BRCA 1/10th IC National Series Round 2 - 2016

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The second round of the BRCA 1/10th IC Nationals took place at the Cotswold club and Mark Green and Glyn Beal took home the spoils.

Round 2 of the 2016 National Series saw the drivers arrive at the Cotswold track situated on Kemble Airfield near Cirencester. The meeting greeted drivers on the Saturday morning with a drying track and the first cars began practice at around 11 am. Unfortunately, rain, and then hail arrived about an hour later which would halt the proceedings for the rest of the day. On the Sunday morning, drivers returned to find a frost coated track which thawed as the sun came out. Drivers briefing was called and the new 10 minute practice heats were run from 9 am. Qualifying began around 10 am with the 1/8th GT cars first out. Glyn Beal would take the win in Heat 1 ahead of Martin Thurston and Scott Hellawell.

Top 3 1/8th GT after Round 1:

1st Glyn Beal 16/ 309.823
2nd Martin Thurston 12/ 311.027
3rd Scott Hellawell 11/ 310.158

Heat 2 would see the returning Simon Smith take his Xray to the top ahead of the Serpents of Bob Harley and Ian Hartill. Another returnee Aaron Wearn would take the win in Heat 3 followed by Devendra Mahatme and local driver Ady Garlick.

Heat 4 would see reigning champion Glyn Beal post a run of 18 laps in 301.676 seconds in order to top the round ahead of Richard Kozakiewicz and again Devendra Mahatme. Richard would finish around a lap and a half behind Glyn with Devendra a further 4 seconds back.

Top 10 Sports GT after Round 1:

1st Glyn Beal 18/ 301.676
2nd Richard Kozakiewicz 17/ 310.894
3rd Simon Smith 17/ 311.350
4th Devendra Mahatme 17/ 314.115
5th Mark Newby 16/ 300.068
6th Peter Hellawell 16/ 300.458
7th Phil Edwards 16/ 306.619
8th Bob Harley 15/ 311.089
9th Ian Hartill 15/ 313.867
10th Mark Hepworth 14/ 287.904

Heat 5 would see the Serpent of Mark Green dominate proceedings until around the 4 minute mark when he was forced to retire. This allowed teammate Alex Thurston to TQ the round with a run of 19 laps in 313.704 seconds ahead of Joe Kerry’s Capricorn and Matthew Cook on his Shepherd debut.

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Top 10 200mm after Round 2:

1st Alex Thurston 19/ 313.704
2nd Joe Kerry 19/ 316.073
3rd Matthew Cook 17/ 302.551
4th Ollie Williams 17/ 303.685
5th John Zottl 17/ 306.016
6th Aaron Wearn 17/ 316.631
7th Devendra Mahatme 16/ 314.296
8th Ady Garlick 16/ 318.043
9th James Conolly 15/ 275.347
10th Neil Wallace 15/ 313.652

In Heat 1, Glyn Beal again took the win this time ahead of Scott Hellawell and Paul Dewsnap. This allowed Scott and Paul to move into 2nd and 3rd overall.

Top 4 1/8th GT after Round 2:

1st Glyn Beal 16/ 309.823
2nd Scott Hellawell 14/ 316.659
3rd Paul Dewsnap 12/ 294.283
4th Martin Thurston 12/ 311.027

Heat 2 would see Daniel Ludena’s Shepherd outpacing the Xray of Simon Smith with Bob Harley’s Serpent in 3rd. After a retirement in Round 1, Daniel’s time would move him well into the Top 10 with Bob also improving on his time. Aaron Wearn would again take his Shepherd to the top in Heat 3 this time ahead of the Xray of Mark Owen and Neil Wallace’s Capricorn. Mark’s time would move him up the order with Aaron’s time proving to be just 0.001 seconds slower than his previous best. Glyn Beal would post the first 19 lap run of the Sports GT class in Heat 4 ahead of Richard Kozakiewicz and Peter Hellawell. Richard would maintain his 2nd place overall with an 18 lap run with Peter moving up to 4th.

