Team Associated TC6 Wins BRCA Halifax National
Olly Jefferies gave Team Associated its first major win with the new TC6 at the BRCA Touring Car National held last weekend at the Halifax track. Running in the Super Touring class, Olly started the weekend in fine form by taking TQ, his second TQ in succession after putting the new car on pole at the last round at Aldershot.
Leg one of the A final and Olly eased a comfortable gap ahead of the chasing pack to take the win. Leg two was more closely contested with strong challenges coming in the form of Chris Grainger and Elliott Harper. Olly stayed up front and took the second leg win and the overall victory. Olly sat out the last final to save the car as some spares are still currently in short supply. The result is a big boost for Associated with the TC6 due to be released in the next few months.
While Olly was blazing a trail with the new car the rest of the Associated/CML team were proving there was still life left in the TC5. Zak Smith was right back on form in the Pro Stock class and qualified fifth after driving with a new found maturity. Just behind Zak was fellow Pro Stock front runners Chris Slater and Steve Lander.
After three strong legs of the A final Zak netted himself a third with Chris sixth and Steve ninth. Chris’s result keeps him in the hunt for the overall Pro Stock title and Zak is looking good for a top finish.
Alan Bickerstaff got off to a great start with a sixth in round one of qualifying in the Super Touring class and was looking good for a much coveted A final place. A small amount of rain in the last round of qualifying affected Alan’s heat and an A final place slipped away. Alan qualified third in the B final and finished third scoring strong points for BRCA Constructors Cup.
Elsewhere, Tom Jefferies continued his run of good form taking victory in the super touring C final. Tom was following on from a good result the previous week when he secured the Muchmore UK GP Pro Stock title at Carlisle. A third overall on the day to follow up with his win at Stonehaven gave Tom the overall series win.
Cam McDonald was driving well with his TC5 but gremlins in the electrics frustrated Cam and he was disappointed not to get the result he deserved.
The final round of the BRCA national series takes place next month at the West London track. Alan and Olly will contest the BTCC round at the Hillingdon track in preparation for the national.
Source: CML Distribution