Round 3 of the BRCA 1/8th off road championship was held at Holbeach over the
bank holiday weekend.
This race is a one off in that it is run over two days and not one like all the
other nationals, and is run to the EFRA christmas tree finals system.
The terrible weather that was forecast did indeed arrive and the qualifying
sessions were cut from 5 to 3 and run in very wet conditions. To everyones
surprise the track stood up to the weather extremely well and was in the main
Round 1 saw Ho Bao returnee Dave Bailey take the round followed by Neil Cragg
and Ho Bao new boy David Crompton, thes guys were followed by Graham Alsop and
Paul Bradby completing a CML/RB engine lock out of the top 5.
Round 2 saw Neil stretch the legs of the Associated RC8 and take the round quite
comfortably from Jon Hazelwood and David Crompton. In round 3 the track was
shortened slighty to remove the dirt corner that had become dangerous for the
marshalls. In this round Neil obliterated the opposition and raced to a time
that nobody could get within a second a lap of, Paul Bradby took second in round
but 7 seconds behind the rampant RC8 and the next driver was Adrian Svensson who
was 10 seconds adrift.This left the top 5 with Neil Cragg, Jon Hazelwood, David
Crompton, Dave Bailey and Paul Bradby.
The weather had not improved the following morning and with half the pitting
area under water the decision was taken to cancel the finals and take the
results from qualifying.