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UKRRA ROUND 3

2012 Championship

ROCKINGHAM RACEWAY

10th & 11th Novemeber

The last race in the 2012 Championship took place at the superb new Rockingham Raceway venue.

Rockingham has been built from the floor up be their members over the last months after having to relocate the tracks from the old Wellingborough venue and it has to be said, the new venue is a tribute to Gavin Wills and the members of the club.

 

F 1 C Result

points

1

Richy Kettleson

100

2

Les Bailey

99

3

Chris Cowan

99

4

Mike Harrison

98

5

George Kimber

97

6

Steve Kempson

83

7

Gavin Wills

80

8

Andy Brown-Searle

78

9

James Cleave

77

10

Graeme Stephenson

75

11

Dave Lees

71

12

Steve Taylor

71

13

Mike Kettleson

67

14

Graham Walker

62

15

Mike Thompson

54

 

Formula One Race

 

 

 

Result

Qual

race total

1

James Cleave

11.35

204.67

2

Gavin Wills

11.15

198.45

3

Mike Thompson

10.35

195.63

4

George Kimber

11.15

191.65

5

Richy Kettleson

10.96

187.67

6

Steve Kempson

10.45

185.4

7

Mike Kettleson

10.3

181.66

8

Andy Brown-Searle

10.62

181.6

9

Dave Lees

9.95

178.16

10

Les Bailey

10.12

176.92

11

Steve Taylor

9.39

174.47

12

Mike Harrison

10.14

174.14

13

Chris Cowan

9.78

172.5

14

Graham Walker

9.72

160.05

15

Graeme Stephenson

10.8

114

 

Saloon C Result

points

1

Mike Harrison

101

2

Richy Kettleson

101

3

George Kimber

96

4

Graeme Stephenson

94

5

Chris Cowan

90

6

Les Bailey

86

7

Dave Lees

85

8

Gavin Wills

85

9

Steve Taylor

85

10

Andy Brown-Searle

79

11

Steve Kempson

75

12

Mike Kettleson

73

13

Graham Walker

65

14

Mike Thompson

58

15

James Cleave

5

 

Saloon Car Race

qual

Total

1

James Cleave

10.64

193.79

2

Gavin Wills

10.94

191.46

3

Graeme Stephenson

10.09

187.3

4

Mike Thompson

10.46

184.78

5

George Kimber

9.71

180.06

6

Steve Taylor

9.51

175.81

7

Andy Brown-Searle

10.45

175.25

8

Richy Kettleson

9.69

174.88

9

Chris Cowan

9.16

174.38

10

Mike Harrison

9.42

173.33

11

Steve Kempson

9.76

170.14

12

Graham Walker

9.45

169.29

13

Les Bailey

9.23

167.63

14

Mike Kettleson

9.93

166.77

15

Dave Lees

9.13

164.62

 

Can Am C Result

points

1

Richy Kettleson

102

2

Chris Cowan

102

3

George Kimber

101

4

Les Bailey

99

5

Mike Harrison

97

6

Steve Kempson

95

7

Steve Taylor

90

8

Gavin Wills

80

9

Andy Brown-Searle

79

10

Graeme Stephenson

78

11

Dave Lees

70

12

Mike Kettleson

69

13

Graham Walker

64

14

James Cleave

59

15

Mike Thompson

43

 

Can Am Race

Qual

totals

1

James Cleave

12.51

222.33

2

Gavin Wills

11.69

210.13

3

Richy Kettleson

11.48

199.98

4

Mike Thompson

10.68

198.78

5

Steve Kempson

11.16

196.87

6

Steve Taylor

11.33

196.63

7

George Kimber

11.33

196.59

8

Andy Brown-Searle

9.44

189.79

9

Mike Harrison

11.17

188.26

10

Graeme Stephenson

11.46

186.54

11

Les Bailey

9.46

183.27

12

Dave Lees

8.95

181.3

13

Mike Kettleson

10.68

179.5

14

Chris Cowan

10.06

175.47

15

Graham Walker

9.23

165.64

 

