Mid-West Regional 2WD round 4:  Kidderminster Model Car Club

Laura Yardy

23rd June 2019

 

The day started dry and warm with the threat of rain later in the day. We welcomed Stuart Whyman back to race control who took charge of the meeting.

 

 

There were 9 heats with 88 drivers competing.

Individual round scores were as follows.

 

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

1

Ben Pugh

Ben Pugh

Ben Pugh

Ben Pugh

2

Jamie Hall

Tom Yardy

Tom Yardy

Tom Yardy

3

Phil Sleigh

Jamie Hall

Tommy Hall

Ritchie Thorn

4

Kevin Lee

Ritchie Thorn

Mathew Dodd

Jamie Hall

5

Tom Yardy

Tommy Hall

Chris Lake

Chris Lake

6

Mathew Dodd

Phil Sleigh

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee

7

Ritchie Thorn

Chris Lake

Alex Haywood

Tony Bishop

8

Keith Robertson

Keith Robertson

Kit Jones

Alex Haywood

9

Tony Bishop

Mathew Dodd

Keith Robertson

Keith Robertson

10

Alex Haywood

Tony Bishop

Phil Sleigh

Dean Gibbs

 

 

 

 

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

 

Overall Top 10

 

1

Ben Pugh

Schumacher

2

Tom Yardy

Schumacher

3

Jamie Hall

Associated

4

Tommy Hall

Associated

5

Ritchie Thorn

Associated

6

Phil Sleigh

Schumacher

7

Mathew Dodd

Schumacher

8

Kevin Lee

PR

9

Chris Lake

Schumacher

10

Alex Haywood

Associated

 

 

A final Leg one

The tricky Kidderminster straight played a part in the first leg. The grip on the inside of the straight caught a few drivers out meaning the order was distrusted by the time they reached the first corner.

Tom Yardy took the leg one win from Ben Pugh in second and Mathew Dodd in third.

Alex Haywood was fourth followed by Jamie Hall, Phil Sleigh, Chris Lake, Kevin Lee, Tommy Hall and Ritchie Thorn.

A final Leg two

Leg two got of to a cleaner start with Ben Pugh taking the leg win from Tommy Hall in second and Jamie Hall in third.

Ritchie Thorn finished fourth followed by Tom Yardy, Mathew Dodd, Kevin Lee, Chris Lake, Phil Sleigh and Alex Haywood.

A final Leg Three

Rain arrived just in time for leg three, slightly earlier than forecast. The drivers were given the opportunity to change tyres before the leg started.

Ben Pugh took the leg three win, and the meeting win. Tom Yardy finished second followed by Tommy Hall in third.

Jamie Hall was fourth followed by Ritchie Thorn, Alex Haywood, Mathew Dodd, Phil Sleigh, Kevin Lee and Chris Lake.

The overall results were as follows:

1.      Ben Pugh

2.      Tom Yardy

3.      Tommy Hall

4.      Jamie Hall

5.      Mathew Dodd

6.      Ritchie Thorn

7.      Alex Haywood

8.      Phil Sleigh

9.      Kevin Lee

10.  Chris Lake

 

Final winners

 

B Final: Keith Robertson

C Final: Pete Lyons

D Final: Mark Simpson

E Final: Charlie Saunders

F Final: Richard Johnston

G Final: Adam Tinsley

H Final: Michael Hobday

I Final: Louisa Garland

 

 

A big thank you to the members of Kidderminster Model Car Club, to Stuart Whyman for running the meeting and to Kay for supplying food and drinks.