Top 10 Sports GT after Round 2:

1st Glyn Beal 19/ 314.810
2nd Richard Kozakiewicz 18/ 312.520
3rd Daniel Ludena 17/ 301.469
4th Peter Hellawell 17/ 305.669
5th Mark Newby 17/ 310.441
6th Simon Smith 17/ 311.350
7th Devendra Mahatme 17/ 314.115
8th Phil Edwards 16/ 306.619
9th Bob Harley 16/ 315.886
10th Martin Trice 16/ 317.281

Mark Green bounced back from a retirement in Round 1 to top heat 5 with a time of 19 laps in 316.249 seconds. Alex Thurston would finish 2nd with Peter Hastings in 3rd posting his first 18 lap run.

Top 10 200mm after Round 2:

1st Alex Thurston 19/ 313.704
2nd Joe Kerry 19/ 316.073
3rd Mark Green 19/ 316.249
4th Peter Hastings 18/ 310.753
5th Matthew Cook 17/ 302.551
6th Ollie Williams 17/ 303.685
7th John Zottl 17/ 306.016
8th Aaron Wearn 17/ 316.631
9th Devendra Mahatme 16/ 314.296
10th Ady Garlick 16/ 318.043

Into Round 3 and Paul Dewsnap would take the win in Heat 1 ahead of Scott Hellawell after mechanical problems for the other half of the field.

Top 4 1/8th GT after Round 3:

1st Glyn Beal 16/ 309.823
2nd Scott Hellawell 14/ 316.659
3rd Paul Dewsnap 13/ 316.279
4th Martin Thurston 12/ 311.027

Daniel Ludena would again top Heat 2 ahead of the brand new Mugen MTX-6 of Mike Manning and Simon Smith. Mike’s run would move him into the Top 10 overall. Aaron Wearn improved his time by 9 seconds on his way to topping Heat 3 from Neil Wallace and Mark Owen. Neil and Mark would also both improve on their times despite Neil not completing the whole run. Glyn Beal would make it three wins from three runs in Heat 4 after topping the heat in an even faster time than previous. Peter Hellawell would post his first 18 lap run to come in 2nd with Richard Kozakiewicz in 3rd.

Top 10 Sports GT after Round 3:

1st Glyn Beal 19/ 311.129
2nd Peter Hellawell 18/ 309.863
3rd Richard Kozakiewicz 18/ 312.520
4th Daniel Ludena 17/ 301.469
5th Devendra Mahatme 17/ 308.540
6th Mark Newby 17/ 310.441
7th Simon Smith 17/ 311.350
8th Phil Edwards 16/ 306.619
9th Mike Manning 16/ 309.872
10th Bob Harley 16/ 315.886

Joe Kerry would top Heat 5 with a new fastest time of 19 laps in 310.682 seconds. Alex Thurston would also improve his time by around a second to finish 2nd with John Zottl taking 3rd.

Top 10 200mm after Round 3:

1st Joe Kerry 19/ 310.682
2nd Alex Thurston 19/ 312.820
3rd Mark Green 19/ 316.249
4th John Zottl 18/ 307.043
5th Peter Hastings 18/ 310.753
6th James Conolly 18/ 316.752
7th Matthew Cook 17/ 302.551
8th Ollie Williams 17/ 303.685
9th Aaron Wearn 17/ 307.676
10th Neil Wallace 16/ 289.249

Into the final round and Scott Hellawell would post his fastest time yet, topping the heat from Paul Dewsnap and Martin Thurston after problems for Glyn Beal in the warm up.

1/8th GT A Final Grid:

1st Glyn Beal 16/ 309.823 Serpent Picco
2nd Scott Hellawell 15/ 315.470 Serpent Picco
3rd Paul Dewsnap 13/ 316.279 Serpent OS Speed
4th Martin Thurston 12/ 311.027 Serpent Novarossi RTR

Simon Smith would top his final heat from Bob Harley and John Russell. Simon’s final run would allow him to line up 6th for the A Final with Bob joining him in 9th and John starting 3rd in the B Final. Heat 3 would see Neil Wallace become the latest addition to the 18 lap club allowing him to start 7th for the A Final. Aaron Wearn and Mark Owen would finish in 2nd and 3rd to place them 9th for the A Final and 1st for the B Final respectively. Mark Newby would take the win in the final Heat 4 followed by Devendra Mahatme and Phil Edwards. Mark would place his Xray 5th on the A Final Grid with the Shepherd and Serpent of Devendra and Phil lining up 7th and 8th for the A Final also.

