2017 East Anglian GT12 regionals - Round 5

1/12th Circuit GT

Norwich welcomed racers to new venue

The fifth round of the East Anglia GT12 Regional Series 2017 was hosted by the Norwich GT12 RC Car Club at their relatively new venue at East Tuddenham Hall & Social Club, Mattishall Road, Dereham, Norfolk on Sunday 13th August 2017.

A slightly lower entry of 28 drivers attended this round. The format again was a practice heat, four qualifying heats and two leg finals.

 norwich track

In qualifying, setting the pace at the top end were Ben Vincent, David Gale, Scott Morton, Ben Elliott, Owen Smith (Junior) and Ben Hewett (Junior). Adam Mackman put in two better times in Rounds 3 and 4 to secure him the 6th spot in the A final. Ben Vincent put in the fastest qualifying time of 45/368.07.

All the finals (A-E) were run over two legs. In the A final, the first and second legs were both won by Ben Vincent, with Scott Morton second in both the first and second legs and David Gale third in both the first and second legs. This gave Ben Vincent 1st overall from Scott Morton in 2nd and David Gale in 3rd. Adam finished 4th, Ben Elliott was 5th and Owen Smith (Junior) was 6th. This means that Ben Vincent has already won the series with the final round to go!

Certificates were again awarded to the top three in each final, and the top three Juniors overall. Senior and Junior FTQ certificates were also awarded to Ben Vincent and Owen Smith.

 

A final - Top 3

1st   Ben Vincent (Schumacher)
2nd  Scott Morton (Schumacher)
3rd   David Gale (Schumacher)

 Norwich Senior Winners

 

A Final Tech Sheet

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Top 3 Juniors

1st   Owen Smith (Mardave)
2nd  Ben Hewitt (Schumacher)
3rd   Jake Vincent (Schumacher)

Norwich Junior Winners

Thanks to the Norwich GT12 RC Car Club and their members for another great days racing.

 

All the finals can be viewed at: Finals Videos

Full results and championship tables are available at : Results

The final round of the six round series will be hosted by the Bedfordshire Radio Controlled Model Car Club on Sunday 17th September 2017 at their venue at Bromham Village Hall, Village Road, Bromham, Bedfordshire
MK43 8JP. Booking in is open until 1pm on the 16th September 2017 at : Booking

Please come and join us for the final round of this fun and competitive series.

Photos and videos courtesy of David Gale, Ben Vincent and James Vincent.