Tottenham C Result

points

1

Chris Cowan

100

2

George Kimber

100

3

Richy Kettleson

99

4

Steve Kempson

97

5

Mike Harrison

96

6

Graeme Stephenson

93

7

Les Bailey

89

8

Steve Taylor

79

9

James Cleave

78

10

Mike Kettleson

77

11

Andy Brown-Searle

76

12

Dave Lees

71

13

Gavin Wills

61

14

Mike Thompson

45

 

Tottenham Sports Race

Qual

Laps

1

James Cleave

11.95

229.88

2

Gavin Wills

12.25

223.57

3

Graeme Stephenson

12.05

222.19

4

Richy Kettleson

11.93

211.62

5

George Kimber

11.61

208.6

6

Les Bailey

11.62

203.15

7

Steve Taylor

10.78

202.05

8

Mike Harrison

11.44

200.44

9

Andy Brown-Searle

11.33

195.76

10

Steve Kempson

11.51

194.34

11

Chris Cowan

10.71

194.11

12

Dave Lees

11.31

193.66

13

Mike Kettleson

11.21

185.62

14

Mike Thompson

10.25

58.95

UKRRA OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

The championship scoring system this year is based on Total Concourse Points and Total lap scores over the 3 race meetings.  You will find individual race stats on the separate race report pages.

North London    Raceway 81  and here.  The following table details totals for all race and concourse score totals over the 3 rounds of the championship to define the overall winner of the Series and Congratulations go this year to George Kimber.

UKRRA 2013 and ongoing

History - UKRRA was “formed” at the end of 2010 after the Raceway 81 2010 Summer Retro Festival with an eye to creating a fair set of rules that interested parties could agree on to race what was then “D3” and “IRRA” type retro cars. The rule book was agreed by discussion and contact with active members of the 3 clubs and racers who participated in the first meeting.

Co-ordinators and points of contact for the UKRRA race series have been Mike Kerr (Wellingborough - now Rockingham), Steve Kempson (North London) and Andy Brown-Searle (Secretary of Raceway 81).

 

There has never been a “membership fee” to race at UKRRA races and it is hoped that this will remain the case in the coming years with clubs involved in race hosting, supplying prizes for each event. The Trophy for the 2012 Series winner will be supplied by AB Slotsport.

 

It is hoped that in 2013 there will once again be a 3 race series starting at North London in the spring, the second round at Raceway 81 in the Summer and the 3rd round at Rockingham in the Autumn/Winter. It is hoped to be able to advise fixture dates by Late January of 2013.

 

Ongoing -  It is essential that we maintain a level of understanding and compliance with the rules to ensure fair racing for all racers, both a club level and also at the series races. We also have a couple of new independant racers joining the series who are not at present racing these cars at club level but need these rules to ensure that any cars they build for racing in the series comply to the rules.

 

Generally, the rule book has been viewed by all as a fair compromise and has allowed racers to race to a set of rules which is recognised by all as the standard without a great deal of administrative requirements, this is important if we are to keep the association and organisation cost effective and simple to administer. The only changes to the original rules being the addition of the two new FK motors which became available this year and widened motor choice for participating racers, while maintaining the “sealed motor” ethic of the rules.

 

There have been a number of points raised this year in regard to the series and the rules and it is important that ALL racers who have participated in this years series have a say in any changes which may occur. Due to this it is recommended that we have a short review period to put forward any concerns in terms of the series and rules and an individual online vote will be arranged so all participating members who wish to vote on these matters may do so in a timely manner.

 

The review will take the form of two sections. Section 1 being in regard to series scoring and Section 2 being in regard to rule clarifications.

 

Section 1 ;- This year the Overall Championship has been scored on total Lap scores + total Concours points.

1a) It has been suggested that the Concourse aspect of the Championship be split from the Race Championship and held as a separate championship, still judged by the racers, and possibly with a more focused scoring system of 1-5 for chassis build /construction and 1-5  for body presentation, making the Concourse section of the Championship a true Constructor Championship to stand alone form the Race Championship. This defiantly has it’s merits and allows the more “esthetically minded” racers to compete that aspect of the classes.