Sports GT A Final Grid:

1st Glyn Beal 19/ 311.129 Serpent Picco
2nd Peter Hellawell 18/ 309.863 Serpent Picco
3rd Richard Kozakiewicz 18/ 312.520 Xray Novarossi
4th Daniel Ludena 17/ 301.469 Shepherd Sonic
5th Mark Newby 17/ 301.976 Xray Sonic
6th Simon Smith 17/ 306.498 Xray Novarossi
7th Devendra Mahatme 17/ 307.988 Shepherd Picco
8th Phil Edwards 17/ 313.000 Serpent XRD
9th Bob Harley 16/ 308.610 Serpent Maxima
10th Mike Manning 16/ 309.872 Mugen Seiki OS Speed

Heat 5 would see Mark Green lay down an impressive run of 19 laps in 303.946 seconds giving him the TQ for the meeting. Joe Kerry would come in 2nd and Alex Thurston in 3rd with both drivers also running times that were quicker than the previous TQ. This allowed them to start 2nd and 3rd on the A Final grid. An impressive final run, in which he just missed out on 19 laps, allowed Matthew Cook to line up 4th on his Shepherd debut.

200mm A Final Grid:

1st Mark Green 19/ 303.946 Serpent XRD
2nd Joe Kerry 19/ 307.863 Capricorn OS Speed
3rd Alex Thurston 19/ 308.376 Serpent Max Power
4th Matthew Cook 18/ 300.843 Shepherd Orcan
5th John Zottl 18/ 307.043 Serpent OS Speed
6th Peter Hastings 18/ 310.753 Shepherd Orcan
7th Neil Wallace 18/ 311.309 Capricorn Tesla
8th James Conolly 18/ 316.752 Mugen Seiki OS Speed MAG Tuned
9th Aaron Wearn 17/ 301.594 Shepherd Picco
10th Ollie Williams 17/ 303.685 Shepherd Orcan

After a lunch break, the finals got underway with the 1/8th GT A Final in which there was drama even before the start with the pole sitter, Glyn Beal, not making it to the grid. This allowed Scott Hellawell to lead the field away followed by Paul Dewsnap and Martin Thurston with Glyn joining almost a lap behind the leader. By Lap 9, Glyn had begun his climb up the field by taking 3rd place which then became 2nd place on Lap 19. Scott was holding a strong 1st place with a good gap to 2nd place however Glyn was getting closer and closer every lap. On Lap 33, Glyn caught up to the back of Scott and made the overtake. Unfortunately for Scott, for the few previous laps his steering servo had been failing and so he was forced to retire. This allowed Glyn to take the win with Paul in 2nd and Martin in 3rd.

1/8th GT A Final Result:

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1st Glyn Beal 58/ 1210.304 Serpent Picco
2nd Paul Dewsnap 53/ 1202.323 Serpent OS Speed
3rd Martin Thurston 34/ 1005.967 Serpent Novarossi RTR
4th Scott Hellawell 32/ 682.790 Serpent Picco

This result means that Glyn Beal continues to lead the championship with a perfect score of 202 points, Paul Dewsnap is now in 2nd with 197 points and Scott Hellawell is 3rd with 196 points. The next final to be run would be the Sports GT B Final with Martin Trice, Jim Beesley and John Russell heading up the grid. Martin would lead away the field until Lap 9 when Jim would take the lead. Not long after, a fast starting Mark Hepworth would overtake Jim for 1st and Jim would then retire on Lap 34. A race of attrition, Mark would continue to lead, winning the race with a 9 lap margin over John in 2nd place with Dave Waters completing the Top 3.

Sports GT B Final Top 5:

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1st Mark Hepworth 77/ 1503.751 Shepherd
2nd John Russell 68/ 1529.476 Serpent
3rd Dave Waters 63/ 1507.998 Shepherd
4th Ian Hartill 49/ 1504.135 Serpent
5th Martin Trice 41/ 852.286 Serpent

Next up would be the 200mm B Final that saw Mark Owen sitting on pole ahead of Ady Garlick and Devendra Mahatme. At the start, Mark would fall down the field allowing Ady into the lead with Devendra and Dave Wood in 2nd and 3rd. On Lap 4, a recovering Mark would take 3rd place from Dave. Devendra would unfortunately retire on Lap 17 allowing Mark into 2nd and Dave back into 3rd which is the order that the race would finish in.

