Mid-West Regional 2WD round 1: Kidderminster Model Car Club

Laura Yardy

22nd April 2018

 

Our first 2WD regional of the series was hosted by Kidderminster model car club. The day started bright and early, with a full 12 heat schedule.

 

 

Qualifying

Rain the previous day meant the track was wet for practice. Qualifying started dry, but as round one got underway a few spots of rain started to fall.

The rain didnít affect the track too much, and with the intermittent sunshine drying the track the popular tyre choice was Schumacher yellow darts.

Individual round scores were as follows.

 

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

1

Tom Yardy

Tom Yardy

Tom Yardy

Ben Pugh

2

Ben Pugh

Ben Pugh

Ben Pugh

Tom Yardy

3

Ritchie Thorn

Phil Sleigh

Phil Sleigh

Paul Robinson

4

Chris Lake

Tommy Hall

Chris Lake

Chris Lake

5

Tony Bishop

Kevin Lee

Paul Robinson

Mathew Dodd

6

Mathew Dodd

Paul Robinson

Tommy Hall

Kit Jones

7

Tommy Hall

Mathew Dodd

Ritchie Thorn

Kevin Lee

8

Keith Robertson

Kit Jones

Kit Jones

Keith Robertson

9

Kits Jones

Chris Lake

Mathew Dodd

James Evans

10

Phil Sleigh

Brett Birch

Jamie Hall

Roger Mills

 

 

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

 

Overall Top 10

 

1

Tom Yardy

Schumacher

2

Ben Pugh

Schumacher

3

Phil Sleigh

Schumacher

4

Paul Robinson

Losi

5

Chris Lake

Losi

6

Ritchie Thorn

Losi

7

Tommy Hall

PR

8

Mathew Dodd

Schumacher

9

Kevin Lee

PR

10

Kit Jones

Associated

 

A final Leg one

It was a Schumacher 1,2,3 in leg one, with Tom Yardy taking the win followed by Ben Pugh and Phil Sleigh. Mathew Dodd, also racing a Schumacher was fourth followed by Ritchie Thorn, Tommy Hall, Kit Jones, Chris Lake, Kevin Lee and Paul Robinson.

 

A final Leg two

Tom Yardy won leg two, taking the overall meeting win. Phil Sleigh was second followed by Ben Pugh in third.

Paul Robinson took the fourth spot, followed by Ritchie Thorn, Chris Lake, Kit Jones, Kevin Lee, Mathew Dodd and Tommy Hall.

 

A final Leg Three

There was a close battle for the leg three win, with Tom Yardy and Ben Pugh leading the field. Tom took the win by 1.4 seconds from Ben in second. Phil Sleigh was third.

Paul Robinson was fourth, followed by Tommy Hall, Ritchie Thorn, Mathew Dodd, Kit Jones, Chris Lake and Kevin Lee.

The overall results were as follows:

1.      Tom Yardy

2.      Ben Pugh

3.      Phil Sleigh

4.      Paul Robinson

5.      Ritchie Thorn

6.      Mathew Dodd

7.      Tommy Hall

8.      Chris Lake

9.      Kit Jones

10.  Kevin Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Final winners

 

B Final: Tony Bishop

C Final: Mark Simpson

D Final: Jason Green

E Final: Pete Lyons

F Final: Duncan Wood

G Final: Tim Taylor

H Final: Adam Breese

I Final: Ian Townsend

J Final: Stephen Rogers

K Final: George Walker

L Final: Harry Saunders

 

A big thank you to the members of Kidderminster Model Car Club, Stuart Whyman

for running the meeting, and Carnival Pizza for feeding us all.

Also, thanks to Phil Channon for sharing some of his photos.