serpent-beal-wombwellAfter a break of several years, round two of the BRCA 1:10 IC 220 GT Championship was held at the Wombwell circuit in South Yorkshire. Drivers were out quickly on Saturday to learn what was for many a new circuit. Glyn Beal showed the dominance of the Serpent 747 in the 220GT class by setting a quick pace with relatively little set-up changes, giving him time to help fellow Serpent drivers Adam Crossland and Richard Boult get to grips with the track. Round one of qualifying on Sunday morning saw Glyn Beal on pace to set TQ but fuelled out on the last lap so only managed second. No such issues in round two where Glyn took an easy TQ, 12 seconds clear of Ryk Pryke in second. Serpent team mates Adam Crossland and Richard Boult took third and fourth. Glyn sat out round three, taking the opportunity to watch the race and help out team mates with their settings. The track was cooling, but despite this Adam still bettered his time by a few seconds to secure third place overall. The final round four of qualifying saw Glyn knock four seconds off his TQ time, underlining Serpent’s dominance by making up more than half of the A final grid.
The start of the A final and Glyn Beal got a good start keeping his lead with Adam and Richard in hot pursuit. An early incident saw following cars misjudged their braking point and knock Adam to the back of the pack, although he was later to get back up to fourth. At the front Glyn was setting a fast pace from second placed Ryk, followed by Richard Boult. The 30-minute final proved too much for some cars seeing a number of retirements, but the Serpent 747s battled on. Glyn Beal took the win, a lap clear of Ryk Pryke who was followed home by Richard Boult in third and Adam Crossland fourth. Phil Edwards enjoyed a welcome return to form with a well-earned fifth place. In all, five Serpent 747s were in the top six places. Thanks go to Serpent UK for their continued support and all the Serpent drivers who continue to work as a team to achieve the best results possible. Also thanks to the Wombwell Club for allowing us back to their circuit.

Source: Serpent

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