Mid West Regional 4WD round 2:  Coventry Model Car Club

Laura Yardy

25th June 2017

 

Round four of the 4WD series was hosted by Coventry Model Car Club.

 

 

Qualifying

The day started dry, with a threat of rain forecast. The track layout made the most of the features available, with plenty of room to overtake.

 

Individual round scores were as follows.

 

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

1

Tom Yardy

Tom Yardy

Tom Yardy

Tom Yardy

2

Kevin Lee

Ritchie Thorn

Ritchie Thorn

Kevin Lee

3

Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson

Brett Birch

Mathew Dodd

4

Ritchie Thorn

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee

Brett Birch

5

Kit Jones

Brett Birch

Ben Pugh

Tommy Hall

6

Ben Pugh

Stuart Harlow

Andrew Jones

Paul Robinson

7

Andrew Jones

Kit Jones

Mathew Dodd

Andrew Jones

8

Tommy Hall

Ben Pugh

James White

Stuart Harlow

9

Brett Birch

Andrew Jones

Stuart Harlow

James Evans

10

Mathew Dodd

James White

Jamie Hall

Steve Haskins

 

 

 

 

 

After four rounds of qualifying the top 10 was as follows:

 

Overall Top 10

 

1

Tom Yardy

Schumacher

2

Ritchie Thorn

X-Ray

3

Kevin Lee

PR

4

Paul Robinson

Durango

5

Brett Birch

X-Ray

6

Mathew Dodd

Schumacher

7

Ben Pugh

Kyosho

8

Kit Jones

Schumacher

9

Tommy Hall

PR

10

Andrew Jones

Schumacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A final Leg one

As qualifying finished there was a brief downpour of rain. With the temperature high the track started to dry, which made tyre choice for the first leg difficult.

With some drivers opting to change tyres after their warm up lap there was a slight delay, with the request that call cars go back through scrutineering.

Tom Yardy took the leg one with, with Paul Robinson in second and Kevin Lee in third. Tommy Hall was fourth, followed by Mathew Dodd, Kit Jones, Ben Pugh, Andrew Jones, Brett Birch and Ritchie Thorn.

 

 

 

 

A final Leg two

There was a hard fought battle for the top 3 positions in leg 2. With the track drying almost completely the level of grip caught Tom Yardy out, grip rolling before the table top. Ritchie Thorn and Kevin Lee took advantage, but after a few incidents Tom got back up into second ahead of Kevin.

Ritchie Thorn took the leg win, with Tom Yardy finishing second, despite a last corner attempt from Kevin Lee to get past him. Fourth was Tommy Hall, followed by Paul Robinson, Brett Birch, Ben Pugh, Mathew Dodd, Kit Jones and Andrew Jones.

 

A final Leg Three

With the win of the meeting still up for grabs it was all to play for in leg three. Tom Yardy took the lag win, taking the overall meeting win. Kevin Lee finished second, followed by Paul Robinson, Brett Birch, Mathew Dodd, Kit Jones, Tommy Hall, Ben Pugh, Ritchie Thorn and Andrew Jones.

 

The overall results were as follows:

1.      Tom Yardy

2.      Kevin Lee

3.      Paul Robinson

4.      Tommy Hall

5.      Ritchie Thorn

6.      Brett Birch

7.      Mathew Dodd

8.      Kit Jones

9.      Ben Pugh

10.  Andrew Jones

 

Final winners

 

B Final: James Evans

 

 

C Final: Mike Elliott

 

 

 

D Final: Jason Green

E Final: Neil Duncombe         

F Final: Rob Stone

G Final: Jason Howells

2WD Guest Final: Mark Brocklebank

 

 

A big thank you to the members of Coventry Model Car Club, Carnival Pizza and to Stuart Whyman for running the meeting.