Mike Kettleson                                                              Andy Brown-Searle	                                                                          Sam Weldon
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info  Christmas
“Crash & Bash”
Fun Race!
19th January 2014

The First Event of it’s kind at Raceway 81. Devised by Graeme Stephenson. The Challenge - Build a 1/24th Hardbody car of your choice, incorporate as much “engineering” into the design as you wish, ensure it weighs a minimum of 200 grams, (the engine should be in the same position as the real car (e.g. front engine or rear engine and also drive the same wheels as the original, finish it as well as you can then come and get it judged and race it! + Get Breakfast and lunch thrown in with the entry fee and have a challenging and fun day out!

And so it  came to pass that on the morning of the 19th of January 14 intrepid and hungry racers arrived at Raceway 81, some from as far away as Rockingham and Bolton!  Here is the program (which ran to time! ) and the story of the event with photos and stats!  Many thanks go to Graeme for coming up with the ideal, Ann Stephenson, Daphne Lees and Cath Cowan for sorting catering and stuff throughout the day, the race controllers and the racers for making this a real fun and competitive event.

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Practice
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One of the more “hopefull” entries during
Entry fee Tech and concours judging!
The cars and drivers
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         Graham Walker                                                                           Chris Cowan
Peter Sidgwick
Gavin Wills
Graeme Stephenson
James Cleave
Above - Mike Harrison (race car)
Below - Mike Harrison (spare car)
Gavin Dowson
Richard Kettleson
Dave Lees
The race heats
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Daphne lees
Heat 1
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Heat 2 Drivers
Heat 3 Cars & Drivers
Final Lineup

Raceway Xmas Hardbody Smash and Bash

Pos

Name

Qualifier

Heat Laps 

Best time

Best Lane

Final

1

James Cleave

7.11

145.26

7.116

4

41.69

2

Gavin Wills

7.005

142.11

6.024

4

40.87

3

Mike Harrison

7.769

137.89

7.019

4

40.71

4

Andy Brown-Searle

7.325

134.81

7.295

5

38.77

5

Graeme Stephenson

7.241

131.24

7.312

4

37.82

6

Richard Kettleson

7.116

142.13

6.964

1

15

7

Dave Lees

8.125

130.13

7.931

5


8

Graham Walker

8.379

114.3

8.247

4


9

Peter Sidgwick

8.385

114.12

8.287

4


10

Gavin Dowson

8.88

112.9

8.516

4


11

Chris Cowan

9.426

107.14

9.446

3


12

Mike Kettleson

9.627

103.28

9.563

5


13

Sam Weldon

9.143

99.53

9.167

4


14

Daphne Lees

7.881

39

8.498

2


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Overall Concours

1

Chris Cowan

2

Mike Harrison

3

Peter Sidgwick

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Fastest lap


Gavin Wills

6.924

Overall Event winner

(Concours and Race)

Mike Harrison

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Let them eat cake!
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Fun day’s racing!
Check out some great video
Action including clips from
Qualifying and the Race
Heats on youtube.
Courtesty of the Les Bailey
hand held heli cam!
Click here!
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