

369.09

7

Mike Read

3.241

350.89

8

Pat Skene

3.229

336.84

9

Lee Parsons

3.06

323

10

Graeme Stephenson

3.128

170

11

Gavin Wills

3.217

125

12

Dave Lees

3.498

41

13

Richy Kettleson

3.576

12

Sub Class Drivers

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Concours  Winner Richy Kettleson

Home Super hero Graeme TQ’d in production with a stunning 3.873 and completed a mighty run in the A final to take the win, with James running a good second. Richie Kettleson (home driver newby in his first BOC) took 3rd place with a very credible 4th put in by Gavin Wills.

Dave Bradburn took the sub class and 8th overall.

Race format was 1 minute fastest lap to qualify & 6 x 4 minute runs.

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Concours Winner in OG12 from Barry James

Open G12 saw a mighty record breaking TQ for James Cleave, with fast times from Graeme Stephenson, Lee Parsons and Mike Read, alas, come the A final both Lee and Graeme suffered the perils. Martin Ellis made a great run into 3rd place overall from the C final after a disastrous qualifier. And George Kimber making the 4th place from the B final.

Race format 1 minute fastest lap & 6 x 4 minutes

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Eurosport Concours  from Pat Skene

Eurosport saw James once more perform a record breaking qualifier at 2.884 seconds. Fast qualifiers were also seen from Lee, Graeme and Dave. The format stayed at 1 minute qualifying, fastest lap and 6 x 4 minute segments. The top heat of 6 racers and the B, a 7 man sit out.

James absolutely monstered the race, with home driver Dave taking 2nd from the A with less problems than the more unfortunate racers and Franz, Neil , Les and Barry coming from the B final to make the top 6.

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Graeme and James detach 2 mating cars in the A final.

More Photos of the prize giving later this week !!

Download race results in Excel format. Click Here

Victor Ludorum - James Cleave

Best Newcomer - Gavin Wills

It is always great to see our racing friends from around the country and many thanks for making the effort to make the journey in not only questionable weather but also tough financial times.

Thanks also go to Mark for dedicating his weekend to feeding us all and Debbie for the now traditional Chocolate cake! + other club members for stepping up to race control etc.

We hope to see you all again soon!

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Racing Pics and expressions!    Sorry if we missed anyone !!   Click pics for full size images!

We hope you will come and see us again Soon!  

Check out the upcoming Events Page!

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Thanks to our photographer of the day, Mike Kettleson.