 

Section 2 ;-  The only conflict we have seen in the races this season in regard to Tech control is the subject of “Front Ground Clearance”. This does not apply to the F1, Saloon or Can-Am classes as these are “Measured with the car sitting on its tyres on a flat tech block and without the guide.”

 

However, in Tottenham Sports where the rule is “Measured with the car sitting on its tyres on a flat tech block.  C. Front: 0.047” (1.2mm). Measured under the most forward part of the chassis.

D. No intermediate part shall be lower than the front limit.

E. All four tyres must touch and roll on a level track surface at all times.”

It has been noticed and commented upon by both racers and scrutineers that some builders are designing chassis with drop arms and reverse iso designs which allow a major portion of the chassis and / or Drop Arm to drop below the  minimum ride height when the chassis is “on the track, in the slot” as opposed to “on a flat block with the guide and braids fitted. This is due to the fact that on the tracks in question, the braid depth may vary between 0.2 and 0.6mm, allowing that portion of the chassis to ride lower than the prescribed height, which is without doubt a major performance / handling advantage. (this is especially the case with deep braid recess which will essentially negate any ground clearance.

 

To ensure that there is no performance / handling advanatge in the Tottenham Sports Class it is proposed that the existing rule  “Measured with the car sitting on its tyres on a flat tech block.”  should be changed and clarified as -

“Measured with the car sitting on its tyres on a flat tech block and without the guide.”.

As a point of historical “Retro History” in regard to North London Retro events, this was indeed the case and any chassis having reverse iso or drop arms where required to have limit stops to prevent rule infringements.

 

If racers have any other pressing issues in regard to the existing rules we ask you to contact your respective Co-ordinator - Steve Kempson ,  Mike Kerr or Andy Brown-Searle by the 24th of November, so your proposal may be published here for  voting by the 15th of December.  By this method we can clarify the 2013 Series by the New Year.

 

If you have raced in the series in 2012 and you wish your Vote or Proposal to be counted,  please register by using the ONLINE FORM below before the 24th of November.

 

The voting form will be published here on the 30th November and you will be able to cast your vote for any of the proposals until the 15th of December.  

 

For Club information, this section may be downloaded as a PDF by clicking here

 

 

You Must Register to Vote before the 24th November

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Thanks go to Mike Kettleson

For the photos in this report

Registered voters, please return here on the 30th November to view and vote on any proposals

Overall Championship Points

North London

Raceway 81

Rockingham Raceway

Overall Total

 

Concours

Race

Concours

Race

Concours

Race

Points

George Kimber

300

852.87

463

833.77

394

776.69

3620.33

Richy Kettleson

293

890.08

459

781.08

402

774.15

3599.31

Mike Harrison

276

811.37

455

797.49

392

736.17

3468.03

Chris Cowan

285

784.86

440

746.44

391

716.46

3363.76

Les Bailey

292

810.22

422

700.38

373

730.97

3328.57

Steve Kempson

254

874.41

424

638.73

350

746.75

3287.89

Mike Kettleson

232

836.02

382

800.22

286

713.55

3249.79

Graeme Stephenson

239

902.17

366

662.35

340

710.03

3219.55

Andy Brown-Searle

257

830.19

348

635.62

312

742.4

3125.21

Dave Lees

 

 

361

790.3

297

717.74

2166.04

Steve Taylor

 

 

398

624.65

325

748.96

2096.61

Peter Sidgwick

251

699.27

387

703.25

 

 

2040.52

Mike Kerr

 

 

393

750.35

 

 

1143.35

Gavin Wills

 

 

 

 

306

823.61

1129.61

James Cleave

 

 

 

 

219

850.67

1069.67

Mike Thompson

 

 

 

 

200

638.14

838.14

Graham Walker

 

 

 

 

191

495.59

686.59

Pat Skene

 

 

211

393.79

 

 

604.79

Chas Keeling

 

 

171

370.48

 

 

541.48

Bill Jenner

55

415.41

 

 

 

 

470.41

Matt Brice

71

388.11

 

 

 

 

459.11

Alan Feldman

54

141.84

 

 

 

 

195.84