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Scottish GT Regionals 2019 Round 1 DARCCK

1/12th Circuit GT

Close competitive racing at round 1. 

 

 

The first round of the BRCA Scottish GT regionals took place last weekend at Dundee and Angus Radio Control Car Club. This popular series is now in its sixth year of running and this year saw the biggest entry so far with 35 cars on track. The regional series is typically run on smaller club tracks so heats and finals are run with six cars to give the best racing possible. The Dundee club laid a fast and flowing track and with 4 rounds of qualifying and three finals for all, drivers had plenty of time to show what their cars could do.

Track

Qualifying saw a five way battle for the front with previous series winners Andrew Edwards and John Simpson and last year’s third and fourth placed drivers, Kenneth Rogers and Graeme Dick being joined by a hard charging Allan O’Brien. All five drivers were split by seconds with Allan eventually winning out and lining up on pole by half a second from John Simpson with Andrew Edward in third.

Allan would take the win in leg one after an early mistake by John Simpson resulted in him hitting the back of Allan’s car and requiring marshalling. Andrew Edwards took the lead over half the race but couldn’t keep Allan behind and would finish second. In leg 2 we were treated to a spectacular race with John stuck to the back of Allan’s car for the full six minutes trying every way possible to make a pass but was unable to complete the manoeuvre giving Allan his second win and the overall meeting. Kenneth Rogers would finish this race third. In the final leg John took the win after a small mistake from Allan opened the gap that he had been looking for. Graeme Dick made a good run from 5th place to finish third. John secured second place overall and Andrew third.

Podium

Round 1 Tech Sheet

In the equally competitive B final, Steven Dailly would line up on Pole from David Bruce and Arthur McGinnis. It was not to be for the poleman as a mechanical problem in leg 3 was capitalised on by David to take his second win after both drivers split the first two races. Third overall was taken by Paul Dailly after some great racing from 6th on the grid.

The C, D and E finals were won by Justin Clegg, Colin Imrie and Allan Grant respectively.

There was also a touring car support class which was won by Peter Eagles from James Collins and Keith Eagles.

This was the first round of a four round championship which is looking to be even more competitive this year. The next round is hosted by Grampian Radio Car Club in three weeks time.

Full results available at http://www.gt12scotland.co.uk/results-2019/round-1-2019-darcck

Race videos will be available in this YouTube Playlist.  Scottish GT Regionals RD 1

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