BRCA Mid West Regional 4WD round 5: Telford Model Car Club

Laura Yardy

28th August 2016


Today marks the end of the 2016 regional 4WD championship. There was a good turn out, with 78 drivers in total.


The day started sunny, with a potential threat of showers later in the day.


The track was technical, proving challenging for most drivers.






The weather stayed mainly dry through qualifying, with the odd light rain shower.

Tom Yardy TQ’d all four rounds. The battle for second was between Paul Robinson, Tony Bishop and Keith Robertson.


Dave Dutton’s participated in the guest heat with his truck.


Individual round scores were as follows.

After 4 rounds it was Paul Robinson who lined up second on the grid, with Tony Bishop in 3rd.


BQ was Felix De Hamel, with Chris Bowater B2 and Stuart Harlow B3.



A final Leg one

Tom Yardy won leg one by 9.8 seconds from Paul Robinson in second. Keith Robertson was third, followed by Kevin Lee, Dom Nunn, Tony Bishop, Brett Birch, Kit Jones, Mathew Dodd and Ben Pugh.


A final Leg two

Just before the start of leg two the promised rain arrived. There was enough time to change tyres, so after a quick dash to the pits they lined up on a wet track.


Tom Yardy took the leg two win, from Kevin Lee in second. Kit Jones was third, followed by Ben Pugh, Mathew Dodd, Dom Nunn, Brett Birch, Keith Robertson, Tony Bishop and Paul Robinson (retiring early due to a breakage).



A final Leg Three

The track remained damp for leg three.

Tom Yardy won the leg, taking the overall meeting win.

Paul Robinson was second, followed by Keith Robertson, Kit Jones, Kevin Lee, Tony Bishop, Brett Birch, Dom Nunn, Mathew Dodd and Ben Pugh.


The A final overall result was as follows:

1. Tom Yardy

2. Paul Robinson

3. Kevin Lee

4. Keith Robertson

5. Kit Jones

6. Dom Nunn

7. Tony Bishop

8. Ben Pugh

9. Mathew Dodd

10. Brett Birch


Final winners

B Final: Felix de Hamel

C Final: Brian Preddy

D Final: Roger Mills

E Final: Elliott Taylor

F Final: Nathan Hewitt

G Final: Rick Kong Mckenzie

H Final: Dave Williams




The meeting ended with a trophy presentation. The series results were as follows


Under 13

Top U13: Tommy Hall


Tommy and Jamie Hall collecting their trophies


Under 16

Top U16: Ben Pugh

Top Under 16 Ben Pugh, with Felix De Hamel and Craig Parry



Top V40: Tony Bishop



Top V50: Alec Springer

Top V50 Alec Springer


Top F2: Keith Robertson


Keith seemed pleased with his Top F2 trophy



Top F3: Dom Nunn

Top F4: Tommy Hall

Top F5: Craig Parry




Overall series top 10


1st Tom Yardy

2nd Paul Robinson

3rd Kevin Lee

4th Kit Jones

5th Keith Robertson

6th Tony Bishop

7th Mathew Dodd

8th Andrew Jones

9th Chris Bowater

10th Ben Pugh


Our series Top 3: Tom Yardy, Paul Robinson and Kevin Lee








Series trophy winners


A big thank you to Telford model car club for hosting, and to Tony Bishop and Stuart Whyman for managing the series.