OOP_5160Round three of the BRCA Off-Road Nationals were held at Eden Park Raceway on the Kent/South London border. A mostly Astroturf track with some concrete and cobbles, the layout provides a tough challenge for the drivers and with the weather good for the whole weekend the grip levels were high.
In the 2WD event, it was the three championship protagonists at the front as Simon Moss took pole position ahead of Lee Martin and winner of the previous Neil Cragg. The winner of round one Darren Bloomfield with Tom Yardy (driving the development Centro car) tool fourth and fifth respectively.
In the finals, the pressure was clearly on as there were plenty of mistakes by all the drivers. Lee took the first leg after a last lap roll by Darren, the second leg went to Simon and the final leg saw Lee victorious to take the overall win.

OOP_5180Result – 2WD A Final
1. Lee Martin – Tamiya/Vega/Viper
2. Simon Moss – Schumacher/Speed Passion
3. Neil Cragg – Centro/LRP/Reedy
4. Darren Bloomfield – TLR/Vampire
5. Tom Yardy – Centro/Savox/Reedy
6. Grant Williams – Schumacher/Nosram
7. Craig Collinson – Team Durango/HPI
8. Nathan Ralls – Centro/HPI
9. Kevin Lee – Kyosho/Tekin
10. Lloyd Storey – Schumacher/Speed Passion

For the 4WD event on Sunday it was again the championship hopefuls at the front with Neil Cragg on pole ahead of Lee Martin. Ellis Stafford put in his best performance yet for his new sponsors to be third followed by Simon Moss and Elliott Boots.
The finals were again about errors under pressure as Neil took the first leg and third legs to take the overall win, and as a result is now looking very strong in the championship. Ellis took the second leg and pushed Neil hard all the way to take second overall and it was Simon who took the third spot on the podium.

epr-4wd-carsResult – 4WD A Final
1. Neil Cragg – Team Associated/LRP/Reedy
2. Ellis Stafford – Team Durango/Vampire
3. Simon Moss – Schumacher/Speed Passion
4. Paul Bradby – Team Associated/LRP/Reedy
5. Elliott Boots – Kyosho/LRP
6. Nathan Ralls – Xray/HPI
7. Tom Yardy – Team Associated/Savox/Reedy
8. Grant Williams – Schumacher/Nosram
9. Lee Martin – Tamiya/Viper
10. Danny McGee – Schumacher/Nosram

Look out for a full report from the meeting in a forthcoming issue of the magazine. Thanks to Jimmy and Vicky Storey of oOple for the 2WD pics used in this report.

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