200mm B Final Top 5:

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1st Ady Garlick 63/ 1211.676 Xray
2nd Mark Owen 61/ 1203.372 Xray
3rd Dave Wood 52/ 1216.437 Xray
4th Devendra Mahatme 17/ 391.305 Shepherd
5th Ahamed Yaffia 14/ 613.518 Serpent

The first A Final of the day would be the Sports GT A Final with Glyn Beal sitting on pole ahead of Peter Hellawell and Richard Kozakiewicz. The race would start with multiple collisions meaning after the first lap, Glyn would lead ahead of Simon Smith and Mark Newby. Daniel Ludena would make a pass on Mark for 3rd place on Lap 3 and problems for Simon on Lap 11 would see him fall down the order allowing Daniel into 2nd and Devendra Mahatme into 3rd. After the first fuel stops, Richard would emerge in 2nd place with Devendra continuing to hold 3rd place after Daniel hit problems and retired. On Lap 32, Peter would overtake Devendra for 3rd place and enter the battle for 2nd place with Richard. The pair would swap positions a number of times until Lap 51 when Peter would establish himself in 2nd place. Glyn Beal would lead until the end and win with a 5 lap margin over Peter in 2nd with Richard around half a lap behind in 3rd.

Sports GT A Final Result:

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1st Glyn Beal 105/ 1816.355 Serpent Picco
2nd Peter Hellawell 100/ 1811.183 Serpent Picco
3rd Richard Kozakiewicz 99/ 1802.055 Xray Novarossi
4th Devendra Mahatme 97/ 1813.634 Shepherd Picco
5th Simon Smith 96/ 1803.770 Xray Novarossi
6th Mike Manning 90/ 1838.836 Mugen Seiki OS Speed
7th Bob Harley 85/ 1811.929 Serpent Maxima
8th Mark Newby 46/ 1815.349 Xray Sonic
9th Phil Edwards 23/ 439.774 Serpent XRD
10th Daniel Ludena 18/ 315.029 Shepherd Sonic

This result now means that again Glyn Beal leads the championship with a perfect score of 202 points with Peter Hellawell in 2nd on 198 points and Devendra Mahatme holds 3rd place with 195 points. The final race of the day would be the highly anticipated 200mm A Final. Winner of the previous round, Mark Green, would sit on pole position with Joe Kerry in 2nd and Alex Thurston in 3rd. The race would begin with Mark, Joe and Alex running close for the first few minutes until Mark would start to pull a small lead on the rest. After the first fuel stops, the gap between Mark and Joe would be reduced thanks to some fast pit work by Joe’s team. Mark would then pull out the gap again and the same thing would continue to happen after the pit stops. The top 3 would remain the same until the half way point where Joe managed to close the gap enough to be able to overtake Mark during the pit stops. The next 10 minutes would see the two drivers running nose to tail until, with around 2 minutes to go, Mark would make his move for the lead.

200mm A Final Result:

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1st Mark Green 111/ 1805.365 Serpent XRD
2nd Joe Kerry 111/ 1808.190 Capricorn OS Speed
3rd Alex Thurston 109/ 1801.425 Serpent Max Power
4th John Zottl 104/ 1802.752 Serpent OS Speed
5th Neil Wallace 98/ 1806.152 Capricorn Tesla
6th Aaron Wearn 91/ 1809.682 Shepherd Picco
7th Matthew Cook 85/ 1813.859 Shepherd Orcan
8th Ollie Williams 66/ 1280.198 Shepherd Orcan
9th Peter Hastings 48/ 820.212 Shepherd Orcan
10th James Conolly 46/ 1006.340 Mugen Seiki OS Speed MAG Tuned

               

Another class in which the leader has a perfect score, Mark Green continues to lead the championship on 202 points with Joe Kerry in 2nd with 198 points and Alex Thurston in 3rd with 196 points. On behalf of the BRCA 1/10th IC Committee I would like to thank the Cotswold club for a well organised meeting and the racers for supporting the section. The next race will take place on the 7th and 8th of May at Halifax.

Peter Hellawell

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